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post #1 of 11
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So I have the following configuration:

Denon 2112CI paired with the Jamo 606 5.0 speaker system and a Klipsch 300w powered sub.

Ran through the audyssey setup over the weekend and had some questions on the results:

1) I was pretty sure I had the speakers wired right, (ie red on the speaker to red on the receiver). The audyssey setup told me the speakers were out of phase, are these speakers wired the opposite?

2) After the config, the distances all seemed right, except for the sub, which the system measured at ~20ft. It's actually about 12 feet away, did I do something wrong? Should I manullay adjust the distance?

3) The crossover frequency was set to 40 hz, but from the guides I've read it seems I should set this at 60 or 80? Is that right and can anyone explain why?

4) What's the best "setting" (IE Dolby Pro Logic vs. DTS Neo) to listen to music?

5) Is there a way to play audio from the Pandora "app" on my Sony TV to come out of the receiver speakers? The TV (Sony 55NX810) is connected via HDMI...

6) Any other "tweaks" or settings I should look for in the receiver for optimum sound?

Thanks for any comments/links in advance.
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Here is a good thread to read before running audyssey

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=795421

It should answer all your questions and has some really helpful info.

4 Its personal preference. I use stereo most of the time but Dolby Pro Logic music is pretty good too in my opinion

5 If your TV has an optical out then I would use that to connect to the receiver. ARC is usually more trouble than its worth.
post #3 of 11
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Thanks! I read through that thread and I'm still concerned about the wiring on the main 2 front speakers being "out of phase".

One would think that "red goes to red" and "black goes to black" - anyone else with these speakers care to comment?
post #4 of 11
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Thanks! I read through that thread and I'm still concerned about the wiring on the main 2 front speakers being "out of phase".

One would think that "red goes to red" and "black goes to black" - anyone else with these speakers care to comment?
What happens if you switch the wire around, do you still get out of phase?
post #5 of 11
As listed in your Denon Owner's manual .. if the speaker wires are confirmed to be wired correctly .. then simply press "SKIP" and move on.

Your questions and many more like it are answered in posts 1-6 and the entire Denon XX12 Owner's thread linked in my sig.
post #6 of 11
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What happens if you switch the wire around, do you still get out of phase?
No, Auddessey completes without any phase error if I switch them around.
post #7 of 11
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As listed in your Denon Owner's manual .. if the speaker wires are confirmed to be wired correctly .. then simply press "SKIP" and move on.

Your questions and many more like it are answered in posts 1-6 and the entire Denon XX12 Owner's thread linked in my sig.
Thanks! I did see that in the thread but it seems confusing to me that this advanced Auddesey technology thinks something is out of phase when it's not? Just trying to understand and make sure I have the speakers wired properly.

I do think that I noticed the center channel was louder/clearer after I switched the wires...?
post #8 of 11
Some speakers are intentionally wired out of phase by the speaker mfr, and in other cases, due simply to placement in the room, the speakers will be detected as out of phase.
post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post
As listed in your Denon Owner's manual .. if the speaker wires are confirmed to be wired correctly .. then simply press "SKIP" and move on.

Your questions and many more like it are answered in posts 1-6 and the entire Denon XX12 Owner's thread linked in my sig.
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Some speakers are intentionally wired out of phase by the speaker mfr, and in other cases, due simply to placement in the room, the speakers will be detected as out of phase.

So if they are wired out of phase intentionally, would one reverse the wires?
post #10 of 11
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Some speakers are intentionally wired out of phase by the speaker mfr, and in other cases, due simply to placement in the room, the speakers will be detected as out of phase.

Is there an easy way to test if they are wired out of phase?

I read somewhere about a 1.5V battery test?
post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by Pasoa2000 View Post

So if they are wired out of phase intentionally, would one reverse the wires?

Not unless after doing so the audio sounded better to you.

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Originally Posted by Pasoa2000 View Post

Is there an easy way to test if they are wired out of phase?

I read somewhere about a 1.5V battery test?

If you take a small 1.5v battery, and hook it up the a speaker, the speaker will move one way and stop. This is because you have hooked dc up to it. The speaker will either go in or out depending on which way you hook up the battery, and stay that way until you remove the battery. Now if you hook up the other speaker the same way, you need to make sure the speaker moves the same way when the battery is hooked up to it in the same manner.
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