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Turn it down, move it around.


Six inches can make a hell of a difference in room modes. When it sounds better, turn it up, but don't let it distort. I was happy in my previous room with gain at 3. In my new rom, I run it at 6.
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I had mine in two very different rooms--soon to be hooked up in a third--and IIRC I could never get Audyssey within limits with the gain set more than a hair above 3.
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No reply here, just looking for proper tuning help. I've had the F12 for about a year, sounds boomy to me.

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Mostly for movies/cable. Enough power to shake the windows, for sure, but drowns out the talking sometimes. When kids put on Cartoon Network or Disney XD, the bass drowns out everything. WTF??

Please provide a recommendation for setup on the sub (phase, crossover, gain, digital vs pro-logic) as well as on the receiver (crossover setting, etc.)

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https://www.audioholics.com/subwoofe...-part-1-page-2

BIC V1220 and BIC F12 Omnimic Frequency Response Graphs




Figure 21 Single Subwoofer Placement (front wall center)

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Hey just wondering right now I have one single F12 and was thinking about getting another F12 (dual sub) OR should I just sell the F12 I have now and put it toward a better sub such as a HSU Or SVS. btw I could get another F12 for about 130 bucks on ebay (local) brand new. So dont know if its worth getting rid of my F12 or just dropping 130 for another F12. Thanks
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Hey just wondering right now I have one single F12 and was thinking about getting another F12 (dual sub) OR should I just sell the F12 I have now and put it toward a better sub such as a HSU Or SVS. btw I could get another F12 for about 130 bucks on ebay (local) brand new. So dont know if its worth getting rid of my F12 or just dropping 130 for another F12. Thanks

Two is better than one, because they can smooth out room modes (peaks and nulls at the listening position). Gain on each would be lowered to maintain the same overall volume, but the bass would be smoother. If you're ready to upgrade to HSU, you might go the next step and check out the DIY threads, particularly the "Martysub" thread. You should be able to build two HSU-killing "Marty" subs for the price of one HSU.


I have the F12, but my son has two HSU 15s. There is no comparison, other thatn "wow!" so now I am in the process of building my own subs.

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Two is better than one, because they can smooth out room modes (peaks and nulls at the listening position). Gain on each would be lowered to maintain the same overall volume, but the bass would be smoother. If you're ready to upgrade to HSU, you might go the next step and check out the DIY threads, particularly the "Martysub" thread. You should be able to build two HSU-killing "Marty" subs for the price of one HSU.


I have the F12, but my son has two HSU 15s. There is no comparison, other thatn "wow!" so now I am in the process of building my own subs.
Yeah was really thinking just getting another F12 just to balance out the room. Maybe in the future, will upgrade my sub to a much better sub. At the price I could get another F12 why not.
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