Originally Posted by donktard
I don't think you don't know what are you doing. I just feel you have hard time explaining your expectations. Do you have access to a sound system whose sound you find good? It would be great if you would post full range measurement of that one.
And do you have access to any high end headphones?
Also, what is your source for music and/or movies? Lots of pages here...couldn't find it.
From top of my head, I'd try few more things if you didn't already.
1. Try only one sub...see what happens (keep adding them progresivelly)
2. I find your 100-200 Hz area, especially 120 Hz dip very offending.Not sure how much can you do about it but I know it ruins "texture" of bass, since I have similar scenario and have compared dip vs flat response in that area (probably kills some punch). But i'd try subs -5 and -10dB lower just to see how much you like effective boost in response in 100-200 Hz.
3. Try something like steady downward slope of 6dB from 20 to 100 Hz.
4. Using inukes? Try low cut if available (or HPF with strongest slope) at 15, 20, 25, etc Hz. Not sure how much amp has to struggle with frequencies that low but could be worth trying.
5. Try imitating equal loudness curve or close to it.
I am for sure having a hard time conveying everything. I always have that problem :/
could post a graph of his, but its not exactly on the same level as mine. My computer system sounds good, I have measured it but I don't think I ever did full range to see how much hotter the sub is. My miniDSP is being used on the other system right now so I cant measure it right now. Here is one of the sweeps of that system.
I have some Hyper X Cloud II headphones, and Shure SE215 ear buds. Nothing spectacular, but OK.
I have tried everything for a source, streaming multiple sources on multiple devices, playing files from multiple devices, CD's from multiple devices, etc. Nothing makes anything any better or worse really.
I have done the single sub deal and its the same result.
You are not the first one to mention the 100-120 range. I agree its an issue, but not what my problem is. You will have to go back to see, but I have measured playing music with the RTA and the peaks are ~20db lower than a movie or a REW sweep at any frequency (usually about 40hz). I am kind of waiting to replace my mains before I worry too much about that 100-120 range.
The rest of it I will have to checkout/try one of these days.
This thread is like beating a dead horse. My OCD wont let me just let it go though, so until its resolved I will bother you guys with it once in a while
. I am VERY curious what the deal is with my buddies system though. I feel like he is just wanting more bass, not that its doing the same thing as mine.