Hello fellow TX-NR709 owners,
Not only am I new to the forum but I'm new to surround sound and receivers. I recently purchased my so called setup. I have searched on Google and here but can't find any answers. I don't know if this is stupid and basic so please be gentle.
I ran the Audyssey calibration for 6 locations (at least 5 different times now) in my small living room. I watched Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol, Thor, Tron Legacy, and others. Most of the sound is coming from the front left, right, and center speakers. Most of the bass is coming from the center and not the sub. I expected more enveloping sound in the room because when I'm at Best Buy listening to those setups the sub always seems to fire and sound seems to come from everywhere. I know part of the problem is inferior speakers. I do get sound from all speakers and the sub just not a lot from the surrounds and sub. I've read about surround sound setup and still don't fully understand everything I should do. I don't understand the different listening modes on the Onkyo even though I read the entire manual twice. Can someone enlighten me? What am I doing wrong? Would front high speakers help? Any help is greatly appreciated.
Jamo S426 HCS3 Speakers (Using Floors and Surrounds, not the center)
Polk Audio CSI3 Center
Wire 14 AWG with bannana clips
Klipsch Sub SW-350
btw, what is 0, 180 phase on the sub and what should I set it to?