I posted this in Nathien's thread - update time
I received my 3000i on Monday but didn't get a chance to start setting it up until last night. After a couple of hours of "playing",(as my wife calls it) I got it sounding pretty good with music using various cds and MJ's "This Is It" (not a fan but can't argue with the quality of the sound track). Put in WOTW and it was not very impressive. Plenty loud but not very visceral. Too early to worry though, more play time needed. I did move my old sub, Servo 15, to the back of the room and now I see why the dual sub mantra is repeated so often. Second sub just adds something that is hard to describe but is way into the cool factor!
Spent more time today trying to dial the new sub in and made major progress. Started out by adjusting the gains (old sub too) down so that as an end result the subs level were -6, bumped them up to -2, took my time and played with the delay feature on the 3000i until is sounded louder(nothing drastic) and more "right", tweaked positioning (slightly), put the room size back to large (room is 2700 cu/ft, sealed dedicated space), again put in WOTW and BINGO - impressive & visceral. Had the wife been in the room, she without doubt would have called me insane and probably a few more colorful adjectives. I'm sure that I'll try some more minor tweaking but it is sounding good.
I've played around with raising my crossovers from 50 to 70 on music and think (you know how that goes) that I like it. Final thought for this post and I'm not sure what I believe, but it seems like the new sub is sounding better with more playing time, as in there is more separation between bass notes and transients are crisper. I could just be nuts though !
Outlaw 975, Krell KAV-500,
Old school Def Tech BP-2000s,( crossed over @50, no built in "subwoofers" in 1997,still none today)CLR 2000, BPX surrounds
PSA S3000i & Paradigm Servo-15
PS Audio PP-300,Sony BDP-S550,
Sony VPL-VWPRO-1, 92" Draper Onyx......