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post #6091 of 6095 Old 12-16-2015, 01:14 PM
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I'm having a really hard time getting my audio setup working flawlessly... I've got the Yamaha RX-V3900 as AV-receiver and amplifier for my 5.1 setup consisting of; 2x Klipsch RF-62 as L/R (Front), 1x Klipsch RC-64 (Center), 2x Klipsch RS-42 (Surround - Side (not back)) and I also have a SVS PC12-NSD DSP cylinder active subwoofer. All Klipsch speakers are from the Reference-1, not the Reference-2 series besides the RS-42's which are Reference-2.


I do run the Y.A.P.O using the included microphone, I've tried to do it from the center location of the room, and also tried to do it placing the microphone in all the sitting location in our living room. No matter what I do I can't help but feel that the audio signature feels really, really flat and lacklustre. It's not like the audio is having issues of any sorts but it just feels really flat and boring without much dynamic, no "oopmh" or anything.


Comparing my setup to other audio solutions I use daily like my Westone 4R and Westone UM3X IEM's connected to my iPhone, or my Sennheiser HD 650 headphones connected to my Asus Xonar Essence One external-DAC on my desktop computer and even my Beats Studio (v2) Wireless headphones I use when travelling my living room lacks character.


My Westone UM3X feels unique because of it's fantastic mid's and high's, with a really pronounced treble which gives it a clarity with vocals and instruments giving you the feeling of having a rally high resolution audio providing you with details you did not notice before.

My Westone 4R feels more balanced, but they have a great dynamic feel to them as they are able to go both low and high and feature great detail in all areas. They don't feature the same high resolution feel to vocals and instruments like the UM3X, but they seem more natural and balanced.



You get the idea.. They all have their own sound signature, and they all (besides the Beats Studio Wireless) have great dynamic sound and whatnot. They don't sound boring at all. But my Klipsch setup and my Yamaha RX-V3900 on the other hand, though they don't sound bad in anyway they just feel boring without much dynamic to them. I'm not able to make them sound anything special at all...

Trying to boost the bass, treble or whatnot just seems to distort the audio in various ways. Boosting the bass just make everything muddy. You get somewhat more "spunk" to the low's, but they don't sound right to me and it also makes dialogues feel muddy and wrong. Boosting the treble kills what already feels like a somewhat lacklustre bass to begin with.



I'm a complete newbie when it comes to configuring and calibrating speakers and AV-receivers / amplifiers so I have no real clue where to go from here. I do love good sounding audio but I have no clue how to achieve it on my current setup.



There are literally tons of options I can modify on this RX-V3900 so I have no clue where to begin and just blindly changing things sounds like a impossible place to start... Where should I begin? What kind of settings would normally fit my speakers the best?
Have you tried the Sound setting of the Parametric EQ?
Menu>Setup>Sound>Parametric EQ>PEQ Select;
You get to choose from: Manual, Flat, Front, Natural, Through.

I like Natural.
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...Comparing my setup to other audio solutions I use daily like my Westone 4R and Westone UM3X IEM's connected to my iPhone, or my Sennheiser HD 650 headphones connected to my Asus Xonar Essence One external-DAC on my desktop computer and even my Beats Studio (v2) Wireless headphones I use when travelling my living room lacks character.
You need to compare speaker setups with speakers and not with headphone setups.

Did your speakers sound better to you before YPAO? Why?

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I figured out why things didn't work out for me.. Settings for subwoofer was set to sub + front. So when adding +gain on bass it also affected the overall sound from the front speakers making everything muddy. Changing it to subwoofer only I was finally able to adjust the bass gain without affecting the rest of the sound quality.

The only problem I have right now is that I don't feel the bass responds very well to volume adjustments. My girlfriend do not enjoy high volume levels while watching TV-series, movies etc.. But we still want to feel respond from the subwoofer which forces me to add +6 gain to the bass in order to achieve this. But then we have the problem that as soon as one of us cranks the volume up and nudge or two the bass response gets out of wack and is way to powerful.
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I figured out why things didn't work out for me.. Settings for subwoofer was set to sub + front. So when adding +gain on bass it also affected the overall sound from the front speakers making everything muddy. Changing it to subwoofer only I was finally able to adjust the bass gain without affecting the rest of the sound quality.

The only problem I have right now is that I don't feel the bass responds very well to volume adjustments. My girlfriend do not enjoy high volume levels while watching TV-series, movies etc.. But we still want to feel respond from the subwoofer which forces me to add +6 gain to the bass in order to achieve this. But then we have the problem that as soon as one of us cranks the volume up a nudge or two the bass response gets out of wack and is way to powerful.
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I figured out why things didn't work out for me.. Settings for subwoofer was set to sub + front. So when adding +gain on bass it also affected the overall sound from the front speakers making everything muddy. Changing it to subwoofer only I was finally able to adjust the bass gain without affecting the rest of the sound quality.

The only problem I have right now is that I don't feel the bass responds very well to volume adjustments. My girlfriend do not enjoy high volume levels while watching TV-series, movies etc.. But we still want to feel respond from the subwoofer which forces me to add +6 gain to the bass in order to achieve this. But then we have the problem that as soon as one of us cranks the volume up a nudge or two the bass response gets out of wack and is way to powerful.
Set all the speakers to small, set your sub-woofer to 50% output, re calibrate YAPO with microphone and then after that, adjust your sub-woofer to your liking.

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