Originally Posted by vtnzr
I took advantage of the last weeks sale and ordered an Ex. Shipping and and transaction was very prompt and received it yesterday. Big bulky box was delivered in perfect condition. Thumbs up for Outlaw and Fedex. I quickly made a DIY isolation pad from scrap(carpet tile and plywood and shipping foam). I placed it on the very left corner of the room 3"-4" from the back wall and 4"-5" from the side wall. Then ran MCCAC(VSX-1121K) sub level came out -10.5db. Tried it 5 more times with same results and that made the subbass barely noticable.I tried with crossover set to 50,80,100 and each time it feels like there is a huge gap in the frequency. If I turn off the sub and use only my mains I get better bass response. I decided to sub crawl. Well, easier said than done how in the world you lift 80lb+ subbass and place it on your favorite seating place all the while a 7 month and 3 years old monsters are around. To make it short I couldn't dial it in. I don't know how I screwed up a fairly easy setup. So, I humbly turn to you guys for some advice. Below are the room size, setup etc.
Room: 14.5' x 14.5' x 9.5'
Front Mains; Def Tech BP10b
Source: PS3 Fat and Apple TV 2
My room is 14.5X14.5X8, except I have two openings in one corner and a front door in another.
Acoustically, it is a nightmare. Many times, it does sound more full with just my front towers, for music; but it doesn't get as low.
I have a Plus and an EX. With just the Plus, it sounded very good, but it is very hard to get that good thump in your chest, I like.
With both, I had themboth up front, first, one each between the display and each front tower. This gave some pretty good thump, but I am still trying other ways. Right now, I have the EX up front and the Plus in the space between my main seating position, ten feet back from display. it does seem to round out the sound better, but it really doesn't thump like it should when you consider the hardware.
I tuned my subs using various methods with an SPL and Audyssey. In the end, it sounds best when I do each sub with Audyssey, one at a time, tuned to where it sets the AVR at -2. When watching movies, I usually turn it up to +1. For music, I turn the sub up to +10. All crossoers set to 80Hz.
I took my Plus to a friend's house a couple of months ago, he has a room about twice the size of mine, but a nice rectangle. Even with more openings, the one plus about beat us to death. It was such and improvement....damn square room. The other difference between the houses is mine is concrete on a slab and his is carpet on a hardwood above a basement. He bought a Hsu STF-2 and it pounds much harder than the two subs I have, but you can tell it doesn't go as deep (in his house).
I considered moving from the front room to a spare bedroom; they are all square
There are places in my room you can barely hear/feel the bass, but if you go to the bathroom, down the hall, it sounds great.