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Ok, I thought I had it all figured out, then I kept reading the BFD guide.

It sounds like I need to set the input level to the BFD, then tune the sub, then set the right levels using the amp's volume control.

If I'm using Audyssey to calibrate my system, this is not going to work because it is going to want to set the input levels.

Is there a workaround for this while maintaing seperates or am I heading for plate amp town?
 

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the only thing to go around it are to turn the subwoofer to off and do the setup whit out the subwoofer and then do the setup on the subwoofer manual.
And Audysesy sucks
 

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For me I love Audyssey for speaker distance and levels not so much for eq. I let my little onkyo 606 do its auto setup. Then I go set the eq setting to manual and tweak anything I need for my fronts/surrounds, leave the sub with 0s and tweak the eq as needed in my amp.
 

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For me I love Audyssey for speaker distance and levels not so much for eq. I let my little onkyo 606 do its auto setup. Then I go set the eq setting to manual and tweak anything I need for my fronts/surrounds, leave the sub with 0s and tweak the eq as needed in my amp.
Right. There should be no need to do both EQs although I would opt for the Audyssey and not the BFD.
 

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Right. There should be no need to do both EQs although I would opt for the Audyssey and not the BFD.
I'm only considering the BFD for its high pass filter.

I'm using the basic Audyssey MultiEq in a Marantz AV8003 pre/pro.

If I want to go Pre -> EP2500 -> passive sub, what should I do for a high pass filter?
 

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Depends on the audyssey. My onkyo 606 only has 4 set eq points and no setting for Q. The bfd is much more flexible than that.
Ah. Yes, you have only Audyssey 2EQ which does nothing for the LFE/sub channel. The BFD would nicely complement it. My opinion stands for the regular MultEQ XT implementations.

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I'm only considering the BFD for its high pass filter.

I'm using the basic Audyssey MultiEq in a Marantz AV8003 pre/pro.

If I want to go Pre -> EP2500 -> passive sub, what should I do for a high pass filter?
High pass for the sub? I guess you have to use the BFD or some other filter. I would use a simple Marchand or other opamp based filter but since you have the BFD, it will do. OTOH, I would use the MultEQ XT for the EQ and limit the cascading of EQs.

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For me I love Audyssey for speaker distance and levels not so much for eq. I let my little onkyo 606 do its auto setup. Then I go set the eq setting to manual and tweak anything I need for my fronts/surrounds, leave the sub with 0s and tweak the eq as needed in my amp.
Have you ever gone back and played a test tone of your crossover frequency (80hz?) and checked to see that your subwoofer distance needed to be readjusted due to an equalizer induced phase shift?

Just wondering if the filters or the slope of the BFD was enough to shift the phase in your system.
 
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