- Dec 30, 2022
- Nashville, TN
- Thread Starter
I'm down for tweaking the sound I have, so a mic would come in handy. I'll spend the next couple weeks evaluating what all needs to be done there. That's a door I didn't expect to open at the beginning of this thread, but it's already sounding like fun.If you are 100% happy, you don’t need to get lost in the tweaks at this point. Bringing a UMIK-1 or UMIK-2 into the mix is a no brainer in my mind since it can help you fine tune toe in or speaker position from wall, etc. You can then try eq later. A good mic will “grow” with you if you think you will do more with your system down the line. It makes less sense if you are 100% happy.
I do think that all speakers have compromises. Since your Yamaha has A and B speaker switching, having a different speaker like the JBL Studio 530 to give you *options* for picking a speaker that suits your mood. You can also do this if your room has two sitting positions.
I didn’t see a subwoofer in your setup. The Monolith 10” sub is out of your price point but the 8” would still be a nice addition. It will fill out the lowest octave.
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The subwoofer will be the biggest bang for the buck, but as an 8” subwoofer, it will have the least long term value unless you are very space constrained.
I hadn't thought of adding a second set of speakers. That's a great idea. There are still some much less expensive options I wanted to try and I already know the differences can be night and day.
When I had the Denton 85s I borrowed the sub from my home theater and it really helped. I'm sure it would help the Lintons, too, but I really like how low the Lintons go by themselves.
For more background, this is all in our master bedroom. The room is 14'x17' and the TV is centered on one of the long walls. The amp and Apple TV sit on a long dresser beneath it, and the speakers are left and right of the dresser by about 12" and about 12" away from the wall. Our bed is on the opposite long wall, evenly flanked by windows and bedside tables. A French door to our deck is centered on one of the 14' walls, and the opposite wall has a passage door for the bedroom and another for the bathroom. The two windows and French door have drapes. The flooring is hardwood with no rugs. I'm sure room treatment would help a lot, but I doubt I could sell it to NicksMom. And I know I'm getting a bit of room gain from the speaker placement, but I can't bring them forward much more without bumping into them. Still, they do sound amazing as-is, especially considering the only audio we had in here before was from the TV's speakers.