Hey Everyone - Looking for some final advice regarding my sub setup.
I got the SVS PC12-NSD yesterday and man, it's huge. I was expecting this monster bass performance. Instead, it sounds a lot like my old Logitech. I can't really figure out what's going wrong here. It's in a terrible spot, yes. But I figured the sheer volume itself could compensate for that.
It's located to the left of the front left speaker, kind of life in the diagram below, only swapped with the left RC-70.
I setup everything correctly. Gain is at 1/3, crossover disabled, phase 0.
Ran Audessey, and it rated the sub at -.5. Ok, perfect I thought.
I ran a few bass tests off of YouTube and it sounded brutally awesome. The problem is with movies and regular cable TV. Most of the bass feels like it's just rattling the floor. If I pick my feet up off the ground, I feel like there's significantly less bass.
My room is 21x17x9. I know it shouldn't have THAT hard of a time filling that space. Hell, my old Logitech did it fine. Surely an 800 dollar sub could too?
Anyway, I followed the advice of the many helpful people contributing to this thread and others:
LPF for LFE: 120hz
If I turn the bass level up manually to +2.5 dB (so it's 3+dB extra), it provides a nice punch I would have expected. I watched Casino Royale last night and felt the +3dB was required. But, is it necessary?
Barely any bass comes out for music. I'm not sure how to use 2.1 on this receiver...I've tried everything. I ran some music in multi channel stereo and it sounded alright, but certainly not what I was expecting for 800 bucks. Anyone have any advice?
Additional thought: Should I just pump the gain until my hearts content? I mean...the amp AND sub are covered for 5 years... Just a thought.
I got it yesterday so I'd like to take advantage of their liberal return policy if I really have to. When I was watching Casino Royale I caught myself constantly turning the volume down because the highs and mids were too much, but I was turned it up to hear the bass punch. Ah, first world problems. Any advice anyone?