My recliner actually has a metal frame, no legs. I attached the first piece of OSB directly to the frame (with 4 bolts) and it seems pretty sturdy, I just worry about it flexing if I were to put the MA anywhere other than directly under the frame (which is only on the right and left sides, as I removed the cross bars in order to attach the plywood).
I didn't get a chance to test other locations last night as I was messing around with setting limits, PEQ and DEQ most of the evening.
I set the limits following advice from
in his post here
using the EoT opening. I hit the thermal limit on the MA more than a couple times doing this...and after looping that clip about 20 times, man, that Crowson got HOT!
Anyways, I found the limits and all seems to be well.
After that, I started messing with a high shelf filter on the iNuke to get flat to 10hz using this post
. It most definitely increases the wobble under 10hz and I really like it! Be aware that the high shelf filter will cut the response over 20hz, so you need to bump up the gain a bit to compensate. You also need to find the limits again after this.
DEQ was next, mostly following advice from this 6000DSP DEQ thread
. It is definitely effective, but I'm not sure if I have it optimized yet. I pretty much listen at the same MV most of the time, so DEQ doesn't really benefit me all that much. I usually listen around -15MV to -12MV, but I was watching The Equalizer and turned it down to -20MV and then to -25MV and the DEQ kept the MA at a good, natural feeling level for those lower MV settings and didn't feel overpowering at all (as Audyssey DEQ can). The DEQ on the iNuke works, and it works well, I think I just need to mess with the settings more...after I actually acquire more understanding of what they do.
Then, I tried running with both the high shelf and DEQ at the same time. This seemed to negate the need to bump up the gain after applying the high shelf and provided a good balance between both the PEQ alone and the DEQ alone. So far, I'm really liking it...but I only watched with these settings for about a half hour last night before it got too late.
I've attached screenshots of the DEQ and PEQ high shelf filter settings that I'm currently using...I'm sure these will change after more tweaking.
Still thinking I'm probably going to get a second MA, but I need to mess with placement first to confirm that and I plan on doing that tonight. When I was finding the limits of my single MA, I couldn't help thniking that more headroom would be nice to have.