Please help me configure an SVS PB2000 for optimal SQ
Please help me configure an SVS PB2000 for optimal SQ. I'm new to the world of AV and I just put my first HT system together about a month ago. It's a 2.1 setup so far. It consists of a Yamaha RX-V375 receiver, a pair of Pioneer BS41's, and the SVS PB2000.
I have to say that I am very happy with the SQ so far. However, that being said, I'm having issues running the YPAO. Everytime I run it, it just throws off the whole system. It sets the Pioneers to "Large" and I get no frequency response out of the SW. I use a tripod for the mic and I've tried moving the furniture out of the room, etc. And it still throws it off.
And while I know that SQ can be highly subjective, especially to a newcomer like myself, the stock settings sound phenomenal. The clarity out of the BS41's is outstanding even at extemely high volume. And I also get very clean bass out of the SW. I just want to tweek it for optimal SQ and see if I can make it sound even better.
I have the volume set at 1PM
The low pass filter is at LFE
And the phase control is set at 0 degrees
The manual states that for 2 channel applications, the phase control should be set to obtain the most coherent and stable soundstage and transition between the loudspeakers and the subwoofer.
And the low pass filter should be adjusted to blend with the natural roll-off frequency of your loudspeakers.
However, I really don't notice any difference in sound when I adjust the low pass filter from 80, to 100, to 120 hz. It all sounds the same to me...
Could you help me set it up w/o running the auto-calibration. I know that the setting differ from room to room and are subjective, but I was hoping that you guys could help obtain a reference moreorless.
Also, could I have a bad YPAO mic? Or it there a way to calibrate the mic itself?
Last edited by Cayenn; 06-27-2014 at 08:39 AM.