Originally Posted by ransac
I found the LFE in UE was deep, powerful, and relentless. During the movie, I paused it and changed my subs tuning from 20Hz to 16Hz and things got even better.
What kind of sub do you have, and how big is your room?
I recently got a VTF-3 Mk2 for my 14.5x22.5 room, and started in 20Hz tuning mode (flat to about 16-17Hz). Calibrated to 1-2dB hot (reading same on SPL meter with Avia tones), I found the bass lacking with WoTW and other material at near-ref level. Running the sub hotter, I heard a lot of turbulence in the single port. Switching to the 25Hz tune (flat to about 19-20Hz), the calibration level was the same, but this change (amp's eq different, two ports open) gave me an extra 4dB of headroom. At the same calibrated level, much more bass and impact, no port noise from the air. If my room was smaller, the 20Hz tune might work. But I have opted for more impact rather than a few extra Hz I of inaudible bass. Or if I had a second VTF-3 (I wish...).
Anyway, I'm just wondering about your experience.
My next upgrade is a some panels from GIK acoustics for front corners and first reflection points. I already get pretty flat response, but the panels should clean up the bass and give me more bass (by minimizing reflection and cancellation), and get rid of a lot of reflected mids/highs so I get more of a "headphone stereo" effect from the mains.