Originally Posted by DR.DTS
A question about using Large Fronts with power sub in the manual setup[...]
I've got a Boston sub that does pretty good. But I want just a tad more ...oomph as we say but not to overpower the mids and highs. What setting should I use for the sub crossover and should I engage the 'Extra Bass'?
When first configuring a system that includes 'large' L|R Main speakers, I run a complete setup three different ways: (1) with the L|R Main speakers set to SMALL, (2) with the L|R Main speakers set to LARGE, and (3) with the L|R Main speakers set to LARGE, plus "Extra Bass" ENABLED. Typically, one of the three configurations can be quickly eliminated, because the resulting bass response is either "too boomy" or "too thin" . . . then I pick whichever of the other two I think sounds better.
A good starting point for the AVR crossover setting is what the AVR's auto setup picked . . . based on the capabilities of the C|LS|RS|LR|RR speakers...