Originally Posted by Rythmik
GTG is more a social event. People want to have fun. I have been to a few of similar events and honestly even myself would turn up the sub just to show the sub was there, even though that is not how I would enjoy it at home. One attendee finally approached and told me I have run the sub too hot. But there was definitely some pressure prompting me and others to do that. If you read it closely, sub run at 8db hotter at GTG. On the other hand, what I am more interested in the FR plots.
Reljetavenger, I have a question abou the E15 FR. It seems to be cut at around 70hz. Is that the minidsp EQ engaged? I am puzzled by it.
I had the PEQ on. In hindsight, I wish I had left it off, especially after listening to Dstews FV15HP with it off.
Since we were not using any EQ save for level matching at a single frequency for all subs, it seemed to be the smart thing to do, let the sub's PEQ go to work. However, it is clear to me I should not have run it that way, mainly because I do not have that much experience with it and all of the settings offered (at home use XT32/sub eq). And we really did not have the time to spend dialing it in right, what with all the other subs there. For the music clips, it sounded great/blended well with the speakers. But for the movie clips, it was not delivering what I know it is capable of. The FR chart tells part of the story. For the movie clips where you get that hit in the gut, it wasn't there. But I know it is there. It was very frustrating and I kept telling everyone not to blame the sub for the performance, that it is more capable than it showed at the GTG. It was user error, not the subs fault.
For reference, with the PEQ on, Gain at 0, Bandwidth at MIN, FREQ (I cannot remember where this was set)
Phase at 0, Crossover at 100, Level at about the 2 o'clock position
Low pass ext/12, rumble filter off, Extension filter: Freq 14, Damping Hi.
(Didn't realize at the time I set it/should not have used that low pass setting)Edited by realjetavenger - 10/24/12 at 5:25pm