Originally Posted by davewolfs
What happens if I wanted my Center, and Rears to be set to SMALL and LFE and Fronts to be set to Large. Can I not do this? Wouldn't setting FR, FL and LFE to large along with C,RR,RL set to small be a standard 5.1 setup?
You can do this, and it can be calibrated to work properly. If you do, you will need to boost the LFE by roughly 12 dB, and you will also need to boost the rears by about 1 dB, as well. The LFE boost is correct, given the additional headroom requirements, but the rear boost is apparently an error.
Depending on your system, you may or may not have to make these adjustments in the XA2. I would suggest doing a full calibration on your system using a different source, then go back and calibrate with the XA2 as the source; keeping in mind:
> DO NOT change your receiver's calibration settings once the first cal run is complete, or you will mess up the settings for al of your other sources.
> You will probably want to set the LFE boost for the 5.1 inputs to +10 dB, as it will be the closest to the desired level, and will then be the lowest channel.
> If your level meter confirms that the LFE is the weakest signal, you should then use the XA2 level controls to reduce the other channels to match.
> You will probably end up lowering the front/center settings in the XA2 by 2-3 dB, and lowering the rears by 1-2 dB.