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Old 01-30-2009, 09:04 PM   #1
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I have my treble set at +6 and my bass set at +2. I as wondering is this a good setup for movies? And if not what is a good setup to reccommend?
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Old 01-30-2009, 09:12 PM   #2
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impossibe question to answer
depends on....
your ears
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Old 02-01-2009, 12:34 AM   #3
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Only if you have measured a 2db dip in your bass & 6db dip in your treble.
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Old 02-01-2009, 01:46 AM   #4
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All i can tell you what my setting is Treb +2,Bass +0 all speakers small 2 subs pushing 80 Hz crossover from reciever.On my subs vol on both are 30 % and crossover set to Bypass

I cant tell you how to set your system but i thought it would be nice for you to have a idea what someone else has there system set at

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Old 02-01-2009, 02:56 AM   #5
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Bass/treble and/or EQ settings are, indeed, completely subjective. Most people will have different perceptions of sound equalization. What sounds as "bright" to one may sound normal to another. Some people like a "heavy" sound, while others may find such overall sound too boomy and even muddled. Other people (like me) prefer to attenuate the midrange just a bit.

Also, your subwoofer adjustments (on the subwoofer) may be a cause for heavy or inadequate bass at your listening postion.

Speakers all have different "timbre," or tonal quality to them. Although most good ones are relatively "flat" in response across the audible frequency spectrum, each brand and model will have its own, unique tonal characteristics.

Also, perhaps you've noticed that different movies have different sound mix quality to them. Some movies have a strong LFE (subwoofer) track, while others will be stronger in the high frequencies. Some have both! And some are the opposite.

Best advice is to let your ears do the judging of where you like your bass and treble to be. Most people are agreeable to a little gain in treble and bass. I am personally in favor of detailed highs, and solid midrange - not scorchingly high. I tend to like less "mid-bass," but we need enough to prevent the audio from sounding hollow, and LFEs sound good nicely present with lower program material, and sensational during loud passages.
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Old 02-01-2009, 03:02 AM   #6
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why would you bump up or down the bass or treble? I have mine set to flat, straight up and down. adding bass or treble alters the sound to much to make the bass seem overbloated and muddy. if I need more bass, then I turn the knob on the back of the subwoofer. this is for home theater of course.

music is a different beast. but for me the same rules apply.. bass and treble knobs set to flat 0
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Old 02-01-2009, 03:17 AM   #7
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Guess I'm a "heavy sound preference" although not by much. I have all channels set to +2 bass, +1 treble.
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Old 02-01-2009, 05:33 AM   #8
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Professionals leave the bass and treble at zero and use a real Parametric or 1/3 Octave Graphic Equalizer to get rid off the peaks and the troughs in the room for a more even and smoother sound.

Equalization is very much dependent on your speakers and your room. Comparing your settings with others does not make any sense at all. This is also true for settings on the speaker levels in the receiver's menu. I am always surprised when people ask us to comment on whether +2db on the center speaker or -4db on the surround speaker is correct. There is no wrong or correct answer. As long as all the speakers have the same sound level, you should be ok. You check speaker levels with the included microphone or an SPL meter as human ears can give eroneous results.

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Old 02-01-2009, 05:56 AM   #9
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I have my fronts set to +6 treble and +4 bass for what it's worth. That's what sounds best to me with my setup.
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Old 04-12-2016, 11:41 PM   #10
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Been trying to figure out whats the best bass/sub/treble I should have my soundbar at but it seems like movies themselves it's all subjective to your liking.
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Old 06-07-2021, 12:31 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by bravesfan20 View Post
I have my treble set at +6 and my bass set at +2. I as wondering is this a good setup for movies? And if not what is a good setup to reccommend?
I set everything to ZERO. Don't exaggerate either. Equalizer settings usually suck.
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Old 06-08-2021, 04:37 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by bravesfan20 View Post
I have my treble set at +6 and my bass set at +2. I as wondering is this a good setup for movies? And if not what is a good setup to reccommend?
During the mixing stage the sound levels are adjusted by the people involved in the project. Any adjustment that you do to the sound alters it from the way the artists intended it to sound. That's why my levels are flat.
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Old 07-05-2021, 10:09 PM   #13
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If your source is BD or DVD audio, set them both to 0 and crank the volume up. The re-volumizing and de-volumizing of your setup should sound pretty good.
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