Originally Posted by chi_guy50
I haven't seen anyone else provide data feedback to your query yet, so I thought I'd respond.
well, to be fair Elfather did respond and note that checking these setting fixed the problem, as he was set to LARGE / LFE in 2ch mode (that's why he wasn't getting bass to his sub).
My set-up is 5.1/2.0 (quasi-dual zone).
can you be a bit more specific? does that mean you have a 5.1 setup for multich listening, and then a separate 2ch rig for critical stereo music listening? if so, are the two setups in the same room or different room?
Please let me know if anything jumps out at you or if you need more specific information:
Manual Setup > Speaker Setup:
- are front L/R speakers set to SMALL or LARGE? SMALL
- what is the CROSSOVER FREQ on the front L/R speakers? 40hZ
Manual Setup > Audio Setup > 2ch Direct/Stereo:
- is this set to BASIC or CUSTOM? CUSTOM
- if it is set to CUSTOM, repeat the above questions (SMALL or LARGE? Crossover?) SMALL, 40Hz
as JD noted, a 40Hz crossover is quite low, that means that the front L/R are handling most of the bass. With movies there can be a lot of sub 40Hz content so the sub is probably still working, but I would recommend raising it to 60 (if they are really nice towers with good bass) or 80 Hz (anything else) so the sub is handling that real low stuff.
also, it's worth noting that you might as well leave it on BASIC mode if the settings are the same for 2ch and multich. The only reason to change it to CUSTOM is if you want to configure DIFFERENT settings for 2ch listening (which you may want to do, depending on the answer to the setup question above).