So, I just finished setting up my new Cat 12's in my room. I placed them where my old speakers were as an initial go, I think I want them a little wider apart, but I'm not sure I want to pull them any closer to the walls. The imaging is good, but I want a slightly larger soundstage. They sit about 13' from me but have only about 8' center-to-center. The room is 15' wide, so if I set them out wider they may get too close to the side walls and get worse. More problematic, I believe, is that the right tower will start to sit directly in front of my side couch. So, I'm not sure what to trade there -- maybe I can deal with the soundstage with toe-in experiments? Right now they are un-toed. Either way, it seems I am missing out on some soundstage width in stereo (+subs) that I'd like to fix.
Anyway, after Audyssey XT-32 calibration, here's the curve I got:
This is 1/6th smoothing in Omnimic. I turned Dynamic EQ off because it was adding bass boost I didn't want to see due to my using lower than reference volume levels, I presume. I also chose the "Audyssey" setting, though I was quite surprised that both that and the "Audyssey Flat" setting of produced very similar curves. Maybe these speakers aren't really needing a whole lot of what Audyssey can do to the mains....
Anyway, it looks ok to me, but there is certainly rolloff after 10k; I'm assuming this is by design?
Anyone have other impressions?