Originally Posted by Mupi
Yep I do the same. Though Audyssey/AVR detects my front 3 speakers as full range, when I watch a movie I set them as small and the crossover at 80. I have tried 60 and 80 and didnt notice a significant difference. Like I said before, when I watch TV, I just turn off the power strip to the sub but the sub is still set in the AVR as "yes", front speakers to small and crossover set to 40 so that I dont hear the thumping while watching TV. I still get a lot of bass which is good for MusicChoice channels. If I am going to just watch some program and not listen to MusicChoice at all, I set the crossover to 80 so avoid the annoying bass in a program or commercials. I dont care if I am missing the bass in a male voice if he is just talking and not singing
As new RF-7ii owner (and new AVR to drive 'em) I read lots of Audyssey posts before staying w/ Yamaha & their calibration, YPAO. After hooking up new 7's & putting RC64 on tilt rod, new fresh copper wire, banana plugs at AVR end (omg why didn't i do that sooner) ran YPAO again. Settings listed below. Calibration also includes 12D sub, & re-purposed (and underrated) quintet mains as new rears; both t.v. and AVR support audio return channel.
Last night pushed to reference watching/listening to Titanic in 3D on 55" full array Vizio t.v. Yammie in what's called PureDirect mode, all DSP off. I don't think I could push much harder and stay in the room
it sounded like a movie theater in a good way.
Today, been listening to Enrico Moricone's haunting "The Mission," movie soundtrack today. Sounds awesome.
Again, I do have a sub, I sit between 8 and 9 feet away from t.v., mains & center - after running YPAO, it tells me they are set this way:
7's - large
rc64II - small (XO 80 hz)
quintet rears- small (XO 80hz)
I haven't done any manual tinkering, but it sure sounds pretty good as is.