A little bit of background. My sub (1) is a Polk PSW505. Sub 2 is the subs built into my Def Tech BP2003 mains using a Y splitter.
I was extremely impressed with Audyssey XT32's first step of having me set my sub volumes at around 75db (8 o'clock gain). Setting #1
was easy. Setting #2
was more difficult because I had to adjust the volume on both the balance them while setting them at around 75db (left 11 o'clock, right 7 o'clock - 5" in front of a wall). But I nailed it.
Audyssey ran, distances are very close to physical measurements, and it did an absolutely amazing job creating a broad soundstage for stereo music. I actually had to make sure it was not in some sort of DSP mode. I'm VERY impressed. Watching TV the surround effects are fantastic, I couldn't ask for anything better.
Now, here is the rub, and it's pretty bad. There is absolutely ZERO bass, Audyssey set sub 1 at -6, sub 2 set is at -3. The highs (in this already bright set of mains) actually hurt my ears at a moderate listening level like -40 to -30db. Dynamic Volume is in Medium
Can I run Audyssey just to set the subs?
What can I do about the ear piercing highs?
I know my sub setup is not ideal, it's probably causing problems in fact. I would like to take advantage somehow of the Def Tech LFE inputs. What should I do? What about running the pre-out L & R to them? The center channel CLR2300 has the center pre-out going to it. I don't know if it's making any difference or not.
I can post a couple of pix of my listening area.