Originally Posted by biglen
Yes. The sub is still pretty loud with Dynamic Volume.
Personally I have found that the Dynamic EQ as well as dynamic volume features are best used without a subwoofer. in fact to be even more specific what I do is I will use my subwoofer when I am using Audyssey room correction only (not Dyn eq or Dyn vol). when I use those features with the subwoofer on it really seems to bloat the bass. But, when I am watching cable television or using a source where I do not require my subwoofer I will turn off the subwoofer and then turn on Dynamic EQ or volume depending on the situation. when I do this however I still have the crossover setting set to 60 so everything below 60 is just lost which is exactly what I want late at night. it's a really nice thing to be able to simply turn off your subwoofer and still keep your crossover setting. you need to turn off your subwoofer directly though as opposed to turning it off digitally through the AVR itself, because if you turn it off via the AVR it will automatically set your front speakers too large which then introduces a full range signal to your mains. Really gives you a lot of flexibility and gives you the power to completely eliminate low frequencies that you don't want to bother people with us at night. But again I have found that in my system using dynamic EQ and dynamic volume is best done with out a subwoofer. However having said all of that I feel as though those settings can also bloat the bass if you are using your fronts set to "large" (as stated above), especially if your mains are capable of producing deep bass. the real moral of this story in a nutshell is that I feel any system which produces deep bass will sound bloated with Dynamic EQ or dynamic volume activated... whereas systems that do not go down into low frequencies may end up sounding more robust and full with the use of these features. of course your taste will be different than mine but this has been my experience after using these settings with a hand full of different speakers and receivers...AVR 890, 3808, 4310, 4810, and 4308 which I now own...all used with various Polk RTi speakers.