Hehehe.....isn't it always the case that we think what we have is great until we hear something much better. After my speaker purchase 4 months ago, I can't afford to hear anything better for awhile.
Late last year I did try SVS's sub EQ (AS-EQ1) but was dissappointed with the results. At first I just thought I wasn't use to "flat" bass, but the low bass just seem to be missing. Some of my favorite classical recordings that have bass much like I remember hearing in live performances sounded downright anemic with the EQ. So I ended up returning the sub EQ to SVS.
Of course there's also the question of preference. It very well could be that I don't like a flat bass response.
Perhaps when I have the funds and the motivation I might try one of the EQ's that allows you to customize the curves to one's preference.
In your opinion, would the best performance boost value come from EQing my existing sub or upgrading the sub itself? I don't want to derail this thread, so please PM me (or we could start a new thread).
BTW, to answer your last question, I seem to get the best response by setting low pass to 80hz and high pass to 125hz. This gives me a nice smooth transition from the HT2-TL to the sub.
I often wish I wouldn't hear better. It would save me a lot of money and stress. It's tough when you have friends that are in the hobby and contribute to your hearing better all of the time.
As I don't believe this discussion is derailing this thread, I'll make some additional comments. I honestly think any system could benefit from a sub. I think the OP should go the sub route without question, but that is me...
I am a firm believer that one can and does develop a preference with sound. For example, many people like a bloated bass sound. For movies, bloated is fun, for music, it is unacceptable to me. I think we get used to various sounds and can certainly be trained to enjoy properly tuned systems. If someone doesn't want that, fine by me.
I'm not at all familiar with the SVS AS-EQ1. I've heard it's a very nice piece of gear, but it is too much money for me and you have too little control. I agree with you that the best option is an EQ you can customize the sound to your preferences.
Thus far my favorite EQ is a Behringer Feedback Destroyer (1124P). The price is low (~$100.00), it has 10 parametric filters, and it's very flexible. The only issue with it is that it's ugly. It's not a piece of gear you proudly display in your rack. I'm currently using a Velodyne SMS-1, and it's ok. I'm thinking about moving back to the Behringer, but I'm not sure.
Anyway, we could take any further stuff to PM. I'll PM you later on whether to upgrade your sub or not. I will just make a quick comment that only YOU know the answer to that question. If you're happy with how your sub is working, I'd say stay happy and keep it!