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Thanks to the wonderful setup guide, I did my Audyssey setup on my Onkyo TX-SR707 this afternoon. I have a couple questions about the results.
The subwoofer level is the primary concern. I did IIg) from the setup guide and ran my first Audyssey setup pass (the Onkyo forces at least 3 listening positions before you can hit 'Save') and got a subwoofer level of -1dB. I figured...awesome!...no need to adjust the subwoofer from the middle of the adjustment range allowed (I have an Infinity Entra Sub circa 2004, and I'm using the Direct input on it).
But then I ran the full Audyssey setup again (my second setup pass), doing all 6 listening positions. When I was done, I ended up with:
BTW, do my ordinary speaker volumes seem OK?
So, as you can see, the sub went down significantly after the first setup pass. I listened to some SACDs and watched some movie clips, and the bass definitely seems lacking (I'm not trying to go nuts with bass, but the sound just feels "hollow" with the sub set at that level).
I ran the setup again (my third setup pass), doing just 3 listening positions to see what the Onkyo would come up with for the sub level. Again, the sub was -9dB.
As a side question, after the third setup pass, I just clicked cancel instead of Save on the Onkyo. That's OK, right? I still retained all the settings from my full second setup pass? I'm just worried that even running the setup at all (even if in the end you click 'cancel') potentially causes settings (maybe hidden ones I can't adjust, for instance the MultEQ) to get blown away.
So, for now, I set the sub level to -5dB (split the difference). But I definitely wanted to get some guidance and see what people think.
Epson 5020UB (won on AVSForum!) on Elite Sable 16:9 100", Oppo BDP-83 & 93 (ISO firmware), Dune HD Base 3.0, Darblet, Sony MDR-DS7500 Wireless Surround Headphones & Onkyo TX-SR707