Originally Posted by jdsmoothie
Yes. BIG Difference.
When you set the Subwoofer Level Adjust to ON, it immediately changes the subwoofer level to 0db (which for the vast majority is raising it anywhere from -8db to 0db), while using the recommended Manual Setup - Test Tones - Subwoofer will make the setting change from whatever was set after running Audyssey globally for all sources. The other recommended Subwoofer adjustment is the Option - Channel Level Adjust - Subwoofer in which case the change is +/-12db from whatever is set in Manual Setup and then only applies to that particular source.
Thanks for that info but I am still a bit confused. I re-rean Audyssey last night and have attached screen shots of the settings Audyssey came up with. Changes I made after the fact:
- I changed the front from large to small
- I changed sub2's distance to equal sub1. In fact, when entering this screen I got the error that the distance was out of limits (yet it set it). I realize I have to play with this a bit more.
- I bumped Sub1 level and sub2 level up to -3db
- I changed all crossovers to 80Hz - then back to the original. For the content I was listening to (TV, Max Max Blue Ray and music), I didn't notice much of a difference. More playing to come
- WOW! I found the Audio/Subwoofer Level Adjust screen. The setting are what Audyssey came up with. How is this different than adjusting the levels of the sub as I did above to -3db? Is this just for music? Does it take over the above setting?
Bass was real strong with these settings. IT wasn't bad, maybe a bit too strong. I want to understand the difference between adjusting the sub level in Speakers/Test Tone vs Audio/Subwoofer Level Adjust screen.
Lastly.. do you all use the movie and music buttons and exactly what do they do? Isn't just leaving the surround mode in Auto the same (assuming I want the native format)?
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