Sony Complete Help

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Craig.Thompson, Sep 20, 2002.

  1. Craig.Thompson

    Craig.Thompson Auditioning

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    Good Day.
    This is my first post.I must say this is a great board.

    Now for my dilemma.
    My setup is the following
    Reciever= Sony STR-DE485E
    Speakers= 2 Tower Speakers -- SS-SE581
    and 3 surround speakers - 1 centre and 2 rears.
    SS-SR30S , SS-CN30S
    I also have a Sub ( SA-WM40 )

    now i need help with getting everything running the best it can.
    I have set all speakers to small. Is this right ? or should my towers be set to large ?
    the sub sounds a bit better but it is on +4 on my reciever and about 3/4 volume and Cut off frequency.
    I have heard about setting the cross over on your reciever. I dont see any place to do this on my specific reciever.
    Any ideas of what to do with my setup ? speaker settings , sub settings , reciever settings ? any help is greatly appreciated. I must say the sub is sounding great but for audio i have to turn it down on the reciever to 0 then while playing Ps2 or watching Dvd's etc i have to put it back to +4.
    Anyway any suggestions ?
    Thanks in Advance.
     
  2. Grant B

    Grant B Producer

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    Hey Craig
    A couple of words that I hope helps out.
    The small-large setting is not about physical size but the frequencies which are routed to spkrs.
    Large speakers have a freq response of ~25Hz to 20khz
    Check the speaker specs and adjust accordingly.
    Using a set up disc with a $20 Radio shack sound meter really helps too
    Have fun
    Grant
     
  3. Craig.Thompson

    Craig.Thompson Auditioning

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    Thanks.
    I now have everything running great. The placement of the Sony sub makes a HUGE difference.
    now that ive moved it , and i have all the speakers on small i have much more clarity and much more defined bass , more punch than boom which is what i like.
    Thanks for the reply and the advice , i appreciate it.
     

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