Originally Posted by cel4145
Turn down the gain (volume) on the sub and rerun MCACC until it determines a setting much closer to 0db. This will better optimize the sensitivity of the receiver output for your sub. Then bump it up 2 or 3 db and see how it sounds. Also, a sub crawl may help as shadyj pointed out.
Also, since you reran MCACC did you check to make certain it didn't reset your main speakers to large so that the sub is not being used? Some room correction software does that by default, and you have to reset the speakers to small and pick your crossover each time you rerun the room correction software.
If this still doesn't work and the Acoustech H100 still sounds louder, could also be that you are used to hearing distorted bass. Try some of the deep bass heavy hitting 4 to 5 star movies in this list
and let us know how it sounds.
And yes. I would try using the carpet spikes on the carpet. That's what they are for
Thanks for the suggestions; and for the record, I'm using all EMP Tek speakers on a Pio 1021K. I've tried U571, Hulk, Dark Knight, and many more.
I removed the wood from under the Outlaw, no difference. All speakers are at small and xover at 80. Sub crawl has the sub in it's second best position just because the best isn't really available due to room constraints. For the most part, all movies I've tried sound really great I just don't seem to be getting the volume that I think there should be with such a huge sub. In other words, there is no way I'm breaking a wine glass with my sub. When I do turn it up to get high levels of bass I get that weird sound I mentioned before. Granted I notice it far more in music than I do movies, but I iPhoned a video of the sound I'm referring to. It's brief, but maybe good enough for others to compare. It's on youtube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQsxzVRdBcc&feature=plcp
and entitled odd sub sound dark knight. The sound is at the 8 second mark as the window explodes. I reran the scene with the volume slightly decreased and the distorted sound disappeared and turned into more of a thump like it should be. The EX's gain was at 2.5ish with subwoofer +2 in the receiver when the sound disappeared. At this setting though, all other bass really drops off in volume.
I understand about volume dropoff with lower Hz bass. However, not once has any of the music I listen to (80's rock) made my h100 make the sound that the EX does at similar volumes. It's the same sound as heard above in the clip...like there isn't enough speaker for the amount of bass going through. Maybe the volume is just a lot more than I think it is or for some reason my receiver doesn't like the Outlaw. Dunno.... Kind of at my wits end right now. I'd like for other Outlaw owners to run the dark knight scene (it's like 1 minute into the movie) and see how it sounds compared to mine.
Switch settings before I put it back in place. One port closed.
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