Originally Posted by Alan P
Did you re-run Audyssey after boosting the subs gain? If not, you need to.
I've tried this a hundred different ways. If I set the sub levels to match at 85db then Audyssey backs the trim all the way to -12. If I match them at 75db, then set the gain levels on the amps to the 85db after it runs, I'm happy with Audyssey's correction (which is -8.5db) I believe. I don't care if it's right or not, its the only way I like the sound.
If I match at 75db and bump the AVR sub levels up by 10db, it still doesn't sound as good as the 85db on the sub gains. Not sure why there is not parity between those two 10db adjustments, but there isn't, it just is not the same. I think the subs being so near-field messes with Audyssey calibration. At 75db sub level matching, it has the gain on the two subs to damn near off.
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