Originally Posted by Jarery
Just a response in regards to Audyssey yes or no.
Here is a REW frequency response sweep of my Triton One's with and without Audyseey. This is in a mostly bare room with bare walls, ceiling beam across the width, open on one side, and a glass back wall so many issues to deal with. Audyssey on is the green trace in my room, it appears Audyssey is better on.
Agree that the Audyssey green trace looks better. Might want to bump up the bass by +3dB to +6dB on your pre/pro/receiver to give that nice lift in the lower frequencies.
Originally Posted by Jarery
I'm looking at swapping my surrounds out for a pair of GE Triton series and could use some advice.
My current 7.2.4 setup is :
Fronts - Triton One's
Center - Supercentre XXL
Surrounds - Polk RTi A9
Rear - Polk RTi A1
Height TF & TR - Polk OWM5 x 4
Subs A&B - Klipsch R-115SW x 2
Room is MultiUse, 6k cubic feet. 23.5 long x 14.5 wide open on one side to another slightly shorter room which is open again on side to a slightly shorter room.
Projector and 120" screen used 95% for movies and 5% for music.
Bass setup is Subs are one on front wall, and one placed nearfield behind couch. Triton Ones are currently setup with speaker wires only, no LFE, set to Large so they get all the redirected Bass from the remaining 9 small speakers.
The A9 Surrounds are quite large physically. So my first thought is to go to Triton 3+ as they are the smallest footprint. My other option is I can get a pair of Triton 2 (original) for about the same price.
I would then have the option of wiring up all 4 Tritons and the 2 external for subs, to reduce room modes and get better bass at more than just the main seat.
Optionally I leave the LFE to the two external, and let the 4 tritons share the redirected bass under the crossover. Would there be any difference in this case using the 2's over the 3's?
Which would best compliment the Triton One's? The new 3+ with crossovers matched to the ones but lesser powered bass, or the original 2's with better powered bass? How does sharing of the redirected bass work when the front two have 3 active drivers and the rear two have only single active drivers?
Item in bold refers. When the pre/pro/receiver knows that there are subs in the system (Klipsch R-115SW x 2) the re-directed bass will be sent to the subs rather than the front left/right of the Triton Ones, even though it's been sent to LARGE.
Placement of the bass drivers within the room with respect to the Main Listening Position (MLP) is the key to getting smooth bass and minimizing seat to seat variance. As your front left/right as well as your surrounds are at fixed locations - moving them is not really an option. One can only adjust the volume control (SPL). The only bass drivers that can be moved are the Klipsch R-115SW x 2 subs.
The choice of increasing the number of bass drivers is a personal one, and the Triton 2 will be better than Triton 3+ for the surrounds in terms of low frequency reproduction.
If you do decide to go with the Triton 2 for the surrounds and utilize the bass drivers for low frequency reproduction, then you'll have up to 6 bass drivers to dial in. This is no easy task as four of the six are at fixed locations. An external box such as that offered by MiniDSP 2x4HD
with appropriate PEQ filters and delays might be something you might want to consider.