I recently decided to "part ways" with my DCM speaker setup that I had for about 15 years (since high school) and buy a pair of PSB Image T6 speakers. At first, I wasn't overly impressed with the T6 speakers as one had a defective mid-range speaker that would buzz on specific recordings. After I had the driver replaced, all was well. I'm also ordering a PSB Image C5, and the PSB Image B5 speakers for a 5.1 surround system. I also have a Sunfire Super Junior subwoofer that I have had for about 7 years, as well as an Integra DTR 40.2 that I've had a little over 3 years now (my last receiver was a DTR-7 that I had for about 11 years). I usually have a 10-15 year replacement cycle on audio components.
My current crossover settings are/will be as follows in the Integra setup menu:
PSB Image T6 (main L/R): set to Full Range (spaced 11 ft apart & about 11 ft away from the listener).
PSB Image C5: 50Hz (spaced just below the TV and about 10 ft away).
PSB Image B5: 50Hz (spaced 11ft apart and about 9.5 ft from the listener)
Subwoofer is currently set to 120Hz in the menu. I'm thinking I should bump this down to at least 80Hz to close the small frequency gap I have. The subwoofer itself is about 10.5 ft from the listener between the left speaker and the TV and is set to 100Hz.
I also have a sound level meter and manually set them to 70dB (excluding the sub). The Audyssey automatic setup did a pretty good job as well, but struggled on the subwoofer low frequency calibration. I only had to do some minor tweaks on my previous DCM speaker setup after the auto setup. The new T6s were virtually a drop in replacement so far with level setups, so I don't think I will have to change much with the new PSB center & surrounds.
I would say 90% of my listening would be in 2.1 mode with the T6 speakers being complemented by the Sunfire subwoofer. I enjoy bass, and the subwoofer definitely helps in a "bonus room" above the garage with a hardwood floor (with slanted ceilings of course). I listen to a variety of music from rock, jazz, classical, to metal. The other 10% would be strictly movies.
As I am fairly new to this forum, I was wondering how I can make the most of the equipment I currently have/will have, specifically with crossovers and audio setup. I'd like to get some input as how some members of the forum prefer their setup settings or have recommendations on what they think may sound better. Granted, there are probably a variety of answers, but any advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!