I find the levels with AccuEq on my RZ710 are fine except for the subwoofers which I lower a few dB. I'm running 5.2.2.
If you are adjusting all of your speakers +2 dB, then all you are accomplishing is increasing the overall volume, which of course is the purpose of the volume control. Or a particular input's relative level can be changed in Setup with IntelliVolume. The capability of adjusting individual speaker levels is intended to correct if some individual channel levels are out of balance relative to the others, possibly due to listening position relative to the speaker locations, or a miss-calcaulation by AccuEq due to some anomaly in the room.
If you want a "brighter" sound, you should be adjusting the equalizer or treble control, not the speaker levels.
[Edit]Sorry! I just realized I misread the OP!
I thought it read "I set" +2db, instead of the actual "it set". So some of my response wasn't on target. Apparently AccuEq is setting the levels +2 dB on all channels to achieve uniform reference levels. This is to compensate for speaker placement relative to listening position, room dynamics, or speaker sensitivity. If it doesn't sound loud enough relative to your previous experience, then the volume control is the simple solution, though it can be augmented by adjusting the IntelliVolume setting for each input you use. And, finally, if "brightness" is missing, you may be looking for more high frequency emphasis, and that, as I said, can be addressed with equalizer or treble control changes.[/Edit]
Last edited by Pennhaven; 08-23-2019 at 02:47 PM.