Originally Posted by batpig
The problem is that Audyssey is not in control of the bass management. If Audyssey had its way they would make sure all speakers were set to small. but the receiver mfgrs refuse to give up control of this aspect.
The LFE signal always goes to be subwoofer. The crossovers control the bass management of the signal to the other channels, but the .1 track always goes to the sub (unless you don't have one).
Cool. I set the speakers to Small, x'd-over @ 60Hz yesterday. My immediate impression is that the Sub is doing too much now. Not overloading or anything like that. It just seems more noticeable that there is a sub in the system. I'm going to let it stay this way for several more movies and see if it is just my ears that need adjusting.
On the plus side, I finally got my amp to turn on and off using a 12v trigger. It had nothing to do with the Denon. My amp is setup to daisy chain the 12v signal and requires a dummy plug in the spare jack. I wish I would have read that more carefully 10 years ago because it never worked with my Lexicon either. For 10 years I've been doing it manually.
I have a question about playing CDs through a Blu-Ray. Right now I just have HDMI coming to the receiver from the Blu-Ray player. In my last system I only had the optical cable for audio... So I set up a virtual "CD" source using the optical audio input from the Blu-Ray - so it could have different surround processing assigned to it when I wanted to hear a CD.
I tried to do the same thing with the Denon, but there is no HDMI choice for audio on the CD source (or I wasn't looking in the right place). But, looking into it further, it looks like the Denon will 'remember' what I last used for each "signal type" and will auto-magically use it for that signal type every time until I change it? So, if I'm understanding this right, there is no reason to set up a virtual "CD" source for playing CDs through the Blu-Ray unless I want to assign a different audio source (optical, analog) for CDs?