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Thanks, I put it back to the no-plug set-up. I finally ran Audyssey and just got a SPL meter to verify levels. I guess it is normal to have the needle jump around +/- about 3 spl. I also noticed that it seems that the sub started getting a little stronger after 30 minutes of use. I wonder if she would sound different after several more hours of listening....as some sort of break-in period. Which, BTW, I did not see as a suggestion for the sub.
I upgraded from a 10" Velodyne DLS-3750. I did notice that the SVS sub can reproduce some of the lower frequencies like in that Robot Flip scene in Transformers 1, where the Velo could not touch. Honestly, overall, I was expecting a bit more from the PC-12+. Before ordering the PC12-Plus, I was suprisingly ALMOST satisfied with the 10" Velo. I think I had upgraditis, and the curiosity of what the famous SVS sub had to offer got the best of me.
I guess I really don't know WHAT I was expecting, but so far I feel like this was maybe a 20% improvement in bass over the Velodyne. I guess I was expecting about a 50% improvement with this 1k PC12-PLUS upgrade. I will give it a little more time. Now I wonder if I should have just found a matching Velodyne DLS-3750 and used them as a pair. YES, I know that would only help smooth out the room curve and still not allow frequencies below 20hz to be attained.