Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Sub placement, schmub placement...
#283395 12/22/09 02:05 PM
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 102
R
veteran
OP Offline
veteran
R
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 102
Okay, I'm really kidding. I appreciate all the great information from Axiom on sub placement... for my room and the entertaiment center I'm building I wanted the sub in the front/center of the room (right in front of my seat incidentally). I was hoping this would also produce satisfactory bass for all listeners in the room and I wouldn't get stuck having to re-wire everything. Form vs function (and SAF) the eternal struggle.

I don't know if it's "optimal" or not, but that EP500 tried to bring my house down!!! Can you have too much bass? It didn't sound muddy or boxy, just loud, visceral, and the kind of thing that just makes you grin from ear to ear. During the opening scene of Dark Knight, when they blow out the window, I think I felt it more than heard it. It was like someone through a ball at my chest. We all jumped it was so real. For someone who has spend a good bit of time with firearms, the gunshots were sufficiently punchy and tight. Some of the explosions may have been a little too much, I may dial it down just a hair. I don't need things falling off the walls upstairs.

Playing some Jazzy Christmas music with a drum solo sounded/felt like the drums were in the room.

I guess I'm not telling you guys anything you don't know, but these are great speakers, and at least for me, that sub seems like it could power through any placement problems.

All my placement issues are now worked out, time to build my entertainment center and install my T60s in their home.

Carry on.

Re: Sub placement, schmub placement...
rprice54 #283397 12/22/09 02:20 PM
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 13,682
Likes: 1
shareholder in the making
Offline
shareholder in the making
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 13,682
Likes: 1
Have you calibrated the sub and speakers to the same SPL either using the built in receiver tones and mic, or with an SPL meter? The 500 is very explosive, but often people run them to hot.


M80s VP180 4xM22ow 4xM3ic EP600 2xEP350
AnthemAVM60 Outlaw7700 EmoA500 Epson5040UB SonyUBPX800


Re: Sub placement, schmub placement...
SirQuack #283398 12/22/09 02:27 PM
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 102
R
veteran
OP Offline
veteran
R
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 102
I used the Audyssey setup on my AVR.

Re: Sub placement, schmub placement...
rprice54 #283499 12/23/09 02:06 AM
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,789
connoisseur
Offline
connoisseur
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,789
When the only thing in life you have to complain about is something being 'too good', well then you know you're living a charmed life. \:\)


My Stuff :

M80's
QS8's
VP150
EP800
Denon 4802
Emotiva XPA-3
Samsung BD-P3600
Sharp 65 Inch Aquos LCD

Moderated by  alan, Amie, Andrew, axiomadmin, Brent, Debbie, Ian, Jc 

Link Copied to Clipboard

Need Help Graphic

Forum Statistics
Forums16
Topics24,362
Posts431,679
Members15,414
Most Online2,082
Jan 22nd, 2020
Top Posters
Ken.C 18,044
pmbuko 16,437
SirQuack 13,682
CV 11,797
MarkSJohnson 11,450
Who's Online Now
3 members (Mojo, rrlev, 2x6spds), 146 guests, and 3 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newsletter Signup
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.4