Originally Posted by bradymartin
audyssey set my f12 to -2.5 at about 1 gain on the sub. wanted more bass so i upped the level from the denon to +1
i still want more bass (it doesnt exactly shake my room like many say theirs does so im thinking something is wrong). i dont want to increase the gain on the sub as to not mess with the audyssey filters.
id like to try +2 or maybe even +3, but dont want to push my luck. how much higher can i raise the sub level on the denon receiver without damaging the sub?
If you only have the gain on the sub at 1, then the F12 definitely has much more to offer for you. I normally have my receiver set at 0db for the sub, and the gain on the back of the sub around the 9 or 10 o'clock position (3 or 4) depending on if I am playing games or watching movies. I do find that I need to turn it up slightly more for music, but that is probably just the way certain music is recorded.
As for how much you can push the sub, the most I have done was 3db on the receiver and about 4.5 gain on the sub while watching the earthquake scene in War of the Worlds at around the 20 min mark. Also turning up the master volume on the receiver will also obviously increase the volume of the sub as well. If I turn up the master volume higher while watching a movie, I will typically have to turn down the sub volume so it is not overpowering. Hope that helps!