Originally Posted by toddRiffic
I truly felt your pain today, I'm 6 miles south of Seatac airport inline with the runways and I swear it has been one GD plane after another. Must be Karma, I build them.
Yeah, living next to JFK doesnt really help. :P
You do have that option, turn your sub's gain to 3 o'clock and the bumps/sweeps will come through nice and loud if you want.
Wouldnt that throw off the measurements? I've always understood that you want the sub level to measure out as close to 0db as possible.
My 360 and Wii are underused, I never had noticed DEQ & DVOL ruining the sound for me. Maybe you have the option of turning down the surround a bit the inputs your game system uses?
I just turn the sub level down on my receiver to suit my taste.
I've tried that for a time, but the whole dynamic part of DEQ throws a wrench into it - if I lower the surrounds to match the fronts at a certain volume level, it wont match at another. Its particularly a problem in FPS games - gunshots from behind are MUCH louder than those up front when DEQ is on. Same issue with the bass.
In the end, it seems to make more sense to me not to use it at all rather than start fiddling with the settings that were painstakingly calibrated.
I also feel the pain of the apartment dweller, again I just turn the sub level down. One thing you may want to consider is SubDude, it's a isolation mat to sit your sub on, I've had people tell me that it helps decouple the sub from the floor, resulting in less bass being transmitted to your neighbors.
I actually have one, and it helps quite a bit in terms of transmitting vibrations, especially from the really low end, but the sound waves are leaking through no matter what.
Turning off the sub works for me now, but I'm hoping for a more elegant solution in the future, particularly one that doesnt require getting off my ass.
I'm not the expert around here, just trying to help. I'm sure that this stuff has been discussed ad nausea because the steep learning curve of these concepts and the enormous thread size causes so many issues to be rehashed because no newcomer has the time to give the thread a thorough read.
Well, I wasnt really searching for a solution in the first place, since what I really need doesnt seem to exist yet. It's not the first time I've posted here either, I just thought I'd throw my two cents in on what I'd like to see next, while I went through the agonizingly long calibration process.