Originally Posted by Tuax
Recently received my 1010 and the sub out is nowhere near what my previous receiver did. I have turned everything up in the receiver and on the sub and still get nowhere near the sound I had.
With the previous receiver I set the sub to -15db I have put it up to +12, changed the YPAO results manually from -10db to 0db. (side note) YPAO set my sub to 160hz?? Reason I am thinking an issue with the sub out.
Is it possibly bad sub outputs from the receiver? I tired both sub-outs and a new Monoprice cable.
The only other thing it could be is the sub, but seems unlikely since I only replaced the receiver. Any thoughts would be great.
Thanks in advance!
Possibly you have the gain control on the sub itself too high during calibration. This will throw everything out, and the other channels will be boosted to catch up, making your sub even quieter in comparison. What I read before, and did myself, was to keep tweaking the sub's gain control and rerunning YPAO until it returns a 0dB result for the sub channel. This puts everything where it should be for the greatest possible dynamics. Then
you can go ahead and add more if you're bass hungry. I'm getting tons of big clean bass from the 1010 at the default calibrated level, but you should have plenty in reserve if you do it this way.
On the strange crossover result, the 1010 has only one crossover setting for all speakers. So if like me you have smaller surrounds than mains, you get a result from YPAO based on how low those can play, with no regard to your bigger, more capable speakers. I reran YPAO with the smaller speakers disconnected just to check what my front three were capable of and now use that number for the crossover. Sounds clearer and more detailed.
I knew about the global crossover before buying, and it does bug me that Yamaha skimped here when they were so generous with everything else, especially when a $300 Denon allows individual crossovers per speaker. But like I said earlier, they've all got their weaknesses and the Yam still came out on top for me.