which speakers are better?

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  • alan78alan78 Posts: 80
    edited October 2017
    Passthrough is on. I saw it on when I went through the settings on the main unit display. Aggregating to say the least. Haha oh well margarita time!
  • alan78alan78 Posts: 80
    It must habe been the margaritas but sure enough I plugged it all back up and the stupid thing works and went through set up! C'mon signatures!!
  • alan78alan78 Posts: 80
    Oh my word it sounds better already..and that svs is um....AWESOME!
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,593
    nice, once you hook up them sweet Signatures you'll need to run Audyssey again.
    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,
    Denon AVR-X4400H, Emotiva XPA3 GEN3
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, Sony DVP-NS3100ES, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk Signature S60
    Center: Polk CSi-A6
    Front High/Rear High In-Ceiling Polk 80F/X RT
    Surrounds: Polk T15
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Sony KDF-E42A10,
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S35
    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
  • alan78alan78 Posts: 80
    Yep I will and turn off all that auto night energy saver stuff too. I just left it all on since I knew tomorrow I'll be re doing it. But the wife already like the sub WAY better than the old one. Doesn't even compare. I'll post a pic once I get them in and set up. New screen is awesome too! 120" of pure enjoyness!
  • alan78alan78 Posts: 80
    They are here!!!
  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 2,921
    edited October 2017
    Are they in one piece, or many?
    2 channel: Anthem 225 Integrated amp; Parasound Ztuner; TechnicsTT SL1350; Vincent PHO-8 phono pre; Marantz CD6005 spinner; Polk Signature S60's;Cables: Wireworld Eclipse IC; Audioquest Big Sur IC; LAT International speaker cables; PS Audio AC-3 power cords, all into a PS Audio Dectet Power center.

    All TV's sound enhanced by Polk Magnfi Mini's.

    Other; SDA2BTL's, M10 series II, M7C's, Hafler XL600 amp, RB-980BX, Parasound HCA-1500 amp , P5 preamp, all in storage. All speakers have had crossover rebuilds, resulting in a small fortune invested in Sonicaps, and tweeter upgrades.

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  • alan78alan78 Posts: 80
    1 piece..haha ups did good. And they came early for once. All unboxed and yeah they look great and match the SVS perfectly! Too bad I have to go to work soon. Ugh
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,593
    edited October 2017
    alan78 wrote: »
    1 piece..haha ups did good. And they came early for once. All unboxed and yeah they look great and match the SVS perfectly! Too bad I have to go to work soon. Ugh

    You can always call in sick, I would :)

    Once all setup, get a good action movie like one of the Dark Knight flicks.
    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,
    Denon AVR-X4400H, Emotiva XPA3 GEN3
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, Sony DVP-NS3100ES, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk Signature S60
    Center: Polk CSi-A6
    Front High/Rear High In-Ceiling Polk 80F/X RT
    Surrounds: Polk T15
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Sony KDF-E42A10,
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S35
    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
  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 13,061
    Prepare yourselves for an awesome sounding HT experience! And don't forget to take pictures!!!
    Sunfire TGP III PrePro, Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature 405wpc 5 ch. Amp, Oppo 103 BluRay, Rotel RCD-1072 CDP, Sony Bravia KDL-40R510C TV, Polk S60 Main Speakers, Boston VR-920 Center Channel, SVS NSD-12 SB12 Subwoofer, Polk DSW 400 Subwoofer, Polk FXi-3 Surround Speakers
  • alan78alan78 Posts: 80
    Yeah I'm at work now wishing I called in! That's okay I'll wake my wife up early tomorrow! Haha

    I've got to position everything still and then run audyssey again. Learn how to tweak the sub and then let it rip! I'm sure I'll be tweaking stuff for a while.

    I read through that forum you posted to @mrloren. Lots of info though I did not understand or find about the Mic placement that differs from where audyssey says. I'll read through it again tonight.

    @cfrizz I am prepared and ready! Last night we watched die hard 2, just because, with the SVS hooked up and my HTiB speakers hooked up. That SVS was down right awesome! My wife had a grin on her face too.
  • UpstatemaxUpstatemax Posts: 2,232
    It's difficult to do, but let everything break in for some time before you go and crank it up.

    40-80 hours of moderate volumes at least.
    Living room:
    Samsung PN50B860 50" Plasma : XBOX One : Roku Ultra : Oppo UDP-203 : Pioneer Elite SC-87 : APC H15 : Focal 806V mains : Focal 806V Surrounds : SVS SB2000 : SVS SB12-NSD

    2Ch:
    Sonus Faber Venere S : Parasound HCA 1500A : Oppo UDP-205 : Furman Elite 15 DM i : Sony XBR 55X810C Monitor :
  • alan78alan78 Posts: 80
    Oh man that's a long time! I'll see if I can contain myself. Hahaha
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 40,637
    It's true, you should go easy on the volume until everything burns in.
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  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,593
    easy, turn the volume down (-30db) and put a CD in. set the player to replay when you go to work... you'll have 40 hours on them by Friday easy.
    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,
    Denon AVR-X4400H, Emotiva XPA3 GEN3
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, Sony DVP-NS3100ES, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk Signature S60
    Center: Polk CSi-A6
    Front High/Rear High In-Ceiling Polk 80F/X RT
    Surrounds: Polk T15
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Sony KDF-E42A10,
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S35
    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
  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,752
    Or leave the radio playing, that way you don't put extra mileage on your disc player.
    2 channel:
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    Theater:
    Focal Aria 926,905,CC900, SVS PB ultra x2. Pioneer Elite SC85, Oppo BDP93, Panamax M5400PM, Minix neox6, Nordost Blue heaven LS power cables.

