Originally Posted by starstx
Hey everyone. I just got the PC12-NSD and the MBS-01 bookshelves with an Onkyo 707 receiver as that is all I can afford is a 2.1. Start saving and adding on next year.
My room dimension are 18x14x8 and the room is open on the left side going to the dining and kitchen area. The bookshelves are Left and Right of the TV and the sub is sitting just to the right of the fron, right bookshelf speaker I have read a ton of posts on here of people "feeling" the bass and being somewhat blown away. However, I am a newbie to all of this and maybe I just don't know how to setup correctly.
I hooked everything up last night and ran the Audyssey EQ from the Onkyo and have not messed with any other settings but wanted to give it a test run. I am not feeling the bass whatsoever which can't be right from all the posts I have read. I mean a lot of people have similar size dimensions and report plenty of bass to fill the room and not having to go past a 10 o clock position.
Can anyone help me out with settings, setup advice for the subwoofer or an Onkyo 707 receiver? I have to be missing something. I double checked and everything is hooked up correctly with the proper cables and the receiver is recognizing a 2.1 stereo system setup. I do have a friend coming over on Friday to try and hash out why I am not getting that oomph. I was thinking about getting the PC12 Plus but after reading many posts, going over room dimensions, and another friend who saw the actual room I was setting up the consensus pointed to the PC12-NSD being more than enough to provide solid smooth deep rich bass to fill the room. I am at the crossroads right now of figuring out if the problem is me or that I need to return and get the PC 12 plus.
Any help or advice would be appreciated.
Can you make a diagram or take pictures of your room? With bass, placement is key. Both the subwoofer placement and your seating location will make a big difference on bass response. Are you sitting right smack in the middle of the room? If so, you're in a big bass vacuum. You can also experiment with different subwoofer locations to see if they help.
Try running a movie scene with good bass and moving around the room. Chances are at some location you'll get good bass. You can try the "sub crawl". Put the sub at your main listening position and play something with lots of bass. Then crawl around the room listening for where the bass sounds the best. This is where you should put the subwoofer. It sounds strange, but it really does work!
Another recommendation is to use a SPL meter to manually calibrate the subwoofer with the rest of your speakers. Audyssey usually does a good job, but it's good to check for yourself to make sure it calibrated well.
Also double check to make sure you don't have "midnight mode" or DRC (dynamic range compression) on in your receiver or DVD/Blu-ray players. These modes limit bass output.
Hope you can get things figured out. The PC12-NSD won't be an absolute beast in your room, but you should definitely feel it! Best of luck.