Help with buttkicker bottoming out?!?!?
Hey all. So I recently picked up a Buttkicker LFE and a BK1000 amp. I put a 2x6 board across the entire length of the bottom of the couch and mounted the Buttkicker in an upright position. Its low enough where its not going to hit the seat even with sitting which worked out well.
Anyways my concern is that adjusting the amp settings to make it NOT bottom out means I have to severely limit this thing. I have a Denon 1911 receiver, and playing the movie Constatine through a recording my Directv DVR. I set the volume to -10 which is what I might typically watch a movie at.
There is a scene (for anyone familiar) where Keanu Reeves and the girl are in an alley, and it gets dark and he lights up his lighter and there are a **** ton of demons around. Anyways it has a lot of bass. Well to get it to NOT bottom out I had to set the following settings
Volume = -10
High pass filter = ON, at 60Hz
Low pass filter = ON, (not adj, set to 25Hz)
Volume = 30%
So I guess the part Im most upset about is that I had to lower the amp volume (gain) to 30%. I dont know if that equates directly to being 30% of the power (so 30% of the 1000watts) but I was really wanted to put more power. I find that most of the film is fine at 50 or 60%, but a few scenes have so much bass that it bottoms out and makes a loud thump. Obviously Im not going to sit there playing with the dial throughout the movie...
So with this all said, are my settings the best its going to get? Am I missing something? Or is it possible this isnt normal and my LFE unit is not working right? My mounting is pretty straight forward but maybe I did something in that regard that isnt ideal?
Anyways, any help is greatly appreciated