Originally Posted by ciccio250
I called pioneer when I got home and he did put the sub in plus
I set up to memories in mcacc 1 and 2..in 1 I changed the speakers from large to small in 2 left them all large thats where he put the sub in plus.
I had the volume on the sub in the middle when I ran auto mcacc i did hear the test tone but it was not very loud.
The test tone won't sound all that loud to the ear. That proves the sub is working though.
The crossover setting is 80
The reading I got for the sub was -3.0 on memory 2 it was the same and I changed it to 0( to see if that would help)
-03 is right in the range it should be, so your sub seems to be fine. Lots of us manually bump it up by 2-3dB as you did. 80 is the best choice for crossover in most cases.
I have it hooked up to the pre out on the avr( I did read about that on this forum)
the distance it set the sub was 18 feet when the real distance from the sub to mic is 16 feet, I though that was ok maybe for delay? I don't know.
You're right. The sub circuitry often has an extra delay, so it will read "farther" than it physically measures. It isn't really trying to measure distance, it's looking for delay. Some AVR's used to show it in miliseconds rather than feet, but that was meaningless and/or confusing to most people, so they changed it.
I never had a avr or surround system but I always thought that a sub could make walls shake maybe I was wrong..I not looking for that at all just want to make sure the sub is working fine..
Well... yeah, that's the impression you'd get reading these forums, and it often leads to unrealistic expectations.
Actually, it shouldn't "make walls shake" unless the source calls for it. Only a handful of movies actually do (see below). Most of the time, the sub should go unnoticed, blending with the main speakers to create a solid foundation for a full range sound system.
In your case, you have a fairly large room (counting the ajacent open spaces). That calls for "more sub." However, MCACC accounts for that and I think you may be well pleased when you play a movie with demonstration quality bass.
The only movie I tried was harry potter on dvd will be getting a bluray player Friday.
Can you tell me how to check that LFE ATT on avr, in the meantime I will try to find it in the manual.
Hit the Audio Parameters button and keep scrolling down until you see it. It can be changed with the left/right arrows on the remote. From the info supplied above, I'd guess this is already at "0"'.
you have a movie you could recomend that has good bass that maybe I can go rent?
Harry Potter will be good, but there are a lot of others. Check this list
and I'm sure you'll find something you might enjoy for other reasons as well.
My favorite for demonstrating an entire sound system is "Master & Commander" as it has wonderful surround, both subtle and loud, as well as demonstration quality bass.
Good luck and enjoy.