I got my new Onkyo TX-SR601 this past Friday. Got it all hooked up, but I have some questions. Please help.
First ?: I currently do not have my subwoofer installed, still need to purchase the plate amp. So, in the setup menu, I've set subwoofer to OFF, front L&R to LARGE, and center & surrounds to small. While watching DVD's, there is plenty of bass & LFE sounds. My R30's do I good job of making bass. My problem is with music. I get no bass. It seems there is no bass signal. I don't think it is a problem of speaker placement, because with DVD movies, the bass is abundant. But with music, no bass. I've tried turning the bass level (bass, treble) under the audio adjust up, which helps a little, but I'd rather not use the bass/treble adjustments. What I am doing wrong?
Second ?: On the "Signs" DVD, there is a THX optomizer, which I tried out. It sends a test signal to front L, center, front R, surround L, sur. center, sur. R, then subwoofer. Again, I don't have the subwoofer on. When the test tone reaches the subwoofer, I hear nothing. I would have expected to hear the subwoofer signal through the front L&R's since I have them set to large. Why am I not hearing the subwoofer test tone?