Thanks for the explanation I found it very helpful.
So I've ran audyssey both ways, once at 12 and once at 2. When I ran it at 12 o'clock the sub came up on the receiver as -.5dB, and was -10.5dB at 2 o'clock. So if I'm understanding correctly these two settings should be nearly identical as far subwoofer calibration is concerned, right? Now here's what I don't understand, How is changing the gain on the AVR different than changing the gain on the sub? or is it? Or another way of phrasing my question is what exactly does changing the gain for the sub on the AVR do? Sorry if this has been addressed elsewhere, I'm just trying to understand how this stuff works.
Thanks again for the replies!
It seems strange to me that moving the gain on the sub from 12 to 2 o'clock caused the receiver calibration to change that much. Did you double run each calibration to make sure they were correct? I think I read somewhere that you want to set your gain on the sub such that your receiver calibration ends up in the range from like -3 to + 1. If you have to set your sub gain 3/4 or higher to achieve this then your sub is probably undersized for the room it's in.