Originally Posted by Hotshotnz
Your (and others) bass issues are intriguing. I have my 3808 set up as a 5.1 system with Wharfedale Evo 40s as the fronts and Evo 8s as the rear (with Evo centre). The Evo 40's frequency response is 30hz - 28kHz (at +/- 3dB), the centre 90hz - 35 and the Evo 8's, 65 - 28kHz. Auto setup detected the fronts as 40Hz, centre at 80 and rears at 60, so pretty much bang on. I have a Velodyne CHT10R as the sub. My sub is set at -3.5db and only LFE effects (in two channel). Setup is on advanced with the fronts as large and the rest as small with crossover for the fronts at 40Hz, the LFE at 80hz. Bass extension is superb and the crossover to the sub is almost seamless (the sub is on direct for the crossover so that the Denon is doing all the work - it's really hard to pickup when the signal changes - try with a THX audio (bass) setup option on a suitable DVD). As far as bass is concerned, at -25dB on the Denon (with a +8dB input on the channel to kick the centre speaker along for DVD speech), the bass response is fantastic with both the fronts and the sub providing effortless and powerful bass (too much according to my wife as it shakes the upstairs bedrooms when playing music with heavy bass (and also X-box 360 or watching movies - the bass from dolby digital/dts encoded titles is fantastic without upsetting the overall balance of the film). I would be interested to know if you bass issues are something different entirelly (am I way off the target??)
This sounds exactly like what we all should be getting. But we are not.
I have full range speakers all around (with 12" drivers on my front Left and Right) and a Velodyne sub. And yet the Audyssey EQ'd bass response sounds like its from a TV speaker, I kid you not. The Sub is almost never active, even when set to LFE+Mains.
I wont again go through everything I have tried. But Ive basically tried everything in this discussion, the bugs discussion and the Odyssey discussion. Switching Room EQ OFF or using a customised manual EQ are the only things which give normal bass for me.
I dont like excessive bass and I know I have a 100hz resonant room frequency, which I can live with.
What I cant live with is an erroneous Audyssey drastic roll-off of everything under 200hz.