Volt 10 Atmos Build: bought for the epic packaging, kept them for the sound!
So I did some brief A/B listening this morning with the SVS satellites versus the Volt 10’s for music, and I think I actually prefer the little satellites in stereo. I’m not a critical listener by any means, but the SVS stereo imaging and detail with music is excellent for such a little speaker. Perhaps some EQ would help, didn’t redo calibration so subtle differences in level go a long way.
The Volts definitely fill the room and engulf you in sound much more so than the satellites; to my ear this does two things for the Volts, decreases the stereo separation of instruments across the stage (which isn’t good for music), and their powerful sound presence results in a wall of speakers playing akin to a large concert versus the more narrow dispersion and imaging of the satellites that you can more easily identify and localize instruments across the sound stage (maybe a positive and negative depending on what you prefer).
Both these differences should lend themselves well to what will essentially be an overhead effects speaker for movies. Based my haphazard testing, I wouldn’t recommend them for only stereo listening, but they’re not designed or really intended for that purpose anyway.
Speakers: PSA MTM-210T x2, MTM-210C, MT-110SR x2; Atmos-SVS Satellite x2, DIY Volt-10 x2
Subs: PSA V1801 x2, DIY: 18" RSS460HO, 15" RSS390HO x2, BOSS w/JBL CX1200 x6
MA’s: Crowson Tech x2
Processing: Denon X4200, NU6KDSP, 3KDSP
Video: Epson 3700; Screen: Silver Ticket 106" High Contrast
Last edited by Sekosche; 04-10-2019 at 08:22 AM.