Originally Posted by NewbieOnk607
Just ran Audessey with my equipment below and had some questions....
1)Does adding another sub(ESW-8)to a 5.1 setup make a difference?
2)Here are the settings Audessey did for my speakers
Frts,Center,and Surrounds at 40hz. LPE at 100hz. Is this normal??
3)the level calibration was set as..
Sub-15.0db...I set it to -2.0db
Again, are these normal settings?? The bass just didnt seem "booming"to me compared to my ESW-8... Any advice is appreciated and Thanks for helping a newbie...
1) Depends on whether your current sub is able to pressurize the room, but in general, adding a 2nd sub means you have more headroom and the 1st sub doesn't have to work as hard. If you can fit it in, I'd say go for it.
2) Audessey also set my fronts and center at 40hz, I bumped them up to 80. I don't remember what it set the sub to.
3) Level calibration is going to be different for everyone as it is dependent on the location of each speakers in relation to where the microphone was placed, as well as room interactions, speaker efficiency, etc. Generally Audessey does a good job with this. As far as the sub being set to -15db, do you have a SPL meter? Most likely you have the gain on the sub turned up too high as -15db is the max the receiver can reduce the signal. I'd suggest getting a SPL meter (can pick them up at radio shack) and properly calibrate the sub level. Then rerun Audyessey and see what it comes up with. You may initially feel that you're missing the bass, but if you properly calibrate it, you'll be hearing what was intended.