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LFE Output without a Sub

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jeffrey_Jones, Nov 11, 2001.

  1. Jeffrey_Jones

    Jeffrey_Jones Second Unit

    Nov 6, 2001
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    I have searched through the archives but I cannot find another discussion that covers my question. Thanks in advance for the help.
    I have a new Onkyo 898 and a five speaker setup. I am not using a sub, my neighbors would throw me out. I get a tremondous amount of base from my front speakers so I am not really lacking in this area. Quite the opposite.
    I find that on many DD and DTS DVDs there seems to be almost too much base (I really worry about the guy that lives below me...it's been a problem in the past). It's tight and accurate base, no audible distortion and it must be coming from my Signet 260s running full range. Here are the questions:
    Without a sub, how can you control the LFE output? I have been using the tone control.
    Will raising the outpul level of my front mains also raise the amount of base output given they are running full range or is the LFE information a separate adjustment?
    I realize that I could also set my front speakers to small but that would be too much of an adjustment.
  2. Chuck C

    Chuck C Cinematographer

    Jan 6, 2001
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    When your receiver's sub setting is set to NO, all the LFE goes to the mains. To decrease the level of thuderous bass, set the rest of your speakers to large b/c they'll get the LFE signal too, and help smooth out the bass up front. You can asloe try setting your sub to yes, and set all your speakers to small. Also, you should try sub YES, mains large, and the rest of the speakers small for added bass over the second scenario.
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    [Edited last by Chuck C on November 11, 2001 at 04:03 PM]

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