Originally Posted by In2Photos
When I set up my FIL's 5008 I had the exact same problem. Everyone in the 5008 thread tried to convince me that I just like more bass than what is considered "reference". There are a couple of people in that thread that are also underwhelmed. One of them had an older Audyssey microphone and said that the results from it are FAR better than with the new mic. We're starting to wonder if there are some bad mics out there.
Fortunately my FIL absolutely LOVES how his system sounds with Audyssey OFF. So for now it isn't a "problem".
With Audyssey off are you leaving all the audio settings at their default?
When you turn Audessey off does it just cancel the Audssey equalization or does it also undo all the speaker settings?
I have to say I am HUGELY disappointed with this receiver based n Audessey settings. My old Denon AVR-2805, with it's auto-eq feature, just blows this thing away with respect to how anything sounds in 5.1.
So now I either do a heck of a lot of tweaking to make the Onkyo sound right or I'm returning it and buying another Denon.
Originally Posted by wolverine1971
I used the old one from my 608 and had the same thing happen, low bass output. Everything else seemed like it balanced very well. All I did is turn the sub level up manually on the rec and it sounded great. I haven't used the new one yet, but will this week. I'll post how it turns out. I do think most people like more bass than what is considered optimal balanced levels.
I'm trying to figure out if turning the volume knob up on the subwoofer, turning up the bass setting or turning up the subwoofer levels on the AVR will give me the best result.
My bass is so low it's like I don't even have a subwoofer. And don't need one. My front speakers can easily handle the bass output generated by this receiver with the Audessey settings.
How do your surrounds sound? Not too overpowering? Is your center loud enough? It's like everything is just wrong for me.
I raised my surrounds up by 14" then did the Audyssey setup again last night with 6 measurements instead of four. Things got marginally better but I think it's mostly due to raising my surrounds.
It took me forever to get everything set up correctly because I have so many devices that need to work together. Shame I spent all that time getting everything right and now it sounds like crap. What a disaster.