Originally Posted by Lostwarriorram
Quick Question: I recently bought HSU 15H Subwoofer. I am having hard time getting it work in my setup.
L/R are B&W 683. Along with the sub, it makes it 2.1 setup. Connected the SUB using Pre-out SW port. I have my FIOS STB connected to 3808 through HDMI. Also has PS3 connected to through HDMI. The audio input on 3808 is configured as "direct". I manually configured the speaker setup by selecting front as "Small", Sub as "LFE+Main", cross over freq as 60 for Front and 90 for Sub.
I have two problems:
1. I had to crank up the channel level of Sub to +12db in order to hear sound / effect from Sub. The Sub volume level is at 40% This is while playing content from Fios STB (some Audio music channel & HBO Movies). I see "Dolby Digital" and 5.1 icons for source & "FL, FR & SW" for output on 3808 front screen.
2. I tried to play a CD / playstation store content from PS3. The 3808 front screen shows the input as "Multichannel In". However, the output shows as "FL and FR" only. Dont see the Sub icon and don't hear Sub at all. Is this something I need to fix in PS3 menus or 3808 Menu.
Any questions or help is appreciated.
You'll want to set the LPF for LFE from 90Hz to 120Hz to let the full range LFE signal through the AVR to the sub.
1. Did you run Audyssey? What did the AVR set the sub volume level to with it at 40%? Was it between -3db and 0db? If not, then lower the volume on the sub a little more and run it again until it's between that range. Once set, if you prefer more bass you can raise the volume using the remote as required, although you shouldn't have to raise it to +12db.
2. When "Mult CH In" is displayed on the AVR, it means the PS3 is decoding the DD/DTS 5.1 audio and passing it as PCM to the AVR. Doesn't matter which device does the decoding, If using the STEREO surround mode, then ensure the sub is set to YES and the speakers are set to SMALL in the Custom 2CH/Direct settings (p. 31).