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    Doesn't seem too high. If anything, I've never had a negative db setting on any speaker, but every system is different.

    Does the LFE level seem too high?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tracy Rainwater View Post
    Doesn't seem too high. If anything, I've never had a negative db setting on any speaker, but every system is different.

    Does the LFE level seem too high?
    It seems more present than before. But I could be wrong. I did have Transformers turned up to about 10db below reference but I'm sure I've had it there before and not had this issue. I think it's the extra bass frequencies from the higher crossover point and it couldn't handle the load.

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    14 years ago, home theater subs had it easy. However, it was the beginning of better sounding movie soundtracks, especially those encoded in DTS.

    Today, much more is expected of a subwoofer and manufacturers are building them to take a beating. I had to re replace my Klipsch sub, when I upgraded to a fully discrete 5.1 system. The old one couldn't take it an action movie at decent listening levels.

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    Yeah, I'm going to start demoing new speakers to find something to replace these with since they're old and apparently on their way out (the tweeter issues). I didn't really know anything 14 years ago and just walked into the store with a little knowledge that I wanted discrete power amps in the receiver and walked out with that Velodyne speaker system. I still need to figure out what brands to look for and what to avoid (if I end up buying at the "big box" stores).
    Panasonic TC-P60VT60
    Marantz NR-1606
    Velodyne CHT series satellites/center
    Velodyne CHT-8 sub
    Sony UBP-X800
    XBox 360
    Logitech Harmony Touch
    Comcast "X1 platform" Arris DVR

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    SVS offers a 45 day in home demo. Aperion also has an in home trial.

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    Well, did some more testing of my tweeters tonight. I was trying to figure out if they were working while listening to TV content. Don't know why I didn't think of it before, but playing some heavy metal with crashing cymbals was great. It became very clear they are all still working including the center channel. So I suspect my overall sound quality issues, while much improved with the new receiver and Audyseey to EQ the room, are probably more related to a combination of the audio quality on the cable sources (and possibly some blu-rays maybe poor mixing or something) and also probably worn tweeters. I.e. have heard ferrofluid can dry up after a number of years and reduce the output/performance of the tweeters for example (ranger was around 10ish years, I'm at 14 or so of course).
    Panasonic TC-P60VT60
    Marantz NR-1606
    Velodyne CHT series satellites/center
    Velodyne CHT-8 sub
    Sony UBP-X800
    XBox 360
    Logitech Harmony Touch
    Comcast "X1 platform" Arris DVR

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