Help me setup my 5.1 setup !

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  1. MrLOL

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    ive got a Denon 1906 and some 5.1 surround speakers

    is it possible to configure the surround channels (the rear left + right) to be a bit louder ?

    ive ran the auto setup using the microphone and i can hear them fine, but only up close

    i could just turn the whole volume up, but that leads to the centre being too loud

    ive looked in the amp setup for this option but cant find it. Any suggestions as to where i should be looking ?
     
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    You should be able to go into the speaker settings on the amp and set individualy the value in DB (decibels) you want for each speaker and the sub. Bit hit and miss the autosetup it had set my sub to +11db (way to high) upset the neighbours for days :D
     
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    ive looked in speaker setup but couldnt find it

    any idea what the setting is called on a denon receiver ?
     
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    Manually put your speaker distances in, and tell the receiver that the rears are further away from you than they actually are; that should pump them up a bit.
     
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    that would make sense actually. I sit quite close to the surround speakers, so i suspect the auto setup is thinking they dont need to be very loud.

    Trouble is, i like my surround effects to be loud and overpowering, and i want to over rule the namby pamby setup routine.

    i hate the menus on my denon.what option am i looking for for the distance ?
     
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    Sorry can only comment on my onkyo but Speaker distance is literally called that in mymanual and I've also got level calibration for setting the individual level's for each speaker. You might be best starting a new thread titled something along the lines of "denon 1906 need help with speaker settings"
     
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    ive lost my manual (and the auto setup microphone) when we moved house

    they will be somewhere, but no idea where ..

    anyway,ive downloaded the manul and found the way to adjust the channel level

    does that sound about right ?
     
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    That sounds right. Altering distance only affects the timing of the delivery of the signal to the channels, not the level of the channels.


    Don't take this personally, but, that's is so wrong on several levels for the Denon:

    (a) Denon has separate channels level adjustment
    (b) Adjusting distance will not affect the levels on any amp
    (c) Even if the levels did change on setting distance, a change in distance would incorrectly place the soundfield at the listening position.
     

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