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post #1 of 10 Old 01-05-2014, 07:21 PM - Thread Starter
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ok im new here so i might not make a lot of sence hope u can overlook that.

i just ordered a sony 1040 receiver and a set of  Fluance AVHTB Surround Sound Home Theater 5-Speaker System with a Fluance DB150 10" 150W Low Frequency Powered Subwoofer and 14 guage wire i would like to know if this will make a good set up i have a sony bravia 52 inch tv and will have comcast ps3 and ps4 to hook to it right now i have a bose lifestyle v20 and would also like to make sure that the system i bought is a upgrade from what i had i plan on getting to more speakers later but for now ive spent all i can. any info would be appreciated thank u.

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That is pretty low budget overall but its not a bad starting point. Whether it will be better than your Bose system that it up to your ears.

However I would might want to look for a subwoofer like the Bic F12 to go along with the Fluance speakers
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Yes I knew the speakers was low budget but from what I read I thought the 1040 would b a good mid priced receiver thanks for the reply
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I don't understand the settings in speaker settings I know nothing about them how do I don't like a standard setting on sub and speakers i did the auto calibration but its not putting out much bass
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I don't understand the settings in speaker settings I know nothing about them how do I don't like a standard setting on sub and speakers i did the auto calibration but its not putting out much bass
Ok this is something I tell everyone who has problems with their speaker set-up and has no clue how to set their speakers.

READ THE MANUAL, Cover to cover.

This electronic is not as intuitive and easy to learn as a modern day iPhone. You really need to read the instructions to get an idea on how to set it up and figure it out.

If you want me to give you the best help I would suggest you post here the settings which the auto calibration set for all the speakers. That will give me more data to better help you specifically.

Here is what I would recommend without knowing anything about your current setup besides the components you have. (I am giving you advice simply by reading the manual for your receiver

1. First go to the speaker levels for the subwoofer and turn that level up.(pg 95 of your receiver manual) Does that give you the added bass you want? What did the auto calibration originally set the subwoofer level at?
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Ok this is something I tell everyone who has problems with their speaker set-up and has no clue how to set their speakers.READ THE MANUAL, Cover to cover.
You do realize that this is the penalty for so doing:

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I read the manual just it gets me more confused lol
Here r the settings
Speaker settings
Auto phase matching is on auto
Auto calibration I have it on engineer
Front r -level -10.0db size large
Front left. 0.5 db size large
Center 0.5 db had it large I changed to small
Surround r 3.5 db had it large I changed to small
Surround l 3.0 db had it large I set it to small
Sub -4.0 db
Crossover frequency
Center 120 hz
Surround 120 hz
Doesn't show any for front
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I read the manual just it gets me more confused lol
Here r the settings
Speaker settings
Auto phase matching is on auto
Auto calibration I have it on engineer
Front r -level -10.0db size large
Front left. 0.5 db size large
Center 0.5 db had it large I changed to small
Surround r 3.5 db had it large I changed to small
Surround l 3.0 db had it large I set it to small
Sub -4.0 db
Crossover frequency
Center 120 hz
Surround 120 hz
Doesn't show any for front
Something is alittle weird that the Front right speaker is set to "-10.0db" when the left speaker is at "0.5db". Do you speakers sound balanced or does the sound favor one side?

I would personally manually set the front left and right to small with a 60-80hz crossover. Than turn the crossover to the center and the surrounds to 80-100hz

It doesn't show any crossover for the front as it set them as large and large speakers are considered "full range" so no crossover is uses
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The front sounds OK to me but I can't hear certain pitches so I'm not good one to try and tell
I set the speakers like u said I think it sounds better that way so far
I'm thinking I got my back speakers wired wrong though I want 5.1 setup so if someone behind you talks it comes from back speaker I have them wired to surround on receiver should I move them over too surround back/bi amplifier/front high/front b speaker to get what I want
Thanks for helping me out
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The front sounds OK to me but I can't hear certain pitches so I'm not good one to try and tell
I set the speakers like u said I think it sounds better that way so far
I'm thinking I got my back speakers wired wrong though I want 5.1 setup so if someone behind you talks it comes from back speaker I have them wired to surround on receiver should I move them over too surround back/bi amplifier/front high/front b speaker to get what I want
Thanks for helping me out
No keep them at surround. Setting it that way will actually lower your sound quality for surrounds

Most dialogue in 5.1 tv show and movies comes from the front center channel. Rarely do I notice vioces coming from my surrounds even when the character is "behind"

If you got a movie like Master and Comander. (Great film to really show off your surround sound)
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