Thank you for that very thorough answer to my question. I have no objective means of determining whether or not my EX is running "hot" as I don't have an SPL meter and my Sony ES receiver has no "audyssey" type of auto-calibration system. I try to keep the sub balanced, first through the use of the test tones and source volume-matching feature of my receiver, and then by purely subjective fine tuning. While that method may be far from technically accurate, it does yield totally satisfactory results. I doubt my sub is TOO far out of whack with respect to the rest of my speakers. Nevertheless, the dynamic range of the "1812 Overture" is SO great that I think caution is smart insurance regardless of whether or not the sub is actually running hot.
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3/31/10 at 9:36am