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« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2019, 15:40 »


These are the locations of the subs.


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Thanks for sharing the placement. I guess there is really not much you can do here.

My advice is (whenever you have the opportunity) to say change your TV console in the “near future”...do think of getting a shorter width or better still get a bespoke shelf to house the AV gears (for better ventilation and IR reception) and replace it with a complete full LCR (bookshelf speakers with stands) to get better front stage. I have not much experience with in-wall speakers but I have heard it once at a colleague’s setup and I think it was the “weakest link” in his 5.1 setup. But then again, just like you...he is after a more “family-friendly” setup. If it is HT nirvana we are after, then most likely it ain’t gonna look “aesthetically-pleasing”...

Important thing is you like what you are hearing...Enjoy!



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Re: Harman House Curve for Audyssey Multieq App
« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2019, 16:05 »


Did some measurements and this configuration has the best FR. Will run Audyessy again when I have time.



I ran Audyessy with another configuration. You can see the FR is not the best.

I will have a dedicated HT room when my kids have grown up. As of now,  I have to keep a balance between my hobby and WAF. I can hear my system is getting better with REW, miniDsp, dual subs and Editor App. Next may get a Dirac Live-enabled AVR. Can't change the speakers yet but I am aware of the constraints of using in-wall speakers. I am also using in-ceiling speakers for surround.

BTW, i have 2 more in-wall front height speakers too. As for ventilation, I am using the AC Infinity USB Fans so the AVR never feels warm and I rarely listen to volume of more than -30db. There is also no door for the TV console so ventilation is actually more than sufficient.


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« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2019, 17:17 »

I will have a dedicated HT room when my kids have grown up. As of now,  I have to keep a balance between my hobby and WAF. I can hear my system is getting better with REW, miniDsp, dual subs and Editor App. Next may get a Dirac Live-enabled AVR. Can't change the speakers yet but I am aware of the constraints of using in-wall speakers. I am also using in-ceiling speakers for surround.

BTW, i have 2 more in-wall front height speakers too. As for ventilation, I am using the AC Infinity USB Fans so the AVR never feels warm and I rarely listen to volume of more than -30db. There is also no door for the TV console so ventilation is actually more than sufficient.


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Glad to hear that. At -30db listening level, I thought it is quite conservative but I get it for a living room setup. Hopefully when u have a dedicated room, you can listen at least at -18db to get that cinematic effects.


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Re: Harman House Curve for Audyssey Multieq App
« Reply #18 on: August 25, 2019, 20:43 »
Hi Desray,

I turned on Dynamic EQ so at -30db is already quite loud. I recalled seeing your post that you turned off the Dynamic EQ. Without Dynamic EQ, listening at -20db or louder is fine.

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Re: Harman House Curve for Audyssey Multieq App
« Reply #19 on: August 25, 2019, 20:57 »
I have DEQ on and listening at -18 to -15 dB presently. Softer recording I go to -12dB.

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« Reply #20 on: August 25, 2019, 20:59 »
I have DEQ on and listening at -18 to -15 dB presently. Softer recording I go to -12dB.

Wow! That’s loud, maybe I am used to low volume.

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« Reply #21 on: August 25, 2019, 21:00 »
Hi Desray,

I turned on Dynamic EQ so at -30db is already quite loud. I recalled seeing your post that you turned off the Dynamic EQ. Without Dynamic EQ, listening at -20db or louder is fine.

No...I wouldn't encourage anyone to turn off Dynamic EQ (DEQ). Please don't ever do that. You sure I say that? Turning off Dynamic Volume is fine and optional.

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« Reply #22 on: August 25, 2019, 21:01 »
Wow! That’s loud, maybe I am used to low volume.

Not really...if it is properly calibrated...a volume level betweeon -20db and -15db is perfectly fine when watching movies.

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« Reply #23 on: August 25, 2019, 21:02 »
You posted your setting on the Audyssey MulitXT editor app thread or did I see wrongly?

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« Reply #24 on: August 25, 2019, 21:02 »
Not really...if it is properly calibrated...a volume level betweeon -20db and -15db is perfectly fine when watching movies.


Agree!

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« Reply #25 on: August 25, 2019, 21:05 »
You posted your setting on the Audyssey MulitXT editor app thread or did I see wrongly?

Show me that post/thread...I could have type wrongly but I doubt so.

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« Reply #26 on: August 25, 2019, 21:06 »
Both of have a dedicated HT room? I can’t turn on too loud in a living room setting. If the room noise is low, I feel quite deafening. The loudest I turned up was -20db yesterday watching Rampage. My living is untreated and I think there are many reflections.

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« Reply #27 on: August 25, 2019, 21:09 »
Both of have a dedicated HT room? I can’t turn on too loud in a living room setting. If the room noise is low, I feel quite deafening. The loudest I turned up was -20db yesterday watching Rampage. My living is untreated and I think there are many reflections.

Yes treatment helps. Once treated you will find the loudness goes down.

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« Reply #28 on: August 25, 2019, 21:11 »
Show me that post/thread...I could have type wrongly but I doubt so.


My bad, you turned off Dynamic Volume not EQ.

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« Reply #29 on: August 25, 2019, 21:13 »
Yes treatment helps. Once treated you will find the loudness goes down.

Doing research now on room treatment. Can only do limited room treatment for living room setup.