Author Topic: PLEASE Tell Me Someone Else Has Been This Stupid!  (Read 176 times)

Offline James Edward

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PLEASE Tell Me Someone Else Has Been This Stupid!
« on: July 05, 2021, 11:08:17 AM »
A couple of days ago, I felt my system was sounding a little ‘chesty’ and bass heavy. The sub had to be the culprit. So for the last two days I’ve been going over the sub settings- listening to certain tunes over and over with the various switches in and out, dials turned one way or another, adjusting the Q control, all without much headway. Generally making a mountain out of a molehill.
Until now, I had been very happy with how the sub had been sounding- I only heard it when it was called for.
I rarely sit in the sweet spot and listen critically- my system is in the living room, so I listen as I move about, cook, read, etc. But the seriousness of this bass issue took hold, and when I sat in the serious chair, I looked over and saw the ‘Loudness’ contour was engaged.  :duh  :duh  :duh
Yes. 5 seconds later, problem solved. As they say, I’ll never get those wasted hours back…
Luckily I had written down my sub settings. All is right in my stereo world again.

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Re: PLEASE Tell Me Someone Else Has Been This Stupid!
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2021, 11:59:01 AM »
Nobody has ever done that before in the history of the universe...

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Show me someone that has or had an amp or receiver with a "loudness" control and I'll show you "that guy".  We've all done this methinks.
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Re: PLEASE Tell Me Someone Else Has Been This Stupid!
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2021, 12:23:16 PM »
A couple of days ago, I felt my system was sounding a little ‘chesty’ and bass heavy. The sub had to be the culprit. So for the last two days I’ve been going over the sub settings- listening to certain tunes over and over with the various switches in and out, dials turned one way or another, adjusting the Q control, all without much headway. Generally making a mountain out of a molehill.
Until now, I had been very happy with how the sub had been sounding- I only heard it when it was called for.
I rarely sit in the sweet spot and listen critically- my system is in the living room, so I listen as I move about, cook, read, etc. But the seriousness of this bass issue took hold, and when I sat in the serious chair, I looked over and saw the ‘Loudness’ contour was engaged.  :duh  :duh  :duh
Yes. 5 seconds later, problem solved. As they say, I’ll never get those wasted hours back…
Luckily I had written down my sub settings. All is right in my stereo world again.

Welcome to the club  :duh
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Re: PLEASE Tell Me Someone Else Has Been This Stupid!
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2021, 12:46:20 PM »
that is a funny story, "I'll never get those hours back" lol  :rofl:
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Re: PLEASE Tell Me Someone Else Has Been This Stupid!
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2021, 02:08:35 PM »
that is a funny story, "I'll never get those hours back" lol  :rofl:
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Re: PLEASE Tell Me Someone Else Has Been This Stupid!
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2021, 05:36:07 AM »
To be honest, it's been a long while since I've had a "Loudness" contour on a piece of equipment...
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Re: PLEASE Tell Me Someone Else Has Been This Stupid!
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2021, 01:20:43 PM »
  Setting that sub is not a one day deal. After playing numerous recordings the brain kicks in again. You are NOT alone.
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