Originally Posted by joshgfeller
I think I have mine set right as far as crossovers and speaker sizes now. My trouble is I like to have my bass turned down a little bit when watching sportscenter or something like that but then when I'm watching master and commander or Saving Private Ryan I like my sub cranked up a few notches to really "wake the neighbors". I wish it was easier to raise and lower the gain on the subwoofer on the AVR without having to go into channel levels every time.
That's the easiest way to make the changes. Just before one starts the movie, grab the remotes, go into the AVR's main menu, find speakers, subwoofer, jack the gain up a few dB's, close the deal, start movie. When the movies is over, what ever. Next time the telly is used for cable mash, back into the menu and reverse the process. Sorry, agreeing with you as I haven't found a better way.
The alternative which I followed was get a DSPeaker, Anti-Mode, 8033S II that does an excellent job of leveling the bass, take the time to learn a real time room analyzer and dial the system in so the bass is strong and not weak in the first fifty or sixty Hz of a subs capability.
(The new drivers and radiators should be delivered today)
The point, I see you're using a single 10" sub who's specs are 30Hz to 140Hz
which means, for your stated desires, unfortunately, the sub being used, needs to be upgraded to a more capable configuration. Can you upgrade the subwoofer you currently have?