"1. Speakers should always be set to Small if you have a subwoofer.
It doesn't matter if you are listening to music or movies. But Audyssey is not responsible for making this choice. The AVR is doing it based on the roll off found. It looks like in your case the roll off is near 40 Hz so that's what Marantz uses as the decision point to set speakers to Large. I highly recommend setting them to Small. You can leave the crossover at 40 Hz as found or move it up slightly. The speaker levels are not low. They are set so that all speakers in the system play at the same level. Because each speaker has different sensitivity and is at different listening distance, these numbers can vary. If you want to listen louder, just turn up the master volume. That way everything moves up and down in level together.2. LFE only. LFE+Main is a bad
setting because it overlaps the bass in the sub and speakers resulting in boomy bass.
3. Audyssey calibrates each speaker individually by looking at the acoustical problems it has in the room. These problems have nothing to do with content. However, by setting speakers to Large you are missing out on the much higher filter resolution that MultEQ has in the subwoofer channel.
4. MultEQ improves the performance of each speaker whether you are using 1 or 11."]
[bold text emphasis mine] Also, don't override what the auto calibration system says is the correct xover frequency, even though you and your CSR "know better". The microphone can hear room anomalies that outweigh whatever your owner's manual says about your speakers' bass response "is".
If after doing all this you still
feel you need more bass, I'd walk over to your sub and crank up its volume knob manually. If you go too far though, all male voices will sound like James Earl Jones; that's a sign you should back down some.Edited by m. zillch - 6/12/12 at 11:55pm