you know there is a difference between flat & accurate bass vs. pimp-mobile bass
to each his own...POUND
what are you looking for, better explosions? or making a normal R&R song with a bass guitar sound like it's a DJ club?
take my 2 posts in the spirit in which they're given, that I'm genuinely trying to help you.
1. Sub position
have you considered the sub's position? I would guess not, based on your posts. you just may be sitting in a bass null at the freq you'd like to hear the most of. a null is where the reflected sound waves cancel each other out at specific freq's at a specific spot in the room. a peak is the opposite, where reflections cause the waves to add to each other, boosting a particular freq at a specific spot. bass freq's are where nulls & peaks have the most effect in a room...every room has them and they are based on room dimensions in all 3 planes & where the bass is coming from.
before you do anything to further degrade the sound in your room
, try repositioning the sub to another spot. even a ft or 2 can make a difference. or moving your seat/sofa a bit can accomplish the same thing. I can change the bass response in my room just by moving the mic 1 ft forward of where my seat back is. one way to locate the best sub location is put the sub in your seat (!) and walk around the room until you hear the loudest, fullest bass. then put the sub at that place.
2. Accurate bass vs boomy bass and Sub Volume
you may just be experiencing for the 1st time what more accurate bass sounds like. if you want better explosions, get a better sub, capable of high output 20Hz & below. if you just want extremely boosted 40-60 Hz normal bass, you could
turn the 63, 125 Hz levels up. but that has negative effects (see next post). better, turn the whole sub volume to whatever thump level gets your butt moving. but you can't say that is accurate bass or a flat freq response because it "ain't"
MCACC is trying to set as close to a flat response as it can with the capabilities in it.
3. Crossover & sub output level in receiver
all crossover adjustments are going to do is tell the receiver where to cutoff the bass from the front L/R speakers. setting them to Small is a way to more fully utilize your sub. contrary to those pushing the Plus setting, that is NOT the way to go for accurate bass. increasing the crossover only sets the cutoff point higher but has NO effect at all on the sub's volume, which seems to be what you seek. setting the crossover lower shifts the bass freq's more to the fronts but also has NO effect on the volume of those frequencies. that is a function of the sub's capability and its volume setting. you can increase the Sub output level in MCACC and that will also boost the preamp signal from the receiver to the sub so the sub's internal amplifier has a higher signal to start with.
4. Tone control
if all you want is boosted 60 hz bass, you do have a bass tone control setting to use, just like the old days of bass/treble knobs
it's in the audio parameters menu.
5. EQ Freq Changes
you should be able to get it to POUND to your butt's content by increasing its volume, the receivers' sub output level in MCACC or a modest
increase in 63 & 125 Hz.
....see my next post for more why just extreme boosting the 63 & 125 Hz is not
a good idea for overall sound quality.Edited by ss9001 - 1/23/13 at 9:44am