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I am a bit confused by the manual of both my Marantz NR1403, and my Dayton SUB-1000.

I have Energy Take Classic speakers (only using the 2 fronts and the center) and a Dayton SUB-1000 and a Marantz NR-1403 receiver.

The dayton manual states:

Note: If a LFE mono output is connected, set the crossover point to maximum.

I am not certain what that is. Manual is here: http://www.parts-express.com/pedocs/manuals/300-628-parts-express-manual.pdf

My Marantz Manual states :

When using a subwoofer with a direct mode

Set the direct mode to “On” and disable the volume adjustment
and crossover frequency setting.

When using a subwoofer without a direct mode
Make the following settings:
• Volume : “12 o’clock position”
• Crossover frequency : “Maximum/Highest Frequency”
• Low pass filter : “Off”
• Standby mode : “Off”

With my setup, how should I

A) Connect the sub to the Marantz Receiver
B) Set the settings on the subwoofer?

I assume Audyssey will take care of the receiver settings.
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I ended up using a Y-Splitter to connect to the sub, and then to the Sub Out on my receiver.

I set this crossover on the sub to max (140). I set the Phase to 0, Power to ON, and the Gain to 50%.

I then ran Audyssey and let it handle the rest.

Is that right? Is there ever any need to make any changes to the Audyssey settings?
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Depends on what the AVR set the sub volume to .... was it near -12db? If yes, you'll need to lower the gain to somewhere between 10-25%. Reduce to 25% and run Audyssey for just 1 position. If the sub gets set to within -3db and 0db, you're good to go, otherwise, lower it a bit more and run again until within that range. Once in that range, run all 6 mic positions. After listening for a few weeks at this level, if you still prefer a little more bass, bump the sub level up using the "Subwoofer Level" setting (p. 60 OM) rather than adjusting the volume using the gain knob on the sub. For more info on Audyssey, review the Audyssey 101/FAQ Guide linked in my sig.

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