Originally Posted by Reefdvr27
I know this is a noob question but I have to ask because I want to be sure. I need to find my reference with the Inuke paired with my 4520. Do I turn all the gains down on the dsp setting in the inuke to 0 db? There is also a PEQ, should I bypass it to run Audyssey. My mains are set to large and maxed out at 12 db. I want to level match, but I want to be sure reference at 0 is correct. Thx.
I have an SMS-1 and in the signal chain. So what I do when I calibrate is set the SMS-1 at unity gain (15 vol) and bypass all equalization. Then I run Audyssey XT32 and that sets all levels and distances (including accounting for the delay my SMS-1 adds to the subwoofer channel). Then - after the distances and levels are set -- I can use the SMS-1's PEQ to get the subwoofer output flatter.
So -- I am not familiar with the iNuke -- but I would set it to unity gain (which is probably 0db -- but check your manual) and bypass all equalization in the iNuke. Then run Audyssey. Don't worry about the speaker level trims in your 4520 -- Audyssey bypasses their existing settings and resets them based on its testing.
I think you said you have the iNuke powering your mains -- and unless you really know what you are doing -- I would not mess with PEQ settings on the mains. I think you also said you have sensitive 4ohm speakers -- if that is the case, consider just having your 4520 power them, and see if you like it. It has more than adequate amp section to power sensitive 4ohm speaks to reference levels. Then you can sell the iNukes.
Edit: Looking at your sig setup. You should set your mains to small cross them over at 80hz (cross everything at 80hz). Audyssey will almost certainly measure and set your mains to Large (full range). However, you can and should change this in your speaker settings. This is the one of two areas that Audyssey's settings are usually changed by the user: (1) changing all speakers to small and crossing at 80hz (unless Audyssey sets a higher Xover), and (2) adding positive trim to the sub channel to taste (do this in the AVR settings). In my case -- I leave my Seatons as the are set by Audyssey for Blu-Ray (at -5.0 db in my case), but add +3 db trim to the settings for DirecTV and my streaming music -- where the bass is often more attenuated.
With 2x Triax Subs -- you should let them handle everything below 80hz. They will do it better than your mains and center.
BTW -- your Nittany Lions picked up a great coach! Your gain is Vandy's loss.