Originally Posted by Jerry Bruckheimer Fan
Well, that's all the confirmation I need. I'm now following your footsteps and ordering my 2nd VTF-3 MK5 HP. But wow, your volume dial on both the subs are 10 o'clock? You might want to get your house frames reinforced with steel. LOL!!! That's pretty loud. I got mine at around 9 o'clock and I don't think it's too little.
Yup 10 o'clock, but I'll admit I'm a basshead lol. When watching movies I want to have the maximum output I can get, which is why I run them so hot. Keep in mind I RARELY reach reference volume, typically maxing around -10db give or take 2db. That is another reason why I have the gain a little high, to make up the difference.
I'd rather turn them down with the AVR trim if they are too loud, than have to raise the trim really high to satisfy my bass craving.
FWIW when I ran the audyssey calibration, I had the gain a hair above 9 o'clock and it set the sub trim at -8db. Since I like my bass hot, I then raised the gain to 10 o'clock. Any tweaking from there is done with the sub trim on the AVR.
The second sub will not disappoint. Be prepared for a large increase in bass quality, so much so it took me by surprise. I'm very excited for you!