Originally Posted by Falconsfan71
We definitely have some work to do. But first off, that is a cool room and a nice set up. I’m sure you will receive a lot of suggestions here and advice. There’s no reason your system should sound that boomy especially with the bass knob turned all the way down on the amps. That should be a pretty clean sounding set up except I’m not fond of the sub but it will suffice. I’m not familiar with Yamaha AVR‘s and YPAO but something is definitely not right. The first thing you need to do is I have all the speakers placed in their proper positions and then run your room calibration properly. Do you have a mic stand or some type of tripod to set the calibration microphone on?
I would have to agree with everything stated by Falconsfan and ccoats. I think you will be able to greatly improve the sound to match the great look of the room.
To your question of sub placement, yes, that is probably not the best place for it. Being on the front wall, the same distance from the wall as the mains, is likely reinforcing the same nulls in the low/mid-low frequencies. So trying placements on another wall or in the rear corners will likely help. Doing the sub crawl would best.
This thread, https://www.avsforum.com/forum/113-su...eferences.html
although a long read, is a great resource not just for bass management but also for maximizing your auto room EQ. The language is geared to Audyssey from Denon/Marantz but will still apply.
I'd recommend starting with the sub crawl, then room EQ. Then experiment, listen to familiar music with a steady pronounced bass line, make small adjustments to you main speak positioning and repeat. And for music, definitely stick with 2 channel or pure direct as ccoats stated. Some music, mostly live concerts, are recorded in multi channel but 2 channel or direct mode is how most music was recorded/mixed and running this way will help you dial things in regardless if it was recorded in multi channel mode.
Correction. Actually the first thing I would do is sell the Supercube. Seriously. It has a smaller driver than your 9060's 10" woofers. Those are more capable than the Supercube's 8" driver down low and should be able to reproduce mid bass for music with much less distortion.
The Supercube, for me, produced a ton of tactile response but was just plan muddy in the mid bass region where it is important for music. Return it or sell it for what you can and save for the biggest, best 2 subs you can afford based upon your listening criteria and room considerations.
I'll bet you notice an instant improvement in sound quality in your set up by just turning it off and listening in direct mode (or stereo if you want some manual or auto EQ) with the 9060's by them selves.