Home Theater Lacks Bass When Playing Music
I'm sure this has been addressed over the ages, but I didn't find my answer via search so here we go.
As the title suggests, I'm looking for feedback on potential reasons why my HT setup lacks bass when listening to music.
Receiver - Pioneer VSX-1121
Mains/Center - Polk Monitor 60/CS20
Sub - SVS PC12-NSD
My receiver has the typical auto calibrate feature, which I have used. My speakers size is set to 'small', and my crossover is set to 80hz (though I've changed this to 120, 100, and 60 is the past). With this configuration, movies are astronimcally great in terms of bass. Terminator Salvation, in particular, was terrifying at times with the amount of rumbling coming from the SVS. Point here is that I think the setup is good to go to produce bass.
So back to my main issue. Music through this system lacks bass in a big way. Granted, most of the music I play comes from my iPod, and I understand that compression = loss of dynamics. But even if I play a CD I get the same results (the only disc I have with a substantial amount of bass is the first John Legend album).
To put it in perspective - I have that same album on my iPod. Playing that album on my iPod in my CAR (2009 Ford Flex with factory stereo)sounds better than the CD does on my HT system.
Are HT generally just not that great at reproducing bass from music? I mean, if I'm watching a movie, and the soundtrack has music with a lot of bass, the SVS shakes the house. That is very confusing and a little frustrating. In any case, any input would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for reading,
Last edited by sketterman1981; 06-27-2014 at 10:45 AM.