My living room / HT area is a small open floor to the kitchen and front door.
Speaker set up:
FL / FR: Monitor 70's
C: Monitor 25c
Surround: Jamo s426 towers
Surround/back: Energy EF-500 towers (same as Jamo's)
AVR: Pioneer SC-1222
I ran MCACC 6 times with different sub volume settings, and I found -20 dBs gave me +.05 dB's. That was the closest I got to 0 dB's. So, I left it there. Thereafter, I followed the directions from this PDF file https://www.dropbox.com/s/wcvouknssbseg0m/MCACC_SUB_EQ_1_3.pdf.
After doing all the settings from that PDF file, I settle with the following settings: SW: Plus, Fronts: Large, Surround: small, Surround back: small, xover: 80 hz. SW Trim dB @ +3.5, and increased the EQ for the Front speakers +3 db at 63hz, +2 at 125hz, and +1 at 250hz.
Within the subs setting: Phase 0, Depth, 120hz, volume at -20. I increase the volume to -15 dBs after per instructions of the PDF file.
This so far has giving me the best bass for my set up and room. Bass is strong and smooth, but not strong and overwhelming as it used to when I had the sub set at Punch.
Note: I also ran all of my speakers in Small, and Sub set to Yes, xover to 80hz. The base was good, but it was better with my Monitor 70's set to large to assist my sub with the bass. Like I've said before the explosions sound excellent strong and smooth.
Edited by GusGus748s - 3/20/13 at 3:09pm