Originally Posted by Rythmik
There are 3 things you may need to check: 1) I assume you have the volume setting same with both LV12R and BIC. If that is the case, feel free to turn up the volume on LV12R. Our LV12R subs are designed with the intention that you will set the volume control at 12 o'clock to 2 o'clock position. 2) It takes a bit time to loosen up the spider if you have just gotten the sub. Play it for a couple of hours at least. The sound will open up quite considerably 3) Don't try it with music. You may have gotten used to the sound from BIC. Instead, play a couple of movies and the low end rumbling from LV12R can be appreciated more.
I have another customer called me just an hour after he connected everything up. He was very worried that he may have received a bad unit. I explained everything and 3 hours later I called him again and he told me he was happy with the sub (include the knobs, the brushed aluminum panel...).
I had the BIC at 10, maybe even 9. I had the LV12R at 12, and tried putting it up higher, but that did nothing for the missing "body" of the bass. I have been trying it with music and movies, especially the Transformers movies. The opening shot right after the title of the first movie, where it shows the heliplane flying in the desert, has the loudest, deepest bass in any movie I have, so I like to use it to test my sound systems. The bass still sounded like it was mostly missing, except for some boominess.
I don't think I have a bad unit, because the HSU did the exact same thing, even after using it for about 15 hours. But I am completely at a loss for what may be the culprit here. I even removed my carpet to see if there would be any improvement. I really wish there was someone near me who could check it out, because I'm starting to actually miss my BIC...