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  1. IMO, If you plan on crossing over to your Cornwall at 80hz or higher, you could save a few dollars and use a Heresy for the center, as they both have the same mid and high frequency horns and drivers. Neither the Heresy or the Cornwall can match the LaScala for maximum output, but the maximum output of a Heresy is plenty loud in my opinion, so should not be a limiting factor when crossed over at 80hz or higher. Naturally, the set up as you have already chosen it will sound phenomenal! Congratulations and good luck!
  2. I am an advocate of placing Heresy's (or any speaker for that matter) as close as possible to the way the designer intended. So my Heresy's are on the floor, against the wall, spread as far apart as I can get them, and toed in. In my room, their bass reaches to between 40 and 50hz. Because I find the Heresy's bass to be "tighter" and more "tuneful" than my subs on music, which is mostly what I use them for, I cross the subs over quite low at either 40 or 50hz. 50 measures better, but sometimes 40 sounds better. Keep in mind that for movie watching, by design, my Onkyo receiver (and most others?) sends all of the deep bass in movies below 120hz to the sub via the .1 LFE channel regardless of your other crossover settings, so the Heresy's aren't dealing with that anyway. With all of that said, I also advocate experimenting with everyone else's suggestions and doing what you like best. You are the only person you have to answer to regarding your setup! Congratulations on the new man cave and have fun with the process!
  3. Except that they are great speakers in and of themselves and about 45% less money.
  4. IMO, If you have muddy bass from a LaScala, there is some problem other than cabinet resonance. Otherwise, brand new, people would have complained of muddy bass, and they didn't. Unless the cabinets are somehow falling apart.
  5. The corners you describe, if they extend out uninterrupted for about 48"on both sides, is all you need for your Klipschorns to perform properly, as long as they fit tight into the corners with no gaps.
  6. When possible, I recommend starting your placement where PWK would start. Full in the corners at a 45 degree angle. They don't mind being wider apart than typical. I can't put mine in the corners, but they are against the wall, 12 feet apart and I vacillate between 45 degree toe in and toed in directly to the sweet spot. Pull out straight from corner to adjust the bass to taste. Adjust toe in to taste. Placement will do far more to change the sound than biwiring, cables etc. IMO. Congratulations and good luck.
  7. Long ago, on a planet far away, I had two Lascala's side by side as a center channel with a "tabletop" RPTV perched on top. My "golden ears" percieved no audible problems.
  8. If you have an AVR with DTS Neo 6 music processing, try using it with the surround channels turned off. I find it works quite well. My understanding is that it leaves the left and right channels intact and untouched, while deriving a summed center channel. Turning off the surrounds eliminates having instruments sounding as if they are behind and to the sides of you. Voila, 3 channel stereo?
  9. Klipsch speakers working well in corners. Who would have thought....
  10. In my Onkyo TX NR3008, in both Pure and Direct, there is no output to the subwoofer. I cannot remember it actually saying that anywhere in the manual, but I read it in a review and naturally confirmed it. So I listen in Stereo, subs crossed over at 40hz. Because I cross the subs over so low, there is very little difference in Stereo, Pure and Direct on most music. I do not use Audyssey. My Heresy's measure 3-6 db down at 40hz in my room. Their bass on music sounds better to me than my subs.
  11. I think Audyssey clearly defined their goal. My opinion on whether or not they have reached it was previously stated.
  12. Mine varies. Upper 30's on a very quiet late night. Low 50's daytime, outside noise, HVAC on.
  13. Anything such as the versions of Audyssey that are included in AVR's, that has been found so hard to use successfully by it's primary customer base and that has spawned volumes of pages with "tweaks" to it's implementation in order to "trick" it into successfully doing what it was designed to do, is a failure in my opinion.
  14. I was referring to 2 channel stereo. Sorry I didn't make that clear.
  15. Audyssey does provide more "air" when engaged listening to my Heresy's. While doing so, it seems to flatten the dynamics, and I think, make the Heresy's sound more like just any other speaker. To me they lose their "Klipschness". Yet without Audyssey, the Heresy's still provide a wide, spacious stereo image (and airiness) when the recording calls for it. Maybe Audyssey is "correct". Maybe not. My ears prefer what the Heresy's provide unadorned. Also, I think flattened frequency response correlates with flattened dynamics. Flattened dynamics sounds less like "real" to me. Which may be why PWK worried about flat frequency response only after efficiency, low distortion and controlled directivity?