Really sorry for this being not headphones related but after finding this forum, during my research for new headphones, and my subsequent testing and buying Sennheisser HD558s (Christmas present) I have started looking at my Cinema system. You chaps seem to be very knowledgeable and helpful so I thought I would ask for help here.
I don't have any budget to replace my ageing kit (Sony 810 AV amp (only newish bit of kit, rest about 12 years old), 4 old Moudaunt Short MS25i Pearl floorstanders, a matching centre and a Paradigm PS1000 sub) but I thought that if I ask here I might get some tips on how to setup/calibrate the system.
My idea is to use the auto calibration mic that came with my Sony AV Receiver and connect it to my laptop mic input (just regular inbuilt sound card) . I have a 'test' CD with test tones and sweeps on to uses as the source. I was then thinking of using something like Sillanumsoft Visual Analyser or TrueRTA Spectrum Analyser to view the sound received from the mic.
I was hoping that this would help me in speaker positioning, level, and sub crossover and phase.
Am I completely mad or could the above help me setting up my surround system to be as good as my old kit can be without lots of expensive test kit and replacement?
Cheers for any help.