I cannot seem to get subwoofer setting right. I’ve watched Paul’s videos and also read the REL guides.
My speakers are late 70s Wharfedale E30 94db 1w/1m 18Khz - 63Hz ± 3db according to the plaque on the back of the speaker although some old brochures say it’s 43 (could be a misprint)
Anyhoo. I’m using a Wharfedale SW150 connected for my amp using the speaker level inputs. The amp is a SET 2A3.
Music sounds wonderful but I added the sub cause I wanted to experience more and feel more of the music.
So here’s what I did. I don’t have luxury of putting the sub in my seat and figuring out ideal position in fact I can only place it somewhere near the main speakers no too close about 4 feet away and about 2 feet from the wall.
I set the sub volume to max and the crossover to its lowest 30hz
And then I played Take 5 Dave Brubeck a track I’m very familiar with. Turn up the crossover till I hear it rumble as a separate entity then adjust the volume then turn the crossover back down again. I get to a point where I can visualize the bass player behind the speaker and it all sounds great… then I try a different track and I find the bass is flat until I turn the volume up but then I ever so subtly am able to locate the sub.
Blends in perfectly with the take 5 but other tracks like say Holst Jupiter it disappears and I have to turn it up where i can feel the bass but also locatable as coming from sub.
What am I doing wrong ?