Originally Posted by coolcolorblack
When I'm watching a movie or listing to musics on my surround sound my ears start to hurt when there is a lot of bass in the song or the movie. I don't have this problem when I'm in a car with a lot of bass, so I think something is wrong. I hope the photos help if you anyone knows what I can change to fix this, if you need more info just hit me up, thanks.
Okay, I'm with M.zilch. You need to clarify for us if when you say "hurts" you mean it's just not comfortable listening to it, or you are actually experiencing pain/discomfort. If the latter, STOP, go to an audiologist and get tested (not the routine test that just checks for what tones you can hear, but the advanced diagnostic test for pain in the ear drums, hearing loss, or tinnitus).
It could be that the stereo is simply making a symptom more acute, but troubleshooting your stereo is not going to save your hearing.
Seriously, go see an audiologist to diagnose the pain, "do not pass GO, do not collect $200/£200" as they say in the game of Monopoly.
Once you've done that and gotten the results, we'll know what to do next.
Question: in one of your pics, you have bi-amp set YES. Do you actually have two sets of leads going to each main speaker, i.e. Each speaker has two red wires and two ground wires? If the answer is NO, then I think you need to reset your amp to factory defaults (p.21 of your basic manual), and set it up again paying diligent attention to the instructions in the manual. Don't enable any features without first reading the manual and understanding what they are for. I recommend this because you may have the EQ or tone controls set up in a way that is compensating for hearing difficulties, and causing more trouble. Instead of asking you to find all the advanced settings and set them to nominal values, completely resetting the AVR will start from square one.
But that audiologist diagnostic hearing test is the first thing you do.
I'd stop listening to the stereo until then as you may be causing more damage. That includes gaming (you posted a few months back about an Xbox), and particularly NO listening with earbuds or headphones as they may hurt your ear drums more.
OOH, I get it. P. 31 of Advanced manual (63 of the PDF), you simply set each speaker as "Full band" (aka "large") or set a crossover for each (aka "small" and bass managed). Actually, I like that. Sidesteps the whole "large vs. small" confusion factor for consumers. :}