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Thanks for the info. I have a Sony STRDH550 AVR, so it has a calibration program.

Right now the F12 is at 4/10 on the volume knob and -2 dB on the receiver and sounds great. I read somewhere in the thread its always good to have the sub in the negative dBs on the AVR, so I turned the gain on the sub up and kept calibrating until the AVR put it at -2.

Due to WAF, the sub crawl wont do me much good

I've tried it in several locations around the entertainment system, and in the corner on the right of the system seems to work best.
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Thanks for the info. I have a Sony STRDH550 AVR, so it has a calibration program.

Right now the F12 is at 4/10 on the volume knob and -2 dB on the receiver and sounds great. I read somewhere in the thread its always good to have the sub in the negative dBs on the AVR, so I turned the gain on the sub up and kept calibrating until the AVR put it at -2.

Due to WAF, the sub crawl wont do me much good

I've tried it in several locations around the entertainment system, and in the corner on the right of the system seems to work best.
You've done well.
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You've done well.

And well he has done.

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Thanks for the info. I have a Sony STRDH550 AVR, so it has a calibration program.

Right now the F12 is at 4/10 on the volume knob and -2 dB on the receiver and sounds great. I read somewhere in the thread its always good to have the sub in the negative dBs on the AVR, so I turned the gain on the sub up and kept calibrating until the AVR put it at -2.

Due to WAF, the sub crawl wont do me much good

I've tried it in several locations around the entertainment system, and in the corner on the right of the system seems to work best.
I had mine set at about 3/10 and got 0 dB on the AVR, so you're right smack where you need to be. As for WAF, buy a doily and a statue, then the sub can go anywhere.
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I had mine set at about 3/10 and got 0 dB on the AVR, so you're right smack where you need to be. As for WAF, buy a doily and a statue, then the sub can go anywhere.

And if the statues falls and breaks, it died a hero.
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Wife just ordered the BIC F12 for my birthday (I think she forgot that I get all the Amazon emails) Anyways, From what I have read there is a switch on the back for to either have the Sub amp control cutoff or the receiver? I guess its the Dolby VS Digital Switch. Is that correct?
F12 came friday but we were heading away for the weekend. Set it up very quickly to hear it.

1. Its loud.

2. Its what I have been missing. My Monoprice 8" 3 way in walls are bright (screen going over them) and the sub I had was an 8" HTIB old thing. The F12 makes the in walls sound 1000% better. Much more room filling and complete.

3. Need to play with crossovers. It was hitting low but then when the high bass came it was disappearing. Need to do Audyssey setup again.

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Just had a look at your basement thread. Nice work. Since, you won't be doing much building down there during the summer, you should read up on designing and building your own subs in the DIY subwoofer forums. http://www.avsforum.com/forum/155-diy-speakers-subs/

With subwoofers, location is everything, but you might luck out and be able to use that space under the stairs. In the meantime, you can use the F12 to find the best sub locations, and even use it to fill in for the subs you build.

I would LOVE to build my own subs and have thought of using the space under the stairs as an enclosure but that will be in basement 2.0. I have not posted in a while to my thread but have done a lot more work. Ill have to get on that.
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F12 came friday but we were heading away for the weekend. Set it up very quickly to hear it.

1. Its loud.

2. Its what I have been missing. My Monoprice 8" 3 way in walls are bright (screen going over them) and the sub I had was an 8" HTIB old thing. The F12 makes the in walls sound 1000% better. Much more room filling and complete.

3. Need to play with crossovers. It was hitting low but then when the high bass came it was disappearing. Need to do Audyssey setup again.

Would this help you with the re-calibration?

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Would this help you with the re-calibration?

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Maybe....Been so busy I basically slapped it on the ground and fired up some songs. Need to do sub crawl and try a few positions. Audyssey should get it close but I didn't like what it set my last subwoofer to.
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I've been a big fan of the F-12 I've had since December but I've found myself with a bad situation. I just moved and I punched a 1/4" hole in the rubber surround when loading it into my trunk. The hole looks too large to patch and I can't seem to find any sourced for Bic-specific spare or replacement parts.

Does anyone have a source for a replacement surround? I'm thinking I may be out of luck as the F-12's surround is rubber as opposed to the more common and easier to repair foam found on most other woofers. If anyone has any advice I'd appreciate it as I'd hate to toss a woofer over a bad surround when it would otherwise work perfectly.
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I've been a big fan of the F-12 I've had since December but I've found myself with a bad situation. I just moved and I punched a 1/4" hole in the rubber surround when loading it into my trunk. The hole looks too large to patch and I can't seem to find any sourced for Bic-specific spare or replacement parts.

Does anyone have a source for a replacement surround? I'm thinking I may be out of luck as the F-12's surround is rubber as opposed to the more common and easier to repair foam found on most other woofers. If anyone has any advice I'd appreciate it as I'd hate to toss a woofer over a bad surround when it would otherwise work perfectly.

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I've been a big fan of the F-12 I've had since December but I've found myself with a bad situation. I just moved and I punched a 1/4" hole in the rubber surround when loading it into my trunk. The hole looks too large to patch and I can't seem to find any sourced for Bic-specific spare or replacement parts.

Does anyone have a source for a replacement surround? I'm thinking I may be out of luck as the F-12's surround is rubber as opposed to the more common and easier to repair foam found on most other woofers. If anyone has any advice I'd appreciate it as I'd hate to toss a woofer over a bad surround when it would otherwise work perfectly.
No idea. It's still under warranty FWIW. Try contacting Bic.
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