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Video Essentials w Kenwood 407

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by steve_jk, Oct 13, 2001.

  1. steve_jk

    steve_jk Agent

    Feb 25, 2001
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    I was attempting to calibrate my speakers with
    Video Essentials. My receiver is a Kenwood 407.
    I have had the receiver for several months and have
    watched dozens of movies so I do have the receiver
    properly set up.
    I started by using the 'setup'
    feature on the receiver to set the decibal levels
    for each speaker back to 0 (on the Kenwood they're
    indicated as Rch Cch Lch RS LS; previously I just
    went by an 'ear' setting to set these values; the Kenwood
    puts out its own test tones in this mode)
    When VE started to put out its test tones, I used the
    'sound' feature on the Kenwood to try and adjust the
    individual speakers. However, using the 'sound' feature
    only the Cch, RS, and LS are available to be modified.
    I can't figure out how to get to the right/left fronts
    to adjust their levels. The receiver does indicate
    Dolby Digital mode while VE plays. Is my only choice to
    just set the center and rears with VE, then use the Kenwood
    test tones to match the R/L fronts with the centers db level?
  2. Mike LS

    Mike LS Supporting Actor

    Jun 29, 2000
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    On Kenwood receivers, you have to use the "setup" button to access level control for the front channels.
    The "sound" button just gives easy access adjustment to your center, surround and LFE channels for quck adjustment during use.
    If you've used the receivers internal test tones before, that's where you can adjust the levels on all channels and store them in memory. As the tone is playing for each channel, the up and down buttons on the front panel of the receiver will adjust the channel level.

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