Originally Posted by dave42
What I've noticed with my system setup is that the HD audio (analogs to my receiver) does not sound as full or wide upfront as does the DD (via coax) while watching Batman Dark Knight.
I have my sw level boosted in my Denon AVR-2805 receiver by +15 db for my analogs.
My front main speakers are Polk RC85i (in wall). Per their specifications, they can produce 30hz-20kHz. Their lower-3db limit is 50Hz, and their upper -3db limit is 20 KHz. Their efficiency is 90 db. My center channel speaker is also Polk (can't remember the model # I think it was CS9?)
Can I set my main speakers to large in the BD55 with their above specs? If I did that, would I also set the surrounds and center channel to large also?
Does this sound like it would make the sound more expansive in front(if that's the correct term)?
There's no hard and fast rule that says you need to set your speakers to large or small, but if your speakers really can reproduce all the way down to 30 Hz, then "large" seems like the right size for them.
The BD55's bass management is pretty limited (fixed crossover at 100 Hz) and set-up of the levels is a little klugey (can't be heard until after you "Complete" and then go back in), and none of the advanced EQ settings from Audyssey or MCACC will be applied. So it's possible, in a specific room or with a specific set-up, that using the lossless analog outputs will not sound as good as the lossy standard digital outs (fiber/coax) which benefit from the reciver or pre/pro's calibration abd EQ settings.
It's best to experiment in your own system and see which set-up you prefer.