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jamiebosco

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  1. Yeah I'd rather have 2xSB-1000's than 1x SB-2000 There was one on Gumtree Brisbane for sale yesterday too!
  2. I think the 2*** series Denon's only have Audyssey XT - not XT32 (which I agree IS a necessity if looking at Denon/Marantz)
  3. Audyssey aims for a FLAT frequency response - to most people, not listening at THX Reference Level - a flat FR in the bass region will sound anemic. I would turn the subs up 3-6dB (or more) in the Channel Level section of the AVR. Are you using Dynamic EQ ? - it may also help Make sure Dynamic Volume and Audyssey LFC are both OFF
  4. Agreed with others, needing to add +16dB means something is likely up (IMHO anyway) Most auto room correction systems aim to set the subs and speakers to 75dB (ie. flat ) - unfortunately most of us listen well below THX reference level, at lower volumes our ears are much less sensitive to bass frequencies, so "flat" can sound a bit anaemic. Audyssey has "Dynamic EQ " to help solve this. If you don't have something like that, most people seem to prefer adding around 3-6dB to their subs. Adding 15dB+ is not unheard of, but it's at the extreme end - even for bassheads
  5. Wow!!!!! This would be a killer LCR setup for most people, clean and tidy - with huge output potential Agree 100% on James Loudspeakers too, I had some of their 6" bookshelf speakers and both the sound and build quality was off the charts.
  6. Further information: Literally hardly used, plugged in once and had a play with the settings, but just don't have the time anymore to tinker with my set up. Comes with the optional remote, would just need to buy the $10 plugin from miniDSP.com MiniDSP didn't send me an AU power adapter, so I bought a suitable aftermarket one over here Photos: PLEASE READ If you are advertising multiple items, you must post one bulk price only, or post seperate ads for each item If you include any reference to pricing whatsoever in t
  7. Cheers...and so am I!! Without a word of exaggeration, the remote was probably used 5-10 times max. Was put back in its box,....got it back out last year when I updated my AVR for her to have another go at it...and it sat in its charging cradle and was never touched...so back in the box it went. The only cosmetic blemish I can see on it is the gloss black on the charging cradle has some swirl marks from cleaning the dust off it
  8. Audyssey's "after" graphs are only a "predicted response" so you have to take them with a huge grain of salt, also the resolution of the graphs is horrible. Of the graphs shown I think you have a smoother response with 1 x sub, but gain a bit more low-end output and extension with 2 x subs (probably why it sounds better) IMHO, perhaps even more important than a subs only response is a graph showing the phase response of your subs and speakers in the crossover region, something Audyssey (and most other room correction software ) often messes up - because it never measu
  9. Further information: Bought to stop Mrs whinging about all the remotes, but she never took to it Photos: ( apologies for low res images, was the only way I could get the correct orientation) PLEASE READ If you are advertising multiple items, you must post one bulk price only, or post seperate ads for each item If you include any reference to pricing whatsoever in this section (excluding RRP), your ad will not be approved If you don't include photographs of the actual it
  10. Properly integrated, the doubling of identical powered subwoofers will add 6dB overall. So going from 1 sub to 2 adds 6dB, going from 2 to 4 subs adds another 6dB (.....and so on) This is actually a pretty dramatic difference in the bass region, and will allow you to play louder, with much less distortion...and with a little work - obtain a smoother bass response,with better seat-to-seat consistency I'll go against the grain and say look out for another Pb13 or PC13 Ultra or grab a PB-4000 (very close to the PB13U) . Get a Umik-1, miniDSP 2x4HD and download REW and get to wor
  11. All good mate, that guide has helped thousands of people setup REW
  12. Have a good read of this guide https://www.avsforum.com/threads/simplified-rew-setup-and-use-usb-mic-hdmi-connection-including-measurement-techniques-and-how-to-interpret-graphs.1449924/page-28 For full range speaker sweeps I would limit the horizontal axis to 20Hz to 20kHz and (IMHO) use 1/6 Oct smoothing and the vertical axis from 50dB to 110dB which should give 5dB increments. For sub sweeps I would use something like 10Hz to 200Hz on the Horizontal axis and no smoothing. Sometimes you have to play with the resolution setting when saving the screenshots to maintain 5dB incr
  13. Yeah, I'm not inclined to believe that there would be an audible difference between the 1-5 watts from my AVR and a power amp, no matter the cost, as I'm just nowhere near the amps limits. Even 50 watts would put me well over THX Ref Level.
  14. Whilst I definitely agree regarding Flea amps, an amp with 3-10 watts certainly won't leave a lot left over for headroom, but with my Denon X-4000 having around 100w available with 5 channels driven, I won't be bumping against its limits till around 10dB over Reference Level, which is about 20dB louder than I listen
  15. IMHO there is likely no audible difference between the power amp and AVR - as long as the AVR is driven well within its limits. If you are someone who likes to occasionally push the Master Volume up, and your speakers are fairly inefficient , and you're in a big room -- watts can add up fairly quickly This calculator is also handy http://myhometheater.homestead.com/splcalculator.html In my case, my LCR are 8Ohm 98dB @ 1w/1m and my surrounds are 95dB 1w/1m and all speakers are crossed over to multiple subs at 80Hz. At my usual max listening MV of
  16. My Seatons have a similar function. It's usually recommended to run Audyssey with the dial set to Medium, and move it to Large if you want to add a House Curve (rising response under ~40Hz) after running Audyssey If you run Audyssey with it set to Large you will probably have a rising low-end response (due to added room gain) - which most people prefer over dead flat, Audyssey will then use filters to flatten this out
  17. Wow ...some very nice drivers in these too, looks like ScanSpeak Illuminator woofers, with Seas Excel tweeters (?)
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