This should have been done prior to running the AV receiver's calibration process. You need to do things in this order:
- Configure the sub's own settings
- Run the AV receiver's calibration process
- Deal with and configure the AV receiver's bass management
As to the sub's own cnfiguration. Set it volume dial to about one third, set phase to 0° and set the frequency dial as high as it allows or to a dedicated LFE setting option if there is one. AS said, these settings all need to be done prior to running the calibration and should not be altered aftward unless you intend to rerun the calibration again.
thank you very much Dante!
1. During the calibration do I have to rotate (when audyssey asks me) the gain knob of the subwoofer to make sure that at the end of the calibration the subwoofer level is 0db or at most + 3db?
2. Last question: should I use the two sponges I found in the two holes of the subwoofer?
Thanks Dante, in fact I remembered that XTZ wrote to me:The subwoofer's gain should be set at a level that results in the calibration setting it's level within the adjustable range. The closer you can get this to 0db then the better, but it doesn;t have to be exactly 0db.
The ports on the sub help it attain the lower frequencies, but can also result in noise associated with air flowing out of those ports. I'd try to leave the biungs out if possible.
Yes, that would be conducive with what you'd experience.Do you agree Dante?
what does biungs mean? sponge?
Not feeling any particular noise, so would you advise me not to use either of the sponges?
Get one of these, well worth the cost as you can position to calibration mic perfectly.Is it mandatory to use the paper support or a tripod for the XT32 Audyssey microphone? Can the microphone be placed directly on the sofa at ear height?
thanks for the advice. I can't find that object on amazon.it. Could this support be the same?Get one of these, well worth the cost as you can position to calibration mic perfectly.
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It looks similar but doesn't seem to have the clamp to hold the mic on end of the boom. Search again, I'm pretty sure one with a clamp will be on there somewhere. Of course you could get that and tape the mic to the end of the boom.
I'm redoing the calibration.There should be no reason the increase the gain during calibration. The AV receiver would simply make adjustments accordingly.
I'd suggest leaving a sub set to being always on as opposed to engaging an auto power mode.