Originally Posted by noah katz
As i believe is said in the user notes, hook the troublesome speaker to the left channel output so it's first, and if it sens more than 10, or whatever the max # is) sound bursts, you know it didn't work, so abort, fuss wih the speaker or mic, and try again.
Note that you can change the angle by moving the mic sideways instead of repointing it, though you should have a way of doing that w/o rotating it, like sliding the mic base against a piece of wood with used as a straight edge.
It's not that it can't detect the speaker, it's just that it refuses to use it once the calculation is over (other than ambient noises).
So, as it turns out, I found a solution to get the system back to "functioning". By disabling the Trinnov position and increasing the center channel in the "Adjustment Menu" (and only here), I was able to return sound to the center channel (without a reset). Then by re-enabling the Trinnov position, EQ, and Remapping; the 3D field magically started working "correctly". I say "correctly", because the 3D/2D field uses a phantom center (better than just the right, pre-adjustment menu tweaks). While I'm glad it works, the "sweet spot" is literally +/-3 inches. Anywhere outside of that and the speaker localization is quite terrible. It seems my position causes the whole receiver to bug out, but luckily I have a fix that doesn't require me to restart the whole system repeatedly. I'll need to find an angle for the center that makes the Trinnov want to use it...I wish I had known of this solution the one time I got a 1 degree reading. I'll shoot for zero, but my speaker makes it really tough.
Edit: After some further tinkering, I've discovered why the Trinnov prefers the phantom center. If I switch it to raw Dolby Digital or PCM, the center is clearly waaaay too focused. That's great news if I want to sit anywhere but the sweet spot, but compared to the sound quality of being in the sweet spot, the center (with dialogue) sounds too mono. I wish the trinnov would use the center and throw some support to the L/R. I think some further calibrations are in order...Edited by Stump909 - 4/29/13 at 9:13pm