Originally Posted by Jakethesnake125
alright I got it and the first thing I'm noticing is that I didn't receive a S5400. the receiver says HT-R 590 the sub is a skw 580 and the other speakers are skf/skc 59 with the last digit blacked out.
so should i be concerned or is this simply a model that has all the same specs as the S5400 that I ordered?
HT-S5400 is simply the designation of the home theater model that contains the components you mentioned. Everyone who has an HT-S5400 will have an HT-R590 receiver as part of the set.
So I hooked it up quick to see if it worked and so far so good. then I started using the 14 gauge wire that i got for free. I hooked up the right speaker and the right surround speaker with the 14 gauge. then i ran to radio shack to get more. ended up buying 16 gauge and wired the rest. is this a problem? half of the speakers are wired with 14 gauge and half with 16 gauge.
Probably won't hurt anything, but you should probably upgrade to 16 gauge everywhere (something I myself haven't done yet).
I ran the audessy auto calibration and its sounding really good. so far I have not hooked up the 7.1 speakers but i am planning on mounted them in front high up. since that is a good option for someone who doesn't have any space behind there seating right? will the audessy calibration fix any problems that the different gauge wire could cause?
I don't think Audessey will do any compensation for the wire you're using, not that I'd imagine it'd matter much anyways, but if I remember correctly, it should be able to configure specifically for PLIIz Height (the setting for speakers up front high).
what do you mean by set your gains? is this the sub level? like the plus and minus button on the front of the receiver?
I'm guessing here, but I'm thinking the sub gain is the knob on the back of the sub.
this is my current set up. the surrounds are hung on the wall with a nail and so they are angled directly away from the wall. is this ok?
I'm pretty sure its best if the speakers are flat and are not angled at all. My two front highs are also wall mounted with nails and its no problem to ensure they're flat against the wall.
also what is the panorama setting? should I have this on? I cant deiced what sounds best on or off.
According to the guide Panorama mode is "...to broaden the width of the front stereo image when using the Dolby Pro Logic IIx Music listening mode." I'm guessing if you're not using Pro Logic IIx you probably don't want it on.
Thanks guys I really appreciate your help!
Ps. first night using this the neighbor girl came over to ask us to turn it down. lucky for us she was in just a robe! lol
There are a couple settings like Dynamic Volume, and Late Night Function that you may find useful for keeping quiet and loud scenes in tv shows, commercials, movies, etc. a little more even so you don't wake the neighbors. If you haven't yet, I highly suggest reading the manual. I know its kind of boring, but you'll find your system can do quite a few cool things you might not have thought of.