Originally Posted by Rythmik
Another thing is do is close-mic test and compare with your in-room to see where the roll-off comes from? One of the EQs you use? or just room? It is a bit tricky to get a ported sub near field measurement, but you can try your best. Put the mic about 4" out and mid-way between the woofer and the port. Defeat all EQ.
It depends on how much you feel is missing. Often times a cleaner bass will make you feel less bass because the distortions of bass are at higher frequency and therefore more audible than the true bass itself. For any integration, the midbass integration and lower bass output are the main concern. For the former, play a piece of music with drums. If the midbass integration is bad, the drum will sound recessed. If that is the case, try adjust the subwoofer distance in AVR menu. Then play movies. If you feel the bass is just a bit less than you'd like, then you can temporarily boost the sub level by 3db and listen for a few days. It is likely after a few days of listening you realize the bass is a tad too much and come back to turn the sub level back.
I'm beginning to like what i hear now.... Turned the sub trim on the avr to abt 6 db hot and watched some more trailers on apple tv. The bass definitely sounds much much cleaner and it really is blending quite well with my speakers. I had no idea alot of what I was hearing with my prev sub was attributed to distortion, tho it still sounded pretty good.
Still playing around with it but its really starting to give me that theatre effect in my room, the one where you can hear all the lfe, but cant really tell whether its from a dedicated sub or the side speakers! Love it so far! I dont know if its psychological or what, but for some reason my speakers have also started sounding better!
Gotta play more stuff and esp music, where i hear this thing excels, with the sub level trimmed back to normal.
Its a beast to move tho, have to work hard to slide it on the subdude every time to tweak settings