Originally Posted by Samps
The dynamic eq setting shouldn't be eating into your headroom. It dials back the boost as you near the upper limits. Any other boost you add as PEQ will eat up headroom. If you pull down the boost on the low end in that 20-30hz area you should get less of the red light. Bass in the upper range around 80-100hz will also pull alot of power, but your crossover should cut down on that. If you have any PEQ below 30hz, try reducing that to see if the red light goes away. If you still have the second dynamic eq filter unused, you could add your low end bass with that, which would let you keep the flat response when listening at lower volume levels.
I'm not sure what HPF setting you're using, but I like to keep those two peaks at the same level. I bet raising the order of your HPF will cut down the low peak and raise the second peak. Not only will that keep your excursion maximum at the same level above and below tune, it will also give you back a bit of spl above the HPF.
Thanks, will experiment later.
As for the bolded, yes, way ahead of you, that model is for 12db high-pass, I am using 18 actually for 17hz low pass, so I would safely say that peak at 12hz should actually be quite a bit lower than the tuning peak.
Just looking at my freq response, I might just pull down by 2db that little tiny bump at 25 hz. That might be enough. I wasn't kidding when I said I was so close
to being happy, literally adding 3db to the subs yesterday in testing sealed the deal with most of my test content, greater slam and impact, wouldnt want more, but then running the torture tests like the opening of Transformers 4 (The dinosaurs scene) and Interstellar Black hole entry, I was hitting clipping. When I dailled back down to my normal setting I am not hitting red clipping at all in those scenes. I am half a db away from hitting red lights right now in those scenes, but +3db gives me great impact on most other content (Which doesnt quite approach WCS levels like the torture tests seem to). Hence having a look at this again.