Originally posted by antman27
OK Thanks ~
So I have
Paradigm Mini Monitors R&L
CC 350 Center
Ciniamas in the rear
I also have a set of outdoor speakers that I am not sure how to set up.
SA- 8300HD DVR Digital cable box (input TV-Coax 1)
Sony DVP- C600D (input DVD Opt-1)
So I am running 5.1
With thees speakers what would the best speaker set up be - small or large - what should the crossover set at ?
HOW do I run set up the second set of speakers outdoors and how will I turn them on & off & controll volume Also can the main speakers be off & just run set B ? What speaker terminals will I need to conect the outdoor set to ?
Room EQ , I have the denon Mic but it was sending tone to the outdoor set also .
I am sure I have more questions buts lets start there.
OH yea what is a normal volume leavel not cranked but not soft (the volume knob has such a wide range & it seams like I am not getting enough unf !)
Alright first let's do the calibration:
1. UNPLUG your outdoor speakers, it's just easier this way
2. Set all of your speakers to "SMALL", This setting is often confused, people think it's talking about the physical size of the speakers, but in fact it's talking about it's response range. Unless your fronts have 10" woofers in them all on their own, then your speakers are small.
3. Set the crossover to 80hz, this is a good starting point, some people may use 60, or something higher if they're using a lot of little sattelite speakers.
4. Plug the Denon mic in, and position it in the "sweet spot", where you will be sitting in the center of it all I imagine. I put mine on a little tripod I have so that it's actually at ear level (roughly anyways)
4. Run Auto Setup as you normally would. My advice here, do it when no one else is home. I've done it with people home, and told them to be quiet, but trust me, even though they're not doing much, the house is remarkabley quiet when you're alone. Shut off the A/C, de-humidifier, dryer washer, ANYTHING that makes noise.
Now it will calibrate your subwoofer during this, so you should leave the settings for bass boosting alone (Click the Tone Control button and make sure bass is at 0db). Your sub probably has a specific setting for calibration, like 1/3 valume, etc, check the manual.
Once your calibration is done and you're all happy with it, "Normal" Room EQ is what you're going to be using, those are the settings that were picked up by your microphone. If you tap the CH SEL / ENTER button on the remote, you can cycle through your speakers and adjust their volumes individually if you like.
Now for your outdoor speakers. Unless they have independent volume knobs on them, the volume will be done through the receiver. You should connect them up to the speakers ports labeled "multi-zone", the VERY FAR RIGHT of the row of terminals, those are the ones you want.
If you hit Zone 2 on your remote, then hit "SOURCE ON" above, you can turn them on and off, you can also adjust their volume here using the volume buttons. You may also change the zone 2 function (what source they're going to be fed. If they're constantly going to be fed by a CD player, just set it and forget it, that way you can just turn on the CD player and magically music will play outside.
And Yes, you can run just the Zone 2 or "B" speakers by themselves, while "AMP" is selected on the remote, if you hit "SOURCE OFF" the main zone will turn off, tis quite nice.
Hope this helps!