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Looking for better sound, need some quick advice

So I got my theater room basically all set up. I'm using an Onkyo 686 receiver it is currently 5.1 but soon we'll be 7.1 or maybe 7.2. I have in wall speakers how much are Polk audio and then I have speedwoofer 10s for the sub. The sound is okay and I have preset turn off which defaults to flat. I am wondering if I should be adjusting The equalizer within the receiver to try to increase sound clarity and detail. Not exactly sure of the best way to go about this or if it's something that should even be adjusted. Can you please help me out. I have all correct delay, distance, and crossovers set so no just looking at the equalizer I guess

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Difficult to know what you are looking for, clarity and detail is from source material, speakers, placement and room.
I dont know onkyo or its room correction but does it have something other than flat you can try? Audyssey has a reference sound mode which many like better than the flat setting.

Also its usually a good idea ro run the auto setup a few times to get a good one and get used to using it. A lot of things can make the measurements bad.


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Also what crossover settings do you use?
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Or is it a bit more bass you are looming for, its very common to increase the sub 3 to 6dB after auto setup is done..
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Crossover set to 80 all speakers, looking to colorize sound Skittle to get a more crispy sound. I know that Polk sounds less colorful then others. Bass is fine

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Are speakers colorized during manufacturing process so they they all should sound nice using flat eq curve?

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If you want a more “crisp” sound, increase the treble of the individual speakers by a few dB and see what that sounds like.

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