Originally Posted by Chuck666
I think you just wrote most of your next update...
Originally Posted by richlife
I've noticed that many of Mike's responses here fit right in with his document. Taking time to fully respond to us better helps with his bigger goal. Wise man!
Originally Posted by WLC
In my rather large room, I couldn't believe that the two subs weren't enough. In addition, the REW room optimizer showed that two additional subs would theoretically reduce the bass. After the cascading crossover adjustment, they are more than enough. There is plenty of headroom.
Also want to thank Mike for this suggestion, clear discussion of his process, and simple instructions.
First, all of you are very welcome for any help I have provided! And, I want to thank all of you for the nice comments.
I really do enjoy sharing information and insights, and it is gratifying to me when others benefit from that. That sharing of knowledge, insight, equipment, and technique has always been the real value of AVS for me, and I suspect that it is for many other people as well.
There is a reason why most of my answers tend to be very detailed, and it's also why I don't always post a lot. For everyone who asks a specific question, there may be several dozen others reading along silently. And, over a long period of time, hundreds of others may also read that same post, and the responses to it, and wish they could have gotten more clarification, or been able to ask follow-up questions.
I look sometimes to see what the ratio of members to guests is on these forums, and it ranges from a low of about 3 guests for every member, to a high of about 8/1. And, only the members can post, even if they are actually disposed to do so. So, I am always conscious that I am writing for a larger audience than for just the person asking the specific question. And, I do sometimes gain additional insights myself, as Chuck observed, when I try to frame a careful answer to a particular question.
If you read the AVR threads, or the room correction threads, or the subwoofer threads, you see the same kinds of questions being asked again and again. At one time, I was one of those people asking some of those questions, and then I was one of the people answering some of those questions. But, I wanted to make some of the better answers accessible to a wider audience, so I started the Guide, first on the Audyssey thread in 2016, and I then moved it to its own thread in February of this year. And, as Ray observed the other day, the thread has really taken-off since then. But, the Guide itself has also grown exponentially in both format and content, since its early beginnings, as I have found more information and insight to share.
I consider giving advice in the Guide, and on this and other threads to be a privilege, a responsibility, and a burden, all at the same time.
I don't want to sound too serious here, but if I am going to give advice, I want to try to make sure that I am only giving good advice. And, I always want to make sure that I am writing for the larger audience, who may read it without ever commenting on what they have read, and without ever having the opportunity to ask clarifying questions. That's a large part of the reason that most of my posts tend to be fairly detailed. I thought that some of my friends here might enjoy understanding my personal perspective on all of this.