Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Jupiter, FL USA
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The first thing I would do is reset the Denon to factory default settings, and start over. Do not use the automated speaker setup. We'll do it manually for now.
0. Set All Speakers to Small.
1. Set the LCR's crossover to 80 or 90 and 90 for the surrounds.
2 Set the LFE Output to LFE and main.
3. Make sure that you have the LCRs and surround's distance to your seating position set correctly.
4. Make sure that the surround speakers are oriented properly. They are designed to go on specific sides of the room and are labelled left and right. Is it possible that you didn't see this when installing?
5. Make sure the sub is in a "node." Good spots for this are generally corners.
6. Check the speaker phasing. Even pro's can get this wrong from time to time.
7. Get some fabric in that room, area rugs, heavy curtains, fabric chairs and couches. Sounds to me like there's not enough absorptive surfaces in the room.
8. You can also raise the channel levels for the surrounds. A lot of folks complain that there's not enough sound coming out of the rears, and often it's the program material, and not the system. Get Spider-Man (2002) and watch Chapter 19 -- you'll see what I mean.
Let us know what happens!
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Last edited by Dawn Gordon; 01-13-2015 at 01:13 PM.