Originally Posted by carp
Luke, so you are planning on tweaking the eq more on the new mains? As they are set up now - did you like the mids and highs better on yours or the 1099's?
Just curious, I'm hoping you get them dialed in exactly how you like them. After Tux helped you some is it something you think you can now do?
-Or- am I reading your impressions of the GTG wrong and you are 100% happy with the frequency response of the Colossals? BTW, did you name them something? I might have missed it.
I guess I'm curious about a comparison of the two speakers since I've heard the 1099's (and was very impressed!
Similar to the 1099 that we EQ'd down 2db, we ended up doing the same thing on the mega mains we and ended up going back and forth a bunch of times. Some tracks it helped, others not.
One of the attendees had to leave right at noon, and by that point we still had the 1099s going (we started with GTG with them). He wanted to hear the subs before he left, so we removed the 1099s and went straight to ~140db levels.
Then we broke for lunch and came back for music full range on the big mains.
I'm not sure if it was listening fatigue at that point, or a lack of any absorption on the first reflection points, or possibly both, but the -2db did help on some tracks.
However, over the weekend I built some 4" OC 703 panels for the first reflection points, and my ears have almost healed from Saturday, so I'm going to see if the EQ is needed after those are on the walls.
I don't know if it was bias or not, but I did prefer my mains over the 1099s. Those 18s just handle 50-200hz way too well, and their sound stage sounds as big as the entire wall.
David Beck is going to be here tonight, so I'll get his take on the mains as well.