I just picked up the Yamaha S2300 universal player today and I'm having issues with getting the subs calibrated. First let me describe my setup. I have a Yamaha RX-V1, Polk RT series all around all set to small, Dual 16-46CS+ with the Samson 1000 and a BFD. With the Samson's volume set to zero, I had calibrated the system with VE and had the 5 speakers all at +/- 1dB and the sub at -13.5dB. According to VE, the sub should be at -16.5dB but I found upping it 3dB help flatten things out when the mains kicked in. OK, so I've run VE on the S2300 through both the digital input and the 6-channel input. However I had trouble getting bass through the 6-channel input. The -13.5 setting was affecting the 6-channel input and I couldn't get anything out of it. So I cut the Samson back -5dB, put the DVD player at +6dB on the subwoofer, and set the Sub on the receiver to 0dB. When going to the digital input I had to calibrate the sub to -7dB. Now I put in a DVD-Audio disk, Grateful Dead's American Beauty, and the bass was way, way too high. I dropped it down about -10dB on the receiver and that helped. SACD sounds fine with the sub at -0dB, which is how VE calibrated through the 6-channel input. I adjusted the sub volume on the DVD player and that doesn't appear to affect the SACD bass. I dropped from +6dB to -4dB. The DVD-Audio sounds a bit bass heavy, but I can't accurately judge. I don't have any DVD-Audio discs on CD also since the two Dead albums were remixed. I could compare to the DD tracks, but that's not very accurate. I thought I read somewhere about a 10dB level difference on the LFE track on DVD-Audio. Also, I'm using the players bass management and have all speakers set to small. It is kicking the subs in when I switch to the 2 channel tracks on American Beauty. Anyone know what's going on? I can set a macro on my remote so that when I change to the six channel input I set the subs to 0.0dB and when I go back I can have it at -7.0dB. I guess now I could set the Samson back to 0dB and compensate for that in the sub settings. Still, what the hell is going on here?