A Marantz Question

mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,181
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?
When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

Family Room:
Samsung UN60H,
Marantz SR5010, Emotiva BasX-A300
Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, Sony DVP-NS3100ES, WD Live HUB.
Main: Polk Signature S60
Center: Polk TSX250C
Front High TC80i
Rear: Polk MC80
Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

Bed Room;
Sony KDF-E42A10,
Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
Main: Polk Signature S20
Center: Polk Signature S30
Rear: Polk R15
Sub: HSU STF-2

Working Warehouse;
Sony 2100ES
Polk RTi4 about 15' up the wall
Old sony 12" Sub
Mini tower PC with 400GB of music

Comments

  • nbrowsernbrowser Posts: 7,012
    I just use whats sounds best...or is an easier setting to get to...I'm lazy lol.
    Living room: Samsung UN55KU7000 4K UHD HDR 55 inch TV, Marantz CD6004, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon, Parasound zPhono, Mac Mini, Oppo BDP-93, XBox One S 2Tb, Kenwood DPX792BH car deck for radio purposes, Marantz SR5010 AVR, Parasound HCA-1200II, Front SDA 2 modded with Larrys Rings and RD0-194-1 tweeters, Rear Onkyo SKF-4800 Towers, Center CSiA6, BOOM Tannoy TS2.12 Sub, Audioquest Evergreen interconnects just about everywhere except from AVR to amp, MIT Terminator 4, MIT AVT3 speaker cables with extra terminals covered up Monitor 5 Jr+ in the wings for a center channel.
  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 1,201
    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.
    Living room

    Mains: SDA 2B Studio
    Lows: Velodyne CHT12
    Power: Marantz SR7000 Preouts to Yamaha AV34
    Tv: Samsung UHD 55' Curved

    2 Channel/Bedroom

    *under construction*
    Polk TSI 200
    Power: Marantz PM235
    CDP: Technics SL-PD688
    TT: Pioneer PL510

    Noggin Rockin'

    Grado SR80e
    Harman Kardon CL
    Little dot 1+/GE JAN 5654w

    Closet of Dreams:

    Harman Kardon AVR130
    Yamaha HTR5590
    Paradigm Monitor 90
    Polk RTA11TL
    New Large Advents 25th Anniversary Edition
    Bravo V2/RCA Clear top Conn branded 12AU7

    "Temptation is the manifestation of desire which equals necessity." - Mikey081057
    " I have always had a champange taste with a beer budget" - Rick88
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,181
    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,
    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

    Family Room:
    Samsung UN60H,
    Marantz SR5010, Emotiva BasX-A300
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, Sony DVP-NS3100ES, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk Signature S60
    Center: Polk TSX250C
    Front High TC80i
    Rear: Polk MC80
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Sony KDF-E42A10,
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S30
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: HSU STF-2

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES
    Polk RTi4 about 15' up the wall
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 1,201
    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.
    Living room

    Mains: SDA 2B Studio
    Lows: Velodyne CHT12
    Power: Marantz SR7000 Preouts to Yamaha AV34
    Tv: Samsung UHD 55' Curved

    2 Channel/Bedroom

    *under construction*
    Polk TSI 200
    Power: Marantz PM235
    CDP: Technics SL-PD688
    TT: Pioneer PL510

    Noggin Rockin'

    Grado SR80e
    Harman Kardon CL
    Little dot 1+/GE JAN 5654w

    Closet of Dreams:

    Harman Kardon AVR130
    Yamaha HTR5590
    Paradigm Monitor 90
    Polk RTA11TL
    New Large Advents 25th Anniversary Edition
    Bravo V2/RCA Clear top Conn branded 12AU7

    "Temptation is the manifestation of desire which equals necessity." - Mikey081057
    " I have always had a champange taste with a beer budget" - Rick88
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,181
    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
    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

    Family Room:
    Samsung UN60H,
    Marantz SR5010, Emotiva BasX-A300
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, Sony DVP-NS3100ES, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk Signature S60
    Center: Polk TSX250C
    Front High TC80i
    Rear: Polk MC80
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Sony KDF-E42A10,
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S30
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: HSU STF-2

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES
    Polk RTi4 about 15' up the wall
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • PSOVLSKPSOVLSK Posts: 3,546
    Hno??
    Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.-John Wooden
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