Originally Posted by derekhonda
Well I was able to run mcacc a couple times last night, and then I watched John Carter. Had never seen it before it's not terrible. Anyways, I was happy with the levels after re-calibrating....but it's not really a big bassy movie, so there wasn't anything to drown out the other speakers, so I'm not sure if I really did anything at all! I'll probably try and watch a few action scenes this weekend and cross my fingers.
OK, did you level match each sub one at a time ??
Here is how you do it.
Disconnect all but one sub and run the auto cal,
After the auto cal runs, check the subwoofer channel level in the AVR.
Anything between -3db and +3dB after running autocal for an individual sub is great.
If the sub channel trim is less than -3 (-4, -5, -6 is less than -3) after auto cal reduce the volume control on the subwoofer
and run the auto cal again.
Repeat this process until the AVR sets the subwoofer channel trim between -3db and +3dB for the first subwoofer..Even if it seems like the sub volume is barely turned on this is the way to get your system setup correctly.Do not adjust the volume control on the sub once you have completed this process.
Do not move the sub once it is level matched.
Disconnect the first sub and connect a different one.
Repeat the process of running auto cal and adjusting the subwoofer volume control until you get the subwoofer channel trim in the AVR between -3dB and +3dB for the second sub..
If there are more subs continue to set each one individually until all that you want to use are individually level matched to the speakers.
Connect all subs that you level matched and run the auto cal one more time, this will level match the entire combination of subs to the speakers.
At this point the subwoofers will be level matched to your speakers.
Once you do this I will discuss some of the other things the calibration may be doing that needs user adjustment.