Originally Posted by Bond 007
Thats much better. This is what you need to do.
You want to always change the sub volume IN THE AVR. Since you want more sub volume, +1 doesnt give you a lot of room to play with. Turn the sub volume up slightly and rerun YPAO until you get about -5. This will give you more room to turn up the volume in the avr. It only goes to +10.
Do this and then set ALL speakers to small. AVR sub crossover to 80.
Then you can turn up the sub volume IN THE AVR to suit you.
DONT CHANGE THE VOLUMES OF ANY OTHER SPEAKERS.
I've been using the system a lot lately, and noticed that the sub doesn't always turn on. Especially not when watching TV. When it does turn on (after cranking the volume up to max), and I turn it back down, it stays on, and I can definitely hear that the subwoofer is doing its thing.
Why doesn't it just power on at once?
The same goes for gaming. As I'm living in an apartment with a lot of neighbors, I can't crank the volume at the evenings, so when playing PS3, I struggle to turn the sub on. When playing roleplaying games with some action music, it does turn on, and stay on until I power off the system.
The thing is - It is definitely a huge difference afterwards, even at the places where the sub didn't turn on earlier, I get a much bigger depth etc. of the music.
So why doesn't it just turn on instantly, it is obviously frequencies under 80Hz being played...
Should I try just cranking the level to +5 or maybe +10, and turn down the physical volume on the sub?
Wouldn't it be better anyways to have a high output from the receiver, and a lower volume on the sub? AFAIK this would be a "cleaner" signal, and should make the difference between "on" and "off" signal bigger, so the sub would power on everytime I want it to.
I know this is different from what you posted earlier about controlling the volume from the AVR, but atm. it doesn't seem to give my Jamo Sub enough signal...
In other words: Would it harm anything, or decrease sound quality, overheat AVR by setting the level to +10? It may sound ridiculous, but I was just hoping it might turn the sub on sooner.