Yamaha RX-V596 Bass extension question

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  1. Tom_Mack

    Tom_Mack Stunt Coordinator

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    I have the Yamaha RX-V596 receiver powering Paradigm Monitor speakers.

    One of the audio specifications for the receiver says:

    Bass Extension +6dB (60Hz)

    What does this mean? Does this mean that the bass is boosted by 6db at 60Hz? If so why would they do that?
     
  2. jeff lam

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    Do you have that bass extension button on your receiver? I have the new RXV620 and it has the bass extension button on the lower left front of the receiver. I'm pretty sure this is what it's talking about.
     
  3. Tom_Mack

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    There is no bass extension button on the v596.
     
  4. Bill Kane

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    tom, if the manual says you got bass extension, the button oughta be there somewhere. It's used mainly if you dont have a subwoofer, a little more lower register oomph. It seems to me, also, that it cud be used when the overall volume level is turned down, to bring some bass back into the mix.

    If you have a sub, fergedaboutit. Likewise, some sub amps come with a bass boost, too. Sub makers usually say leave THAT at 0 as well, otherwise you're just muddying/booming up the bass more and more away from the way it was recorded, and eating up bass "headroom" on the amp(s).

    Tho some people still like to crank the bass/treble knobs, too. Whatever...
     
  5. Chris PC

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    Pretty sure there must be a button somewhere or a function on the remote control.
     

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