The sub sounds very good after turning it up about 4db or so. But we still have the pesky -12db Audyssey result haunting me. Foolishly I didn't check the sub's volume setting prior to running the calibration but I can't imagine it being set much over 1/2. Also, when Audyssey ran the sub level was not high at all. So, when I'm feeling better (hurt my back yesterday) and when I have a window of time that the house will be quiet, I'll re-run and report back.
I appreciate everyone's input....Scottt
ps: I'm honestly not sure where "reference level" is on the loudness scale. I don't use the "-db scale" on the volume knob-I use the more intuitive numbering. Which designation is used when we talk of MV and reference volume on here???
UPDATE: I finally dug the sub manual and remote out and determined that the sub's volume was set at 55 (out of 100). This would adhere to the Setup Guide's instruction for sub setup.