Originally Posted by cyberbri
Every room and setup is different, and where you put the sub and your couch/listening position can completely change the sound. If you move the sub 2 feet or across the room, the bass will sound very different and be louder/quieter at different frequencies.
Have you done the "bass crawl" to find the optimum location for the sub?
What receiver do you have? A lot of newer receivers have auto-setup. I suggest setting the sub gain at a 30~40% level, and running the auto-setup. Then manually switch all speakers back to Small with an 80Hz crossover (a lot of speakers end up as Large even though they shouldn't be). But the sub level should be set correctly by the receiver.
Then if you want, you can raise the sub level in the receiver.
Or if you don't care about knowing how the bass is supposed to be set at all, just put the gain wherever you want. When you do that, you'll definitely have a lot of bass. But it will be mismatched and you lose all subtlety and detail. But you may find you get a headache after watching a movie or listening to music for an hour or two...
I have the LMC-1, which has no bass management
Cant do the bass crawl, only one spot to put the subs unfortunately
I set em' at about 11:30, we shall see how that goes lol!