I had the sub in the corner between the couches before we moved everything. I will give that a try again and do the sub crawl. FYI I have no surround speakers, just the front stage and the sub. Had I known what I know now, I would have bought 6 of the energy C-200 speakers and had a 6.1 setup. This setup has worked ok so far.
No. In the previous setup the couch along the wall was opposite where it is now. And there was a lot of open space on either side of the setup. In the photo below, the couch along the wall was by the support post and the TV was where the bookshelf is. The sub was next to the post. All that space around it may have prevented localization.
I put the sub at the corner of the two couches. I ran the audyssey room correction. It set all my speakers at 40 hz. After saving the room correction I changed all the crossovers to 80 hz. I checked the speaker levels with an SPL meter app on my phone and the are between 60-65 dbs. Do I now go and adjust all the speakers to 75 db using the AVR speaker level adjustments?
My front stage was set at -3,-.5 and -2.5, subwoofer at +.5.
Trying it out later as I had some things to do earlier and the wife is napping at the moment. If it doesn't sound good I will do the subwoofer crawl to find a better spot.