Originally Posted by Sekosche
Thanks! How you been, and has your setup changed any in the last year?
I was actually thinking of your setup when I finished watching Fury and almost tagged you in the post. Have you heard the Atmos track? That was by far the most intense movie experience I’ve ever had from an audio standpoint. I’m curious what kind of readings I could get now from Vibsensor with certain scenes in that movie.
Having only had experience with the B1200D’s nearfield for a year and an S3000i (for a week), it really was shocking how much TR a decent full range ported sub firing right into the chair can bring, especially when thinking my transducers would be hard to top in terms of energy transfer. Now I get it!
Thanks man, been doing good. Kind of been taking a bit of a break lately on the forums but checked in to see what’s new a saw your posts about your new VNF subs, which was cool
Well the main change recently to my system has been Atmos. Real nice addition for sure and really adds to the experience. Added a few treatments as well. But as far as the bass goes, it’s basically the same setup with an 18 behind each seat, plus the 2 Fairfield/Nearfield on the side walls, and then the MAs and BK LFEs. I really need to build one more sub for up front to help a little more with a 30hz room mode and envelopment, but just nitpicking which I think we’re all guilty of sometimes lol. For the most part I’m super happy with the system as a whole and get a ton of enjoyment out of it. But the subs right behind me are what make it the most fun for me. They just add a kind energy and feel (not just shake) that I can’t really get without them. That said, it’s still missing something with just them alone. That weight and fullness that the far fields bring, plus what the TTs/Mas bring as well which is a little more depth (or sometimes on the right material, a lot more depth).
But with that said, I can almost get by perfectly fine without the TTs and MAs in the mix at all. Like you said, it’s pretty shocking what a decent full range sub firing into the back of the chair can do for energy transfer. I recently started limiting what the BKs and MAs contribute to about 27hz and under, or it can be too much above that with the suspended floor and subs firing into me. This wasn’t the case when I was on concrete in my living room with the same config. I’m a TR junkie and the suspended floor is way fun but makes it a little more difficult to get that balanced aggression from top to bottom bass for TR to impact ratios when running VNF subs and TTs/M as compared to concrete. Yes too much TR and not enough impact to go with it can be a problem ….Not complaining, it just seems that there is always challenges when it comes to the whole HT bass package no matter what kind of room and floor you have. Keeps us on our toes to keep our game sharp I guess lol Luckily with all these different components at our disposal, this can usually be fine-tuned to right where you like it. But as you probably know, that can turn into a rabbit hole as well if you let it. Tweaking can take over me if I’m not careful lol. Sometimes once you get it close, you just have to enjoy it for what it is
Cool about Fury!! So yeah with your subs behind you now with your MAs, Im sure your VibSenser readings would be through the roof on this movie! It’s in my que to watch soon. I’ve checked out the new 4k/Atmos disc briefly and loved it but need to watch the whole thing soon. I’ve got a bunch of the good ones lined up actually that I need to watch, so I’m pretty excited about that.
But I have watched the new Gladiator DTS:X version, A Quite Place, Tomb Raider and Ready Player 1 and thoroughly enjoyed them all!! RP1 was my favorite I think. Insane surround with Atmos and some great bass to go with it, plus just a really fun movie I thought. I’ve been demoing parts of that almost daily. LOL can’t seem to get enough of it. This movie, or at least the first race scene will really showcase your HT system. Its seriously a surround sound extravaganza once the race gets going, plus Kong smashing stuff will shake and pound you pretty good!!
Loads of fun!!
I’m thinking Fury and The Matrix are gona be just as good if not better.
Anyway, congrats again on the new Nearfeild beauties!! Your gonna have sooooo much fun with them!!