Originally Posted by Ckindt
Settings on the fv:
Avr line in
One port plugged
Damping low ht/ hi music
Ext freq 14
Volume 21:30 to match 75 db level of other speakers. Any higher and things started falling off shelves during testing!
100hz sub xover in avr 60 hz for all other channels
Glad you're enjoying your new sub, but some of your settings don't look quite right. I would guess your frequency response would have a big hump between 60Hz and 100Hz since both the sub and speakers would be playing these frequencies.
Did you run Audyssey XT32? If not, you should at least give a try.
Did you follow the Rythmik Installation Guide
When you run Audyssey, adjust the Volume (Gain) control on the sub - only to obtain a successful Audyssey run (i.e. so that Audyssey sets your sub to a +-3dB Level setting, ideally).
Thereafter, you shouldn't be touching the Volume control on the sub. Obtain your 75dB matching levels (after the Audyssey run) by adjusting the Level Calibration setting in the AVR only, not on the sub.
Use the LFE input
on the sub (if you use the Line-in connector, it enables the Phase, Crossover and Low Pass Slope controls on the Sub, which may conflict with what the AVR/Audyssey is trying to set...use the AVR for your bass management).
None of your speakers should be set to Full Band.
Your fronts are flat down to 48Hz, I would cross those over to the sub at 80Hz or 60Hz (whichever sounds best to you).
Your surrounds are flat down to 61Hz, I would cross those over to the sub at 80Hz.
Your center is flat down to 65Hz, I would cross that over to the sub at 80Hz.
LPF of LFE - set to 120Hz.
After running Audyssey:
Use an SPL meter to set all speakers to 75dB using the AVR's Level Calibration controls. Feel free to bump the subwoofer's Level Cal setting a few extra dBs to suit your taste. Be sure to take into account the SPL meter's correction tables, if any. Again, you should be using the AVR's controls, not the Volume control on the sub itself.
Turn off Audyssey Dynamic Volume in the AVR.
Enable Audyssey Dynamic EQ (DEQ) and see if you like it (you can always turn it off), experiment with the different Offsets.