ok, it's been a while since I touched the 5.1 setup. I used to tweak it on a monthly basis
Paradigm Monitor setup:
L-R - Monitor 9 (older V2 or V3 with 8 inch cones instead of newer 6 inch)
Paradigm Mid sized Center
Paradigm Small rears
Paradigm PS-1000 sub
Situation: With Denon AVR-790, I noticed Airplay music (via Apple TV) is not getting a lot of bass for Stereo mode. Check Sub volume on receiver and sure enough, it is at a very low level. I remember running Odyssey some time ago and using an SPL meter, had this all setup properly. I think I ended up watching less movies and more TV so had to crank the sub down as mid range bass was "leaking" to the sub. Very annoying, I think it is just the poor cable DD signal. Say on a game show, the announcer would talk and the "p" sound would sometimes come through on the sub. So to compensate, the sub volume on the amp was turned down. This fixed the "leak" problem but now, Airplay music is lacking in bass. Movies probably took a hit too, I am not sure. I think the Denon that I have won't remember speaker volume settings for each mode (Stereo, DD, etc...). It is across the board. Anyone know?
Also, the Sub is set to it's highest freq. I think the receiver should send the proper signal to the sub right so unlike the old days where sub freq needed tweaking. I have not tried to lower the sub freq, I am afraid that this will impact the movies somehow?
So, is there a trick to stop this bass "lead" from HDTV?
Have been getting back into movies and music lately and want some help to -re-setup my gear. Anyone run into this "leak" problem and share some thoughts?