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Hi I have a Denon 1613, Polk 65t Fronts, Polk 15c Center, Basic Surrounds from Logitech HTIB, and RW-12D subwoofer.
Any suggestions are welcome. biggrin.gif

Speaker Config:
Front: Small
Center: Small
Subwoofer: Yes
Surround: Small

Bass
Subwoofer Mode: LFE
LPF for LFE: 120 Hz

Distances
Front L: 9.6 ft
Front R: 9.4 ft
Center: 9.6 ft
Subwoofer: 14.5ft
Surround L: 8.9 ft
Surround R: 9.2 ft

Test Tone
Front L: -2.5 db
Center: -4.5 db
Front R: -3.0 db
Surround R: +5.5 db
Surround L: +0.5 db
Subwoofer: +8.5 db - is this too high?

Crossovers

Crossovers: Individual
Front:: 40 Hz -
Center: 40 Hz -Are these too low?
Surround: 100 Hz

Subwoofer Level
Subwoofer Level: On
Subwoofer Level: +8.5 db

Restorer

Restorer: Mode 3(Low) -What is this even mean?

Audyssey
MultEQ: Audyssey
Dynamic EQ: On -Should this be on?
Reference Offset: 0 db
Dynamic Volume: Medium - Is this ok?
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Hi I have a Denon 1613, Polk 65t Fronts, Polk 15c Center, Basic Surrounds from Logitech HTIB, and RW-12D subwoofer.
Any suggestions are welcome. biggrin.gif

Speaker Config:
Front: Small
Center: Small
Subwoofer: Yes
Surround: Small

Bass
Subwoofer Mode: LFE
LPF for LFE: 120 Hz

Distances
Front L: 9.6 ft
Front R: 9.4 ft
Center: 9.6 ft
Subwoofer: 14.5ft
Surround L: 8.9 ft
Surround R: 9.2 ft

Test Tone
Front L: -2.5 db
Center: -4.5 db
Front R: -3.0 db
Surround R: +5.5 db
Surround L: +0.5 db
Subwoofer: +8.5 db - is this too high?
Too high? No, as long as it's not pegged it's OK, although if you're a bit anal retentive about sound you might want to bump up the gain on your sub a bit and run Audyssey again to get it closer to zero. The Audyssey people say this is not necessary to do.
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Crossovers

Crossovers: Individual
Front:: 40 Hz -
Center: 40 Hz -Are these too low?
Surround: 100 Hz
Too low? Not according to Audyssey. That being said, it's often recommended to raise crossovers that are below 80 Hz to 80. This will ease your receiver's burden a bit. Try it out and if you don't think the sound is worse it's probably best to raise it.
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Subwoofer Level: On
Subwoofer Level: +8.5 db

Restorer

Restorer: Mode 3(Low) -What is this even mean?
This is probably one of those technologies that attempts to correct poor quality low bitrate music streams. Use whatever makes your ears happiest. It should only do anything at all when playing mp3s and the like.
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Audyssey
MultEQ: Audyssey
Dynamic EQ: On -Should this be on?
Probably yes. This will boost bass and treble to compensate for human hearing peculiarities when you're listening below reference volume.
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Reference Offset: 0 db
Dynamic Volume: Medium - Is this ok?
Is it OK? Sure. Is it what will make you happiest? That depends. This is one setting I change frequently, depending on circumstances. Watching a movie late at night or early in the morning, I tend to bump Dynamic Volume way up to "midnight" mode, which robs dynamics but lets me hear everything clearly even at very low volume. It basically makes quiet sounds louder and loud sounds quieter.

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I guess I got audyssey down in a good way at my first try. I used a thin shelf to mount the mic when doing the calibration and walked away a great distance in the process.
Thanks again JD in NJ, you the man!
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The Restorer function is indeed what JD said - I love it for compresses music sources. My MP3s sound much better with it set the way you have it (Mode 3), I don't particularly like the other modes at all.

All your settings look good, with the exception that you may want to raise those lower crossovers to 80hz. BUT...since you didn't use a tripod of mic stand when you ran Audyssey, I would suspect that your EQ is not optimized as good as it can be.

If you haven't already, check out the Audyssey 101 ,FAQ & Setup Guide.


EDIT: I personally can't stand Dynamic Volume and leave it off at all times.

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