I start with a pitch that I want. let's say G3. I then get all my lugs to sound the same using tapping and my ear.I set my Acrolite to 229 hz. Top lugs. 343 hz. Bottom lugs. Gives you a 3rd octave F. Nice round warm tone.
Are you still D on the batter over G on the snare side for a final [sharp] G?On a shallow drum, low tuning might be a bit quieter unmic'ed.
In my expereince you get maximum projection using medium tuning. Snare tension should also be medium , letting the tone come through, a bit like a noise gate.