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by tfnj / November 13, 2012 5:31 AM PST

Hi, I have an Onkyo receiver setup with 6 speakers for surround sound, including the sub woofer. Since I was pretty much new to all that when I bought it, I simply set the volume level to max on all speakers, then set the equalizer levels for each frequency by ear until I felt the sounds were nice, then set the cross over frequency to 80 for the sub. I have no complaints on the sound. But my question is, since I had nothing before this, is there a better way to calibrate and make sure all sounds are being heard? How would I know I have everything set to optimal? Is there a test kit anyone can recomend?


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I'm not an audiophile.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 14, 2012 7:22 AM PST
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by tfnj / November 15, 2012 4:53 AM PST
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Its comforting to know that I have actually done everything suggested in that article, by just playing it by ear. No pun intended. Since someone a while back suggested that I use a 80hz crossover setting, that it what I had for my sub. But yesterday I decided to experiment and I set the crossover to 150hz and I like what I hear much better!. Maybe its just because of the shape of the room I have. My son complained that the base was loud, but that is because I turned it all the way up. I will bring it down and it should be good.
Either way I found it fun experimenting with different settings to see what worked.

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