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I’d think hard if I was you. I was gutted when I saw the dbx4800 layout at the Empire Leicester Square and know this was the new word for cinema installation. I know there was no sure way I had £3K for each dbx4800 and was I depressed for weeks after hearing it in action with Transformers at 56KW!
After looking around Google I stumbled onto the DCX2496 and when I saw the price I know this would tackle some of the minor difficulties that I’ve faced over the years. Something that has most the problem solving under one lid.
It might have a few things less then the THX dbx4800 but it’s really for cinema the home doesn’t really need it unless you shamelessly rich.
A DEQ2496 is another thing on the shopping list the DCX2496 only has 9 band EQ per LF and HF when used for LCR fronts over its 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 outputs the more steeper crossover filters you use, the less and lesser the FREE SPACE because on the DCX2496 for dynamic EQ on inputs and all 6 outputs.
But when you weigh the cost of a few DCX2496 two is basic for LCR and another for surrounds and LFE.1 or surrounds and centre back.
Additional ones can be assigned for multiple surrounds and surrounds means lots placed along the walls to warp it around and defuse the sound without the THX being turned ON!
Mine has been turned OFF now for 4 or 5 months. The THX for the surrounds right adds this annoying hand-sawing like sound! That is noticeable with pink noise all-channels it sticks out like sore thumb!
I use 10 surrounds small JBL control 1, six for the sidewalls 3 on each side. 4 on the back wall because two isn’t enough I can hear the gap between the two.
Empire has at least I think 16 on the back wall? 11 for each side wall and each one is powered separately, I think, or that is what I have read, unless two or three are wired together and sent off to the Crown amp and so and so on.
Anyway I can ramble on for hours, a DCX and DEQ is cheap as biscuits when compared to £$3K.
I’d keep working on the graph a simple solution might just be eluding you?
Try standing the sub, on stool, first test it as is, then on a stool in the same area except it won’t be in the space anymore!?