Does anybody else find the Marantz 5200 a little bass light...

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    ...when calibrated through the internal test tones? However, when set up using the Ultimate Platinum DVD, the bass and fronts are fine but the rears are very overpowering.

    This is using a SPL setting everything to 75db with the amp main volume set to 0db.

    Anybody help me find a happy medium??:rolleyes:
     
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    Hi

    What have you got the speakers set at?? Large or Small?
     
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    Front L & R to large (Mission 774's)
    Centre to small (Mission 77c1)
    Rears to small (Jamo surround 300's)
    sub to yes.
     
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    From your list it seems you have no sub, so why have sub set to yes, it should say no, and then all the base will be routed to your main speakers.
     
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    Sorry - I thought people would take it for granted that I did have a sub if I put "sub to yes".

    Sub = REL QBass.
    Surround Back speakers = Boston Micro VSX
     
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    Is it the surround backs that are overpowering or all the rear speakers??

    I´ve found with my Denon that the surround backs always need to be turned down 3db or so lower than the readings from the internal test tones otherwise they are too loud.
     
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    No, it's the surround left & right that are overpowering BUT, only in Pro Logic or PL II. In 5.1 the rears are a little more potent. In PL II, you can hear them all the time - BUT - only when I use the Ultimate DVD platinum. When I use internal tones, the 5 is OK but the .1 is a bit weedy. I think I'll use the internal tones to set it up but just up the sub level a bit. See how that goes. If that dosen't work, I'll set the 774's to small and then try it. I'll be a bit upset if that works though as they sound good set on large when playing music.

    OR - maybe my bass expectations are a little high. I'm the only around here who dosen't have an all in one HT system so I don't really have anything to compare my system with.:rolleyes:
     
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    Bri,

    I never bother using SPL meter to set up the sub as it seems grossly inaccurate for the reaons that you have mentioned. I always use it for the main speakers and use ears for the sub working initially on the basis of turning up the sub volume until I can hear it then backing off a bit.
     
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    How is the old Storm by the way? [​IMG]
     

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