Originally Posted by purbeast
So I posted this same question in the 4311ci thread, but I also wanted to post it in this thread since they are JTR speakers that I'm running, and I know some of you have the same AVR as I do. I'm going to copy/paste it here.
Does anyone know, if you have the 4311 unplugged for a while if it will forget all of it's settings?
I had mine unplugged for over a week when I was doing my wiring and stuff, and cleaning up, and tonight I went to watch a movie with my wife and it sounded like crap. I then went to change the settings and notice that all of the channel level settings were not what I had them set to.
Well I then set them back to what I had them at (-6 for LCR and -2 for the subs) and it still sounded like crap.
After the movie I went and put in a movie (Saving Private Ryan) that I've demo'd on my setup like 5x and I know how it sounds, and again, it sounded like crap, even with those same settings.
So I'm wondering if it lost my Audyssey settings as well and simply is not calibrated. It sounded REALLY different than I'm used to, ESPECIALLY the subs. They did not pack a punch at ALL like it previously did before I unhooked everything to do in wall wiring. And I have dual caps so they are no slouch.
I am also wondering if my AWG on the wires I ran for the subs is thick enough or something. I ran 12awg for the subs and they are running about 55 feet total probably. They run about 5 feet from my amp to the wall jack, then from the wall jack in the walls to the other wall jack about 45ft, then from the wall jack to the caps about another 5 feet. They are running at 2ohms, and 12awg was recommended for 4ohm runs at that length. I'm really hoping that running the 12awg for 2ohm doesn't screw me over, because these are already in the walls and stuff.
So to be honest I am slightly worried by this. I figured I could hook all my stuff back up and it would all be gravy just like before. But I'm also wondering if I did not run wires thick enough for my caps. I know that 12awg was recommended for 50ft runs, but at 4ohm. These subs are wired at 2ohm so I hope that the wire I have in there is good enough for them, and to be honest, if it wasn't, I don't know what the result would be. Would it just be that they don't hit as hard? Total noob to all this ohm stuff.
It is late now and the wife is sleeping so I can't really re-calibrate it now so it will have to wait until tomorrow to run Audyssey. I just HOPE that the wires I ran are good enough and would be SSSSOOOO let down if they weren't. And I hope I'm just totally overreacting and being a noob about it, and that it is simply a recalibration with Audyssey that I have to do.