Originally Posted by Max Technoe
Originally Posted by dmusoke
Glad it worked out Max:) ... Just make sure you don't touch that phase knob or take note of its setting for future reference. I believe Phase mis-alignment in setups using multiple subs is more common than what most people would like to admit. The diligent make the effort to optimize their system for best performance.
Cheers. I'll be looking for a new house soon. When I do that, I'll spend a fair whack of time re-locating and configuring the subs then I'll make damn sure that the room gets treated (acoustic panels, bass traps) properly.
I'd been running this gear with a Marantz AV7005 and was never happy with the sound. The Audyssey did an ok job which sounded great to everyone else but I knew there was better sound to be found. ARC was definitely the answer.
I watched a movie last night and was staggered at the sound improvements.
So you found ARC better than Audyssey? Cool... Now next time you do ARC, make sure you have set the reference audio level in the setup menu to produce a 75dB spl level (Setup Menu -> Level Calibration -> Test Level). Your plots are set to 70dB. No big deal for you'll have to compensate using your volume knob for now.
I believe the 75dB is the reference level that corresponds to a volume level of -10dB. In your case, you will end up turning the knob to -5dB to get the equivalent 75dB spl, all things being equal.
Your sub plots look cool indeed, if I may say so myself. Way better than my Sunfire subs for sure.