September 24, 2010 at 3:37 pm #2240
Just placed my order for 2 5Ts, a 5C, 2 4Bs, and an Bravus 8D sub for basement of my new house. Anyone with a similar set up to this, feel free to chime in and tell me how you like them! This is replacing my HTIB that I've had since my freshman year of college (about 6 years ago), so I'm sure I'll be blown away. This is my first "real" set of speakers, and I'm looking forward to enjoying them as much as it appears everyone else does! They will be powered by an Onkyo 708 (with a Sony 52 inch XBR4 for a TV). The room is 22×14, but the main listening area is about14x14. If anyone has any input on whether I picked an appopriate set up, feel free to post it, but I can tell you that it won't be upgraded for a while…I had to stretch to make these work, haha.
I'll post pictures once the whole setup is done in a few weeks!September 27, 2010 at 10:30 am #2433
Thanks for the order and for posting, I'm sure you will be very pleased with the set up but if you have any questions once it arrives just let me know and I'll be happy to help, thanks!October 2, 2010 at 10:15 am #2478
Just wanted to update that I received the speakers, and could not be more pleased. They sound BEAUTIFUL compared to my old set. I've already been singing their praises at AVS (PB65stang over there) and I consider myself a lifetime customer now. Listening to Clapton's 2001 tour in DTS literally gave me goosebumps, and in the years I've been listening to that on my old set, that never happened.
Jason, I wouldn't mind if you could take a look and tell me if you think it looks OK. The fronts are toed in a bit, and everything is equal distance from the center of the TV, etc. I think it looks and sounds great, but I'm always open to advice, given that it's understood the TV obviously isn't moving! [:D] Final specs are Onkyo 708, 2 5T fronts, 5C center, 2 4B surrounds, and 8D. I have to say, at first I was disappointed in the 8D straight out of the box, but once I realized it just needed a little more volume ( at +8 now) it woke up and sounds great. Given that the room is hair over 300 sq feet, I should have realized that it needed more juice. Any advice you can give on that would be great as well. Thanks!
Here is 1 really grainy pic of the setup. Picture is slightly right of the center viewing area, which is why stuff looks unlevel. Trust me, it's not! Next steps are adding the cable box and Blu-Ray, and then I'm done.
[IMG]http://i738.photobucket.com/albums/xx28/PB65stang/IMG00148.jpg[/IMG]October 4, 2010 at 4:04 pm #2434
Glad to hear that you are enjoying them and thanks for posting.
As for the sub, here are a couple of tips. First you might try increasing the sub channel level at your receiver so you don't have to turn the sub volume up as loud to get the same amount of output out of it. You also might try boosting the 30 Hz band in the parametric EQ or the low bass adjustment if you think you want to increase the lower frequencies that it is capable of hitting. Finally if you aren't using a y adapter currently I recommend that as well as it will increase the signal strength to the sub.
I hope that helps but please let me know if you have any other questions, thanks!
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