Josh Z, thanks for your response. But, disregard my previous post. I DO have to set my speakers to small. Even if the subwoofer was louder with the speakers set to large I was not getting lower tones to my subwoofer. I downloaded the AVS Test Tones to "correctly" calibrate my system and they have suggestions on movies that have great bass. I used Aliens to see if my system was working correctly.
Previously I was using "The Incredibles" test tones. If anyone else is using them then don't. My settings were way off compared to the AVS Test Tones that are available for download here at AVS.
When playing "Express Elevator To Hell" from Aliens I was not getting a certain low rumbling from the dropship. I put the speakers to small and now I understood exactly why the bass management was so important. I heard lower bass that my speakers could not duplicate whether I adjusted the crossover from lowest to highest.
One thing I noticed, though, is that I got bass management working "correctly" whether I had the SPDIF setting to either bitstream or PCM. That one was weird as I understand the suggestion is to have it to PCM. My XA2 is at version 4.0 and my RCA HDV5000 also works the same with its own version 4.0. Comments? Am I missing something?
Well, now for my final questions. Regarding speaker levels, do I want all speakers + S.W. at the same level, the S.W. 10dB louder or the S.W. 5dB louder than the speakers?
Thanks in advance.