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Originally Posted by citsur86 View Post
I completely agree. I'm able to tame a huge peak and get a much nicer overall sound using the MiniDSP 2x4HD. Checkout these sweeps I just did with and without PEQ to prove the point.

Without Smoothing

And with some smoothing:

And that is just using these PEQ filters:

These days I've changed my approach a bit to set target level in the middle (auto set) and cut peaks 50% and boost dips 50%. It allows me to avoid cranking up the sub gain 6-8 dB to compensate for excessive cut only EQ. While overall boost filters can reduce headroom, I listen around -35MV typically, so I'm not worried about clipping as long as max overall boost is 6dB or less. This is helpful since I only have one LFE in, not 2 like you so I don't get that extra 6dB input gain when using the LFE input.

I've also found a mild LF rise from 200Hz to 20Hz helps the high bass ext/damping sound deeper and fuller without making it boomy/muddy (as I still EQ in the 'low' setting).

I look forward to Audyssey XT32 later in the year getting my speakers in the bass region as good as this sub response.

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Originally Posted by primetime74 View Post
Is it best to use the AVR to add boost, or just turn up the gain on the sub while keeping the AVR set up at 0 or below?
Use AVR. This way you know how hot you are running and can easily back it up. We don't know the db value increasing Rythmik sub by one click on the volume dial.
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I have been thinking about getting Rythmik subs for a long time and just pulled the trigger on a F15HP to augment my existing Velodyne DD-15. I do mostly music listening and some HT, but am starting my generational change on my equipment. I have been using an Integra DHC-80.3 with Audyssey Pro. I have found it pretty good - better with than without. It really cleans up the overall sound in my 24 X 16' X 9' room, but it does sound a little processed. I also ordered an Anthem AVM 60 so I hope the move to ARC-2 yields good things. I have only heard positive feedback about it and it handles dual subs really well from what I have heard. I have limited freedom with sub placement due to the fact that my room is our living room. My current thoughts are to place one sub about 1/2 way along the long wall and the other about 2/3 on the short wall. My main goal for the additional sub is a smoother in room response. If anyone has advice on how the Rythmik might fare with the Velodyne (or whether I should just aim to sell the Velodyne and buy another F15HP) or if you have a similar setup, let me know.
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