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#116078 - 12/21/05 10:15 PM Re: I've gone and done it.
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Registered: 08/12/03
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Loc: Omaha, NE
I've been slowly experimenting with speaker placement in the past week. First I started with the speakers about 7 feet apart and 9 feet from the sweet spot. Toed in slightly. Nice imaging, good soundstage width. I've been slowly increasing the distance from speaker to speaker, and I think I've found the magic spot. The equilateral triangle. Speakers 9' from each other and the sweet spot. Toed in not quite to directly face the sweet spot but almost. I think JohnK might just know what he's talking about!

I've tried toeing the speakers in so that their angles would intersect just in front of the listening position, but it seems to reduce the soundstage width considerably, although it does provide more precise imaging. I've found the current toe in to be a nice compromise - the lines would intersect maybe a foot behind my head, but it still provides excellent imaging and a nice wide soundstage.

I had a really cool three-dimensional experience with Radiohead's "Street Spirit" just a few minutes ago. The main guitar that runs through the entire song sounded as if it was playing on a plane even with my seat, the vocals sounded about even with the plane of the speakers, and the soft strings sounded like they were a few feet behind the plane of the speakers. It was actually a little disorienting at first, but it was really cool to be able to kind of "look" at the different layers of sound that way. Playing Telarc's recording of Fauré's Pavane was similarly immersive. Cool stuff!

I should've burned a copy of your Sacred Treasures cd, Peter.

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#116079 - 12/21/05 10:18 PM Re: I've gone and done it.
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After Christmas. I must hear these things...
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#116080 - 12/26/05 08:33 PM Re: I've gone and done it.
AdamP88 Offline
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Registered: 08/12/03
Posts: 639
Loc: Omaha, NE
I couldn't wait any longer. I pulled the trigger on a PB10-ISD just a few minutes ago.

Now excuse my while I plant myself in front of the door until it arrives.

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#116081 - 12/26/05 08:53 PM Re: I've gone and done it.
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Registered: 04/06/05
Posts: 2339
Loc: Madisonville, KY
Sounds like you'll be having a good New Year. Congrats on the sub buy.

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#116082 - 12/26/05 11:13 PM Re: I've gone and done it.
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Registered: 12/30/03
Posts: 6215
Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
I'm sure you'll be VERY satisfied with the PB10. A heck of a bang (literally) for the buck. Enjoy!
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#116083 - 12/27/05 12:50 AM Re: I've gone and done it.
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Funny, I went with the HSU STF-2. Well, I'm using the sub as a footrest and is going right under my computer desk, so it is a bit important that it is down firing.

My sub should come tomorrow. I know you have to be as anxious as I have been.
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#116084 - 12/27/05 02:02 AM Re: I've gone and done it.
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Loc: Omaha, NE
For a long time I was debating between the STF-2 and the PB10. I prefer the look of the Hsu, but the specs and well-reviewed performance of the PB10 ultimately won me over, plus it was only $30 more.

If price wasn't an issue I would've gone for the EP500 in a heartbeat.

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#116085 - 12/27/05 09:13 AM Re: I've gone and done it.
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Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 6717
Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.
How much does SVS charge for shipping on the PB 10?
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#116086 - 12/27/05 03:02 PM Re: I've gone and done it.
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Registered: 08/12/03
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Loc: Omaha, NE
About $50.

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#116087 - 12/27/05 04:07 PM Re: I've gone and done it.
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Registered: 12/16/05
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Actually, you can't really hear anything under 25 Hz. I couldn't believe that I couldn't hear the test tone at about 20-25 Hz. The SPL meter was reading stuff, my desk was rattling, but I couldn't hear anything.

And really, I'm not used to all the really low bass in music. Sometimes I like it, some times I don't. When I get to college, that definately isn't going to go over well with music. I'll have to drop it down a little bit on an equalizer. Anyways, during a movie you won't even know the sub is on. When i'm watching a movie without the sub, i'm like, ok, there definately is some missing bass there. Now I'm like, i don't really hear anything missing, but I don't hear the sub. Before with my satalite system I was accustomed to hearing 2 things, the speakers, and the sub. Now, you hear one thing in movies. In music you can hear more of a separation, but it still is one unit. Enjoy your sub!

P.S. I would recommend a 100Mhz crossover setting. That's what I have on my M22's. Really smooth crossover.
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