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Hi Steve,

Sorry, but it's still not getting through my head yet. It seems like what you mentioned supports why I think levels should be set with the crossover. If I use the CBIV with crossovers on, then levels should be set with crossovers on. If, when playing movies/TV, the mains and surround are not as loud, because the crossover is being used, then I want levels to be set with that same consideration. The same for the sub - if it needs to have more bass level, because of the crossover of the other speakers, then I want to set levels that way.

I consider the other side - if I set my mains and surrounds to full for the levels - what happens if a speaker's bass is louder than the rest of the frequencies for that speaker? For example, the level for a speaker, with the crossover, is set to level 0, but when full, it is set to -2. The speaker is then used with the crossover, so now it's going to be too low in level, because the bass is being cut off by the crossover.

Again, maybe I just don't understand yet...


Thanks for your patience!
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Dave - think of this as - - Do not engage DIRAC Live yet - - with each speaker set to "Full", you have the same volume of signal going to each main channel with the same volume of signal (LFE only) going to the subwoofer. But when you set crossover for the main speakers, somewhat less signal goes to the main speakers and somewhat more signal - the crossed over bass - goes to the subwoofer in addition to the LFE signal. So by setting speaker & subwoofer levels using the "Full" setting for each main speaker, you maintain this balance. Then once you have set the speaker & subwoofer levels, set the main speakers to "Xover" and presto, your sonics will be the best ever.

Of course, then when you measure and use Dirac, follow this same procedure.

Really not that hard.

Again, review the CBIV manual, available on the Theta Digital website, as the manual tells you to do this procedure at least pre-Dirac.

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I don't see how you guys are putting your fists through the front panel or drop kicking the unit out the door in frustration dealing with a small old school 2 line LCD display They could have least built it with a modern LCD on the front ala Dan D’Agostino Lifestyle just to give an example of a nice size display that would be very user friendly not to mention a true graphical display. A touch screen would be nice for easy navigation but certainly not necessary.

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I don't see how you guys are putting your fists through the front panel or drop kicking the unit out the door in frustration dealing with a small old school 2 line LCD display They could have least built it with a modern LCD on the front ala Dan D’Agostino Lifestyle just to give an example of a nice size display that would be very user friendly not to mention a true graphical display. A touch screen would be nice for easy navigation but certainly not necessary.
I don't see it as any issue at all, honestly. I set it up once, then I'm done and I can just enjoy.

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Again, review the CBIV manual, available on the Theta Digital website, as the manual tells you to do this procedure at least pre-Dirac.
Steve - thanks for you time on the phone - always fun to talk!!!!! If anyone can point me to the page in the CBIV manual, that would be great. For some dumb reason, I just can't find it.

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