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Old 04-13-2012, 06:57 AM - Thread Starter
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Is there anything diagnosable for causing action scenes and such to just be very constantly rumbly. I am using a lilmike cinema f-20 in a 1400cuft room.

It seems to somewhat lack something until I turn it up ~5db above reference. However at that level it gets very sloppy.
Is that just a source material problem?
Is there something I can do with my room?
Do I simply not know what LFE is suppose to be like?
Is a single f-20 not enough?

I was thinking bass traps but then found out they don't really function down low. I seem to have some ringing in waterfall charts well past a second around 15-30hz. Could this be the cause?

Thanks

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What crossover setting sub and main?
How high do you have the gain up on the sub and AVR sub out?
What size room/s (Open to other rooms)?
Did you level match the outputs of the mains and sub?
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Crossover is 80hz.
The gain on the amp for the sub is the first dash on a BASH300, 45degrees above minimum or so.
The room is about 1400cuft and it can have a closed door so not open to other rooms.
The sub and the mains are level matched.
Thanks for the reply.

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Is there anything diagnosable for causing action scenes and such to just be very constantly rumbly. I am using a cinema f-20 in a 1400cuft room.

It seems to somewhat lack something until I turn it up ~5db above reference. However at that level it gets very sloppy.
Is that just a source material problem?
Is there something I can do with my room?
Do I simply not know what LFE is suppose to be like?
Is a single f-20 not enough?

I was thinking bass traps but then found out they don't really function down low. I seem to have some ringing in waterfall charts well past a second around 15-30hz. Could this be the cause?

Thanks

Are you talking about the F-20 package that comes with the 450 sub?
You're overdriving the sub and expecting way too much from this sub. (28-120Hz +/-3dB). Forget 15hz lol and I doubt very much you're getting much below 30hz.

This is a common theme, folks expecting too much from a weak sub. Play it within it's limits and keep your expectations realistic and it will be fine.

Two choices, live within the limits of the sub or consider buying a better sub.
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Are you talking about the F-20 package that comes with the 450 sub?
You're overdriving the sub and expecting way too much from this sub. (28-120Hz +/-3dB). Forget 15hz lol and I doubt very much you're getting much below 30hz.

This is a common theme, folks expecting too much from a weak sub. Play it within it's limits and keep your expectations realistic and it will be fine.

Two choices, live within the limits of the sub or consider buying a better sub.


sorry I was not clear. I am talking about http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1329971

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sorry I was not clear. I am talking about http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1329971

Oh, lol that's a whole other animal. feel free to ignore my above post.

P.S. Looks like a very interesting thread, i'm going to read it, thanks for the link.
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Is there anything diagnosable for causing action scenes and such to just be very constantly rumbly. I am using a lilmike cinema f-20 in a 1400cuft room.

It seems to somewhat lack something until I turn it up ~5db above reference. However at that level it gets very sloppy.
Is that just a source material problem?
Is there something I can do with my room?
Do I simply not know what LFE is suppose to be like?
Is a single f-20 not enough?

I was thinking bass traps but then found out they don't really function down low. I seem to have some ringing in waterfall charts well past a second around 15-30hz. Could this be the cause?

Thanks

I often get frustrated with the mix of a movie not being what I want it to be. However with some listening you should be able to find some bass effects that sound nice and tight without excessive rumble.

Now, It sounds like your a bit of a bass head, which is OK b/c I can help!

You sound like you enjoy a bit of a house curve which elevates the lower octaves of bass. Lookup house curve. Now the problem sounds like is that one F-20 might not be enough to satisfy your affinity for bass, certainly not +5db over reference. That takes some serious power and displacement! 3db is double the output so your asking one F-20 to output 266% of reference with one 15" and 300W(rated)........ Not gonna happen.

Double up for 3-6db gain from coupling and doubling displacement and power and you'll be close to what your asking......
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Try reversing polarity at the sub and see if it sounds better.
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Where is the sub placed in the room?

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I often get frustrated with the mix of a movie not being what I want it to be. However with some listening you should be able to find some bass effects that sound nice and tight without excessive rumble.

Now, It sounds like your a bit of a bass head, which is OK b/c I can help!

You sound like you enjoy a bit of a house curve which elevates the lower octaves of bass. Lookup house curve. Now the problem sounds like is that one F-20 might not be enough to satisfy your affinity for bass, certainly not +5db over reference. That takes some serious power and displacement! 3db is double the output so your asking one F-20 to output 266% of reference with one 15" and 300W(rated)........ Not gonna happen.

Double up for 3-6db gain from coupling and doubling displacement and power and you'll be close to what your asking......

Alright, well I am happy with what I have now if it's correct. I want to run that for at least a couple months .

Thank you for the detailed response.

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Try reversing polarity at the sub and see if it sounds better.

I am using Audyssey, as far as I know it should remain at 0.

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Where is the sub placed in the room?

Currently in my front left corner. I have yet to find a better placement for it, I am currently messing around with angles and orientation.

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