Hi. I'm new to HT and have what I hope are a couple of really basic questions. My receiver is the Kenwood VRS-7100.
- My understanding is if I set all of my speakers to "normal" instead of "large" (there is no "small" setting), it will send all LF below some crossover point to the subwoofer channel. There is no setting to adjust the crossover point. Does this mean it's 80Hz? (I've read that's the standard.)
- The receiver has an adjustment for LFE level. The manual describes it like this:
Adjust the level of the low-frequency fields effect (LFE) signal, which is the signal used exclusively for giving the field effect of bass tone, in the Dolby Digital or DTS signal. The LFE level is adjusted form 0dB to -10dB in 1dB step decrements.
The default value is 0dB. Should I set it to -10dB? I've read that the LFE signal in at least DD (not sure about DTS) is encoded at -10dB. I have my DVD player hooked up with a digital cable, so presumably the receiver is getting a -10dB signal. But wouldn't the DD decoder automatically apply the +10dB boost? I don't know if the receiver is relying on me to manually make the adjustment or not.