Anybody want to (help me) set my amp up?

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Found 1st Mar 2010
I bought an Amp a while back second hand, set it all up and it sounded amazing, have since moved and the room layout has changed slightly, to a dreaded 'corner' set up

The rear speakers sound pretty quiet and it feels like i am 'behind' the sound, rather than in it. I have downloaded the instruction manual but it completely baffled me tbh, and i thought i knew a little bit Does anyone fancy taking a look at the manual and helping me set it up?

I have fiddled with a few of the settings and probably made it worse

It's a Sony STR DB790 if anyone has one

Thanks in advance

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doesnt have an auto setup?

Original Poster

Nope, unfortunately not, wish it did though

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Not a big fan of auto setup on amps, I've always changed it considerably after using it.

How have you changed the actual speakers round? Are the rears in a much different place?

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assuming your relative distance that you sit to the rears is the problem

its just a matter of changing the time delay

Original Poster

This is a (rough) layout of the room

http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu79/sancho_1983/Untitled-2.jpg

Red dots being speakers

Should it matter how far way the speakers are? The rear left is about 2-3 metres from my head, presume i just need to turn the rear volume up.

When i looked at the settings in the manual it was talking about angles, distances etc. anybody live near Peterborough and want to come round and do it

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the main thing to look up is rear timing delay
then volume after that

you will have issues as you are behind the rear speakers, they are supposed to be behind you!

id probably lose the rear speaks entirely

that looks a pig to set up! have you tried asking on avforums??

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Yeah that's a nightmare layout for surround sound. I think there are some diagrams of room layouts and ideal speaker placement somewhere.

What direction are those rears facing?

Original Poster

Pointed at my ears

Problem is i sit facing the TV also, can't really see any way of setting the room up any other way, which is a pig because it really sounded amazing before, it sounds pretty good, much better than the TV obviously, but want to get it better

Have asked at AV Forums and they suggested moving the rear right over to the other small wall so it would be in line with the rear left, and behind the line of my right ear

The way i sit means the rear left is virtually in front of me. Stupid room layout!!!!

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Who decided the room needed a move round? :whistling:

Original Poster

Nah, we moved house

Which was nice, the room's bigger etc, blah blah blah, but my movies don't sound as good!!!!

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sancho1983;7992111

Nah, we moved house Which was nice, the room's bigger etc, blah blah … Nah, we moved house Which was nice, the room's bigger etc, blah blah blah, but my movies don't sound as good!!!!



You should have selected your new house based on the home cinema set up possibilities. I used to have a similar set up to yours but I managed to get both rears behind us. Now I have the perfect rectangle room with TV in the centre of the far wall (see the pics in the other thread).

Can you not do some serious renovating to give you a better laid out living room?

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master_chief;7992170

You should have selected your new house based on the home cinema set up … You should have selected your new house based on the home cinema set up possibilities. I used to have a similar set up to yours but I managed to get both rears behind us. Now I have the perfect rectangle room with TV in the centre of the far wall (see the pics in the other thread).Can you not do some serious renovating to give you a better laid out living room?


That's what i'm working on, think it would involve a lot though!
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