So, as above, we recently moved into our first bought house after renting for a decade or so. Yay!
The only caveat, is that is rather small, and I don't have a dedicated HT room anymore. Dang!
The good news, is that it is a decent size living room and so I have set up a basic HT to get me started again. Below are some pics of the current setup. The Living room is a decent size (4.3Wx6.0Lx2.4H meters OR 14.1x19.7x7.9ft).
Possible additional sub locations
The current setup:
- 7.1 using JBL pro cinema speakers (3677 for LCR, 8320a's for surrounds),
- and currently the important part utilises two DIY 'MartyCube' subs with Dayton 18HO's for subterranean duties with about 1400W each from the EP4000.
- When we are going to watch a movie with my wife, I just pull the recliners forward off the back wall to about aligned with the side surrounds. Movie commences.
Current issues to fix:
Overall its pretty enjoyable with plenty of headroom even at reference levels so the all play nice and clean relatively. HOWEVER, I am missing the much desired MID-BASS and having some room mode/null issues at our MLP's. Limited sub placement options don't help the situation (first world problems I know). As usual the room shape is not perfect with the Dining/Kitchen area behind a wall with a large opening near the rear right of the theater room, and hallway off to the right of the screen. Not perfect but what room ever is.
POSSIBLE ROOM MODE/NULL SOLUTION:
So my first thoughts are that I need two more subs to assist with the room modes and nulls. The only real option would be on the back wall about 1/4 the width of the room in from the side walls. (see picture) The right side technically doesn't have a wall but is open to the dining, but I would just be going by the main room width.
Ok so I have ordered 4x PA460's to put in some 23Hz tuned ported boxes (same tune as the Martycubes to help minimise phase issues) to try and punch out some more midbass.
I have also just received a UMIK-1 to see what my room is doing and to test/graph the placement of the new subs when they are ready.
At the moment, I am leaning towards - all 4x PA460's behind the screen for the 3677's to sit on, and the Martycubes at the back of the room at 1/4 room width wall placement.
Will update this thread with my progress.