You have had it for three months and haven't run the Audyssey calibration? :confused:
Edit: Not judging!
Hi - thanks for bringing this to the Official Audyssey Thread. We would have gone way OT on the 818 thread.
Not quite sure what you mean by 'where did the volume go?' - do you mean the system isn't playing loud enough? If so, turn up the Master Volume until it is! Audyssey has calibrated your system so that it plays at 'Reference Level' when your MV is at 0dB. Reference level is 85dB average and 105dB on peaks (115dB for the LFE channel). See the FAQ here for more info on that:
WRT to the crossovers, Audyssey doesn't actually determine the crossovers. It finds the -3dB rolloff point of the speaker being measured and passes that info back to the AVR. If it found that your level fell by 3dB at 40Hz it passes that info back to the AVR, which then decides what to do with the info - many AVRs will set a unit's speakers to Large for example if the F3 is detected at 40Hz. Remember this is the in-room response, so it is influenced by speaker placement - if your speakers are in a corner or near a wall they will appear to dig deeper than they actually do because of the reinforcement of the room. Changing the XOs to 80Hz is fine. For more info on this, see here:
Not sure what you mean exactly. If you change the levels of individual speakers and then redo the calibration, you will be back to where you were. Audyssey ignores all AVR settings when it does the calibration. Why did you feel the need to change some of the speaker trims? Which speakers? By how much? When Audyssey does the calibration, it sets each speaker to play at the same level at the MLP (75dB). If you have changed some of the trims, this means that now some speakers are louder than others at the MLP. Can you give more detail of what you did? Can you post a photo of your room showing the location of all speakers and the sub?
Wrt to the bass:
Many people prefer to run their bass a little hot so there is no harm in turning the bass trim up by a few dB. It has no effect on the calibration as such.
No this isn't the issue (see my remarks above). On Onkyos it doesn't say 'large' or 'small'. Once you set a crossover, the speakers are set as 'small'. The terms large and small are meaningless and have nothing to do with the size of the speakers. Setting a speaker to Large means you bypass all bass management in the AVR, Setting a speaker to small means you engage the bass management. Setting a crossover engages the bass management too (self-evidently). More info here:
I need a better understanding of this spl level business. What MV setting are you using when you are finding that the loudness isn't what you want? Make sure you have your MV scale set to 'relative' and tell me the MV setting you are using. Without this info, my thinking ATM is "just turn it up more".
Please post the photos if you can (cellphone photos are fine) so we can see the layout of the room and the MLP. You may be sitting in a modal null for example and this will have a serious impact on the bass.
After taking the photos, can you try moving your sub to a different position? How did you arrive at its current location? Did you do a sub crawl?
I am sure we can get you sorted here - we just need more info.
+1. I'd also suggest moving the couch further into the room if possible and away from the back wall.
Uh oh. Read back a few pages and you'll see advice given to another 818 user with the same problem.
Factory reset won't cause any harm so you may as well try it. See the advice given to the other 818 owner too.
EDIT: remember there are two different sorts of reset now:
RESET Onkyo to Factory
To reset the AV receiver to its factory defaults, turn it on and, while holding down the [VCR/DVR] button on the unit, press the [ON/STANDBY] button on the unit. "Clear" will appear on the display and the AV receiver will enter Standby mode.
Completely clearing an Integra/Onkyo 2010 model the procedure is below.
This works on:
(And possibly others)
1) Set the Volume to Default Level: 30(absolute)/-52dB(relative)
2)Push and hold 'Memory' - then push 'Standby/On'
There will be some weird text on front panel display at this point. Press 'Return'.
3) It will show "All Clear??", then press 'Return' again.
Ah right. I had the wrong end of the stick - I thought you were implying that the surge protector could be causing a problem, and I couldn’t figure out why it would. As I have my amps and my 5508 on a surge protector, I thought it best to clarify. Thanks.
I was. And the inference I drew from the unintended implication was erroneous!
Hmmmm..... I wonder if this is true, or if it's Internet/forum folklore? Anyone have any science to back it up?
Arny, where I live in the UK we have very stable 240v supply and rarely have any serious storms or lightning. The concept of whole house surge suppression is virtually unknown here. Nonetheless I am using a plug-in surge suppressor (for no other reason that someone gave it to me as a gift) and I am wondering if you are able to shed any light on the earlier comment that these can limit current and thus have a negative impact on amps that may be plugged into them. I don't notice any negative impact but if there is one, I can easily plug the amps directly into the mains power. Thanks.
So no need for me to be paranoid about limiting the current to my amps?