No EQ at current spot
OKay, so I found that my measured flat response was a fluke.
No big deal, as I added in EQ to flatten and add a rising response. With music listening it seems about right, but with the way the mid-bass sounds (45-65hz region, I mean), I thought it might need a bit more there.
I have a blu-ray of The Haunting in Connecticut that I've never watched, so I decided to watch it as a test with the current calibration and for enjoyment. Everything was going great, although the mid-bass issue shows up here too, as well as the notion that I might need a bit more overall sub/LFE. The sub shakes the floor too much and it's distracting (I need to de-couple it). Anyway I reached the scene where the cancer-dude (idk his name) was spinning his little brother on the table. I was sucked into the scene (suspension of disbelief, you would say), then suddenly the authority of the house came in yelling at me to turn it down. She was on the opposite side of the house and said the windows and floor were rattling violently.
Thus I need to get something to de-couple the sub.
So far, I'm not super impressed with performance (but can hear the potential). During the "loud" scene, I occasionally glanced at the bfd to check level and the highest light I saw it hit is the third LED, meaning between 20-100 watts (the way I have it calibrated) at -13dB from reference. Hopefully de-coupling will minimize floor transfer.
I'm a bit worried about turning it up to satisfying levels with the sub on if it's going to "violently rattle the windows" on the other end of the house at only 50 watts of drive (and more importantly cause someone to come in yelling during a scene, ruining it! My heart's still shaken from that).