Some calibration questions

Steven(Ch)

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Hi guys! I need some advice and help tweaking my system. I primarily use this as a HT and videogame setup. I have the following equipment:

Reciever - Denon 2802
Sub - Velodyne CHT 10 28hz - 120hz (connected to sub out on Denon)
Fronts - B&W CWM 650 50Hz - 20kHz (in-wall speakers)
Center - B&W CWM Cinema 55Hz - 20kHz (in-wall speaker)
Surrounds - B&W CCM 65 - 50Hz - 20kHz (in-ceiling speakers)

I've tried to tweaked this as much as I could using the Avid DVD and an SPL meter. Now I know since I have in-wall speakers this may change some acoustics but I had to get them for the wife factor. My front and surround speakers are two way 6.5 inch cones with a 1 inch tweeter except and my center has two 5 inch cones and a 1 inch tweeter.

1) I wanted to know what is the best Crossover frequency response to set my Denon to (80, 100, 120)? I've contacted both B&W and Velodyne and they recommend 80hz but wouldn't it be better to send all my bass and mid-bass to the sub?

2) Do need to set the Phase Adjustment at 0 or 180 ( I wasnt able to figure this out using the AVID DVD).

3) How should I adjust the channel level on the sub? Should I set the Denon SW Channel to 0db (range from -12db to +12db) and adjust the volume knob on the Velodyne during the Avid set up?

Thanks for your help in advance

Steve
 

ChadLB

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1) Most people recommend setting the speakers to 80 if you have that option.

2) Phase adj doesn't seem to make a difference for most people.

3) I would set your sw channel at -6 and your Subamp volume at 1/2 and play with it from there using the avai setup.
 

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