Well, I've had a little bit of time with my Vigore. They are excellent sounding speakers with great bass extension, but as usual in my room, the un-corrected responses don't look that great.
Here are the original average responses, and the corrected response curve that I built as I'm using them now:
Obviously here, I have Dirac Live correcting the entire response range 20Hz - 20kHz. I also created a target curve where miniDSP only corrects to 500Hz and the speakers (and room) work their own magic from 500Hz and up.
My question is for Rick and anyone else that has experience with this, how do these curves look and is there something I'm missing? What are your thoughts on using Dirac all the way up the frequency range, vs. just up to 500Hz or so?
I just built and uploaded these today so I haven't had much of a chance to to listen yet. My initial thoughts are the music sounds more focused and dynamic, less boomy with tighter bass after the DSP correction. I'll do some more comparing over the next while, and I also want to build DSP curves with the stereo subwoofers in play to compare against just the speakers alone.
I know that I shouldn't push a ported enclosure much past it's tuning frequency, so I have the filter rolling off pretty sharply after 33Hz. Does that look okay? Can I push them a little harder?
I haven't built the filters with the subwoofers yet, but when I do, how do I make sure that I'm not pushing the Vigore too hard between 20-30Hz and cause port chuffing issues? The Velodyne 8" subs can be EQ'd flat to ~22Hz in this room (with room gain), but I don't want that EQ curve to push the Vigore too hard.