Adding PSW505 to A7's and A6

JaugustineJaugustine Posts: 3
Moving into a new house and setting up audio in the living room with a Denon 730H Receiver, 2 floor standing A7's A6 Center, and have a PSW505 arriving today for my sub. Any suggestions at setting or speaker placement to best maximize sound in a 12x22 ft room with 12 foot ceilings? Thanks for the help!

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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,326
    Get a second sub. That's a lot of room to fill.

    Then do the subwoofer crawl for placement.
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,335
    edited May 24
    eeks! Send the 505 back and get an HSU or SVS.

    The 505 is a good sub for the money but a HSU VTF2 will in most cases out perform two.
    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

    Family Room:
    Samsung UN60H,
    Marantz SR5010, Emotiva BasX-A300
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, Sony DVP-NS3100ES, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk Signature S60
    Center: Polk CSi-A6
    Front High TC80i
    Rear: Polk MC80
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Sony KDF-E42A10,
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S30
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: HSU STF-2

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES
    Polk RTi4 about 15' up the wall
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,326
    Agree, I should have added that tidbit myself.
  • jwb0007jwb0007 Posts: 59
    jaugustine, had the RTi12s and CSi A6 myself, until fairly recently (moved, different layout now).

    Anyway, my questions:

    1. Do you listen at "loud" levels often?
    2. Do you often listen to music with notes/instruments going below about 25Hz--at volume?

    I also had a large cubic foot area, and I had one Outlaw sub. I now have 2 of the PSW505s, and love their sound. Plenty of volume, rumble, and subtlety (to me). Admission: don't often listen to a 32' organ pipe at about 20 or 19Hz.

    Of course, it could be that I simply have learned to want what I have, rather than have what I want (which can change so frequently). :)
    Jim
    St. Louis, MO

    AVRs: Yamaha RX-A2030, Onkyo TX-NR646
    Speakers: BIC FH6-LCR x 3, BIC FH-65B x 2, Polk RTi6 x 2, Infinity Primus P362, Klipsch KSF-C5
    Subs: Polk PSW505 x 2, Polk PSW10, Klipsch Synergy Sub-10
  • JaugustineJaugustine Posts: 3
    Mostly the audio setup is used for home theater for the family. I set up the new sub last night and re calibrated the speakers and feel as if I need to do a bit more tweaking. I put on "The Last Jedi" and tested out some battle scenes and the sub did a commendable job, however I did find aiming it at the back wall helped. No complaints about the sound quality, just trying to manage expectations with the room, Spousal Acceptance Factor, and budget I have. Any opinions on setting the speakers to "Large" vs small and adjusting the crossover on these speakers based on the size of the room?

    Thank you for the input...


    James
  • jeremymarcinkojeremymarcinko Posts: 2,946
    For HT the 505 is acceptable IMO. I use one also, but like so many others the amp failed and needed to be replaced after a couple years or so and perhaps sooner if used frequently.
    Oh, Listen here mister. We got no way of understandin' this world. But we got as much sense of this bird flyin in the sky. Now there is a lot that bird don't know, but it don't change the fact that the world is happening to him all the same. What I am tryin to say is, is that the course of your life, well its changing, and you don't even see it- Forest Bondurant
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,326
    I'm running 3 (505s) in HT mode and have approx the same volume to fill. One would never cut it for me.
  • jwb0007jwb0007 Posts: 59
    jaugustine, make sure to set your speakers to "small". Has nothing at all to do with the physical size of the cabinets/woofers, but rather the fact that you have one or more subs to do the low frequency lifting, and enable your L/C/R & surround speakers to handle the frequencies above where you set the crossover. FYI, I and others, set the Polk RTi12s to "small". Worked great!
    Jim
    St. Louis, MO

    AVRs: Yamaha RX-A2030, Onkyo TX-NR646
    Speakers: BIC FH6-LCR x 3, BIC FH-65B x 2, Polk RTi6 x 2, Infinity Primus P362, Klipsch KSF-C5
    Subs: Polk PSW505 x 2, Polk PSW10, Klipsch Synergy Sub-10
  • JaugustineJaugustine Posts: 3
    Thank you for the tips. Have the speakers set to "small" and after listening and watching Saving Private Ryan this weekend I was really impressed with the overall sound. I dont see an Atmos setup being approved by my wife in the near future, but there is always hope!!! Thanks again for the help!
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