Ricky> i watched that video, thank you very much.i will post about Audyssey Pro calibration results when i get it.My friend also has avr-4311, but with Focal Electra speakers..we will buy one Audyssey Pro for us together..Ricky, what is level your subwoofer set by Audyssey?Mine set to minus 0.4db...
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Well greedy since I got two AW-12's and XT can only calibrate for a single unit it's a challenge. Initially I set the volumeknob on both units to about 1/4:th and then Audyssey calculates -6db (taking them both into account as a single unit). I then manually tweak the volumeknobs after running the calibration (which wasn't necessary with XT32). One of them is placed in a corner and automatically gets a "boost" so I have to adjust it's volume slightly. It turns out fine, though not as good as with XT32. But with dual subwoofers and no individual calibration I'm forcced to tweak.
Hope you get brilliant results once you do some serious calibration!
Oh, and I may get the Onkyo TX-NR5010 for testing in a few weeks
BTW, wonder where gosalh went? He bought his second AW-12 but we never got any feedback
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Great news, Ricky..Hope to see your review about thatOnkyo monster Maybe Gosalh was knockout by his new second aw-12..bang..
My last 7.1 setup has finished
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Hi Ricky, ric71, greedy (and everyone else)
Im back on the thread. Unfortunately I've been away and side tracked from normal life. 2012 has been a rubbish year....lost both of my parents, one to cancer and the other from a broken heart :(
Anyway i've got some pics of my new setup with the 2x AW12 which i'll post up tonight. I even installed mood lighting behind my equipment to set it off
Hope you're all well.
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My sincere condolences to you and your family gosalh.
I still have the good fortune of having both of my parents alive and well, but have lost several family members to cancer so do know how it feels (up to a certain point).
Cherish the good and happy memories and the stuff they've thaught you; that way they are always close by.
Oy, gosalh, that's so sad to hear!
At the very least you got your home entertainment center if you need some escapism (god knows we all do from time to time, right?). Your "absence" is perfectly understandable, besides it hasn't really been that long. Just that we love to hear from ya! Looking forward to your photos and feedback! Mood lighting? Sounds awesome! I'm envious already...
All the best to you! Take care!
Hey paulbroke - GREAT - thanks for showing us! Nice photos! A real 7.1 system! Been ages since I listened to a system with those back surround channels. How is it working out for you? All that's missing now is front heights and a second AW-12.
I see you've added front wall/corner acoustic panels? Did you notice an improvement? I'm looking into this myself right now. What brand/kind are yours? BTW; did you experiment with moving the A40 center to the edge of your A/V cabinet to get rid of that extra baffle created in front of it? I have a vague memory we spoke of that before, not sure...
Thank you so much for the kind words gunny!
Yo Ricky, thanks man and good to chat with you again. Yep will post up my new pics this evening. Cheers
7.1 is absolutely better for me than 5.1 setup. Expecially on 7.1 HD sound, it is just awesome
I have used "Vicoustic visquare premium" panels for reflection control. The result is; more define and clearer sound
Ok here goes, not the best pics I took these photos on my tablet, everything looks out of alignment to me for some reason and not symmetrical (even though it is, measured down to the mm - slight OCD), may be due to the graininess and lighting...but you get the idea. The mood lighting changes colour and has different modes and a little credit card size remote to control them, not bad for £25. There's also a glimpse of the Oppo 95 and Denon AVR A100.
In terms of the additional AW12, i have to say the dynamics have changed yet again. I love the second sub and it has added extra punch in the entire system. I spent all weekend trying out bluray movies and retrying movies i had seen without the second sub and it sounds far better to my ears than before. Very happy with the heights and additional sub.
You know gosalh, your extended set-up is looking mighty fine! Thanks for making the effort with the pix! Don't you just love the look of two AW-12's in the front like that?! I certainly dig it. Wish I could place mine like that also, but my decor won't allow it. Looks are nice, but of course it's the end-result with the sound that's gotta rock! Glad you are happy with your investment after all the time you spent setting this up! I need to stop by when I'm in England next time for a little demo! Haha!
Oh, and that mood lighting is a very nice touch. Mind if I copy you?
Also, which 'height' mode do you use mostly? DSX or PLIIz?
Gosalh, very sad to hear that.Be strong.Gosalh and paulbroke - awesome setups, i like it very much:)
Yeah get some mood lighting it will go with your contemporary decor and setup, i got mine from these guys http://www.ledee.co.uk/
You're welcome to pop over for a demo if you're in England. Likewise i was supposed to contact Ric71 as well but all hell broke out loose with the tragedy at home.
In terms of the height mode, i mostly use DSX as its more noticable than PllZ. Sounds awesome!! Highly recommend it, makes the sound stage much larger.
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