Hello everyone...your thoughts on my set up?
Room is rectangular, 18' wide by 24' long.
2 RTi 6's for the front right and left (corner mounted) and a CSi5 (center). They're all up high in shadow boxes angled down and about 17' to the listening position -- to keep the wife happy.
2 RTi 6's mounted right and left (corner mounted and angled down) about 7' behind the listening position as surrounds.
2 PSW505's one in front and one in rear (roughly centered) connected to the LFE output via a Y connector.
Currently using a new Denon 1804 (will upgrade to a more powerful amp in the future). DVD player is optical out to the receiver.
All speakers set to LARGE and Sub set to ON. Receiver crossover set to 80. I've been switching back and forth between LFE and LFE+MAIN. Sub out is set to -3.
I'll be adding a Projector and large screen for video.
I've moved these speakers around quite a bit. The above setup seems to give me the best sound. I did have both subs up front and placed left and right (on the floor, of course)...but since the signal is mono anyway, I switched to front and rear to reduce clutter...and it seems to sound just as good, if not better.
Dolby 5.1 is awesome! As I said...I'll be going to a higher powered receiver, but for now, the Denon 1804 is doing fine. I ended up with 2 PSW505s by accident...but as it turns out, I really prefer it that way.
The only other configuration change that I have not tried is to run the left speaker wire through one sub and the right through another sub (moving both subs back up front) so I can utilize the sub's crossover (set SUB to No on the receiver). -- to kind of create a stereo sub image and maybe more precisely set the crossover.
thanks for your observations. Marcus.