Originally Posted by ovydiks
My first post on this forum, great info here!
I got the 5.1 HTIB Onkyo HT-S7805 which include the R695 AVR which is the European version of the NR656 I believe. My question is if it's normal to obtain a decent volume I have to set every Channel to minimum +10 dB ? The AccuEq dosen't help at all, I have it turned off.
Another problem is that my PS4 Pro says that my TV isn't HDR compatible when I connect it to AVR and the AVR to TV on MAIN OUT, if connected directly to TV everything is OK.
With the included speakers, can you tell me how to configure the crossover for every channel ? I want the bass to go to SUB and not the speakers... now I have the fronts set to 80hz, center to 80Hz, height speakers to 90 and rears to 90 but I really don't like the sound. Heck, the Logitech z906 was more powerfull then this, but I'm sure that I didn't tuned this system ok.
Your Speaker's XO settings are generally set to 80hz for LCR, and your rear surrounds are usually set around 100-120hz with the Sub set to LFE. The LFE default is 120hz and there is no need to change this setting at all. Also, ensure that you have your speakers positioned properly...here is a link for that https://www.audioholics.com/home-the...theater-system
. Sub placement is crucial as well. You can achieve this by doing a sub crawl (Google it). If you are limited on sub placement, then it is what it is, but you can wind up with nulls, and that'll deminish the bass response. This can be corrected (to an extent) with some tweaking of settings if your sub has a built in DSP. If not, then again...it is what it is. Lol
Now, with that being said, re-run your calibration with the mic set at your main listening position (ear level) on a tripod if possible. Otherwise, you can try to fashion something to place it on with whatever you can find around your house/garage/shop...you get the picture. Also note...whenever you're running the calibration, you need to make sure to be SILENT so that the software can fully detect the acoustics of your room.
NOTE: Whenever you're doing your calibration, you want to make sure that the sub trim on the AVR is landing in the negative db range (-10db to -7db is good on this AVR) once calibration has completed. Your sub provides it's own power, so there is no need to consume your AVR's power unnecessarily when it can be used for your speakers.
You can achieve this by making sure your sub gain is set at the one o'clock posistion (if it has a knob), or at -10db if you have the DSP. This can be adusted up or down to achieve your negative db trim setting on your AVR after calibration. Remember that this is just a starting point, and you can adjust this accordingly to reach your proper AVR trim setting.
Once this is done, you have room to bump your sub trim (AVR) up (or down...but who wants to do that???
) a few db's hot and still be well in the -db range.
Once that's all complete, go into the settings and turn off AccuEQ (it's not needed at this point) and set your sound mode setting to either "Direct" or whatever your source material is playing, i.e., DTS-HD MA, Dolby TrueHD, etc.. I set mine to match the source material. It seems to have the best results. Also, make sure your BluRay player, XBox, MPC-HC, or whatever PC playback software using...if any...is set to bitstreaming. This also yields better results.
This is really just the basics to get started up. But I do suggest researching or even posting questions on a more appropriate thread, as there are plenty of knowledgable people here that can help you with issues concerning setup.
Hope this helps,