Originally Posted by d-rail34
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.
i’m still learning and i see a lot of AVR’s can be different when it comes to the technical settings cuz i do know that for my denon that would not work the way your saying to do it.
your end goal is exactly right tho but for my avr the biggest difference is the speakers being set to small or large.
right now it’s setup LFE+MAIN with the towers set to SMALL with an 80Hz crossover (and yes a 120Hz default on the LFE+main setting)
i think in the past or other brand avr’s do this differently from what i’m reading.
for my model denon the sub WILL NOT work on just LFE alone.
this is so all the LFE plus the bass signals that are sent to the MAIN TOWERS will go to the sub that are under 80hz. freeing the towers to play with more power above the 80hz range.
if i were to change it to LARGE then the sub would still play all the LFE+MAIN stuff just like in the other scenario except he speakers would not have the crossover anymore and they would also play the same low frequency bass and like u say it would sound bad and muddy.
obviously i’ve learned it’s not a hard cut off with the 80Hz crossover but more of a gradual signal weakening or whatever u call it.
lastly i actually upped what audyssey set my crossover and setting since it was still muddy and too low of a cross to me.
it came back like 40hz for the center and mains were set to LARGE, so i had no cross for the towers.
basically the opposite of what i want and what u are saying is bad (for obvious reasons)
Originally Posted by d-rail34
And one other piece of advice...it's always pretty handy to investigate the people that are giving you your information.
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.
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.
i absolutely agree with most of this, i ALWAYS research what anyone tells me no matter how popular they are on the forum and i hope ppl do that for me on he forum i’m more knowledgeable.
anyone can be wrong just like u inadvertently were about deferent avr settings even tho the end result is exactly the same what should be done.
i always appreciate anyone’s post, wrong or right they took the time to give it to a random person like me.
it’s my job to pick through it and decided what parts i want to take out of it as good advice.
(most of the time ppl are arguing they are actually talking about the same thing and not understanding each other since they read so fast or skip over info)
most ppl admit they were wrong, or they just keep arguing...
motrek has been very helpful along the way and yes a few ppl including him and you have misspoken about a few small things here or there but who hasn’t in one post or another.
i will say out of all my hobbies this one leaves the most room to make mistakes or have a wrong setting easily, there is a lot about audio/visual to learn and no end to how much