Originally Posted by eNoize
Are your front Left and Right speakers set to small or large? Can you change the crossover setting on the receiver up to 100hz or 120hz?
Yeah, that's pretty loud. The closer you get to 0 on the receiver, the better. The fact that the annoying thump is gone means you are on the right track. After calibration, you adjust volume at the sub, not the receiver, until you are satisfied, but only a little at a time. You want more chest-hitting waves, then turn up the volume a little at the sub, not the receiver. And you can experiment with the crossover setting (80hz or 100 hz or 120hz) to see which sounds best in your room.
This is what everyone means by audio hobby being a journey. Keep working at it until you are happy with your purchase.
My speakers are set to small.
I reclaibrated with MCACC a few times over trying to meet the 0.0 channel level on my sub. I came pretty close, +0.5 on my sub. I then manually went to my subwoofer's dial and increased a dial very slightly.
The results? It sounds alot more full and RIGHT mostly. The helicopter scene on black hawk down, when the propeller is in rotation, I can now hear the sub waves of the propellar coming from the celing. It's pretty cool actually.
Thanks a bunch for your advice.
After a few more minutes into the movie, again, the bass is pronounced and feels like the bass is out of phase.
Since I now know there is standard of where sub level should be (0.0 on recievr) I can somewhat say that the BIC is botttoming out (?).
I caught this when the pronounced bass was being played in the backround music, at first I thought it was just a pronounced bass coming from somewhere in the movie again, but when I raised up the overall volume a bit, I found out that it was a BOOMYNESS being overplayed of that backround music.
In other words, where the bass should be kept punchy and instant, the BIC was oveplaying it with boomyness (continous bass) so the whole time I was thinking when watching movies that it was just a pronounced bass coming from somewhere whenit was actually a backround music score that was being played. (kind of crazy how i couldnt even tell it was a music score)
I can now clearly see notice the difference somewhat since I know of the standard of where the bass channel level shold be at and also, I was only able to CATCH it now (that it was actually a music score that the BIC was trying to put out) because the sub woofer was now set at the right levels. (thanks to eNoizie).
So thereby I retract statement of what I said. I think its worthwhile to spend a fair amount of money into subs from what i imagine.
Infact, might as well go all out. Anyone reccomend a good sub that wont bottom out and can keep up its pace ACCURATELY on all sources that a movie throws at you (low as well as highs) to ALL genres of movies?
Off to Hsu in a couple weeks, might as well pick up one of theirs but please do comment on whats out there. Thanks.