The bedroom theater has been rearranged. In the corners are a pair of SVS SB-1000s, crossed over at 100Hz ... The corner loaded position (recommended in the manual) sounds awesome with all the demo material I've tried so far.
Now they are balanced and sound even better.
Since I have no SPL meter [Shame on me, etc.], I used the Pioneer receiver's MCACC mic and process. I started with the left sub powered on. With the mic in the primary listening position, I MCACCed and the receiver dialed it all the way down to -15 dB. Turning the sub volume knob down to 12 o'clock and MCACCing again resulted in a more acceptable -6 dB adjustment. Next I powered off the left sub and on the right one and MCACCed, resulting in a -4 dB adjustment. Turning the volume knob up a couple of notches brought it up to the same adjustment (and therefore the same loudness), confirmed with a final MCACC. Finally, I made a manual reduction on the receiver to -9 dB to approximately halve the total volume (a -3 dB change), set the speakers back to SMALL and laid back to enjoy some demo material*.
Note that the subs are different distances from the primary listening position, but variation in the listening position is sufficient to make any effort to adjust phase on the subs pointless.
I'll be doing it again when the sub go up on risers.
@AJCxZ0, perhaps you should try making the final adjustment (two subs together) with MCCAC too. Running duals typically gives you 4-5 dB more than a single (this depends on your sub locations and your room). In any case the step may be moot if you want to run your subs a tad hot, which is perfectly ok.
Hey all. Would someone mind giving me a brief benefits/drawbacks list of the different porting options on the PB12 Plus/2? I've had this sub for about 5 years now and love the thing, but have never looked into the different tunings via plugging ports. I've always left all ports open.
I'm sure this answer exists in this thread, but > 12k posts is a lot to read through
So I'm assuming all ports open then (how I have it) means even greater output but less extension? So there are 3 possible settings I suppose with this sub... perhaps I should try 1 port plugged to shoot for a "happy medium" between the other two?