Originally Posted by dinamigym
Thank you! Sounds like a good plan. I'll try both pin outs.
Paul, per your request, I am posting some helpful info I learned from folks here, and from Trinnov's Jon Herron, regarding doing the measuring/setup/optimization of your new Trinnov SSP:
1. First, even the Altitude 32 now has the easy basic setup procedure that the Altitude 16 has had for a longer period of time. After having my Altitude 32 sit for like 5 months, as I was intimidated as I found mine had no easy setup procedure, I read here that there was beta firmware with this feature, and I educated my dealer re what I read and Trinnov ASAP downloaded the beta to me. I still read over and over the manual for like two weeks, and then end of last Feb I set it up! I initially manually set up stuff in basic fashion, including measurements, only to find out that everything I did was in the easy setup. HA! Of course this assumes you purchased the microphone from Trinnov.
2. Following are some products I use to do the setup:
Bubble Spirit Level, 66 x 10 mm circular:
Samson MK-10 Microphone Boom Stand
ZRAMO Silver Spider Universal Microphone Shock Mount Holder
3. Do a measurement at each listening position (chair, couch). Place microphone with red light toward front center speaker at each listening position. Center microphone between where your ears would be in listening position, but you can place it 6 inches higher than the back of the chair/sofa as this helps avoid reflections (per Jon Herron). If you listen reclining recline the chair some so you place the microphone at the listening position. Get a large blanket/quilt and as you do the measurement for each position, first place the blanket/quilt over the area, again to avoid reflections (thank you Audioguy, confirmed by Joh Herron). Right before each optimization measurement, place cover on microphone, place bubble level on top, and make sure microphone is level, then take off microphone, and do the measurement/optimization. (Bubble level was discussed in this thread) (thanks to Audioguy and Jon Herron as I talked and emailed with both of them to get it right and it made me finally comfortable to setup this wonderful BEAST of a SSP!). Also, be sure to check your chairs/sofas to make sure they point straight ahead - if off a bit, the optimization and speaker positions detected during the measurements will show that (I found that out the hard way, after the fact, my front center recliner was off a tad thus the front speakers were off a bit).
If anyone has corrections, clarifications or additions to this please quote me and add. I'm always interested in learning and getting better at this! Especially since my theatre renovation/upgrade is a month or two away, then we will be doing this again, and once all is working properly, and I
have an opportunity to play and finalize any "tweaks" (heavens to Betsy) such as a few power cords on the amplifiers, then I'll schedule the wonderful marvelous top dog Adam Pelz to come out and do his magic! Patience is such a virtue!