Originally Posted by 3fingerbrown
Guys I remember seeing a quick setup and calibration guide for JTR subs but I can’t remember where it was, can anyone send me a link?
Below is the guide for the initial subwoofer set up with Denon AVR's Audyssey.
1. Adjust the settings on sub amp plate.
2. AVR auto calibration.
3. Post auto calibration adjustments
The LF Adjust acts as an equalizer that controls the ultra low frequencies. JTR's setting is, with LF Adjust @ Cut, it has the least low end. With the LF Adjust @ Boost, it has the most low end.
On your subs, start with the both Gains
@ 12 o'clock
, the Cap 2400's LF Adjust
, the Crossover
@ 120 Hz/Out
, the Delay
@ 0 ms
, the RCA input
. This means that you are letting your AVR set the crossover, delay, and etc.
Proceed with Audyssey where it sets the level/phase/distance for your speakers and sub. At the beginning, Audyssey will let you know if you have your sub gain level set properly. It asked me to turn down the sub's gain. So I went to SW Level Matching, and adjusted the sub's gain until it reads 84 to 85dB. Then proceeded with Audyssey sending chirps to your speakers. At the end of auto calibration, I chose NO for Dynamic EQ and Dynamic Volume.
Then go to Setup - Speakers - Manual Setup
In speaker config, front, center, and surround should be changed to small.
In level, test tone start, subwoofer1 should be -11dB ~ -9dB. You can add 3db to 6db here.
In crossover, if Front, Center, and Surround were set at lower than 80Hz, change that to 80Hz.
Then exit Audyssey.
Audyssey generally sets the sub level too low. This is why I have recommended adding 3 to 6 dB above. I can also increase the sub's gain.
As for the LF Adjust, turn it up to taste.
Then I would go to Setup - Audio.
In Dialogue Level Adjust, Default is Off. "Off" is equal to "ON and -6dB". Therefore, if I set it to "ON and -3dB" the center channel is 3db hotter than the other channels.
In Volume, Scale, I would change it to -79.5dB ~ -18dB.
In Audyssey, MultEQ XT 32, default should be Reference. I prefer Flat.