Originally Posted by TheBrandon
Does anyone else feel Audyssey crippled their subs like crazy? I have a 6200 currently running 5.2 (5 KEF CI200QL and 2 Outlaw LFM-1 EX adding 4 ceiling speakers soon) in my dedicated theater room. I really like the receiver but Audyssey seems way off in regards to the subs. Anyone else notice and what changes did you make to rectify this? On my other setup (Onkyo 3009 KEF Q Series in 9.2) Audyssey did not gimp my subs here at all and it seemed pretty solid. On the Denon, I ran audyssey it set my speakers to small as it should though I had to change them from 40 and 60 to 80 ( that's normal as well). My subs though ended up being -12db where everything else was living around -1 at almost the same distance. Basically I bumped my sub to -4 and need to spend more time with it. Who else has experienced this and did you do anything different? I hate I set the subs to the correct sound level and then it's essentially worthless\non existent after calibration.
When making manual changes these stay even with Audyssey engaged correct? Thanks all!!
Audessey should stay engaged unless you disable it manually or erase\run setup.
There was Audessey setup guide which helps a lot , check audessey thread and follow all direction.
What works for me is that every subwoofer has a control volume setting that works in your environment with Audessey.
If you are seeing -12 after setup then may be it may be turned up too high during setup, this is what works for me, i plugged in my sub via LFE input on the sub, phase zero and crossover set to max ( on the subwoofer)
1. Set my Infinity 12 inch subfoofer volume knob, less then half, just below it ( you may need it even lower if its not right)
2. Run Audessey after completion, increase the sub volume knowb a little to your liking
3. Raise subwoofer control higher to your liking after running Audessey in the receiver, that should get you enough output.
4. Adjust your front & back speakers crossover to 80-100 & size to small manually after running audessy.
Subwoofer level may need little twicks depending on which source you are listing to, some may sound good as the soundtrack has good low bass others may not which to me is normal, as long as the bass from known good low bass source is acceptable.