FOH wrote: I notice the SubM is plugged into something, other than directly into the receptacle. I'm not sure what it is, however although the internal amplifier in the SubM is very efficient, make sure the device doesn't impede current delivery ... so the amp gets all it needs to track the demanding material. It's a Panamax surge protector. Last thing I want is the sub to get fried. I live in the lightning capital of the US...Tampa. ...to be more exact http://www.crutchfield.com/p_299MD2/Panamax-MD2.html?tp=568&awkw=75640047145&awat=pla&awnw=g&awcr=47637236065&awdv=c
It's been my experience that oftentimes small spaces can benefit from about as much LF damping as you can provide. Also, whether you're buying, or DIY'ing, it's quite easy to add selectively absorbent trapping/treatment, that targets the octaves below say 500hz or so, to retain any extra spaciousness so desired.
Have any recommendations? I think the whole rig sounds perfect already. I'm easy to please.
Anyway, I know I'm going a bit deep for just your first post, but I merely wanted to point some of these things out. I realize you're just getting going on the setup, and things are anything but optimized. You're on the right track. Be mindful, it's all about the room/loudspeaker interface, and that can't be overstated. Experiment with placement, etc., the room is powerfully dominant to the experience.
Oh I have been playing around with room placement with both the sub and the speakers. Those speakers don't like being next to the wall. The bass sounds great where it's sitting at in that corner. I can't throw it in the front left corner as I don't have a long enough XLR cable. It's about 50 feet or so.
Best of luck, congrats on the purchase ... and again, welcome.
Thanks. I've been wanting to do this for a long time. I've been a year out of residency and just bought the house and all these fun toys. I've had some nice rigs in the past but budget was much tighter. Now, it's play time.
Speaking of which...delivery guy just dropped off the 3D glasses for the projector...time to play with the display.