In the few A/V receivers I have used, if they are configured not to use the subwoofer, the LFE (.1) channel is mixed into the front left, right speakers. There is an option in the menu to decrease the LFE level, but there is no way of increasing it. The default value is 0 db and you can only go down.

So, are there any A/V receivers that let you increase this LFE level in case you decide you want to hear more LFE in your setup without subwoofer, than the receiver calibrates by default.

  • This is far too broad [& also off-topic]. There are many that will try to auto-compensate & there are many you can turn all the other channels down independently. Anything with Audessy will set up the entire system on its own.
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Aug 4, 2023 at 6:59
  • Yes, audyssey sets everything up. In case of a setup that has a physical subwoofer it would be easy to adjust the subwoofer volume separately both ways (though, if any speakers are set to small, we also control the level of bass from these small speakers' channels, not only LFE). But when there's no subwoofer, the LFE is mixed into L/R channels, so turning L/R channels volume down also turns down the audible LFE volume. We can adjust the LFE level in settings, but only down. So I'm looking for a receiver that would allow to turn up this LFE channel, if there are any.
    – mnd
    Commented Aug 4, 2023 at 7:15
  • @Tetsujin I don't think this is off-topic since receivers do interface with a computer and he is asking for a receiver that does something specific extra (with like built in EQ to make the base more loud if I'm correct). Maybe we don't know an easy answer but it technically isn't off-topic
    – Irsu85
    Commented Aug 4, 2023 at 8:53
  • thank you Irsu85, this feature that I'm looking for is more like channel mixer than EQ. I want to increase the LFE channel level, that is mixed into L/R channels. Or decrease all other channel levels, except LFE, but the level adjustment has to be done before the LFE is mixed into L/R, not after (not the level of outputted channel level after the mix of LFE to L/R is already done), I don't know how to express this more clearly for others to understand.. :)
    – mnd
    Commented Aug 4, 2023 at 9:03
  • I don't see anything on meta re A/V but I think we're on a slippery slope if we go down that path. There are many sites with far greater in-depth analysis/recommendation for all things A/V & HTPC. If this was being pre-mixed in a computer, then such as the realtek CP can do it. Once outside the computer, I think we're beyond the purview for this stack.
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Aug 4, 2023 at 9:04


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