I want to make it clear from the bat, I'm no guru in HT nor am I good at setting the things up but I do know the basics.
Long story short.
Replaced my $900 AUD Yamaha RX-V540 4 year old amp with a new product in the similar price range, expecting similar audio quality but more imputs (being 4 years later)
I opted for the Yamaha RX-V663, again about $900 AUD - similar amount of component inputs, same video upcaling stuff (all output -> HDMI)
I am a gamer and my 360, PS3 and movies all simply sound flat and terrible on this new amp, specifically the bass on the unit.
I have only 4.0 speakers, however they were not changed in any way.
On both systems I've specifically told the amp that I have no center, no sub, etc. I've set the speakers to "LARGE" on both
I am not a huge bass head at all! (I live in an apartment) I hate disturbing people but the audio is just downright ...meek on this thing.
I had to set the bass to -10 on the old 540 because I didn't want to tick the neighbours off, on the new system it's as high as I can set it, still sounds awful.
Can someone give me some tips? Did they change some kind of DAC? is there cheaper components in this thing or have I set something wrong?
Please help guys, I figure this is probably the best forum on the internet to find someone who has experienced this.
Thanks to anyone who can help, I really appreciate it.