Newbie Question about speaker settings

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  1. Jerald_K

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    I have had a Sony 333es receiver for over a year now, but still consider myself a newbie. I have enjoyed browsing the forum and learned a lot in a short amount of time. One thing that caught my attention was the fact of setting speakers to either large or small. I looked at my receiver and I can't seem to find anywhere that allows me to make a change in this regard. Can someone explain to me what it means to set the speakers to large or small and also does my receiver have this capability?
     
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    I don't own the Sony but if it is ES I would certainly hope it has an OSD (On-Screen Display). For this you need a video connection to your TV or Display. You need to activate the OSD from the remote and go into the Setup menu. Many times such a feature (speaker settings, sound adjustments, etc.) is also controllable from a front panel switch called Settings or something similar like Setup.

    Refer to your manual if you have one for guidance on proper changes. If you have a subwoofer in your system, set your speakers to Small and calibrate with test tones. If you can get an Spl meter like the Rat Shack analog and a test tone DVD like AVIA so much the better.

    Speakers set to Large receive the full frequency signal (meaning low Bass)...set to small the signal is redirected (with a subwoofer in the mix) at the crossover point which can be set by the receiver or by the subwoofer depending on connection. Do you have a sub?
     
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    I do have a sub so I need to set my speakers to small.(They may be already for all I know) I just cannot find this information in the manual and I can't seem to find it on my set up menu either. I'll keep looking. Thanks for the advice, it helps me to understand what I'm looking for.
     
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    Hello Jerald,

    Just looked at an older Crutchfield catalog. I see the 333 does this through the LCD Remote. There has to be a menu setting for this like 'setup' or 'configuration' or just plain 'settings'.
     
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    Great, I'll have to see what I can find out. My receiver was a floor model and the store had lost the remote so they ordered a new remote from Sony. Needless to say, I didn't get the manual for the remote. I guess I my need to get the manual for the remote. Thanks a lot for the information!!!
     

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