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  1. Lol can’t do that (or I totally would lol). Was looking at a fridge sized area (84 W x 31 H x 26 D) broken into two ported boxes that replace my entertainment center (And my components would be broken into two new tower sections on either side).....
  2. Please god someone buy those 9601s...... The amount of WinISD sims I have for them in large ported low tuned boxes, not counting scheming to make a Skram or Skhorn fit in my 16x18 FAMILY ROOM HT are causing my head to hurt. And that’s ignoring determining what to sell to fund the purchase and getting them into the house without being murdered in my sleep by having them placed over my head in lieu of a pillow... Please someone take the temptation away lol...
  3. Looks like double the fun....... or do we have two different versions?
  4. Thanks @maxmercy, I will need to read up on that tonight and see whats up. If it helps me identify if I'm clipping I'm all for it. Like I said, I know I need to ensure my signal chain is setup appropriately so I'm getting all I can out of these drivers, while also ensuring I dont blow them. One update is that I made some small tweaks to things shown below Audio/Volume: Scale - 0-98* | Limit: 70 (previously 80) *My options for the scale are -79.5db -18db OR 0-98 (which is what I have mine at) Speakers/Crossovers: Front: 60hz (previously 80) Speakers/Bass: S
  5. Not sure this forum has the amount of traffic as others (like AVS), plus most guys here probably have their amp situation covered already..... I'd post them individually on AVS and you might get more traction there.
  6. No idea if they improved the monitoring features, just know they are there and can help you judge if your clipping the input. What I meant by that was when playing movies only the parts meant to be REALLY loud approached or hit the -0db point on the input graph. I didnt hit it on the output graph at all, although I noticed when I got close I was only at the third of 5 lights on the Crowns. In general on the MiniDSP input graph I was well below 0 with most stuff (like hovering around -10, -12). I'm fine if it hits 0db once in a while, but it wasnt steady in like the -2, -3, etc except
  7. Ok. Ran threw some demo clips* and I’m at the ragged edge on the MinDSP input at 70 (which is above my normal listening volume of 50). Im not clipping except in rare really loud circumstances. Output seems fine as is. Just to be a bit safe I dialed down the subwoofer adjust from +6.5 to +5.0 so that should help white a bit. For now I think my gain structure is maximized outside potentially adding a high shelf filter that kicks in around 15hz to help reduce amp and driver strain since it seems they are close to out of gas there....
  8. I agree with you both. That said I got the balanced 2 x 4 which I think has 4 VRMS in and out (still not a ton but better than the stock 2x4). I know the amp lights on my Crown XLS2000s aren’t hitting red so there’s that but I do plan to spend some time doing some real world content viewing (tomorrow while wife and oldest are at a JoJo Siwa concert lol) while looking at the input and output of the MiniDSP. The red lights on the Crown are indicators of the input signal correct? So if they aren’t red lighting 24/7 and normally are barely 1/2 way
  9. Yes I need to go back into the MiniDSP and sweep at 70 and look at the INPUT levels and output levels to make sure I’m not clipping. im fairly certain I’m not clipping the output (as I’d be red lighting the lights on the amp and I’m not), but I could very much be clipping the input. I think I tested that much earlier and determined I wasn’t both by looking at sweeps and also by monitoring it while playing real world content like the EOT intro, EndersGame clips and a few others know to contain lots of UKF/Bass content.... But I’m betting I did that at 50 not 70 as I
  10. Channel 4 is the subwoofer channel. Here is the default channel mapping per MiniDSP Here is a typical mapping of HDMI channel numbers: Channel 1: Front Left Channel 2: Front Right Channel 3: Center Channel 4: Subwoofer Channel 5: Surround Left Channel 6: Surround Right Channel 7: Surround Back Left Channel 8: Surround Back Right https://www.minidsp.com/applications/acoustic-measurements/206-umik-1-asio4all#channels
  11. Lets see if I can answer this is any sort of smart way lol. I think I know what your getting at, but I'm going to give you all the data points on everything anyway just to cover my bases. Here are the settings in my Denon X4100 Audio/Volume: Scale - 0-98* | Limit: 80 *My options for the scale are -79.5db -18db OR 0-98 (which is what I have mine at) Speakers/Crossovers: Front: 80hz Speakers/Bass: Subwoofer Mode: LFE | LFP for LFE: 80hz Speakers/Level: Subwoofer: -2.0 Audio/Subwoofer Level Adjust: +6.5db Here are the REW settings:
  12. Normal listening is about 50 on the volume knob (so the lower sweep). 70 on then volume was a “Home alone with no kids/wife watching a good movie loud”. You are correct about the room gain, not getting much, but with a massive open floor plan with only one corner that’s expected. I did figure the amps were out of gas which I kinda expected with 2 bridged Crown XLS2000s on a single 20amp dedicated circuit. And I’m adding two more amps to it so we will see how much worse it gets with those added. I don’t know if I can dial the boost back without m
  13. Got a few minutes to redo my REW w the reduced PEQ filters. I measured at 50 volume and 70 for giggles. Lots more rolloff below 20hz compared to the boosted one but for now I’m ok with that. Once the sonotubes come in perhaps room gain will help. Original v Reduced PEQ 50 v 70 on the volume. On this the rolloff below 20hz seems much more pronounced. Not sure why this is. I can tell you that things shake all over the house with the 70 volume lol... And lastly here is a THD plot from my 70 volume measurements. I think @Ricci asked for something like this a
  14. Enjoy! and he sounds like my kinda guy lol...
  15. Cant take the arrays off your hands, but I'd love to see some pictures (and I do know some audio nuts in the PA area)......
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