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Ruark vita Sub setup with Yam Dsp A5

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by TwinCityWild, Oct 14, 2005.

  1. TwinCityWild

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    Would appreciate :thumbsup: some really good advice on how to set my sub up :) with my Yamaha Dsp A5. Total newbie to it all...done the basics of plugging it in and connecting it to my Amp via the LFE with a phono lead...but not to up on all stuff like GAIN, FREQUENCY and PHASE. Whats the best settings etc or at least wheres a good place to start.

    Many Thanks

    Phil :)
     
  2. PJTX100

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    I use the BKXLS200 with the A5 but it should be similar...

    Usual advice is to set all speakers to small on the Amp.

    Set crossover to approx the mid point. I think the cutover on the A5 is 90Hz from memory.

    One tip. Before setting the gain on the sub, set the sub level on the A5 to -10. (the range is -20 to 0 and the default is 0). Then set the gain on the sub to say 25% and increase it until you get a level you are happy with. You shouldn't have to touch it then, the amp control should suffice.

    I tend to raise the sub volume on the amp to approx -5 for music but leave it around the -10 level for movies...PJ
     
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    IIRC the fixed cross over for the A5 is 80Hz.
    Also IIRC If you want your sub to 'join in' when not using an analogue source (stereo or Prologic) you will need to set the bass management on the A5 to 'both' and fronts to 'large' regardless of what your front speaker size actually is.
    Check by searching here - I knew for sure before I accidentally killed mine and used it as an excuse to upgrade.
     
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    You might be right. Interesting about the "both" and "large" settings, I can't confirm otherwise 'caus they are the settings I use.

    The A5 is a nice amp in some ways, but not in others. For the archives...

    Yamaha DSP-A5 DSPA5

    Good:
    - plenty of power
    - good sound
    - seems well built
    - good variety of DSP modes
    - no tuner built in (If I want to spend money on a tuner I'll buy one!)


    Not so good:
    - only s-vid switching
    - no osd setup
    - doesn't remember different settings for different modes
    - the setup / adjustment process is clunky and rudimentary

    ...PJ
     

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