Originally Posted by Legairre
You may have to adjust the sub with the sub's gain contro because the receiver's sub level doesn't work with AVIA because AVIA uses only redirected bass and the sub level on the receiver is for LFE and AVIA doesn't work with LFE.
Thank you guys, I did not realize that. I also read Guy's comment which clarified a lot of things.
I recalibrated again this time from the SUB control. Now I am very confused. Greatly appreciate help. Here is my system info. AVR: Panasonic XR-55, all speakers are towers, crossover at AVR set to 80 (should I use maybe 100?), I did not do any distance compensation (All speakers are about the same distance, except the sub, which is a lot closer). I believe I set phase right using the warple tones. Here is what is happening I don't quite understand:
I set up the subwoofer using the subwoofer setup tones, which I understand uses the bass directed from the mains. Levels match now. Then I wanted to test LFE. So I used the Low frequency sweep of 6 channels. LFE came a lot lower, not the same. So I thought I could adjust it using the AVR levels and bumped it up to match it, at least being close to it. Then I went to subwoofer setup to check it again. To my surprise the SW level of that test way off now, it was a lot higher. How is that possible? If one test is using the bass directed from the mains and the other one from LFE, how is it possible when I increase the LFE level, the bass on the mains increase?
One more thing I am confused. I used AVR test tones and LFE came up a lot higher than the others. By about 10db
[Edit] There is a setting in AVR which sets which channels LFE is sent to. It was set to both Mains and SW. That is how I calibrated. This morning I changed to SW only (I assume that is the best settings, I am right?), it did not make much difference in calibration