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    Default svs pb10 set up?

    When I do my auto setup the EQ sets the subs db's for (50hz @ -6db), (80hz @ -6db), and (125hz @ +3db). Overall sub channel level is set at -2. Just doesn't seem like I am getting enough bang out of my sub. Does this sound right? If I have to adjust manually I would need to reconfigure my rti 12's which at present are (100hz @ -6db), (200hz @ +6db), (400hz @ +4db), (800hz @ +3db), (1.6khz @ +5db) along with my other surrounds. Any help would be appreciated.
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    If you have used other cheaper subs in the past the sound from the svs might seem lacking at first, but it grows on you. You soon realize that you arent hearing the bass as much as you are feeling it. If that wasent the answer to your question then I am sorry but I am tired.
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    karpiel is right. Most HTIB subs and lower end subs are real boomy because they output higher frequencies. (which are easier for our ears to perceive) Whereas with the SVS subs (especially with your RTIs) you want them to kick in around 60hz to get the real low non-directional bass. I would recommend boosting the 50hz xover to get more "oomph".
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    You could also try ditching the autosetup. Set everything flat, sub out to zero, sub volume knob at 12 o'clock position.

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    Thanks I just returned a velodyne dpr-12. It sounded much more bassey but it definately was kinda muddy sounding. My friend said she had a headache from all the bass after one movie. If I set the EQ flat, what do I set all the other freq's at?
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    You'll have to try different crossover settings and see what you like. ie 80Hz or 60Hz or 40Hz

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    I understand for the sub, but my other speakers have about five diff settings one for each diff freq. Read my first post for what the settings are for my rti 12's under auto set-up. My reciever won't let me modify any of the auto set-up settings. Where do I start?
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    TC265i's w/audiosource amp 200 (surrounds)
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    SVS pb-10 sub

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    I understand everything about what the reciever can do, but nobody seems to understand that there are five different freqs for each speaker other than the sub. These are what I am having problems determining what to set each one at.
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    RTI-12's w/audiosource amp 300 x 2
    CSI-5 w/audiosource amp 200
    TC265i's w/audiosource amp 200 (surrounds)
    RC80i's (rears)
    SVS pb-10 sub

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    As others mentioned try to start with a clean slate doing the following manually.

    1) Turn EQ off. I'm not sure how to do this on your AVR, but you should be able to.

    2) Set sub's volume knob to somewhere between 1/3 - 1/2.

    3) Set all speakers to small and choose the 80 Hz crossover setting.

    4) Using a SPL meter, calibrate all the channel levels with the AVR's test tones or test tones from a calibration DVD. You may need to adjust the volume on the sub and repeat the sub calibration in order to get the sub to calibrate properly. For movies, you may want to try to run the sub 3 dB higher than calibration to add a little oomph.

    5) Enter speaker distance/delay manually for each channel.

    Basically try to ditch the auto set-up and auto EQ and determine if it sounds better. I don't use the EQ at all in my system because it sounds "thin" with the auto EQ settings.

    One other thing you may try is to run your RTi 12's with a lower crossover setting (maybe 60 Hz) or run them as large (no sub) for 2 ch music.
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