Originally Posted by goldenear tech
Hi, If you will be using the additional pair of speakers as rears, I would recommend the Triton Twos. While the new Three+ and Two+ have definitely been upgraded in terms of sonic signature, realistically this will be much more beneficial when they are used as front main speakers. However, the added bass impact of the Twos, over the Three+, will be of great benefit, when you use them as rears, run the Front and Rear Tritons as Large, sub Yes, and run a four way split out of the LFE on your receiver into the LFE in on all four Tritons. We ran this at CEDIA two years ago and the bass was EXTRAORDINARY!!! You will have 4 LFE subs in your room. Basically, set the bass level on the front Triton Ones as per two channel listening (probably 1 o'clock), the bass level on the Twos similarly, as if you were using them for two channel, and then the LFE level to taste. It is a little tricky to get it all balanced properly, but well worth the effort. You may find that you want the bass level on the back of the Triton Twos a little lower, as they will be getting the same LFE signal as the Ones, and can't be pushed quite as loud. All the Best, Sandy
Thanks for the reply.
MY thinking going forward may be a bit unorthodox. I agree with the 4 LFE channels to make bass sound great which is what I currently have with two external subs. What I don't have is 4 speakers in separate corners putting out the redirected bass, so this bass signal is still susceptible to poor room modes.
Currently 2 Tritons Ones up front. 2 External 15" subs in the back.
Im thinking I'd leave the Triton 1's and external 15" subs as the 4 LFE channels in the four corners. The external subs are behind the couch/MLP. This gives me fairly flat response under 200z.
The Polk I'm looking at replacing are the side surrounds just back of and out to the sides of the couch. If I replace these with either Triton 2's or 3+'s I have two options. All 6 setup as LFE, or the following.....
Leave the Triton 1's and external subs as the 4 LFE channel speakers. Then I would use the triton 1's up front and the new Triton Surrounds all set to large, so I get them sharing the redirected bass duties.
This way with both bass sound channels, the redirected bass from small and the LFE channel, each being supplied to 4 speakers to reduce room modes.
External subs getting LFE only
Triton One Fronts getting both LFE and Redirected Bass
Triton 3+ (or 2) getting redirected Bass
With regards to the Bass level on my triton 1's, when not using LFE I can run them at 12:00 and seems good, but once LFE goes to them, I have to have them at min in order to pass the audyssey setup of 75db and not sound boomy.