Originally Posted by Gus Rodeen
Thank you to all. I will take what I can from the suggestions. However, let me say this...
1) I feel that the "sub crawl" is the dumbest thing ever. Let's say for example, I do the sub crawl and it sounds best in the center of my room. That's where I should put it? That isn't doable for most people and it would look terrible. You always see setups with subs either in the corners or next to the L/R speaker. Never randomly placed on the floor. Or maybe, I don't understand the "crawl"?
2) The idea to not have your MLP in the center of the room is weird to me. Once again, this is not doable. Unless you are building a home cinema from bare bones and with endless funds, it's very difficult to meet this criteria. Most rooms position the screen in the center and the seating is centered on that. Are you sitting at an angle just to get better bass response?
My PB-1000 is corner loaded 12ft diagonally to the left of the MLP and is in the only spot I can put it without a wireless transmitter. With wireless, I could do right rear only, as the left rear is blocked by a seating riser. I appreciate the input, but just want to say that not everyone on AVS Forums have endless room configurations and money. Maybe it's my fault, I should have been more clear of my situation.
In the end, the sub sounds great now due to your helpful suggestions.
1. I get where you are coming from.... the “crawl” is useful to listen to how the response varies in your own room based on listening position. The other way to use it is to put the sub in your MLP, then listen only in possible placement locations. You then pick whichever sounds most even knowing you have comprise.
2. No theater typically has the MLP in the very center of the room. Half dimensions of any dimensions are the worst for nulls and peaks... just the way waves work... Physics... it’s the law... 😉. That said moving the MLP even a foot forward or behind the exact halfway point is enough to mitigate the issues. Back wall seats are usually harder to deal with as pulling a couch forward a foot usually looks weird.
3. Sounds like you got a lot of improvement with some tweaks which is awesome. If you like how it sounds, 2 thumbs up! That’s all that matters.
I think everyone here was just trying to point out that the SVS sub should be more than adequate, and you likely had differences in setup and room interactions that you can optimize, but that a different sub wouldn’t fix... 2 or more subs on the other hand change the way things interact and it’s a different story.
But super happy you worked out your setup! (And enjoy the extra octave of output down low!)