Originally Posted by GutterPoet
Was this meant to address my situation? If so, my receiver performs no
processing on the analog inputs and is therefore totally
dependent on the panny for bass management. It can decrease the sensitivity of the SW input... Lot 'o good that's gone be... LOL!
Multichannel analogs provide sound in a more pure rendition. If booming sound is more important, stick with digital with sound processed by the receiver.
If both pure rendition and good bass is the object, then you can tweak your system:
Yes bass management under multichannel analogs relies entirely on the player.
The number 1 requirement is to answer yes to the presence of a subwoofer.
Number 2 is the Crossover and you have no control over that since the player has a fixed Crossover at 100 Hz.
Number 3 is the speaker size whereas SMALL causes all frequencies at or below 100 Hz to be sent to the sub. BUT, in the case of DD TrueHD and DTS-HD, the player will act as if the size is LARGE (you have no control over this) and will send all frequencies to the speakers together with frequencies below 100 Hz to the sub.
Now, beyond this you can tweak the player settings in such a way as to increase the volume of bass coming out of the sub. Assuming you leave the sub setting in the player at its maximum 0 dB, you can reduce all other speakers (same level for all) from -1 dB to -6 dB. Test the two extremes and hear the difference from the sub.
Finally, if the above tweaking does not accomplish the amount of bass you wish to have, in addition you can increase GAIN setting at the sub itself.