Originally Posted by Vaggeto
It set all speakers to small except the Monitor 5s, which are set to large.
It set the crossovers at the following:
Monitor 5: 40Hz (Paradigm says as low as 34Hz)
CC-370: 80Hz (Paradigm says as low as 40Hz)
Mini-Monitor: 40Hz (Paradigm says as low as 57Hz)
It also set the subwoofer to: 100Hz.
Now what I don't understand is why the fronts are set to large, but still have a crossover of 40Hz? Does this mean they still send anything below 40Hz to the subwoofer? If so, what is the point of setting a speaker to small or large? Do movies send sound lower than 40hz to the Front L/R speakers?
Why does the subwoofer have a crossover? The receiver won't send anything above 100hz, correct?
1. The whole point of Audyssey is to compensate for acoustics of your specific room, and due to those acoustics the calculated -3dB point (where Audyssey sets its crossover) could be above or below the manufacturer's specs. Audyssey is just reporting the results of its measurements.
Anyway, it is a known issue that Audyssey will sometimes set the crossovers too low, and it is in fact encouraged to raise up your crossovers a bit, and set speakers to SMALL, as few speakers are that effective below 80Hz.
As a starting point, I would probably raise your Monitor 5's to 60Hz and change them to SMALL, leave the center at 80Hz, and raise the surrounds to 80Hz. Tweak if necessary from there...
2. The subwoofer crossover is a low-pass filter for LFE signals, it doesn't have much to do with the bass management (it just "tops off" the LFE signals from multichannel soundtracks) so don't worry about it. Most people recommend raising it to 110 or 120Hz just to allow more room for LFE.
3. Even if a speaker is set to LARGE, it is assigned a crossover frequency because if you set your sub to LFE+MAIN the subwoofer will "double up" the bass on speakers set to LARGE. Again, you should probably just set them to SMALL manually.
Pretty much all of your questions are common Audyssey issues and you'd be well served to read through the first 20 pages and the most recent 10-20 pages of the official Audyssey thread:http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=795421
Also read this step-by-step write-up on setting up Audyssey, compiled here at AVS... it covers the crossover issues very well:http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...5#post14456895
And here is the Audyssey FAQ from Audyssey:http://www.audyssey.com/faq/index.html