In order to achieve an optimal sound experience in your room, we have compiled some useful tips below for setting up and calibrating your Teufel home theatre on the Denon AVR-X1600H (DAB):
- Connect the AV receiver to the mains and your TV. For more information, refer to the Quick Start Guide included with the AVR. In the menu, first, select the language you want. Now please follow the instructions of the Initial Setup Wizard in the AVR. The AV receiver will guide you step by step through the connection and setup process here.
- We recommend that you set the Teufel subwoofer level to 75% and set the crossover frequency on the subwoofer to the maximum.
- Please note that after the first measurement at your main listening position, the AVR may issue an error message regarding the polarity of the speakers. In this case, please check the connection of the speaker cables at the receiver and at the speaker in question (+, -) and perform the measurement again. If the error message still occurs, ignore this message and continue with the calibration. Especially with dipole speakers, the calibration system cannot detect the phase correctly and the error message mentioned above occurs.
After you have finished the installation wizard, please adjust the following settings in the menu:
After the calibration, check the set levels by pressing the SETUP button on the remote control of the AV receiver and then selecting the item Speaker > Manual Config. > Level > Start test tone. Please select a low overall volume level on the AVR beforehand. You can now adjust the level with the right/left arrow keys. Use the arrow keys up / down to select the speaker to be adjusted. Check if you have one of the following cases and then change the level according to the recommendation:
|Check result||Recommended adjustment|
|All levels are lowered, no level is at 0 or more.||Set the speaker with the highest level (e.g. FL is at -1 dB and all other levels show lower values) to 0 dB and change the levels of all other speakers according to the difference (all other levels would have to be raised by 1dB in this example).|
|A level in the list is less than -10dB or more than +10dB after correction.||We recommend that you perform the calibration again. If it is the subwoofer, you can set the level on the subwoofer to the centre position before performing the Audyssey calibration again. Then plug the microphone back into the front of the AVR and perform the calibration again. Make sure that the room is quiet during the calibration.|
Also, check the following settings and correct the values if necessary:
|Test result||Recommended adjustment|
|Manual correction of the speaker size and crossover frequencies||Go to the menu Loudspeaker > Manual config. Loudspeaker config. and check if all loudspeakers are set to small. If not, please correct this.
Now select in the menu Loudspeaker > Manual Config. > Transfer Freq. the following values: Front - 60 Hz, Center - 100 Hz, Surround - 80Hz.
Go to the menu Loudspeaker > Manual Config. > Bass and enter for the Subwoofer mode: LFE+Main as well as for the LFE low pass filter - 80 Hz.
Too much bass or too much surround effect?
If the bass and treble reproduction or the surround speakers seem too dominant at lower volumes, please switch off in the menu under Audio > Audyssey > Dynamic EQ.
More questions about calibration or the AVR?
Take a look at our FAQs or contact us.
You are also welcome to contact Denon directly with any questions.