Originally Posted by New_hifi
Also, I noticed that when I ran my Audyssey set up the Speedwoofer volume level would get set to 0, while the PB-1000 would get set to +2. This is with both volume controls set to the 12 o'clock position during the set up.
I also played some bass sweeps (from YouTube) and noticed that I could hear the PB at 25 hz but the Speedwoofer not until 30 hz (the bass steps were in 5 hz increments).
But when I played the battle scene in the Lord of The Rings The Two Towers, where they blow up the wall, the Speedwoofer still had more impact. So it was more fun to listen to, at least to me.
You aren't exactly setting these up correctly. The gain (volume) knob on the sub amp will vary in sensitivity from amp to amp/brand to brand. Ideally, you want to set the sub amp to around 12 o'clock, run Audyssey and see what the receiver reports back with the sub level. You want a negative result, preferably something like -6 to -10. This allows you to leave the gain alone on the sub amp and adjust the level on the receiver to where you like it. If you get a result of 0 or +2, which is what you got, increase the sub gain some and re-run Audyssey. Keep repeating this process until you get a result well into the negative numbers, but less than -12 as that's the limit of the range. Many people will run subs hotter than Audyssey, but not recommended to go past 0 into the positive numbers. So if you had Audyssey set the level to -9, you could increase the level by say 6, making it -3.
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