Yeah, the subs look butt ugly facing the "wrong" way, but I can't argue with the results.
Yeah, by the last scene we watched (Iron Man 2 - ACDC Shoot to Thrill/fireworks etc.) we had the master volume at 4.5 db under reference. Awesome sound from the eD's, and of course the Caps. The eD's didn't sound harsh at all, just clean powerful sound. Very nice.
It was nice to know I'm not crazy when it comes to calibrating my subs to match my speakers since Luke was here to see how anemic the bass is when it's set up that way (back me up here Luke).
Calibrated level bass (or even a few db's hot) sounds like crap and always has in this room! We started with the subs about 3db hot, and it sounded like the subs weren't on, then we went to about 10 hot, and finally around 15 hot like Luke said.
We didn't see much of the clip lights on the Behringer, even when we were trying on War of the Worlds. Audible port noise on one part of that scene in 15hz tune, that's the only time I've heard it on my Caps.
So, I have a new db PR
, 120. Still pretty weak compared to some of you guys, but it was pretty impressive in here today.