2K Club - QQ Super Nova
- Mar 30, 2009
- London, England
size isn't everything.. maybe you should try slightly smaller speakers!front consist 2x12", center 2x8", rear 2x10"
it's not about calibration. i have quite to create enough air pressure in the room,
that everything on the wall and on surfaces starts to rattle.
in direct mode (that's how i use for listening) frequencies aren't adjustable.
turning off of subwoofer doesn't do any diference.
so many 5.1 things are mixed on nearfield monitors anyway.. Elliot Scheiner still uses Yamaha NS-10's(*) to mix his surround stuff on for example (and he's no sonic slouch!) that a great set of standmounters plus a properly calibrated sub could probably do justice to just about any modern 5.1 music mix. (its with quad stuff you might start running into trouble with smaller speakers, I guess).
I never fear EQ! I embrace it! living in drywallsville, EQ is my friend! I use it to tame unwieldy bass like this old Queen disc!
have you tried this DVD-A IN-Direct-ly..? i.e, EQ-ing it? just once.. its fun!
in all seriousness.. I'd rather go "pure direct" (or whatever its called!) of course.. but I like how well I get on with my neighbours.. and I like my bed (as opposed to a police cell for the night!) so I have to limit it by using the room correction stuff.
it still rocks the joint but my fillings and my fine china don't rattle.. my neighbours nerves don't get rattled either..!! @:
(* actually they're a newer incarnation of the old studio warhorse Yamaha monitors that he uses these days but model number escapes me right now.. either way they're not great big hulking speakers with multiple 12" cones, they're diddy things with little 5 inchers.)