Originally Posted by cmmiller101
In the speaker setup, the receiver has a range of Hz for the subwoofer with 80Hz as the default. For the 12" PSW505, should I leave it there at 80Hz or should I adjust it?
On the back of the subwoofer there is a phase toggle switch. What is the difference in the phase option of 0 or 180? If I am running only 1 subwoofer, does it matter which one I select?
I don't have any other speakers in my system besides the two front speakers and the sub. My only concern is that I had to change my front speakers to "small" to get any sound out of the sub. My front speakers are Klipsch (RLF? 10s) and have two 10s in each of them and by turning them to "small" I don't get as much sound out of them. . .I almost prefer having the bass come out of them as opposed to that sub. . .any suggestions?
Leave it at 80hz and play your music/movies and see how you like it. It really depends on your speakers and what range they can do. I have my crossover set to 90hz for my speakers. I would just play with it and see what sounds the best to you as there are no hard and fast rules.
Set the phase to 0. For a more indepth look at what phase does (and a great all around primer about subs you should read anyway) see this: http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=95817
Setting the speakers to small simply tells the AVR that your system is "bass managed". That means you have a sub hooked up and the AVR will send anything below the crossover (80hz in this example) to the sub for playback. Assuming you have a decent sub, that is much better than letting your two front speakers handle full range. Odds are, you front speakers can't "dig down" and hit low freq. like your sub can.
This really doesn't affect how much "sound" comes out of your setup though When I play two channel music with my system I can crank my system up so loud it would damage my hearing!
Did you make sure all the speakers you DON'T have are turned off in the setup menu? Presense is turned off? Rear surround are turned off? Center is turned off (you might not be able to turn that off)? Secondly, did you run the YPAO program in the speaker setup menu?