Originally Posted by Jonathan Pacheco Vasquez
Hi guys, I received my XS15se yesterday but is not performing as expected, I am replacing a Polk 505 and while the XS goes deeper for sure it is lacking in the mid and upper bass, on a side by side comparison for music the polk sound better and louder. I tried the XS15 in different locations and ran Audessey every time but still I feel than something is missing.
With movies the XS15se sound better and it wins hands down but with music is a different history... If I play a blu-ray concert and connect both subs and then power on/off the XS15 I dont even notice it presence but if I do the same with the polk I immediately notice the lack in the mid/upper bass.
Any ideas how to solve it? I really dont think the polk is superior on any way the XS15 is a complete different league but in a side to side comparison it sounded better and louder.
Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
Receiver Denon x3100, sealed room around 2200-2300 cubic feet. Crossover at 80hz.
Congrats on the subwoofer man. What you have is a powerful and clean sounding sub. The PSW505 creates a massive amount of distortion that you hear, which makes it sound louder.
Do you have an SPL meter?
The very first thing I would do is chat with Tom. He spent over an hour with me on the phone helping me to dial in my duals.
If you can answer these questions, the guys here may be better able to assist:
Amp gain setting (approximately... 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, etc)
Amp crossover setting (e.g. max)
Amp phase setting
Subwoofer cable connection type and port (single cable or y-splitter)
Subwoofer placement in room (mid wall, corner loaded, nearfield)
Room geometry (length, width, height) with a couple of pics maybe.
AVR subwoofer trim setting (gain in your AVR settings)
AVR distance setting (if applicable)
AVR subwoofer phase
Source type (e.g. cable box TV shows, Bluray movies, digital music files, or streaming music)
...and lastly, do you have room correction software on your AVR? If so, what type and what are the settings for your listening mode (dynamic volume, music enhancement, etc).
Good luck brother. Let us know and the guys will get you sorted out shortly.