  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,606
    Radio? I remember those.
  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 13,061
    Well???? It's taking way too long for you to update this thread, get a move on!!! ;)
    Sunfire TGP III PrePro, Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature 405wpc 5 ch. Amp, Oppo 103 BluRay, Rotel RCD-1072 CDP, Sony Bravia KDL-40R510C TV, Polk S60 Main Speakers, Boston VR-920 Center Channel, SVS NSD-12 SB12 Subwoofer, Polk DSW 400 Subwoofer, Polk FXi-3 Surround Speakers
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,170
    cfrizz wrote: »
    Well???? It's taking way too long for you to update this thread, get a move on!!! ;)

    Well well well Ms. Frizz, aren't we the impatient one. lol

    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
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    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

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  • alan78alan78 Posts: 80
    edited October 2017
    Well........the system is AWESOME! I'm still tweaking stuff at the moment. I'm going to move my sub toward the center and I've got 2 Yamaha's I'm going to add to make it 7.1.

    They look great and sound great. The SVS is awesome! The screen is awesome. We are loving it.

    I noticed today there is alot of treble I guess coming from the towers. I need to knock them down in db some as they seemed over powering. I had to up the surrounds a bit and the sub a few notches up. But yeah I'm so glad I got these. But I guess I have to say that after dropping the coin. Hahaha pictures will come. My wife took on today of me and her brother watching man of steel. I'll post it up though the snap shot caught a motion screen so it's kind of blurry. But I had it up so high it was tickling my ears and sounded great.
  • alan78alan78 Posts: 80
    here is the shot from today. I need to make a center channel stand as well. the cardboard box works for now though.
  • alan78alan78 Posts: 80
    another shot of speakers egv7da8mg5i0.jpg
  • UpstatemaxUpstatemax Posts: 2,232
    Looks nice.

    I would try pulling the speakers out from the wall some more. They can sound bloated when pushed too close to walls.
    Living room:
    Samsung PN50B860 50" Plasma : XBOX One : Roku Ultra : Oppo UDP-203 : Pioneer Elite SC-87 : APC H15 : Focal 806V mains : Focal 806V Surrounds : SVS SB2000 : SVS SB12-NSD

    2Ch:
    Sonus Faber Venere S : Parasound HCA 1500A : Oppo UDP-205 : Furman Elite 15 DM i : Sony XBR 55X810C Monitor :
  • alan78alan78 Posts: 80
    Since im rocking 1 SVS sub it seems like it should be centered to distribute the sound better right? Soooooo could you not lay the svs on its side right smack in the center and place the center speaker on top of it?

    That's thinking out loud there because I think I would have problems with vibrations...just a thought. I'm going to move the sub next to the center to see what that sounds like. its not bad where it is but I don't know if I'm missing out on a different sound.
  • UpstatemaxUpstatemax Posts: 2,232
    Vibration is a large concern.

    A lot of people prefer for subs to be closer to corners to help with room gain. I don't suggest a sub to be crammed into a corner, but close to a corner has worked well for me.

    If you need a solution for your center, they sell dedicated center speaker stands.
    Living room:
    Samsung PN50B860 50" Plasma : XBOX One : Roku Ultra : Oppo UDP-203 : Pioneer Elite SC-87 : APC H15 : Focal 806V mains : Focal 806V Surrounds : SVS SB2000 : SVS SB12-NSD

    2Ch:
    Sonus Faber Venere S : Parasound HCA 1500A : Oppo UDP-205 : Furman Elite 15 DM i : Sony XBR 55X810C Monitor :
  • alan78alan78 Posts: 80
    edited October 2017
    Hmm...yeah that was my thought. So might be better in my case to move sub to the other side of the tower but not at the center? I'll try that and see.

    I'm going to build my own center stand once I get a free day to do it. Was just wondering if the sub could kill two birds with it. Haba
  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 13,061
    edited October 2017
    Congrats, it looks great! As for a CC stand see below.

    Here ya go.

    https://www.amazon.com/Center-Stand-Polk-Channels-Steel/dp/B071175VQ8/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1507244628&sr=8-13&keywords=center+speaker+stand

    By the way, you go sitting your CC on top of your SVS, you will find it shaking its way onto the floor!
    Sunfire TGP III PrePro, Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature 405wpc 5 ch. Amp, Oppo 103 BluRay, Rotel RCD-1072 CDP, Sony Bravia KDL-40R510C TV, Polk S60 Main Speakers, Boston VR-920 Center Channel, SVS NSD-12 SB12 Subwoofer, Polk DSW 400 Subwoofer, Polk FXi-3 Surround Speakers
  • alan78alan78 Posts: 80
    edited October 2017
    Thanks! That's not a bad price and fillable...

    Yeah I thought of that too! Hahaha
  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 7,331
    Just wait’ll they break in! My LSiM 703’s took a long time - but worth the wait. At first almost sent them back. Lol
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 40,637
    edited October 2017
    As mentioned, pull the speakers out a bit and toe them in. Do not put the sub in the middle and definitely do not put the center on top of it.
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