Originally Posted by RameshG
1. Do I need to toe in these speakers. I have not toed in yet
2. My speakers are slightly away from the wall, say about 1.5 inches, do I need to pull them out more?
3. My old Jamo sub really cant keep up with the speakers, may I know what would be a good replacement sub that can match these speakers?
4. I have placed my surround floorstanding Jamos at a right angle facing me ( left and right) / that is ear level while seated in the couch as my couch is backed up on the wall. Would this be optimal?
Think soon will be replacing my Jamo surround and height speakers to Klipsch as well to get a better fit. They just sound so good.
Do share your thoughts. Looking forward.
1. I had some time yesterday and I tried again, how it's sounds best for me (1 or 2 MLP). With more toe-in the sound more smooth from side to side, so from front left to center and from center to right.
With direct line to the MLP, it's too much, because if you don't sit exactly there you can hear the sound just from the closer front. You can try this if sit at MLP and lean your head L/R.
With less toe-in you will hear "too long" left/right sounds and maybe you can hear a "hole/gap" when the center gives the sound to the sides. You can hear slightly the change from speaker to speaker.
So I think - for 1-2 listener - the previously mentioned aimed to the shoulder is the best for start. After some movies maybe you want bigger stage (less toe-in), but it depends on You.
2. I had R-28F's with front firing port, just because I wanted to push them to the wall. Unfortunately I had to move them away from walls as a back firing ported. If you cut them at 80Hz that could be good, but for music with Pure mode (use as large, full band) the bass will be boomy (too much, too long, and not clear). My RP-280F's are between 1-2 feet away now (all walls), and under 1 feet it was not good.
3. Previously had R-12SW for 2 years (predecessor R-120SW) and an SVS SB-12NSD (sealed) and after that, now I have 2 R-112SW (predecessor of SPL-120). The SPL 100/120 is much more better than the R-100/120. The SVS was good, but the ported Klipsch gave me the "full movie feeling" especially at action movies, even I use them on low volume. Sometimes I thinking to try 2 SVS SB-1000, but they are more expensive and maybe I get less. And now the whole set looks great, so I really don't want to break this... So for You, if you don't care if you lose some details, you can go with the R-100/120, for more money you get more details and power with the SPL line. At price match (SPL / SVS or bit more for SVS) I would go with the SVS SB1000 (sealed) / PB1000 (ported). Unfortunately in my country can't get HSU, so I can't talk about that.
4. Couch on the wall is always bad, you lose almost all "back sounds". Try to get at least 1 feet away, that will grant you much more surround sound.