Originally Posted by Elfather
I will try all the setting suggested here and report back. on the EQ note, i have the dynamic EQ set to "ON" and dynamic volume set to "Day" and those setting its where everything sounded better and louder, i turned both off and lost volume level and bass.
Sorry to hear the 8060s aren't sounding as expected - while I do not have the same speakers, I have been through the whole Audyssey / tuning / endless tweaking drill to get the current great sound I have out of my BP2000s.
What is the audio source that you are using to test with? My Denon treated stereo and other outputs separatley - make sure you make your changes to both.
My main AVR is now an Onkyo 709, but I do have a Denon 1611 in another room that used to be main. I have found that my Audyssey approval depends on the room - in the main room with my DT speakers it sounds hollow and too flat - in the other room it actually works ok with the hard surfaces, other brand of speakers, and 20' ceilings. I'm still not a huge fan though.
Others have given you great advise as to using the RS meter for SPL adjustment. If your sound still isn't cutting it, I'd advise going back to basics and try the following:
1) Speaker/sub positioning - how far out from the wall are the 8060's? Try increasing the distance if possible. Sub - try moving it to different locations if the bass isn't adequate. For my huge room, I found corner loading works well. Do the subwoofer crawl if possible (when nobody is watching
2) Run speaker wire only to the 8060s. Set the sub volume to 10-12 o'clock on each tower. Also, make sure they are turned on
3) Enable subwoofer in the AVR and connect just the real sub to the LFE/sub output on the AVR. Turn off double-bass.
4) On your sub - if it has a crossover dial - set it to max. Also set phase to 0 and volume to 10-12 o'clock.
5) Plug in the mic and re-run Audyssey setup. Ensure the mic is at ear height and test all 6-8 positions. I tend to have all positions within 3' of my main listening position.
6) When Audyssey is complete, set your 8060's to Full size if they are not already, set all of your other speakers to small, and try an 80Hz crossover. Note - only set to 80Hz if Audyssey has set to something lower - if set to 100Hz or higher, leave as-is. When I had the Denon in the main room, I had the best results setting Audyssey to Bypass L/R, Dynamic EQ on, Dynamic volume at Day.
Now test your audio at this point with a blu-ray and a good stereo source if possible. Try different listening modes - I am a huge fan of Dolby PLII on the Onkyo for music (now PLIIz height since I added my additional speakers).
Now, if necessary, use the RS SPL meter and adjust to get 75db at the main listening position if not already there from each speaker by adjusting the trim. As other have mentioned - increasing the center and sub levels above what is set are common. I like to run my center and sub about 3-5db higher.
Good luck - hope this helps!