5.1 Setup Audyssey or Manual Configuration
I recently set up the speaker positions for my new 5.1 system and wondered if anyone could advise on the optimal way to set up the levels, distances etc. The amp does have Audyssey, but I've read posts reporting varying degrees of success, also the room shape is not ideal as the sofa is near the back wall.
Would manually setting it up be a better option, using a SPL meter for levels and measuring the distance from the main seating position to the speakers with a laser measure pointed at the cones. In regards to the bipolar surrounds, do I measure just to the nearest side speaker?
I assume all speakers should be set to small with a 80hz crossover. One thing that I would like to get right is the sub going deep on low frequencies such as explosions but not booming on music. Unfortunately I cannot move the sub, but I tried to get it away from the corner.
Any help would be appreciated.
My setup is:
Klipsch RP-4000F Fronts
Klipsch RP-404C Centre
Klipsch RP-402S Surrounds
Klipsch SPL-100 Subwoofer