The Surround Setup menu

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En
Use
/
(cursor up/down) to select the size (and
number) of each of the following speakers:
Front
– Select
LARGE
if your front speakers
reproduce bass frequencies effectively, or if you
didn’t connect a subwoofer. Select
SMALL
to send
the bass frequencies to the subwoofer.
Center
– Select
LARGE
if your center speaker
reproduces bass frequencies effectively, or select
SMALL
to send bass frequencies to the other
speakers or subwoofer. If you didn’t connect a center
speaker, choose
NO
(the center channel is sent to
the front speakers).
Surround
– Select
LARGE
if your surround speakers
reproduce bass frequencies effectively. Select
SMALL
to send bass frequencies to the other
speakers or subwoofer. If you didn’t connect
surround speakers choose
NO
(the sound of the
surround channels is sent to the front speakers or a
subwoofer).
SurrBack
– Select the number of surround back
speakers you have (one, two or none). Select
LARGE
if your surround back speakers reproduce bass
frequencies effectively. Select
SMALL
to send bass
frequencies to the other speakers or subwoofer. If
you didn’t connect surround back speakers choose
NO
.
Subwoofer
– LFE signals and bass frequencies of
channels set to
SMALL
are output from the
subwoofer when
YES
is selected (see notes below).
Choose the
PLUS
setting if you want the subwoofer to
output bass sound continuously or you want deeper
bass (the bass frequencies that would normally come
out the front and center speakers are also routed to
the subwoofer). If you did not connect a subwoofer
choose
NO
(the bass frequencies are output from
other speakers).
Note
If you selected
Second Zone
,
Front Bi-Amp
, or
MR&S
in
Surround back speaker setting
above you
can’t adjust the surround back settings.
If you select
SMALL
for the front speakers the
subwoofer will automatically be fixed to
YES
. Also,
the center and surround speakers can’t be set to
LARGE
if the front speakers are set to
SMALL
. In this
case, all bass frequencies are sent to the subwoofer.
If the surround speakers are set to
NO
, the surround
back speakers will automatically be set to
NO
.
If you select one surround back speaker only, make
sure that speaker is hooked up to the left surround
back terminal.
If you’re using a THX speaker setup, we recommend
setting all speakers to
SMALL
.
3 When you're finished, select ‘Exit’.
You will return to the Normal setup menu.
Tip
If you have a subwoofer and like lots of bass, it may
seem logical to select
LARGE
for your front speakers
and
PLUS
for the subwoofer. This may not, however,
yield the best bass results. Depending on the speaker
placement of your room you may actually experience
a decrease in the amount of bass due to low
frequency cancellations. In this case, try changing
the position or direction of speakers. If you can’t get
good results, listen to the bass response with it set to
PLUS
and
YES
or the front speakers set to
LARGE
and
SMALL
alternatively and let your ears judge which
sounds best. If you’re having problems, the easiest
option is to route all the bass sounds to the
subwoofer by selecting
SMALL
for the front speakers.

Channel Level

Default setting:
0dB
(all speakers)
Using the channel level setting, you can adjust the overall
balance of your speaker system, an important factor
when setting up a home theater system.
1 Select ‘Channel Level’ from the Normal setup
menu.
2 Select a setup option and press ENTER to start
the test tones.
Manual
– Move the test tone manually from speaker
to speaker and adjust individual channel levels.
Auto
– Adjust channel levels as the test tone moves
from speaker to speaker automatically.
Normal
[ Speaker Setting ]
[ Channel Level
]
[ Speaker Distance
]
[ Exit ]
Channel Level
Test Tone
Setting Start
Caution!!
Test tone is
output loudly.
[ Manual ]
[ Auto ]
[
Exit
]
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