whats my best setting?

default -- Thu, 09/03/2009 - 22:45

I have a Harman Kardon avr 3550 and a yahama subwoofer yst -fsw050. Its a 7.1 system. Just curious what the best setting would be in general. I have turned on the LFE on my sub setting. and adjusted the db to 8 db. and also turned the bass management up to 7 . Is this too high? I would like some cinematic background thud while watching tv or blue ray movies, i jsut dont want to blow anything out.  Anybody have any ideas?
Thanks!

audiostanny (not verified) -- Wed, 05/05/2010 - 19:21

 If the woofer overloads, ie buzzes or rattles or sounds "thumpy" rather than 'tuneful" at your usual listening levels, then yeah, it's probably set too high.  Most of the time, unless you play rap or disco or similar with a constant, low, thumping bass, you may not even hear the sub, because the content doesn't have an abundance of bass, but when you DO hear it, you want it to be free of gross distortion (buzzes, rattles) and tuneful (think, plucked string bass).  To me, a few db too "low" is better than overload. Try settings of 3, or even 0, and see how that sounds 2 U.  

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