Originally Posted by drunkpenguin
That actually made me laugh!
Question for everyone. I've been thinking about this. Am I correct in my thinking? Is this normal what I experienced? Cause now I'm wondering if the 2nd sub isn't wired up backwards. Could that be the issue and by changing the phase made them work the way they should? I don't really wanna take it apart to check.
What I don't really understand about room modes, and how subs interact, would fill volumes. But, I would not assume that either subwoofer is wired incorrectly. I do know that subwoofers on opposing walls can frequently cancel each other at some frequencies, and that adjusting the phase on one subwoofer (essentially reversing polarity if you set one at 180 and the other at 0) can allow them to reinforce each other properly. I can't see why subs on the same wall, especially if they are near corners (which means some engagement with opposing walls) couldn't benefit from doing the same thing. I think that the proof is in the pudding--what you did worked. Incidentally, the colliding penguins made me laugh, too.
Originally Posted by confinoj
As Ed pointed out this is the same PEQ that's pre-programmed in the Music preset of the 4000 and 16 series. I'm going to experiment but along the lines of your experience I do wonder how this will do for movies as well. As has often been discussed SVS tends to excel at the very low end with some trade off on the mid bass compared to some other manufacturers. Maybe this PEQ setting would also be useful for movies to add a little extra chest slam. Will have to play with it on my PC-4000s. So easy with the app. Any recommended chest slam movie scenes to help A/B settings?
I have been playing with some things in my subwoofer settings lately, and I decided to try the music setting for my rear nearfield subwoofer. I have only done it for one movie so far, but I really liked the additional mid-bass kick it gave me. I watched The Great Wall
again last night and the drum scenes were even better. Any gunshot sequences, such as in one of the John Wick
movies should show-off the mid-bass and the resulting chest punch.
I think that using the PEQ this way is mainly a question of headroom. If you have ample headroom in your subwoofers, then the small addition at ~63Hz won't affect your low-frequency response at all. It will just slightly enhance the mid-bass in relation to the low-bass. But, if you are right on the edge of having enough low-frequency bass, then the slight increase at 63Hz might not be worth it. So far, I like using the Music Mode on my nearfield sub, and over time, I may expand it to include my other subs as well.