Originally Posted by mantaraydesign
I just bought the avr-x7200wa and have some questions regarding installation. I would like to do a 5.1.4 speaker setup. But before I do the auto calibration, do I need to change any settings with the avr-x7200wa to get the best results?
If the receiver is not new-in-box (i.e. if it's refurbished or used) be sure to do a "return-to-factory-settings" reset. Do it several times in a row to ensure that all of the previous owner's settings are cleared out. Sometimes, for example, they'll have disabled some of the input connections, making them "hidden". This can be quite frustrating.
The Audyssey speaker calibration ignores all of the initial speaker-related settings and changes them to what it thinks is appropriate. You might not agree with those changes, though, and can modify them in the "manual" speaker settings menu. In particular, after calibration, change any "Large" speaker designations to be "Small" and raise any crossover frequencies which are lower than 80Hz to be 80Hz. Don't lower any which are higher, though.
You should seriously consider using the receiver's "Setup Assistant". That script tests each speaker connection individually so you can make sure that they're all done correctly.
Also, on the back of the avr-x7200wa, which speaker connections do I use to connect the 4 ceiling speakers? I put a red square around the speaker connections with the 2nd picture, are those connections correct to use?
Please see the attached pictures.
Thanks for any advice!
Yup: the Height1 connections go to the front overhead speakers and the Height2 connections go to the rear overhead speakers. You have to set appropriate speaker designations, though: Front Height or Top Front for the Height1 connections and Rear Height or Top Rear for the Height2 connections, depending on where you mount the speakers.
If you haven't already, please take the time to look through the Audyssey 101/FAQ
. It'll help you to get a good calibration. The instructions in the equipment's owner's manual are pathetically inadequate.