Originally Posted by Sukerpooch
While I might not be an expert with home audio I do know that a 12 in Sub won't produce mind blowing crack the drywall bass I would think I would be getting some bass respons from it. I am getting better bass from my front towers if I turn off the sub and set them to large. If I turn the AVR gain up to around 3-3.5 I get bass but it is very washed out? I did do the sub crawl and the best place was directly in front of the fireplace, I didn't think that would be a good location so I Placed it off to the side. It is about 8ft to the right of the MLP.
Originally Posted by mbroadus
What were your "manual" setting that sounded fantastic?
Not totally sure since I didn't save them but I just tweaked the Audyssey settings, this is close:
Front - Small
Center - Small
Subwoofer - Yes
Surround - None
FL - 10.5ft
FR - 10.6ft
Center - 10.0ft
Subwoofer - 14.4ft
Levels - Default - 0
Sub Level - -4dB
Crossovers - Speakers have a frequency response of 90Hz
Front - 90Hz
Center - 90Hz
Bass - LPF for LFE - 120Hz
SVS PC-2000 volume at 11 o'clock
The crossover for the fronts does seem a little high. Did you use a mic boom or tripod for the Audyssey mic? Did you use the standard mic positions? At ear or tweeter level?
I placed the mic on a wood bar stool with no back that's about 3ft tall and placed in all 6 calibration settings. Not ideal but it was that or hold the mic. I ordered a camera tripod this morning from Amazon.
I live in a long 4 story long narrow open townhouse, 15ft wide, with the TV area being on one end, kitchen in the middle and sitting are on the other side. Here's a few pics.
OK, seeing the room helps a lot. Those don't look like 22' ceilings though....
What you did when you tweaked the Audyssey settings is exactly what you should do.
Changing crossover, speaker "sizes" and speaker trims will not hurt your Audyssey calibration at all. However, instead of setting all speakers to "0" trim, you should set them so they produce 75db at the MLP. I'm assuming you don't have an SPL meter, so if I were you I'd just leave the speaker trims where Audyssey set them...it's pretty good at getting that right.
Unfortunately, Audyssey is not great at setting the preferred trim nor the correct distance for your sub. The trim, you can just adjust to taste....bump it up until it sounds good to you. The distance is another matter and really requires measurement equipment to get right.
Yeah, using a bar stool ain't the best solution...good job on ordering a tripod.
Even better is a mic boom.
When you say you "placed in all 6 calibration settings" did just do it in the various seats, or did you keep them tightly clustered around the MLP (within 12")? The tight cluster tends to work better.
Did you turn DynVol off and give it a listen? You'll notice a drastic improvement by just changing that one setting, I guarantee it.