AVR: Pioneer Elite SC-65
Fronts: Definitive Technology BP8060ST
Center: Definitive Technology CS8040HD
Surrounds: Definitive Technology Pro Monitor 1000 Bookshelf
Sub1: Definitive Technology SC-2000 (Elevated to ear level. Located behind seating)
Sub2: SVS SB-2000 (Final position TBD
, currently in front stage)
Room Size: ~2800 cubic feet
At one time, I used both Sub outputs on my AVR to signal the SC-2000 sub and 8060ST woofers(SC-2000 located behind listening position.).
Since then, I have a new speaker configuration with only Sub Output 1 connected to the SC-2000. The BP8060ST's are connected with speaker wire only and are set as LARGE. I have enjoyed this configuration but want to see if I can get a little more.
I have heard nothing but great things about other sub brands and how I'm missing out on LFE performance with my current sub configuration. I saw a great deal on an SVS SB-2000 sub and I jumped on it. At the very least I would confirm if there really is a significant difference in LFE quality/quantity.
1. I changed no settings on the AVR and placed the SVS SB-2000 in the same elevated, rear position as my SC-2000. I set the gain control to the 1 o'clock position(just like my SC-2000), Phase set to 0 and LPF at LFE. I couldn't tell the difference.
2. I moved the SVS SB-2000 to the front stage. I accidentally went into the channel level settings and heard something strange. When the left/front channel was highlighted, it gave the tone in the left/front channel HOWEVER, it also pushed the tone to my DT SC-2000 sub. ???? The DT SC-2000 sub is connected to Sub Output 1. Does anyone know why this would happen?
- Also to note: When I selected the SW channel, ONLY the SVS SB-2000 sub (connected to Sub Output 2) sounded off. ????
3. So, I just went ahead and ran Full Auto MCACC. That was almost a big mistake. It set my fronts and surrounds as LARGE with the crossover set at 150Hz. LOL. I have NEVER received these results before with this AVR. Maybe because this is the first time I've run it with the elevated sub behind the listening position?
4. So, after those results, I went into the Manual SP setup and readjusted my settings. I set the fronts and surrounds to small with an 80Hz crossover setting. I turned up all of the speakers with woofer gains up to 1 o'clock.
I can hear the DT SC-2000 sub but can barely hear the SVS SB-2000 still. I do feel like every once in a while that sucker(SVS SB-2000) kicks in with a subtle, yet powerful thud. Must be the frequencies I cannot hear with the DT SC-2000?
Look, I am almost completely at a loss and I need some help. I feel that the issues I noted in #2
are the problem, but I don't know. Has anyone else had this issue? Am I worrying about nothing? Is this expected? Is there anything I'm missing/not doing? I really appreciate the help.