Originally Posted by EWL5
If you are talking about redirected bass from the small speakers, wouldn't that be taken care of by the overall LFE channel level? My current setup in the Denon 3800 goes like this:
FL -5 dB (Large)
FR -5 dB (Large)
C -5 dB (Large)
RL -5 dB (Small)
RR -5 dB (Small)
LFE 0 dB (Crossover at 80Hz)
SW +10dB = OFF
That seems fine, except for the crossover at 80. With the LFE bug, bass management has to happen in the receiver, not the player.
That crossover in the player means redirected bass will end up in the LFE channel with a 15db spread from the actual LFE, which is 5db too much. LFE should start out -10db in relation to the other channels. It gets dropped to -15db to make room for the redirected bass. With the LFE bug, it starts out -15db and drops down to -20db for bass management. So, when you boost the channel at the end, redirected bass will be too hot or LFE will be too weak. If you do bass management in a player with the bug, then the relationship between LFE and redirected bass starts out wrong and can't be fixed.
So, turning the crossover off, reducing the other channels by 5db and leaving LFE at 0 means everything will hit the AVR in the proper relationship. Then the receiver will do the bass management and the final subwoofer boost at the end.
At least, I think that's how it will work.