Originally Posted by hiprecked
I have done this and the results are worse than were I started.
was needed and my mistake
made the problem worse, the subs no longer turn on. The reason I turned the subwoofer level up on the receiver was to send more voltage to the sub line in. That in turn appeared to wake up the sub sooner. With the sub level set at -6, the subs are no longer waking up (I have the DefTech sub knob at 2 o'clock now)
New boards are arriving tomorrow and I'll see if that fixes this along with the thumb problem.
Most likely will switch of B&W CM9s plus a sub. Best Buy has them on clearance 50% off.
Not sure if it helps you in your case, but my experience with my BP9040's has been that the recommendation of setting the sub volume to 12 o'clock MASSIVELY overloads the bass. Could just be my room but I reran Audyessy last night and with the sub volume set anywhere above 9 o'clock (or the 3rd indicator on the dial's scale) my sub trim's hit -12db. At just a titch below that 3rd marker my trims rise to -9db. I'm using a Marantz SR5010 with sub gain at 0db. Zero issue with the amps in the speakers turning on though. You shouldn't have to play a game of competing volume settings to provide enough signal to turn the subs on.
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