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Location: Orland Park, Il
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Originally Posted by Alan P
Took the day off yesterday for my birthday and was playing some clips from the AVS Bass Demo disc. System is sounding awesome BTW....but I decided to measure my peaks during some clips...The Flight of the Phoenix "plane crash" scene is one of the more intense...and I was hit a peak of 112db at -10MV with the subs running 7db hot.
Then I decided to go outside.
From the sidewalk in front of my house (~15' away) I was getting peaks around 88db and could hear the bass pretty good. Walked over and stood next to the outside wall of my neighbors house (~25 away) and was getting peaks around 82db...the bass was more than noticeable.
My first thought was, "Maybe I've went too far?".
The point of the story is that I then went in and started lowering my sub trims. I'm now at only 3db hot and I think it actually sounds better overall. I don't feel like I lost much in the bass department and it sounds "cleaner". Just wanted to point this out for any of you guys like me that have your subs running really hot...try it a little lower, you may like it.
Whether or not this is going to cause less annoyance for my neighbors, I'm not sure...but it certainly can't hurt.
Happy B-Day Alan, I run my subs 4db's hot. I like clean detailed bass.
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Last edited by Mike Butny; 02-24-2015 at 02:29 PM.