Originally Posted by rdtuck02
Thanks PioManiac, one final question. Have you guys noticed that YPAO tends to set speakers to large that would be better served as small? I ask because when I ran the set up, it placed all my speakers as large, speaker craft profile AIM LCR one dual 5-1/4 in walls, and speaker craft profile AIM7 in ceiling. Subwoofer was a klipsch reference 10inch powered sub, 50% gain, 80 crossover. I noticed that my bass wasn't as "impactful" during big movie scenes as I would like. I went out and bought a second identical sub last night to see if that helped, but more of the same. I then spent several hours online last night reading about bass management. It seems a general rule is to disable the subs crossover by turning it all the way up, setting all speakers to "small" and setting the receiver's crossover to 80. Have any of you guys done this with the 2050? Can I change just the speakers from large to small after doing the auto setup and keep every other setting, or am I going to have to do a total manual setup?
If you have a powered sub(s), Bass Management is essential!
For maximum performance, lower frequency extension/ higher output with less distortion,
...and a much lower strain on the internal amplifiers of the AVR.
(= more watts per channel headroom when low frequencies are redirected to the Sub with its OWN Amp.)
My 3050 only has a 500watt power supply,
...my subs (4) have a combined 2400w/4800w peak,
so why not make them do the bulk of the work?
Bass Management 101 (if you have powered subs and passive speakers)
1) Set the crossover on the sub to full range, volume/gain on the sub a bit over half.
2) Run YPAO to establish distance/level (and angle measurements 3050 only)
3) Change all speakers to small, crossover to 80Hz (regardless of the size of the speaker)
4) Do Not re-run YPAO
(I also set the PEQ to : FLAT)
I then copy my settings from "Pattern 1" into the Pattern 2 slot as well,
... and Bump the sub level in the speaker menu +5dB for pattern 2
I call it my WNH ...("Wife's Not Home") setting and also save it to memory on one of my "Scene" buttons.
I used an SPL meter to manually gain/level match my subs,
setup as Front and Rear (ea paired with a Y splitter)