- Jun 19, 2011
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- Jun 19, 2011
That's the first thing I thought to try, yet each time I would go into each individual channel to try and access the mix block, the cursor simply would not move down to them. It only wanted to move in the SW menu, although I didn't think to try it again in the TAC menu. So I'll do that next, thanks.Have you tried using the "mix block" on channels 3, 4, 5 and 6? Mix blocks can send the L and/or R input signals to the C, SW, LS and RS speakers, and they keep the full range of frequencies. By the way, the tactile output has its own mix block as well.
3: C = 0.5 L + 0.5 R
4: SW = 0.5 L + 0.5 R
5: LS = 1.0 L
6: RS = 1.0 R
Also, I've been having a hell of an issue that I cannot pinpoint. I don't know if it's simply something that was not a consideration, and so it's a default in the A8, or if it's something odd with my receiver. I keep having this problem where even if all speakers were calibrated to the same level, and the sweeps for each sound approximately the same volume, if I do too many SPK attempts (to get near perfect fronts, and a perfect center), once the PRIR is finalized, I end up with the surrounds, rears and even the center sounding extremely faint compared to the fronts, and that's considering I used a front to make a virtual center.
I do a lot of retries until I get it right, capturing the two fronts (together), then the center by itself, then the sides (together), the rears (together) and then finally the sub. Can't tell if there's simply a limit on how many SPK you are allowed to do of the same channel before it screws up, or if my receiver for whatever reason gets "tired" after a while (even though I've actually tried turning it off for a few minutes in between SPK attempts to see if that would fix it and it did nothing). It seems like I got lucky with the one attempt where I used both of my fronts for all the speakers aside from the sub, but there was still volume discrepancies. I "fixed" this by turning all of the louder speakers down by 12db and raised all of the lower volume speakers by 12db. This "works", but it's hardly optimal and doesn't tell me what the actual source of the issue is.
What makes this even more depressing is after hearing how a front speaker sounds as a replacement center. It just sounds sooooo much better in every respect, and the center I do have isn't exactly trash.
edit: Oh wait, do you actually mean MENU > Number? Because I was using MENU > Channel. Can't look again until tomorrow.