Originally Posted by primetime74
I can't get the pic up for some reason. Anyways, the volume is half way, it's at 180, and slope is 24, and extension is on HT. I have it at -36 on the AVR. Which is normally a good volume, same thing, more depth, but probably less overall volume and punch. The crazy thing is I don't notice much difference in the volume if I have it maxed, half, or even a lil below half.
As for the cable, I purchased a Blue Jean sub cable. I have it on the line in. It doesn't make a difference if it's line in or LFE.
My room is somewhat long, but it's only about 12' across.
First of all, I don't have a Pioneer AVR so feel free to take the following with a grain of salt.
This is what I would do to start off:
1. Use the LFE input on the subwoofer. This will disable the Phase and Crossover settings on the sub (to minimize initial variables).
2. Set the Volume control on the sub to about 12:00 o'clock.
3. Set the Slope switch to 12dB.
4. Plug one port on the sub.
5. Set the Bass Extension switch to 1P Low HT
6. Run MCACC (sorry, can't help you here).
7. After MCACC, set the speakers to Small in the AVR settings.
8. In the AVR, set the subwoofer to Plus
9. In the AVR, set the Crossover to 80Hz.
While it seems counter-intuitive for us Denon/Marantz folks, it seems that this (using the Plus setting) is how Pioneer enables the subwoofer in Stereo mode. Found this conversation in the Pioneer SCxx thread