Hey guys, I recently upgraded to a Denon X3400H. I ran the X32 but I am running into a strange problem... Using the subwoofer - level match feature, I set both subwoofers to 73-75dbs. Both trying to be on the low side of the green zone. Then, I run the actual calibration in 6 different positions across my console love seat. The X32 is setting my subwoofer levels to -12.0. Following the advice in the Guide to Subwoofer Calibration thread... I don't understand what to do at this point. If it is reading 73-75dbs in the green zone, why is X32 calibrating to -12.0?
The only thing that I could possibly think of is that since both subs sit directly behind the seating position, it is so close that it is adding +6 dbs when the calibration is together? Even then, it would read around 80db. It wouldn't need to cut so much. -.-
"If a trim level of -12 is set, with Denon/Marantz units, there is no knowing what the actual volume of the subwoofer is. The AVR simply ran out of negative trim at -12. The actual sub volume might be 80db, or even 85db. If so, you might not like the way it sounds to have your sub so much louder than the rest of your system. And, you would not have an easy way to turn down the subwoofer volume, if your trim level were already at the lowest setting. You also could never be sure what your actual sub volume is, and as a result, you could find yourself running out of headroom sooner than expected. So, for instance, you want a negative trim setting not exceeding -11.5 in Denon/Marantz units. "
The subs are dual S3000I's. Room size is about 10X11X8.