Originally Posted by Pennhaven
jmh547 is 100% correct. This receiver is designed to use the built-in Audyssey software with it's calibrated microphone to automatically set speaker levels and frequency equalization. If you don't have the Audyssey mic you can set volume levels manually with the built-in white noise generator. In either case you need to refer to the owners manual, which I suspect can still be downloaded from Onkyo's web site. My experience with this receiver, which I no longer own, is that the sound signature with the Audyssey equalization calibration is on the "warm" side, i.e., emphasizing mid-range more than higher frequencies. So you might want to reset everything to factory settings and boost the treble control manually as desired. Again, suggest you really need to refer to the owner's manual.
thanks Pennhaven and JMH.
I have the audyssey mic that came with it to set up the calibrations and I did that.
Now that you've explained, I am beginning to think it is with the lowest low end speakers I have (RCA speakers that came with RCA Blu Ray Home Theater system). I use sony 100W Subwoo.
I personally prefer having more crispness and bass than the standard settings. I've managed to get more bass to my liking by increasing the subwoo db level.
Also recently I've lost all video coming out of the AVR and after several non-successful attempts, ended up resetting to factory settings. While customizing some settings, I don't remember what exactly I did different but the crispness sounds significantly much better now which got me to ask here if there is any specific settings to make it even better.
Also, after resetting to factory settings I haven't done the 2013 firmware upgrade.
Thanks again for your help.