Originally Posted by TVMan1414
Thanks everyone for the quick responses and help. Also please note all speakers set manually to 80 frequency except surrounds are 100 and all speakers set to small.
Regarding your comment cchunter. Before you ran the audessey did it show volume 0 db on subwoofer? Also after running the audessey I went to channel level and it showed sub was -12 db, so I changed it in the menu to -9 db. Can I just change it in denon channel level to like -1.5 db or must I redo audessey?
Also were you able to select a different surround sound mode when watching blurays on ps3? For instance I was playing xbox 360 and it was showing Dolby digital and sounded good, I want that on ps3.
Lastly what volume do you normally view movies at? I was listening at around -30 db.
Your problem is incorrect Audyssey setup - Audyssey is setting your sub to -12, meaning that the gain knob on your sub is set too high. You need to lower the gain on your sub and re-run just the first mic position for Audyssey until you get a sub level (in the Denon speaker trim menu) between -3db and +3db, then re-run all mic positions and your sub will be calibrated correctly.
It does not matter what you set in the Denon prior to running Audyssey with regards to speaker size or levels, Audyssey will override the settings when it runs. However, after Audyssey runs you should verify that all speakers are set to "small" and crossovers are at 80hz (unless Audyssey sets them higher - never lower
an Audyssey set crossover point)
After you re-run Audyssey (and get the sub trim right), most people prefer a bass level that is higher than Audyssey sets. I pump mine up so it is at 75db at my MLP (measured with an SPL meter - if you don't have one, you should).
Are you using Dynamic EQ? It helps greatly with bass at lower volume levels and is worth playing around with the different settings.
Are you using an older "FAT" PS3? If so, you need to leave the audio setting on "PCM" where you currently have it - this is the only way it will output uncompressed multichannel audio formats. If you have a newer "slim", you can set it to either PCM or Bitsream, the setting only effects which component decodes the multichannel audio (Bitstream = your receiver decodes, PCM = you PS3 decodes).
Hope this helps!Edited by Alan P - 2/19/13 at 9:00am