Originally Posted by coolgeek
Carp, have you tried using the inuke to eq your previous 212s as Jeff suggested (boosting the 120hz-150hz range)... if so, how does that stand up to the 215s boosted?
It's just not the same. Yes the mid-bass is improved on the 212's with eq obviously, but that only goes to 60hz. Being able to quickly create a house curve on the inuke and not having to worry about adjusting the sub trim level to go along with it is so nice.
I was able to dial in my subs better btw. I had always gone with the distance settings that mcacc came up with for the subs (that's all I use mcacc for - distance) because it measured well so I trusted it was right. However, I noticed that when I was tinkering that when I ran both the 215's large and sent bass to the subs as well the response became all messed up. I tweaked the distance settings of the subs until it became smooth (also made sure to level match the bass from the 215's and the subs seperately and then together I got a 3db bump across the board).
That distance setting for the subs ended up being 5 feet further than I had always had them set up. I figured that this would be a setting that I would only use when running the mains large + subs, however when I switched to running the mains small and crossing over at 50hz or 80hz the frequency response measured even better than how my MCACC had set the distance.
So, honestly the bass is pretty close running just the 215's or crossing them over, or running them large + subs. However, there is just something about the bass sound that I do prefer when just running the 215's only. I always end up going back to it.
The stooopid thing is I have always said I prefer sealed subs for music - and that's why I sold the ported Caps. Now, I'm back to listening to music with what is basically ported Caps for the bass - go figure!