Es60 has to much bass .

My es60 are connected to Sony DA1800es . My bass is too ,too much. I need to make the bass level not to be so overwhelming. The speakers are 4 inches to the wall. If some one can give me advice how I can adjust it.

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  • Does the Sony have any bass level adjustments? What program sources are you listening to?
  • Sony da1800es is has limited options .
    Equalizer is really basic I can change it from -10 to + 10 db .
    Right now is on 0db
  • SeleniumFalcon
    SeleniumFalcon Posts: 3,389
    edited January 2023
    Having 20dB of adjustment is quite a lot. What happens as you go from 0dB to say -3dB? Get any better?
  • I will try this first.
  • It is better on -5 db but not 100%. Is it possible to do something with crossover on 80hz ?
  • Gardenstater
    Gardenstater Posts: 4,097
    Have you tried pulling them out from the wall a little at a time? The bass is fairly omnidirectional wave and you are getting reinforcement from the wall.
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    What size is the room and do you also have a subwoofer? The crossover point in the receiver affects what low frequencies go to the speakers and how much the subwoofer is asked to output.

    Having main speakers 4 inches from any wall is going to boost their perceived bass output. Some may like the sound and/or have no other setup options. Move the speakers away from walls if possible and they'll sound better across the board, not just with bass.
  • The room is 12 x 21 . The setup is limiting my ability to move the speakers to much away from the walls.
  • " Is it possible to do something with crossover on 80hz

    Usually this is referring to setting an upper frequency for the signal going to a separate powered subwoofer. On some receivers you can control the lower frequency that the main speakers will reproduce, but not always. You can continue lowering the bass response by using the EQ to get it to where you like it. What source are you using for your listening?
  • Turn off the sub?
  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 49,602
    edited January 2023
    vla220474 wrote: »
    My es60 are connected to Sony DA1800es . My bass is too ,too much. I need to make the bass level not to be so overwhelming. The speakers are 4 inches to the wall. If some one can give me advice how I can adjust it.

    I will presume you have already run the calibration program in your AVR, so go back into the program and set your ES60 speakers to small. This will automatically cross over frequencies below 80Hz to your sub. If you still have too much bass you will need to make adjustments to your sub, such as turn the volume down.

    FYI, you need to toe in your ES60 speakers. From your seat you want to just see the leading inside edge of the speakers.

    https://www.manualslib.com/manual/416955/Sony-Str-Da1800es.html?page=44
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  • What Jesse said ^

    I’m not trying to be a smart-**** with my turn off the sub comment.

    Also, whomever said to bring the speakers out from the wall is also a good reduction to lower the amount of along with tightening up your bass.

    Please share what each of the above adjustments do for your excessive bass.
    We’ll get there.

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  • The subwoofer is not working when I am listening CD or true Bluetooth on 2.0 ch stereo!
    Right now after I adjusted bass to -5 db and change the position from the wall is better. I still have some small adjustments but is already better.
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 32,768
    You don't have them anywhere near corners in the room, do you, @vla220474 ?
  • They are not far from the wall.
  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 13,115
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    You don't have them anywhere near corners in the room, do you, @vla220474 ?
    vla220474 wrote: »
    They are not far from the wall.

    @mhardy6647 was asking about "near corners in the room" bass standing waves are often accentuated when speakers are close to corners of the room. If that can't be corrected by relocating the speakers we often suggest "bass traps" for those corners which generally removes the boomie sound waves or muddiness from the bass....i.e. corner bass trap

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