Originally Posted by jlpowell84
I kind of felt that way too initially. You have to get used to the idea that not all music has ground pounding bass. Same with movies.
Give yourself time and you'll appreciate what your hearing. My VTF-15H blows away my old Velodyne. Bass wasn't consistent with my Velodyne in music due to the "bell curve" shape of the frequency response. Now when the bass player goes up and down the scale I hear all of the notes. The sound only softens or get louder when it's intentional by the bass player.
What did audyssey set your bass level at? And did you bump it up a couple of db's?
I think mine is at -1. Keep in mind what -1 or -3 or +2 means is that your receiver had to lower or raise the sub channel to compensate for the volume level on the sub itself. The exact number is not important as long as it's somewhere between -3 and +3.
I have the SMS-1. After Audyssey I did some adjusting with that. Also, I raised the Q on my sub from .7 to .5. I did bump up the sub level with the volume control on the SMS-1 to compensate for my adjustments.
As ack_bk said, make sure your speakers are set to small. Also, check the crossover points for your speakers. 80Hz is the recommended setting, but you can try other points to see if there is an improvement. Remember that you can raise the crossover from where your receiver set them, but don't lower them. For my setup 120Hz works real well.