Actually, my understanding is that time alignment just makes it so the sound from each speaker arrives at your ears at the same time - it's purpose is not for "centering" the stereo image - that is what speaker levels are for. For example, in my case, I have to lower the drivers-side dash speaker by 2dB in order to keep the left and right dash speakers at the same level (roughly - EQ'ing allows me to get them to match perfectly - across the entire frequency scale for that speaker).This is the goal right... As an example, I am centered in the car and the speakers are at equal distances from my head. The sound is centered and stereo. As I am sitting in the drivers seat, the sound is offset by the distance I moved. Time alignment will simulate the closest speakers physically near me being moved away and the furthest speakers being moved closer to my new seating position "restoring" the centered stereo image, correct? So I was told to measure the distance of my subwoofer (which is 66" away) then call the subs distance Zero inches. I was then directed to measure my door speakers and subtract that number from the original subs 66" distance and that is what I was to set the distances to in the RF 3Sixty.3, so I did. Couldn't/Shouldn't I just measure the center distance between the door speakers to head level then measure from the drivers seat at head level and just move the speakers out how ever many inches I moved left into the drivers seat? Like the example pics below. Or has RF complicated it?
I read the manual... several times in fact. RF's logic confuses me though. They want NO delay on the speaker that is furthest away. Even if the speaker (subwoofer) is set to 0 for its distance in the DSP, there will still be a delay as it is physically the furthest speaker away from the ears. (0.63ms) as a matter of fact for 66 inches. I wonder what would happen if I set the subwoofer at 66 inches instead of zero... would the delay then be over 1 second?I'm not familiar with the RF 3Sixty.3 specifically, but with the RF DSR-1 (which is based off of the 3Sixty), you just enter the distance from your head to each of the speakers and it figures out the delays for you. You don't have to "calculate" anything yourself - just measure the distance of each speaker and enter that distance. I would check the manual for the 3Sixty.3 and see what it says about how to enter the distances. You don't want to get that wrong or everything will be off.