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post #1 of 11 Old 12-04-2012, 05:30 PM - Thread Starter
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Just got in my legend and have a few questions on setup.

- does it matter red or white for inputs if my denon 2112 only has one out.
- what should I run the channel level at, I have it at -1 to even hear it well
- what level do people typically run it at for the min max volume on the sub itself

The reason I am asking this is because its a but weak even when on top of it at -1, and like 60% on volume on the amp.
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If you have autocalibration, it should set the sub level. If not, use a SPL meter and set it to 72-75 db. The speaker should also be at 75 db at the listening position. Connect the RCA cord to the left sub input or use a Y connector and connected to both inputs. This may get you an extra few decibles. I deally have the sub close to the front speakers so that you do not hear the sub as a separate speaker. You should not be able to localize the sub.

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Be sure to run the Audyssey setup on your 2112. If you have not already done so, please visit the Denon XX12 Owner's thread. The first half-dozen posts in that thread should shed a lot of light on your question.
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I did run Audyssey and it set it to -12 db, which was almost silent at normal listening levels.
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If Audyssey is setting the level at -12, you are running the sub too loud before calibration. When the sub level is correct, it should end up at -3 to +3 db.

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Try setting your sub woofer gain level at around 8 o clock.

Then try rerunning auto calibration, it should set the out put level close to 0db ..

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Be sure it's connected to the white input.

Minus 3 or your AVR (or somewhere near there).

Set the volume of the sub at 12 o'clock. (halfway)

I would not rely on Audussey to calibrate your sub.
It does not do subs well at all. If you have multi-ex-32 and sub
eq (only Denon and Onkyo, and a few other selected
expensive receivers and pre's have this) then you are good
to go with your sub using that.

Use a sound meter, it will work best.

I've had dual legends. How big is your listening area?
Legends put out great sound, but one in a large area might not
be enough.

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Its a huge space, 10000 cuft + and open to the foyer / dining.

I have it at 0db, 12 oclock on sub volume and its decent. I will let it settle in for a bit and maybe move it around the room some. If I am still disappointed, ill just get another lol smile.gif.
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10,000+ cu ft is BIG ... dual Legends and even dual EMPIRES may not provide what you are looking for in bass response. If you are set on the Legends, try placing them near the seating/listening position instead of across the room. Good luck!.

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Yeah, I was intending to do some nearfield, knowing that it would be needed in this room. Just gotta find a spot that the lady approves on :P
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Very near field I'd say, like next to your couch or recliner or whatrever. 10,000 plus?????
Maybe go for dual Empires. Or order another Legend, and plan on installing some bass
shakers.... tongue.gif

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