Marantz SR6200 LFE setting?

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  1. Chris PC

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    I have my SR 6200 LFE set at 00 dB. The other options are OFF or -10 dB. Any idea why you would set it to -10 dB or OFF? If you had it to OFF, what does that do? I mean, surely you will still hear the sound effects, right? Mixed down or something? I guess I don't really understand LFE channel too well. Thanx for any feedback [​IMG]
     
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    Anyone with any Marantz receiver have comments about the LFE settings?
     
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    It's always best to use the unaltered settings for things like that. My guess is that turning down the LFE is a "feature" that is meant for late night or more quiet viewing times.

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    I think the -10dB setting is a compensation for some specific setting on certain sources. If you turn it off, there is no LFE at all. I tried it in all three, and left it on 0dB. There is a setting called night mode, which is completely independent of this setting.
     
  5. Chris PC

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    Right. I figured 00 dB was correct. I just wondered why the -00 dB setting.

    Why would you use LFE=OFF? I'm not sure why you'd do that unless you've no subwoofer. But wouldn't you want the LFE to be mixed with the other speakers. I guess I don't understand what LFE=OFF would actually do inside the receiver.
     
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    Hmmmm, I don't know what exactly it's purpose is either, just that it didn't sound right.
     
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    Zero means flat, minus DB's is for lowering the output.

    0 is best, I set my SR8000 to Cinema EQ On also, to keep my ears from ringing. [​IMG]
     
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    I pulled up the manual for the 9300, and it says the -10dB is for DTS music only, and the normal setting is 00dB. There is no explaination for a case when one would want to set it to off.
     
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    "-10dB is for DTS music only, and the normal setting is 00dB. There is no explaination for a case when one would want to set it to off."

    This makes sense with DTS bass being overly strong.
     
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    I asked the same Q when i had my 6200. The 00db was said to be correct and the other settings are used to compensate for improperly coded dts or some music dts discs that are encoded that way. This setting wasn't on my 6300 so i think they might have taken it out
     
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    My 8300 still has it, so it is likely still there, just in a different setup location. I've used the 6300, but I don't remember having to set that, since the default is 00dB
     
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    It's a thing for DTS. I think the manual explained, but I've long since forgotten, I've left it at 00.
     
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    It's a thing for DTS. I think the manual explained, but I've long since forgotten, I've left it at 00.
     

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