Originally Posted by dejabrew
Probably a speaker issue personally but I'm getting distortion and static on my rear left and rear right speakers while watching game 7 nba finals tonight. It's only happening with the game, it happened in game 6 as well, but not with ABC regular programming or on any other network. Is it something to do with the decoding on the broadcasters end?
Probably not speakers if it only happens with one input, and only with one channel on that input. You can reassure yourself by downloading some sound files from audiocheck.net
and playing them through the same DSP and speaker settings.
BTW, what DSP mode are you using? Dolby PL, Neo6? It may be the content is not 5.1 and not suited for decoding that way. My suggestion: use the Straight
mode and then compare. Digital TV broadcasts, I've noticed, can play all kinds of havoc with audio clarity, so I don't try to gussy up the sound with my AVR. YMMV.
Originally Posted by smudge981
Hey fellow members. I've got a slight problem hooking up my girlfriend's PSA 15V subwoofer to her Yamaha RX-V577. I connected a 25' Monoprice cable from the subwoofer's LFE port to the receiver's sub1 port. I "guesstimated" the following settings: crossover to "max" (room is 24'x18'x7.5'), gain at 12 noon, delay at 0 ms, and room size to "large." I turned on the receiver and proceeded to run Audyssey. At the end, it showed a W-3 error and the sub did not show up on the front of the receiver. The four speakers and center show but not the sub. Any thoughts?
Yamaha does everyone a disservice calling the speaker settings "large" and "small." What it really means
is in Large
, your speakers get 100% of the frequency spread, including sub-100Hz sounds. In 5-ch, 7-ch content and DSP settings, ONLY the LFE channel (the .1) is sent to the sub.
With a subwoofer in the mix, try setting all the speakers to Small
, in which all freqs below the bass crossover frequency
are sent to the more capable (and not too busy) sub so the main speakers can get a rest, regardless of the speakers' size or capability
. Even if you have 8" woofers on the mains, taking the burden of very low bass off them may help performance and clarity. Or so some claim.
If you have truly small-ish main speakers (e.g. bookshelf, with woofers < 6") you can adjust the crossover to send more low bass to the sub, e.g. instead of the standard of 80Hz and below, adjust to 100Hz and below and test out with some content (e.g. jazz, booming action movie, rock, classical). Now, in 5-ch and above, was well as 2-channel, Dolby Pro Logic, et al, the sub will take on some of the low bass work so your mains can concentrate on the higher frequencies they're better equipped for.
Some Yamaha models offer an "extra bass" or "bass plus" or whatever that sends low and extra low bass to mains AND the sub. Avoid it like the plague.
EDIT: Oooops! I misread you, thought you said "set speaker size to Large." Those settings on your sub sound okay, but I would follow the manual. You read the sub's manual, right? If you're using the sub in "powered, not getting direct speaker input and splitting to the main speakers," the crossover may not be working, but yes set to max if the manual says to. Of course, ensure that you have the sub enabled in the AVR settings
, otherwise the AVR doesn't know it's there. I wasn't aware of the 577 having Audyssey so I think you mean YPAO automated setup, right?