Originally Posted by boobird
... the current settings are whatever the "auto" setup did ...
By "auto" setup, do you mean you ran the Audyssey setup? What did it calculate for the trims on the two front speakers?
Are you running with Audyssey enabled? With DynEQ or DynVol enabled? If you disable DynEQ and run with just Audyssey MultEQ, does it still sound like too much bass?
Is this only with blu-ray disks and not with DVDs? With all blu-rays, or only on blu-rays with HD Audio, i.e., with the blue light lit? When playing blu-rays, is the audio being passed as Dolby Digital? Or as PCM? If PCM, this could be another symptom of the PCM bug described in the firmware link in JDSmoothie's signature
. In your case, with no sub, the LFE content should be redirected to the front speakers.
Certainly Audyssey has more filters and does a better job of smoothing the low end of the sub than it does with the low end of the front speakers. Without a sub, there are limits to what it can do. If you want to go down the path of measuring the actual frequency response with a tool like Room EQ Wizard
, you may be able to play with the positioning of your front speakers or your listening position to give a smoother starting point for Audyssey.