I'd like to be able to turn the volume down a bit and hold onto the wonderful bass I get at +/-0dB MVC.
Suggestions? Input? Need more data.
Edited by BeeMan458 - 2/12/14 at 6:03pm
Hey Bee, I am sorry to mention something that may sound insulting, but sometimes the little things can get overlooked. When you calibrate(d) your system for reference level listening, did you do so with Dynamic EQ off or on? I am thinking, if you did so with it on, then you are not getting the low volume boost that you should, since you have it calibrated that way.
If however, you have things calibrated with this feature off, then of course you should be getting a substantial bass boost at lower volumes.
Maybe Dyn EQ does not boost as much as Yamaha's version does, but Yamaha version offers a very noticeable and substantial boost for bass at lower volumes.
Typically, it seems as though many correction programs tend to set subwoofer levels much lower than where most people want them. My thought of what could have possibly happened was, after running Audysey, if the user turns on Dyn Eq, adjusts the volume to reference, then adjusts their subwoofer gain to where it sounds good, then this feature would obviously provide no benefit at lower volume.
Just thought it was worth a shot to see if this might have happened.
I suppose a clearer way to phrase my question to Bee is, "When listening at reference level, is DynEq on or off. If it is on, then perhaps you have your sub gain manually adjusted to sound correct with it on. This would of course negate the effect of using it at lower volume"
This makes sense, mine just seems to provide a substantial boost at fairly loud volumes, but I don't think I have gone all the way up to reference as it is just too loud. However, I am not sure if I have an accurate picture of where reference level is on my avr. Is it automatically at 0, or does some spl calibration need to be done to ensure that 0 is indeed reference.(I assume this is the case since SPL changes based on MLP distance) So, my 0 may not be representing reference.