Originally Posted by Zorba922
Sure, why not? Amazon is usually pretty good about returns...just claim it was "defective" when you go through the return label generation process. I'll be curious to see how you like it.
The NHT SuperOne 2.1 arrived and I've got some news to report!
First off, I know AWD can be a crapshoot, but I lucked out because my "Acceptable" condition purchase arrived mint, "Like New," not a single fingerprint. YMMV.
It's laid on its side due to my vertical constraints. I read somewhere you/someone else mentioned about rotating the tweeter 90 degrees
? How does one accomplish this and when to do this?
Cool thing about the NHT is that the logo is easily removable from the grill.
I tried to run A/B tests with a few dialogue scenes in Interstellar to listen for differences. Ran through the usual Onkyo mic calibration and it set the crossover for the SuperOne at 50 Hz
rather than the usual 80 or so. Is that normal?
This was late at night so I initially (stupidly) was listening to the dialogue at -42 dB - at this volume they sounded pretty similar, and the C22 even sounded "fuller" which left me disappointed.
After cranking it up to -32 dB, the differences became more apparent - the C22 was louder at the same volume and created a wider soundstage (probably what gives it that "fuller" sound that I mentioned) but at the expense of the dialogue being less tight - words would roll off/echo more, McConaughey would sound even more gravelly. A boomier sound. I'm no audiophile, but I hope this makes sense/sounds like others' impressions. Or maybe I need to get my ears checked lol
I watched a few scenes where there was dialogue in the middle of other sounds occurring (Cornfield Chase, intro pilot flashback scene) and it was hard to tell if the dialogue shined more noticeably through in my limited testing without adequately turning up the volume.
Would love to hear suggestions on users' go-to clips for testing their center.
In terms of volume, is the C22 be easier to drive than the Superone? I consistently found myself raising the volume +5 dB on the SuperOne to match the kind of output coming from the C22. I settled with that additional (+5 dB) manual adjustment.
As is, I'm leaning towards keeping the SuperOne given that it's not only smaller than the Pioneer but also offers the tighter dialogue. I'm still even considering the other suggestions mentioned just to want to hear an even more noticeable jump up.
No issues with timbre matching with the FS22s - blended well enough for me. Also I did some tests with the orientation and I didn't notice any significant degradation to the sound when laid flat vs vertical - I probably preferred vertical but could just be placebo.
I also tried fiddling with the THX Loudness Plus, Late Night, and Center Spread options of my receiver - didn't notice any differences with them on or off. Wondering when these features kick in or make a noticeable difference. Should I just keep them off then?