Originally Posted by Fastslappy
try re-setting to defaults ,
then set the cross-overs to near what the speakers spec out(that's how low the bass goes =Roll-off) as like 10 above roll-off
have all speakers set as large
set sub LFE as 120 ,
set the subs to 50% gain (you can adjust up later) .
DO NOT run Audyssey ....
enable the speakers that you have hooked up
see how you like that SQ ....
adjust center gain to what works best for voices .. after you do a listening ..
you might be surprised how well that system will sound not running Audyssey
one thing if you mains are larger than the surrounds try switch them to the external Amp & see how that sounds you can always go back .
Ok, I'm a little embarrassed here, I didn't know this post was directed at me. It's looks like you and kbarnes spoke on it.
Everytime I run audyssey, I always reset to default settings.
I pretty much do have all of the speakers close to spec, except the surrounds.
Front left/right and center channel: 60hz
Side surrounds: 80hz
I do have the sub LFE @ 100hz
I'm a little confused with you asking me to set the speakers to large, as far as I know, you can't set them to large or small, but only adjust the HZ or make them full range. If you are saying full range is considered large, then in full range you cannot change the hz.
You suggested for me not to run audyssey, I must say no to that, XT32 is the reason I bought the Onkyo 5008. Believe me, I LOVE what XT32 has done with my subs.
You suggested set the subs to 50% gain, that is far beyond 75db's and will be too much SPL, that will not gain equally with the rest of the speakers.
I am confused with enable the speakers that you have hooked up? ? ? ?
When you suggested that I adjust the gain on the center, are you referring to adjusting the db level in the AVR?
I haven't made those adjustment you asked, but I have heard without XT32, and it was ok, but excellent with it.