I'm literally reading every post in this thread lol on page 31 now.
Trying to get as good of a grip on REW and levels and etc now. I went through last night and did another Audyssey calibration and set the input gain knob to about 1/4 way up and all gain off... came back and told me it was too low. I moved up and up on the gain knob while looking at the subwoofer matching and ended up one click below half way before it was happy. even with this it STILL set my damned sub to -9 lol
I then tried to up my receiver to -3 on the sub, set my knob on the nx3000d to 3/4 on and set my gain back to +5 dB
One of the first things I experimented with was the crossover and I tried 6dB butterworth instead of 12dB and it extended me out nicely (but I keep it at 12 because I haven't checked what the excursion effects would be)!
Experimenting further I noticed with my box if I set -3 dB 20Hz HS12 on the PEQ tab...... it has no desirable effect... I dont see any reason to leave it on as it isn't extending anything out.
-3 dB HS on PEQ vs off
Mid Bass comparison before I moved the sub
here are some graphs where I was messing with the volume going up 3dB each run seeing what I could see... I got to -3 on my receiver and had to stop. as I never went that high on my receiver before and REW said it was clipping. so I removed that graph. Odd that it says I was clipping on the Mic... or could it be I was clipping on the sub? the VU meters never went all the way or clipped / protected???
The issue is... when I played back an Atmos demo clip "Amaze".... it sounded like crap lol I backed down the sub back to -9 on the receiver I assume I was peaking and clipping but by this time (couldnt watch the screen to see if the VU meters were clipping) my fiancee was downstairs wanting to watch something and she couldn't stand the noise lol. so I couldn't play anymore.
****EDIT TO THE ABOVE*** I read that when you set the sub level manually it isnt adding to the - number that audyssey sets.... it bypasses it all together. so in my case audyssey set to -9 I thought ok I'll do +3 and that'll make it -6.... nope... I set the sub to +3 which is why I got clipping and it sounded like crap below ***EDIT DONE***
So do these graphs looks somewhat normal? Shouldn't I be seeing higher SPL? Looking through to see comparisons to others, however I know room acoustics come in to play as well (and tuning, and box design, and room size, furniture in room, how much weight I gain, dirty looks from the fiancee on why is it so loud etc)