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Subject: Re: New sub Date: 10/2/2012 2:26 PM
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You shouldn't need to angle your speakers. In fact, that will change the soundscape a lot. If your amp has the ability to measure the room, you just place your speakers, use the microphone at the listening location, and let it configure the speakers. Michael will argue for further tweaks, but that is at least a good first step. Yamaha calls it YPAO. IMO, symmetry is the key. Imagine a 'T' in your room. L/R mains should be pointing straight forward, they should be equidistant from the perpendicular line that leads from the line connecting the mains to the listening position. In a truly ideal world you want the L/R mains and the seat to be three points on an equilateral triangle, but the real world often does not permit this. The sub isn't really directional, so it is not as important where you place it (based on Michael's recent writings it appears the corner of the room is no longer the favored spot).

I don't see the value to using the sub's amp. Maybe Michael will disagree (in which case, listen to him). However, if you main amp can drive it then I would let it. I believe the amp in the sub is for low-power situations where you want a sub too. An iPod, or your typical dock, probably doesn't put out enough to drive a sub. For example.
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