So it’s been a few years since I last messed with settings on my SR6008. We got a new media console and had to move some things around so I’m going back to square one with my setup.
Right now it’s just a left and right pair of JBL Studio 530 (larger than) “bookshelf” speakers and an SVS SB12 subwoofer. The 6008 is connected to those and then it’s just my TV ARC for video.
I re-did Audessey and remember the fun of confusion on the results and where, what, how I should tweak to get things right. I had to manually set the speaker size to small, the crossover to 80, and then raise the calibrated subwoofer measurement of -12.0db to something more like -5.0.
I’m so completely overwhelmed again by the wealth of options and settings.
My main use cases are using them for the tv (games, movies, etc. via the HDMI) and then for music via Airplay on an Apple TV 4K.
Are there any specific settings or adjustments that are good rules of thumb I’m forgetting or have been discovered in the last three years with this receiver? I’d like it to better manage the range of loud noises and then normal to low dialogue in movies and games. This has always been tricky and I’m wondering if I’m missing some settings that would help here?
As for sound “modes,” I set it to Music (Stereo) for Airplay stuff, and then Movies or Games, also Stereo for that stuff. Is there any reason I’d use Pure or Pure Direct? It gets rid of the subwoofer entirely in those modes, so is it for like stereo “purists?” or am I misunderstanding that mode?
Subwoofer mode is LFE (I have it disabled in the subwoofer, per it’s instruction manual), should that be changed? LPF is at 80 Hz. Phase is at 0, on the subwoofer itself.
Crossovers are set to Speaker Selection All and 80hz.
Have never touched Amp Assign...anything there I should mess with?
Under Audio, all options are disabled aside from Audio Delay, Volume and Audessy. Is that cause I’m using Audessey?
Lastly, is there any way for the volume level indicator to show up when I’m watching video that’s not connected directly into the receiver? For example, since all of my video sources are directly into the TV, when I adjust the volume it changes on the receiver display but not on the tv screen, which is kind of a bummer as my tv just shows whether I’m pressing volume up or down, with no number to indicate where I am on the spectrum. It seems like all Marantz overlays are gone unless I specifically change the tv input to the receiver itself. Am I missing something here or is that just how this stuff works, lol?
I guess let’s start there and I’ll be back with more questions as I fumble around settings on this thing. Thanks in advance!