Originally Posted by rhinomike
This is what I have.... Plus the HSU Sub.... Also the room layout is below. It is a rough drawing. I am not an artist... LOL.... If you look at the first row of seats that has a * on it... That is where I sit. Where it states table next to it.... That is where I put the sub.
TX-NR-609 NETWORKED RECEIVER
DEFINITIVE TECHNOLOGY BP-8020
TOWER SPEAKER WITH 8 INCH SUB
DEFINITIVE TECHNOLOGY CS-8040HD
CENTER CHANNEL SPEAKER
DEFINITIVE TECHNOLOGY SURROUND SPEAKER WITH
BUILT IN BACK BOX (2 mounted in the roof)
I am pretty new to all of this..... The technician that did my installation set up the sub for me... I have not touched any settings. Can you tell me how to check this and I will let you know. Sorry to sound stupid but I am really new to all of this.... but I am trying to learn. Thanks for the help.
Actually a nice sketch! Conveys all the necessary info.
Please take a photo of the back of the subwoofer showing the details of the controls on the amp and the ports. That would tell us a lot about how he setup the sub.
Is the subwoofer placed so the woofer is firing into the side of your chair? That would be best, with about 2" spacing between the woofer and the side of your chair.
Do you know if he ran the Audyssey auto setup?
I suggest doing the following:
Set the subwoofer to 1 port open, EQ1, Q=0.7, crossover out, volume 9 o'clock (1 tick up from min). Place the Audyssey mike at your listening position, ear level. Run Audyssey auto setup.
After Audyssey has done the setup, check the sub out level on the receiver. If it's somewhere between +3 and -3, great. If it's low like -10, or -12, you want to turn down the subwoofer volume (say half way between min and the first tick) and re-run. Aim for sub out level between -3 and +3.
Once you achieve this, set the subwoofer to two ports open, EQ2, Q=0.3. You should not have any popping issues after that.
P.S. - That is a HUGE space for one VTF-3 MK4 to fill! Assuming 8 ft ceiling, its about 7,700 cu.ft. A lot bigger than what we would recommend for one VTF-3 MK4.