Simple question to which there are many answers, so where do you think the chest thumping bass is actually located?
Lovely article and very simply explained.Here is an interesting video about it.
Ep. 18 - Mid bass Myth... BUSTED! Chest Kick, where is it and how to get it in your Home Theater!
I feel most of tactile responses around 30-40 HzFrom someone who reviews and measures subwoofers;
Tactile sensation is mostly felt in the 50 to 125 Hz range (resonant frequency of chest cavity).
Ideally you need to wind up the volume a bit or alternatively up the SW level a few db to compensate for a lower listening level.Actually a better question would be at what volume did the chest thumping bass occurs? I realised I only every listen at -10 on the receiver and might never get that chest thumping bass if I'm listening loud enough???
Don't get me wrong the picture frames on the walls shake and the sofa vibrates when bass section come on in the movies but no tactile feedback on the body itself that I was expectingIdeally you need to wind up the volume a bit or alternatively up the SW level a few db to compensate for a lower listening level.
You should still get some effect at -10db MV though.
One thing we have talked with John is he has quite big space with opening. How much that is going to affect it. @John24ssj if you could post a picture that shows the largish room and opening to other space without door.I would have thought it would be possible with those. Perhaps you're getting more low end than higher up the sub range?
Well I got a mix of music and movies. I did go 4dB hot and it did give a decent boost but kinda had a negative effect on music where bass became overemphasized thus I didnt bother pushing it further. After Audyssey calibration I do get -8dB as the trim thus I do have plenty of headroom I guess but haven't tried to push it that far.That's a fair size area, mind you, your current response is pretty good though. Have you tried increasing the SW level a few db over what you have now to see if it helps at your -10db MV listening level?
Do you use Dynamic EQ at all? If not, just try switching it on and see what it does to the bass. Try the 0db and -5db level offsets at -10db MV.Well I got a mix of music and movies. I did go 4dB hot and it did give a decent boost but kinda had a negative effect on music where bass became overemphasized thus I didnt bother pushing it further. After Audyssey calibration I do get -8dB as the trim thus I do have plenty of headroom I guess but haven't tried to push it that far.
If using Dynamic EQ then tinker with the Offset but don't increase the SW level from where it was set when running Audyssey. If you want to increase the SW level then turn Dynamic EQ off.Yes I am using Dynamic EQ. And I shall give other options a go
Looking at the subs you're using, I'm not entirely surprised at what you report. While the monolith is (was?) famous for being quite musical (usually how people describe a particular punchy subwoofer) it's still a ported sub. Your also running 2 ported subs.dual sub setup: BKElec Monolith Plus + XTZ 12.17 Edge