Originally Posted by audit13
Thank you for the feedback. Everything sounds good but slightly more bass-heavy than the mrx310 it replaced. It could be my imagination but I didn't change anything else. I'll have re-watch some movies and play some music I'm more familiar with.
Do I have to worry about the values in the attached Level Calibration screen?
The levels are all technically fine -- but the +11 on the sub may limit some bass tweaking options as mentioned below. You might be better off with the results you got after raising the subwoofer gain as Bob advised, as it gives you more options down the road. So I'd start there.
Then, if the bass sounds too heavy, you have at least 3 possible remedies -- but they all sound different, so some experimentation may be useful.
1) Use the Bass control.
2) Reduce the subwoofer output level on the speaker levels screen you posted.
3) Open the ARC program in your computer, load the current .arc file, and in the Targets page reduce the Room Gain value. I find that setting to 0.00 is better in my room for mid-bass. YMMV
If you go the route of option 3, you may find that the midbass sounds better but the deeper bass is now a little weak. In that case you have three options:
a) Raise the gain at the subwoofer "to taste." I don't like this as one cannot easily know how much change they applied in case you want to make further adjustments.
b) Raise the gain on the sub level trim. (This is why the +11 setting is an issue -- there's only 1 more dB available and you might need 2-5 dB of boost depending on taste.)
c) Shift all the gains on every channel down an equal amount, like 6 dB, on every Profile you use. If you are interested in calibrating the Master Volume, and you have a test disc, that shift could be as much as 10 dB. In either case, then you'll have a lot more room to tweak the subwoofer gain relative to the other channels. The downside to this method is that each time you upload ARC (such as after tweaking the Room Gain or changing crossovers) you have to re-apply the gain shifts to any of the Profiles you use. Can be tedious.
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