A Marantz Question

mrlorenmrloren Posts: 839
Happy Saturday :)

I have a question for Marantz owners.

I have come to find after 6 months of ownership that there is 3 different ways to adjust the sub level on my SR5010

1 go into "speakers" and manual level control and change it there

2 go into "Audio" and select Subwoofer Level Adjust, turn it to on and move it up or down.

Adjusting the sub on either of these makes a little difference

3 press the options button and adjust the sub level there. This seems to have the biggest affect on over sound quality. #1 & #2 adjustments make the sub more localized #3 seems to increase overall bass in the system with better blending.

I had a little play time this morning so I tried each setting @ a +5db boost. 1 & 2 were localized and a little hollow. 3 was just so much nicer and fuller.

Which option do you use for adjusting your Marantz?

Comments

  • nbrowsernbrowser Posts: 6,282
    I just use whats sounds best...or is an easier setting to get to...I'm lazy lol.
  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 1,015
    edited May 31
    I personally set my sub at flat on LFE or subwoofer channels, set my sub gain to half and dial it back via the same LFE settings.

    I adjust the tone via the crossover. I could imagine your speakers changing the bass tone but my sub only hits 80hz and under so it sounds like bass (unless we are talking musical vs sloppy but that doesn't seem to be your focus). No setting will make it sound better or more full without introducing more distortion. At least in my logic I've worked in my crazy head.
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 839
    The one thing I like about my Sony over the Marantz is the simple setup.

    I've ran Audyssey a few times. If I don't boost the sub up it's like it's not there. If I adjust one setting of the 3 different sub adjustments the sub get too localized. I noticed setting all 3 up a few db does the trick for some reason.

    No I don't get distortion,
  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 1,015
    edited June 1
    Possibly placement? When I had my sub straight face towards me about 8 feet away I'd have to turn my gain up halfway. Moved it so it is on the left of the room facing to my right and now I can't get past 1/4 without it being too loud.


    *EDIT* Looking at your profile picture seems like you don't have much room to mess around and test placement with.
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 839
    Possibly placement? When I had my sub straight face towards me about 8 feet away I'd have to turn my gain up halfway. Moved it so it is on the left of the room facing to my right and now I can't get past 1/4 without it being too loud.


    *EDIT* Looking at your profile picture seems like you don't have much room to mess around and test placement with.

    no there is no other place to put it.. I would like to 180 the room but wife said no with an H in fronto0up4s48rvy1.jpg
  • PSOVLSKPSOVLSK Posts: 3,446
    Hno??
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