Originally Posted by BeerBoy
Any help on the best eq settings for a sub? I dont seem to be getting much out of my sub after the Audyssey tested my set up. My sub is a BIC V1020.
Originally Posted by Augerhandle
It depends on the room. You attenuate the peak frequencies, and accentuate the null frequencies, which change from room to room, and change if you move your sub. If you've run Audyssey, a lot of people go into the menu and tweak the sub level up about 3dB. Don't change the knob on the sub though, as it will throw off Audyssey's settings.
The 609 and 509 have Audyssey 2EQ, which does not EQ the subwoofer output.
You need an external EQ, like a Behringer 1124, and measurement tools, like REW and an SPL meter, to tame your SW response with these receivers.
Audyssey MultEQ and XT are in the higher level models, which do attempt to EQ the SW channel.
The only thing Audyssey will do in the 609/509, as noted, is adjust the level and distance.
And I disagree with Augerhandle's advice: go ahead and adjust the SW gain as you see fit: Audyssey is a tool, and if you want more bass, go ahead and give yourself more bass. Especially since Audyssey can't do anything about the SW EQ, so the relative boominess/bass content is very dependent on the frequency of the material, and you might be happy with something different from what the (basic) Audyssey algorithm has decided is "right".
As recently stated in the Audyssey thread: Reference vs. Preference, and Preference is OK.