Originally Posted by JD in NJ
If you do that what will happen is that everything coming out of your subwoofer will be louder. This is often called running the sub 'hot', and is done deliberately by some who want extra bass. As Robert Palmer said, "some like it hot and some sweat when the heat is on". If that's your thing, go for it with the full knowledge that what you're hearing isn't quite what was intended, although it might just be to your liking.
So would the "better" option to keep it at -8db within Audyssey, and then change the volume on the sub itself to my liking?
And, is one option compared to the other have negative effects on the sub? Hurting it in anyway meaning long term damage? Thanks for your quick responses!!