Originally Posted by Gurba
The SVS AS-EQ1 support mono in -> mono out, stereo in -> mono out and stereo in -> stereo out. It only lowers peaks. It doesn't raise dips.
Thanks for the precision! Do you know if it will act on the full band? E.g. could you use it as a room correction DSP for a 2.0 setup? I'm pretty sure I've read somewhere that it runs Audyssey MultEQ XT32.
Originally Posted by DocCasualty
I'll see what happens with movie soundtracks but isn't most of that high impact bass fed directly to the subs through the LFE (.1) channel anyway?
Yes, the LFE track has more impact because it's played back with a 10 dB boost (meaning the peaks can be 10 dB SPL higher than for other channels). That being said there is no restriction on bass content for other channels and bass is indeed very present there as well.
Originally Posted by Kini62
Highly unlikely it will be twice the output in the overlapped range. That would be quite an accomplishment if I doubled what my two subs can do over that range with a 45 watt/channel amp and 4 6.5" drivers.
When you listen below the limits of your amp+speakers, with double bass enabled, the same signal is played by the mains and the sub so yes, it could theoretically lead to up to +6 dB in the overlap band. Of course as you raise the volume, you will hit the amp and speakers' limits first.
Maybe I have a dip in response in that area but I don't think I do.
Sometimes a bump *does* sound good
Only when I was testing my sub with some YouTube stuff above -10 did I start to notice what sounded like some strain and by -5 it was there for sure. But that is well above what I listen at so I'm good with power.
Yeah music is often mixed at a higher level than movie tracks.
I bet the strain did come from your mains? If so this probably means you could push higher by turning double bass off.
Every room is different, every set of ears is different. Just do what sounds or works best for you. There is no one standard that works for everyone.
Agreed and I'm not saying double bass is necessarily bad. After all the results are right there in
's measurements. But as I said before, you've got to be aware of the limitations this entails.