Originally Posted by basshead81
Ah yes I remember those days...It was literally a 2-3week event for me moving, measuring, tweaking...rinse and repeat. However it is very rewarding to know that you have extracted all the performance out of your subs once you are done. Then you can start kicking back and enjoying movies and music without the "what if" in the back of your head. If more people here put in the effort they would not have the upgrade bug biting them all the time.
So I generally agree that we should thoroughly understand and calibrate their gear to get the most out of it. I do have a bit of a rebuttal though... When you are limited in placement options (as I am) then the whole sub crawl and max output at MLP kind of goes out the window. Also, if you are in that situation then doesn't REW become pointless as Audessey and MCACC will do sub EQing for you?
I only ask because of my situation... I have a pretty large room but beause of the design the three couches that I have really cannot be moved. As a result I use my PSA XV15 as an end table for between two of the couches and I intend to get another XV15(se) for the other end of that couch to double as the end table. Now, what benefit is doing anything besides just EQing the subs as there is absolutely no other feasible place that I can put the two subs without WAF going out the window? The whole sub crawl expedition sounds great... until you find that the best place for it is in the middle of the living room in the way... what's the point then?
Living room theater set-up:
AVR: Pioneer VSX-1124-K.
Speakers/Sub: (4) NHT Classic Two and an NHT TwoC center + PSA-XV15 subwoofer.
HTPC: z97 mobo, 16GB mem, i5-4440, SSD+HD, LG BD drive, Win 8.1 pro w/WMC + MB3.
Content sources: OTA Winegard HD7698P, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Netflix etc.
HDTV: Sharp LC-60SQ15U (ehhh).