Hello all, new owner of a Denon 1913, replacing a Sony STRDG800. I originally bought a Sony STRDN1030 but returned it as I felt it was not worth the money (even as open box) mainly due to long HDMI switching times and horrible GUI. I was going to stick with the STRDG800 until I found this 1913 open box (shelf unit) with everything included for $150. Main reason for the upgrade was STRDG800 only had HDMI passthrough.
Regardless I have the 1913 setup and running, sounds fantastic, except for one thing... the sub is barely noticeable. I did as instructed and placed the volume to halfway before doing the calibration. Am I supposed to turn this back to full once the calibration is complete, seems like that would defeat the purpose of calibrating. I also followed the guides and set every speaker to small and changed any cutoffs that were set below 40.
My STRDG800 would shake the walls, with the 1913 I can't even tell it's on. I know I can adjust the output through the receiver, I just want to know if this is normal behavior or something is wrong.
I will say the 1913 seems to have much better clarity and fullness to the sound of the dialog. I just miss feeling the bass during action sequences.