Originally Posted by rhinomike
Ok I will try to do the Audyssey today. After that where about should the volume be set?
Remember, set the sub to one port open, EQ1, Q=0.7, volume 9 o'clock, phase 0, crossover out. Run Audyssey auto calibration with mike at your listening position. After calibration, check receiver's crossover frequency and sub out level. If crossover is not 80 Hz, set them manually to 80 Hz. If sub out level is not between +3 and -3, adjust the subwoofer's volume control and re-run. e.g., if sub out is at -10, you adjust the subwoofer's volume control down a bit. If it's at +10, turn up the subwoofer's volume to 10 o'clock and re-calibrate.
Once the crossover is at 80 Hz and sub out level on receiver is between +3 and -3, set the subwoofer to two ports open, EQ2, Q=0.3. The subwoofer should be at the correct level (accurate bass - if a movie sounds bass shy, it's because the recording has not much bass). You should not need to do anymore volume adjustments on the subwoofer.
If you want to adjust for more output, do it with the receiver's sub out level control. that way, you can easily set it back to the accurate position. Just remember where Audyssey set it to.
How high did you usually set the volume on the receiver when watching your movies - like Avatar, Ghost Protocol? Which scene on the Ghost Protocol did you get popping?