Originally Posted by jdsmoothie
Originally Posted by Vallhall
Many thanks for your help Bill
I can proceed and finish the setup so no problem. Ofcoure i can go into speakers level, and turn it down, but i thoght audyssey did this automatic. That said it sounds very good
As the sub is putting out 85db (or +10db over the calibration level), the AVR will likely max out at -12db trying to attenuate it, therefore you won't be able to further lower it using the AVR. You'll want to add an in-line attenuator similar to this one ---> http://www.amazon.com/Harrison-Labs-Line-Level-Attenuator/dp/B0006N41B0
This purplexed me on my 4520CI just 2 days ago..
Prior, under old XT & my 4308CI, I'd set the gain at 12 oclock on my Berighner 2500 amp and the sub would be set at around -2db or so, within plus/minus 3db pure the audyssey set-up guide.
Then, upon running XT32 on my new 4520CI it said my sub was @ 84db and displayed this box for me to move the gain knob till it was withing traget, target being 75db but actually once I went below 80db the box went from red to green and I could have proceeded. I had to turn the gain down to just past 9 oclock (I'm a "w" now, so can't give the gain# from memory).
In the end, even dialed down to lower gain XT32 set my sub trim to -4db.
So, it appears XT32 is analyzing the bass much different than XT did....I should have taken out my RS SPL meter, but forgot.....
For correct 0db reference listerning, sub's are 10db more than mains, 115db vs 105db @ peak's, so kinda curious why for the initial dial in XT32 asked for 75db astarget instead of 85db.....