Originally Posted by mreggena
Well after a year (yes I said a year!!) of purchasing my Aperion speakers I have finally got them setup! Finishing my basement took WAY longer than I had expected. Well as expected the speakers look absolutely amazing and sound great! However I have only done a few things to calibrate them and I am really not sure what other steps I should take. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Here is my setup - 6C for the center, two 4T's in front sides, two 5DB's for the surrounds, and a 10D sub. All connected to an Onkyo NX-808 receiver.
This is what I have done -
- Ran the Audyssey auto calibration setup
- For some reason it set the sub at being 21.5ft away and the center and front sides at being 18ft so I changed this to 18 to match the others because they are basically sitting right next to each other
- The Audyssey set the volume for the sub at 7db on the receiver. According to the Aperion Sub documentation it said to set the volume to 0 and then adjust it on the sub itself. Which is what I have done. The current volume on the sub is +12 and on the Movie setting.
So that's it so far. I am sure I can tweek things more. What are your suggestions? For the most part everything sounds great, just sometimes I think I should feel more bass out of the sub but it could always be the content I am watching.
One thing is for sure is I quickly notice when content, especially movies on Netflix, are only 2.1and it sucks! Its just not the same as 5.1! haha
First off welcome!
A couple of questions then a couple of suggestions which may help. Do you know what version of Audyssey you are running? When you did your calibration did you use the Audyssey Auto Setup and all of the recommended positions?
ON the sub settings are you at +12db on the sub or on the receiver?
Audyssey does a pretty decent job of calibration and setting filters, with the exception of the sub unless you are running Audyssey MultiEQXT32. If you are not running MultiEQXT32 the sub settings are marginal and may require some tweaking.
Having the sub distance greater than the speakers is very common. Generally speaking it is recommenced to leave the distance where the Auto Setup places it, since it is setting the distance based on what Audyssey is reading. Changing the distance could effect the filter settings on sub. You can adjust channel levels without effecting filter settings, but distance may change filter settings.
If your sub level is at +12db on either the receiver or the sub, that seems very high. You do not want a +12 on the receiver.
I would suggest you set your sub to By-Pass set the sub volume to zero(0) and rerun Audysssey. The thing you do not want is having the receiver sub level setting reach a max of -12db or +12db after calibration. If you are at -12db you adjust the sub volume on the sub up a couple of db and recalibrate. If you are at or near +12db on the sub level on the receiver, your sub volume is too high and you need to turn it down and recalibrate.
Ideally you you want a setting at or close to zero, but that is based on how it ultimately sounds to you.
I have Audyssey MultiEQXT,however in the end I set the sub using an SPL meter.