Originally Posted by Buck0702
Quick question, hopefully this hasn't been covered yet. When doing the auto calibration, what volume level should the subwoofer be in? My subwoofer only has a knob with no specific numbers, which I set to the middle when I calibrated, but i feel like I'm not getting a lot of base from it compared to when I had the older receiver. By the way I have the 1018.
Anyway, for most subs, ideally the sub gain should be around 9:00-10:00 and the AVR sub level in the 0 to -5 range. It doesn't always work out that way, so you adjust one or the other or both to bring them closer. In the ballpark is close enough. Those are just guidelines, not rules.
Most people set their subs "hot" if they do it by ear. MCACC will give them a flat response, which may sound lacking if you are used to boosted lows. (There can be more to it, but its a subject onto itself.) A lot of people manually boost the AVR sub setting by 2-3dB, which can add some heft without too much distortion.