Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Mouth of the AuSable River, Michigan
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
After going over my Pioneer VSX-21 AVR manual and my Panasonic DMP-BDT500 blu ray player manual numerous times and reading everything I can find on AVS and the internet I have finally made some bass management progress with my 5.1 analog audio set up. Of course, the most useful setting was right in front of my eyes all along but, what the heck, I eventually found it. In my AVR manual on page 33 under "DVD 5.1ch input playback" it states "When DVD 5.1ch input is selected, only the volume level and channel levels can be set.". The DVD 5.1ch is the analog setting so this is telling me I can adjust the level of each speaker by + or - 10dB including the subwoofer. This is a major improvement over the 5dB's I gained in the BDT500's speaker menu. I had to turn the volume down on the sub as soon as it started playing. I set the subwoofer level at +10dB and left the other speakers at zero. I also raised and lowered the sub setting while it was playing and could clearly hear the difference so I'm positive I made some usable progress. Needless to say, I am very happy about this critical turn of events!
Now all I have to do is buy another Realistic Sound Level Meter. I did buy a used one some time ago and never tried to use it until a couple days ago and I can't get it to work. Put a good battery in it and the battery check on the meter says it's a good battery but the dang needle won't move at all. The only time the needle moves is when I have it set to battery check then when I set it to any of the available settings it doesn't move. Other than that, everything is going well!
Off to zero it in!