Ok, I'm back having completed the Audyssey setup twice...I thought I had done it wrong the first time. I don't know if I'm thrilled with the suggestions compared with how I had it set up before. so here goes:
Left -4 db
Center -5.5 db
Right -4 db
Surround Right -3.0 db
Surround Left -2.5 db
Sub +1.0 db
I watched the Incredible Hulk scene where he hulks out in the school yard before and after calibration. Both times volume at 9 o clock and the volume on the AVR at 65. Pre calibration was a room shaking experience and simply amazing. Post calibration was yet again a let down...I don't think the sub even really registers. I haven't gone back to tinker with any of the settings...nothing is running hot.
How hot should I run my sub using the AVR? someone said +10 db earlier in the thread. Also why does Audyssey make everything sound so mild, sometimes I can't clearly hear people talking from the center because it's quieter than the R and L speakers..which is why i went in before and tuned up the goodness.
also I do have an SPL meter? but have no clue how to use it....is it used when the Audyssey is running or do you play your own LFE material and stand around the room?
I have another question not related to the sub exactly but more aimed at which setting I should watch movies in...there are so many and it always confuses me: Dolby, DTS, blah, blah....can some one help me out with how to choose and get the most out of my system/sub.
always appreciative of your help