Originally Posted by skiman24
When I did my Audyssey calibration I had the gain level on the subs at the 10 o'clock posistion and it read the subs at 82-83db's with 0db on trim level. I initially adjusted it down to 75 db but Audyssey bump up the trim level to 2.5db, and I like a little extra bass more then the next guy so I reset the trim back to 0db and put it at the 10 o'clock position. Its still clean but not as tight as I would like for my music but in movies these bad boys rock.
This is what you do not want to do with Audyssey.
If your AVR has Multi EQ or higher set the sub to 75db as heard by the Adyssey mic by using the level adjustment on the sub's amp.
Once you hit 75db, go though the normal Audyssey setup. Let the system set the levels where it wants. Be sure to use a tripod for the mic and don't be in the room when Audyssey is running.
From there if you want a bit more bass, use the trim levels in Audyssey to bump up the sub. If you make changes on the sub itself Audyssey has no way of knowing you've made a change and can not make adjustments of its own to compensate for the increased sub output.
Also make sure you've done the Sub Crawl. If you have not, there are many topics and Youtube videos on how to do it.
After running Audyssey you see that it has set your sub to a high -db level, you need to either turn down your sub or try running setup again. A light to moderate level of background noise can make a difference in readings.
When set properly the PL-200 is a very nice sub for the price. I'm in the process of building my dedicated HT and will be buying another PL-200 so I can run dual subs.
Lastly decoupling the sub from the floor helps quite a bit. An Auralex SubDude really helps tighten things up.