Hello, I just bought a RCA model number RT2870. And I need some help with setting up the the speakers to make it sound great. I'm really new into the who Home Theater systems so any help would be great.
Ok, in the menu of the receiver (on screen) there should be adjustments for each channel, use the test tone to set all the speakers to be at the same volume when sitting in the listening position. start with the fronts set at "0" (I assume that the level adjustments go from a "-10 to +10" or something like that). What are they set at now?
How big is your room?
Just for your info have a look at this thread as it will answer some of your questions.
In your DVD player do you have the audio output settings set right? they need to be set to output Bitstream and make sure you dont have any setting like "night mode" or "dynamic compression" (DRC) turned on.
Unless you have a Decibel (SPL) meter its going to be tough to get the levels perfect but they shold be loud enough to be somewhat uncomfortable. I would set your mains at about +4 and the sorrounds at +2 and set the sub at +4 unless your in an apartment then keeping it lower would be better.