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Old 01-17-2013, 01:38 AM   #21
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Thanks Bill -- I have my sub set to "REF" which is right in the middle. I will set it lower and report back. I appreciate your help!
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:51 PM   #22
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Well, I ran my auto EQ feature again. WTF.

It put the center channel at -2, the LR to +1, Surrounds to +1 and +2 then put the sub at -15. Also, it set LR to LARGE and the rest to SMALL.

Sound good but almost zero bass..
definetly bring the sub gain down. the reason it is auto calibrating to -15 is becuase the test tone is coming in to loud.

also many recievers set the fronts to large if they are decent fronts. for yours i would change to small and cross them over at 80hz, thats what they were built for except for the surrounds which are rated at 100hz.

set your sub to crossover to 100hz before calibration also.
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:26 PM   #23
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Will do -- Didn't get much time to spend on it last night so hopefully tonight or this weekend-- ARGH!

I love the system but so far, I am shocked that my Sony 10" Ported sub has a lot more punch than this MK 12" sub so far. STRANGE indeed..
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:22 PM   #24
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So I did everything as instructed. Instead of putting the sub at -15, it put it at 0. Sounds about the same. All mids and highs sound great. The fronts are more dominant now and sound just right. But.. there is just little to no punch coming from the sub at all.

I am wondering if I should slowly raise the sub level from the receiver or slowly raise the gain on the sub until it sounds "right" ? That is the problem I have had before. Some movies and music Blus sounded amazing, others were too boomy and overpowered.

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Old 01-18-2013, 01:38 PM   #25
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Making progress. Did you go back in and set the fronts to small and the crossover to 80?

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Old 01-18-2013, 02:05 PM   #26
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Making progress. Did you go back in and set the fronts to small and the crossover to 80?

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Old 01-18-2013, 02:19 PM   #27
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Yes sir -- Everything sounds great except for sub.
Move the sub around. You can do a crawl test. Place the sub in your seating position, play a test tone and crawl around the room until the bass is the loudest. That's your subs sweet spot. Also, just to be clear...is the crossover on your sub set all the way up? Is there a phase control?
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:28 PM   #28
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a radio shack sound pressure meter whould be great right about now.

you might want to take a read at BIG DADDYS , guide for bass, and subs.

maybe your just used to alot of bass.

you can always increase dB's from the AV, I strongly suggest you read Big Daddy's guid to subwoofers.



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Old 01-18-2013, 05:17 PM   #29
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I understand when you get used to "too much" bass etc but I mean, there is little to no punch at all in explosions, gun shots, etc

Do you have the link to Bigdaddys?
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http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=43669


and part 2

http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=48286
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:42 PM   #31
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Thank you for your replies. Now, onto my last two questions:

1 - I have my sub in a corner facing the wall. I have played around with the positioning and got it to sound quite good. It is on the carpet, would it sound better if it was raised off the floor?

2 - I am using old speaker wire that came with an original JVC HITB. I have no idea what gauge it is but it sounds "fine" -- Is there a well to tell what gauge of wire I should be using? I was looking here and couldn't decide:

http://www.monoprice.com/products/su...09&cp_id=10239

It wouldn't be in wall but I have about a 15 foot run for each surround and my front are only about 5-7 feet away from the receiver. I will be ordering a Y splitter for my sub as I only have a single output from the receiver but dual input on the sub.

Thanks in advance!
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Thank you for your replies. Now, onto my last two questions:

1 - I have my sub in a corner facing the wall. I have played around with the positioning and got it to sound quite good. It is on the carpet, would it sound better if it was raised off the floor?

2 - I am using old speaker wire that came with an original JVC HITB. I have no idea what gauge it is but it sounds "fine" -- Is there a well to tell what gauge of wire I should be using? I was looking here and couldn't decide:

It wouldn't be in wall but I have about a 15 foot run for each surround and my front are only about 5-7 feet away from the receiver. I will be ordering a Y splitter for my sub as I only have a single output from the receiver but dual input on the sub.

Thanks in advance!

If your speaker wire run is under 50 feet, you will be good with 16AWG:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speaker_wire#Wire_gauge

As far as sub risers, you should read this thread to see the benefits of using them:

http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=103410
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:43 PM   #33
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Thanks Silo - I have no idea what gauge my current wire is at all.. It was just cheap wire that was included with that HITB 12 years ago..

Sounds good on risers. Won't hurt to try the low cost ones!
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Thanks Silo - I have no idea what gauge my current wire is at all.. It was just cheap wire that was included with that HITB 12 years ago..

Sounds good on risers. Won't hurt to try the low cost ones!
If you're using the wire included in your HTiB, it's probably around 22AWG. I still have some from my ancient Sony HTiB from long ago. Monoprice has really good prices on their speaker wire, so I'm sure you can get 16AWG from them at a reasonable price.

If you are moderately handy, you can attempt to build your own risers for a fraction of the cost of buying one. That thread I linked to you is very informative if you have any DIY questions.
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