Originally Posted by tex94
5) If you still aren't getting the bass you are looking for, adjust the SW Channel on the AVR up 1-2dB.
Bottom line is that this AVR should produce plenty of bass for you.
I myself have plenty of bass for movies and games. I had to lower the LFE channel to -10dB. However, for music the bass was not as loud as my other stereo's. Same for the treble.
I played with the manual calibration. I copied my auto calibration into a new memory and bumped up the 16k EQ band to 10dB from 2dB for all channels. That did it for me on the high end. For the subwoofer I increased the level to 0dB from -4.5dB in the speaker level setup.
Note that for music I use the stereo mode that allows also the tone control to be on and I have the bass and treble at +6db.
The Neural THX seems to be the best surround for music, but because the tone control is disabled, the bass and treble are not high enough to get any closer to the stereo mode. I wish there was tone control for all channels.
This receiver allows you to tweak all things in manual mode unlike others and chances are you will get the sound that you want one way or another.