Stopped by Will's ( asarose ) house for a bit yesterday....
We started by first calibrated his spl readings in rew and making sure that his mic ( the dayton behringer model ( that kind of looks like the umik-1 ) had the proper mic cal file being utilized.
We then started with a raw response graph of the sub, no eq / filters applied:
We then added a quick filter to try and bring the peak down a bit. it ended up helping 30-40hz range a bit to.
subs plus mains:
subs plus mains, some peq applied:
Unfortunately, I had something else to take care of on the same day i visited Will, so i couldn't stay there for much longer than an hour or so. I was pretty happy though with what we were able to improve in the hour though. the last graph shows a response of about +/-5db from 20-80. That null around 85hz is irritating though, but im not even 100% sure we could hear it.
Im hoping to stop over again soon and keep smoothing the response. In the meantime, Im sure will would appreciate it if anyone wants to look at the graphs and offer any advice / thoughts.
We did get a chance to pop in the hulk before I had to leave. We watched the school yard battle. The sub is absolutely devastating. I dont know if it was because i was seated on the section of the sofa, just to the left of the sub, or because of the subs shear output, but it produced the most tactile bass i have ever felt. I thought I was hearing the sub plus feeling bass shakers, but i wasn't ( after the scene I found out that the shakers weren't even plugged in, as they were sitting on shelf ).
It was just BEAUTIFULLY DEEP, CRAZY, EFFORTLESS, VIOLENT LFE. If your an AVS member and you are anywhere near Garden Grove CA, I would suggest you send Will a pm, and see if you can give it a listen...its simply awesome.