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Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by sparkymarky, May 24, 2004.

  1. sparkymarky

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    Still getting used to having a sub

    quick question, what levels do you guys have yours sub at??

    To get proper room shaking bass i have it at 10 to or 5 to the hour on the level knob.

    i remember reading though that some people only have it at quarter to the hour. I know that its personal preference but it doesn't really start to pressurise the room until 10 to the hour. It is behind one end of a leather sofa near the rear of the room with thick tough carpets and carpets.

    Does this sound reasonable??

    Watched lotr 2 last night though and :thumbsup:
     
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    Mark,
    I think its mostly dependant on the accoustic characteristics of the individual room and personal preference. I have my 2 on 5 to.

    HTH
    John
     
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    Where the volume knob is on the sub is irrelevant, as there are so many external factors that govern how loud the sub's gain needs to be to generate calibrated performance. e.g LFE trim on your processor/amp, size of the room, positioning of the sub.
     
  4. sparkymarky

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    pretty much as i suspected, thanks.

    Incidentally the lfe is set to 0 on amp.
     
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    I have my fronts and centre set to 75dB, my side and back surrounds to 73dB and using my SPL meter on the Servo i get readings between 71dB to 74dB - this sounds best to me anyway.
     
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    jit thats what i had. But the sub just doesn't seem to make enough impact with explosions at that level. Mind you i have got a peak at around 35 hz which is why i may have to turn sub up to get it to be able to 'feel' the deeper frequencies???
     
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    I think you could probably get away with a sub at 85db if you like the extra oomph
     
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    I think 10db above the other channels is the biggest culprit for overblown, bloated and downright horrible bass.
     
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    I'll take some measurements using tones and plot a graph to see what my response is like.
     
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    That's your opinion and I will have mine. It's not how I set up fortunately, but I have done in the past and it sounded fine.

    Thanks
     

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