Picked up a pair of 1R's today and a R center. My room hates all auto calibration, results in no bass and weak mids.
Spent three hours, have them toed and placed wonderful for two channel music. Went to movies and after messing with crossovers I have them already sounding better than the STS's they replaced. Read your post before I left,
I always had the Sub line in on the STS's, best of both worlds, used direct on 2 channel music (no processing and no line level boost on STS) but when watching movies in 5.1 the line level boost would kick in and give a bit more bass, worked very well.
Here is the odd thing, on the R1's when I hooked up the line level for a boost the opposite happened, the bass was sucked right out of them and they got muddy, so I crank down the line level to the sub to nothing, all the way, my thoughts were the sub feed would then resemble the sound I got from no (RCA) line. NOPE, It was as if the low end was sucked right out of the speaker.
Something is different, the line does not seem to give a boost to the bass like the STS's did and taking the level all the way down at the receiver level does not seem to somewhat restore the bass, it's as if the line level shuts off the bass section feed from the speaker wires.
All is good, music sounds fantastic and movies are sounding very good in the bass area for 3 hours of toying but I am so lost as to how the line level works, does it add more weight to the speaker wire sub feed like the STS's. does it cut the speaker wire input into the R1' amp and take over.? Sure seems like the latter to me.
If you are the guy that wrote the GE board and sit in the exact center of the room that's often a big issue for bass, about the worst seat in the house so to speak BUT we sure have the exact same thing going on.
It's not speaker placement though,. the only variable in my case was line plugged into RCA jack (or not), horrible plugged in wonderful not plugged no matter what the line level was set at and no matter what other receiver level sub settings tried.
Originally Posted by ccumato
The reason for this thread is to help Golden Ear Triton Powered Subwoofer Owners (Reference, One.R, One, Two, Three).
When setting up the Triton Speakers, I did what everyone does. Bass nob at 12 o clock. I setup with Audyssey and instantly went from movies to stereo. Something wasn't right. I tinkered all night. Here is what I found but really don't know where to go from here.