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post #1 of 8 Old 12-18-2012, 06:20 PM - Thread Starter
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First of all, hi to all. I'm new here.

I just picked up the Pioneer Elite VSX-60 and with all the bells and whistles on it having a problem setting it up.

First, here is my;
Old Receiver > ONYKO HT-R510 Receiver (Still using speakers)

New Receiver> HERE
TV > HERE
BluRay > HERE
Have a Roku and a VHS>DVD converter hooked up as well
All connected via HDMI to receiver
I do however have my comcast HD box going to a separate HDMI on TV to bypass the receiver to watch normal TV without surround. Then TV ARC to HDMI out on receiver.

I hook up everything up via the disc that came with it through the setup process.
I run the Pioneer Advanced Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration system (MCACC)
All seems OK. My problem is a few things. There seems to be a real lack of bass compared to my previous system. If the signal comes over "stereo" the sub doesnt even come on.
Also, when I put the receiver on TV to get the surround from a cable box movie in DD, it still stays on stereo and not DD.

Just wondering if anybody had an ideas on how I may have it set up and perhaps what I may be doing wrong. I am about ready to return for a Denon but this Pioneer seems really nice.

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Are you setting speakers to SMALL when doing the calibration?
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Huh, not sure what they are auto set at
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Auto probably sets them wrong. Go to manual speaker set up and set them and the cross over freq there and yes for subwoofer. Then when calibrating use the keep speaker settings option.
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That definitely helped. What exactly is the cross over frequency?
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If your front speakers are capable of going down to 50 Hz or so, you should set the crossover to the subwoofer at 50 or 60 Hz.

If they are small ones, you may need to set it to crossover at 80 Hz or higher.

Either that, or you can just set the front speakers to full-range and adjust the HF limit control on the subwoofer to 50, 60, or 80 and see what sounds best.
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This is the system I used to have > Here I had to buy new L&R Speakers so they would stand on their own as the kids kept knocking them over. I bought two pioneer HERE. Is it alright to mix and match? All I could afford at the time.
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Thanks a lot. You were dead on about the speaker set up and getting the subwoofer to work. I appreciate it.
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