Basically the summary of what he said was: fix the nulls and add a house curve, with a hint of adding beefier mains if you can.What do you think of the below information about Chest slam
This might work for people who listen quietly and/or with high WAF
It's just NOT practical to put the required amount of cones into LCR's.
I wanted to feel it in my chest, without a hint of distortion. That's the kind of fire power it takes.
I listen 15db above THX, so it took 16 PA-460's to keep up with my listening preference.
He mentioned in the video he listens at 15db below THX, which is 1000x less energetic (because db's aren't a linear scale system...)
For me it was never about reducing the load on my LCR's, they are capable of handling 2hz to 30khz as-is, and that's exactly how I run them. (I just wanted more, LOTS more! )
Mine are front corner-loaded, which helps boost the SPL and blend with the LCR's (my MBM's are time-aligned to the LCR's). Stealth deployment behind my fronts, you don't even notice they are there!
Would placing them behind me make them even louder and with less nulls? undoubtly...
I tried that with 4 of them and didn't like the sound of it nearfield. YMMV.
The middle of my room is a bit of a mid-bass blackhole, I had to use an overwhelming amount of force to get it resolved.
What I disagree with, is his test method. I'm not sure what his system has in it (probably just regular subs?), so it would have been much better to measure what was directly on the LFE track rather than his in-room response! Then we would know what is ACTUALLY on the disc.
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