Originally Posted by GPeaslee
Bass was very weak. Adjusted delay times and speaker levels with SPL meter which helped, but bass was still weak. Finally adjusted volume on back of the sub which clearly helped.
Turning up the sub will do the trick. But, your digital sources will likely have too much bass when you do that and it's a pain to turn the sub up and down depending on what you are playing. Does your receiver allow you to adjust the output levels separately for each input? If so, you can boost the SW there w/o affecting your other sources.
Also had to turn up the receiver's master volume from where I normally listened to Dolby Digital on the JVC SD-DVD.
That's not unusual with lossless sources.
How would I determine if the sub volume is set properly, since the BD55 does not output a test tone to the sub? My receiver also has 2 choices for the Multi Channel In: direct and adjust. If I am reading the manual correctly, direct applies no processing while adjust applies the receiver's level/time/bass/EQ settings (the ones it uses for Dolby Digital). I tried both of these choices but don't hear any difference.
Those choices don't apply to the analog inputs. Audio processing has to happen in the digital domain. Calibration discs have tones that can be used.
With a proper setup, how much better should the new formats sound? What should I be listening for?
You will get all sorts of answers to that question. Some people say lossy DTS and DD only remove audio that we don't hear. Others swear it's much better.