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Denon AV3313
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Please can any one advise on how to set up my Denon to listen to music through a pair of B & W CM8 and a old made up sub. I mainly listen to Spotify, all types of music, like it loud. The sound seems to be flat missing some thing, lots of top end not a lot of middle and not rich at all. When playing blue ray sounds brilliant really good. Music is poor.

I have tried it by the book. Am i missing some thing?

Denon AV3313

Denon B.Ray 3312

B & W CM8 front and center

 


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RE: Denon AV3313

Have you tried "Pure Direct" mode? Set your speakers to "small" (or "large" if it's already set at small) & see if it makes a difference. Have you run Audyssey setup?

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RE: Denon AV3313

Have tried "Pure Direct", have tried small, large speakers, tried Audyssey set up, i think poss that is confusing the sound is the fact that i run a sub which i have to because if i play the system for long and loud periods the speakers cut out. Not sure were to put the cross over point. Speaker cables?

Poss reset the amp to factory, really loosing the will to listen......................... ROFL

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RE: Denon AV3313

Speaker cutout sounds extreme. Something really amiss!

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RE: Denon AV3313

Set the crossover at 80Hz first, and then adjust around it. I agree that speakers cutting out is odd. Something's amiss here. Have you checked all the connections properly?

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RE: Denon AV3313

Please i am getting worried, :cry: the dealer i bought it from, which i consider reputable, set it up. Speakers cut out after about 1 month after running them in befor Christmas,  the dealer came over  saw the amount of movment of the actual speakers said he was sure that was the reason for the cut out hence the sub now working with the speakers. I belive him as he bought another amp over as well and was willing to swap it any way. I have limited the volume to 80% of max. much to the annoyance of my wife. lol 

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RE: Denon AV3313

Get in touch with your dealer again. Something's wrong either with the connections or the settings. Have you checked the connections?

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Did you not accept the new amp? No way should the speaker cones be moving 'that much'. Either the speakers or amp are faulty. As BB says - get your dealer back involved asap.

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RE: Denon AV3313

The cones were flying at full blast........... So any way checked the conections all ok. Turned down the crossover on the sub to 80. It does sound better. So I must thank you guys for your help. Any other thoughts please let me know.

 

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Martin

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RE: Denon AV3313

Deafened only this morning at -15db. Still cant see the cones moving. They vibrate to touch but no way visible. Should I be worried I ask myself? Any higher and my intestines would wobble.

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RE: Denon AV3313

Hope you are still with us and you have not blown yourself apart............So any way cranked it up a tad this morning and still no thumping drums or crashing symbols on Queens Bohemiem Rhapsody Freddies voice and piano crystal clear. Plenty of volume but i want it clear. Guitar solos are played through a blanket. Very strange. I know my hearing has changed over the years aged 54 now but surly i know when things arnt right !!!!!!!!!!

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RE: Denon AV3313

If you want good 2 channel then you might need to invest in a good 2 channel amplifier to power your speakers as trying to get great HiFi out of an AVR is not going to happen unless you are looking at the higher end models.

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RE: Denon AV3313

bigboss wrote:

Have you tried "Pure Direct" mode?

BB usually pure direct does not use the sub, is this what you are trying to test.

My worry is just how loud is the OP trying to go.

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Yes, it doesn't use the sub. Just want to test whether cancelling all other components improves things.

Maybe the OP should listen to music in the same room the system is set up in.  Wink

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RE: Denon AV3313

The OP mentions he's using an "old made up sub".

Does this sub have a direct mode or not?

If not then turn the sub volume to halfway and the crossover up to max , low filter + standby off when you do the calibration.

 

When playing music you want to select Pure Direct (turns the display and video circuitry off).

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Think OP has lost the will as he said he may. I'll move on & try to get my cones flyin'.

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