Originally Posted by ch1sox
Is there a way of knowing how loud I should have my sub?
a lot of ideas, but my rule of thumb. if you have the sub set for 50Hz and below you should not be able to hear any
audio out of the sub speaker box. go to HT 101
and use "realtraps" test tone to see if your sub vibrates. if it does
you need to turn the sub down or what your driving the sub with. listen for nice clean sound.
start with your audio level at normal TV listening at first.
then try at your movie level.
if you are still getting any noise from the sub box,
one or the other may still be driving too hard.
it may take a while to get it right. patience......
some times I have a new movie that will hit it just a bit hard.....I have to re-adjust.
it took me over 1 month to get it right.
to give you a idea, low volume watching TMZ has kettle drums sounds great,
then turn it up to watch Inception
. it shakes my house, my wood frame house 13'X16' room floor vibrates up and down 1"
and can feel it through my feet being on the floor. but I still do not hear any noise
the sub speaker box. I run a BIC V1220 12" 200 watt 430watt peak.
it's volume on the sub box is 3 and 3/4 out of 10.
I am sure most who buy a sub want to run it at 10 out of 10.....for effect.
hope that helps.....