Originally Posted by motrek
Oh, okay, yeah, you definitely want that sub set to LFE+main. I haven't used Audyssey much. I thought it was just a system that set your receiver settings automatically. Maybe you can set everything back to stock somehow and leave the sub on LFE+main. Sounds like it might be a pain though. Anyway, just something to consider.
Why do you refuse to listen to anything that's being explained on here to BETTER SERVE THE OP'S NEEDS? You are giving HORRIBLE advice, and even worse, the OP is listening to you for some strange reason. Is it because you claim to be an Electrical Engineer? I would hope not, simply due to the fact that being an Electrical Engineer doesn't make you an expert on room correction software, sub calibration, or how to utilize the user friendly features on today's AVR's. But, there are plenty of people on here that are indeed experts on these topics, and they are the ones that have passed along the info to us that we are trying to share with with the newbies that come on here asking for sound advice. What you're giving is not sound advice. It's not even close to be being accurate...so please just stop already.
, you definitely DO NOT want to set your sub to LFE+MAIN...unless you're running your speakers full range (Large), which is NOT RECOMMENDED whenever you're using a seperate sub to handle the low end. LFE+MAIN will will force your mains to output all of the lower frequencies while at the same time your sub is playing the exact same thing, and you have no control over your speakrs crossover settings. This will generally result in a muddy, audible mess. Hence the reason it's recommended to set your speakers to small, crossovers for your LCR to 80Hz, sub to LFE (120Hz default). If your surround's crossovers are set below 80Hz by Audyssey, then you can set those to 80Hz as well. Otherwise, if they're set by Audyssey to say 100-120Hz, just leave them be, as it is not recommended to lower the crossover frequencies. Only raise them from where Audyssey sets them.
Also, if you really want your setup to sound good, go over to those other threads and ask the authors of those threads for their advice.
And one other piece of advice...it's always pretty handy to investigate the people that are giving you your information. Especially whenever you have multiple people explaining to him why he's incorrect, and all he's doing is arguing and flipflopping all over the place in his answers to suite his narrative.
I say this to you only so that you can feel comfortable knowing that you got the best possible information to get the most enjoyment out of your gear. Plus, I've already looked at his prior posts the first time that I saw him giving piss poor advice...and of course, he's arguing with people that are trying to give sound advice (sound familiar?). He's even gone so far as to argue with people that were trying to HELP HIM out. Lol
So yeah, if you want to take his advice, by all means, go for it. I don't recommend that you do. But hey, what do I know? I'm not an Electrical Engineer after all.