Originally Posted by SeekingNirvana
Yea I'm using the master slave configuration. The problem I have is that my slave (dd-15) is right next to my couch, about 3-4 feet away from MLP. So when I run self eq, the test tone is to loud and doesn't seem to do anything on the graph. The spl is pinned on the graph. I know you said self eq is set at a predetermined loudness, maybe I should do the opposite? Self eq master and manual slave? Even after I do that...how do you manual? Hook both subs up to out put test tone and just move eq bars up or down to make the graph as flat as possible? I noticed you can cursor left or right on each frequency (Q?).
In the past I've just run self eq on both avr and subs and just left it at that. Now that I have my system complete, I know it can sound much better then it does with the self eq. So I'm kinda a noob at doing the manual eq stuff. Do you know of any installers/calibrators in the area? Someone that can come to my house and dial in my tv, and audio? I've called around to places like century stereo, and places like. They say only if you bought equipment from them that they will come out.
Given the proximity of the slave, you will need to EQ this subwoofer manually. You will need to EQ these two subwoofers as individual subwoofers, one at a time. You can not have both subwoofers playing the sweep tone at the same time. While the sweep tone plays you can move the cursor from band to band and press select for the band you wish to adjust. From there you can raise or lower the gain, and shift the frequency you are adjusting up or down (so instead of adjusting at 40Hz, you can adjust at 35Hz, etc).
Now in addition to those adjustments you also can adjust the Q factor, this is how wide or precise the audio filter is. It can be thought of like a paint brush, if you want to paint a thin line you need a fine brush, trying to do so with a large thick brush will end up with paint outside of your desired area. With the Q factor, adjusting a the gain at one frequency effects the other frequencies around it, some times this is good, and sometimes this is bad depending upon your rooms curve. Adjusting how precise the filter is can help to provide better results.
Unfortunately I do not know of or make recommendations regarding other companies and their work. Most stores will typically only work with equipment purchased from them. If your dealer does not provide this service, check with local TV and stereo repair shops. Some of the larger shops have started to add calibration services to their offered services.