Technical Sound Guide
Note that your television may not be
Setup: Sound: Sound Adjustment
equipped with all features and functions
mentioned in this guide.
Selecting this menu will move you to the
Sound Adjustment menu where you can
configure a number of basic systemwide parameters.
Setup: Sound: Sound Modes
The Sound Modes on the television
All Sound Modes have factory-default
It is possible to customise the settings of
allow you to have different audio
settings that have been optimised for
all Sound Modes and it is possible to
settings for different types of signals.
materials such as Movies, Games, Speech
alter the name of the CUSTOM sound
For example, you may wish to have a
(i.e. TV News), Drama (i.e. regular
mode.
larger sound stage and enhanced bass
television programmes), Sports, and
response while watching movies, but a
Music. In addition, the CUSTOM sound
If you save changes to any of the Sound
more purist signal path when listening
mode in its factory-default setting is
Modes used by the Adaptive mode (see
to music. Sound Modes allow you to
designed as a purist ‘direct mode’ music
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have up to seven different presets for
setting.
used instead of the factory settings.
these changes.
Setup: Sound: Speaker Groups
A Speaker Group is a configuration of
It is possible to assign up to 30 different
loudspeakers that determine which
Speaker Groups on the television.
speakers are playing, what audio
Typically, only 9 Speaker Groups are
channels they are assigned to, and their
displayed: moving the cursor to the
calibration levels and delays for a given
ninth Speaker Group revals a “show all”
listening position.
option which can be used to display the
remaining 21 available Speaker Groups.
Setup: Sound: Speaker Connections
Select this menu item to move to the
menu where you assign the loudspeaker
models that are connected to the Power
Link outputs and wireless connections.
Setup: Sound: Sound Info
Select this menu item to display
information about the incoming and
outgoing audio signals, including the
encoding type and the number of audio
channels in the incoming stream. Also
displayed are the current Sound Mode
and Speaker Group.
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Setup: Sound: Sound Adjustment: Volume
This menu displays the current volume
setting on a scale of 0 to 90 in 1 dB steps.
Setup: Sound: Sound Adjustment: Bass
Bass Control − Magnitude Responses
This means that the setting of the Bass
change the relative amount of low-
control is applied to all Sound Modes
frequency sound globally using a low
and Speaker Groups, and is independent
shelving filter with a turnover frequency
of the settings of the Frequency Tilt and
of 120 Hz.
Sound Enhance controls. The range of
the controller is from -10 dB to +10 dB in
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Gain (dB)
The Bass adjustment allows you to
steps of 1 dB.
0
−5
−10
10
100
1,000
Frequency (Hz)
10,000
Figure 1: Frequency response measurements of
all settings of the Bass control. Note that this
response is applied to each input channel.
Setup: Sound: Sound Adjustment: Treble
Treble Control − Magnitude Responses
This means that the setting of the Treble
change the relative amount of high-
control is applied to all Sound Modes
frequency sound globally using a high
and Speaker Groups, and is independent
shelving filter with a turnover frequency
of the settings of the Frequency Tilt and
of 8 kHz.
Sound Enhance controls. The range of
the controller is from -10 dB to +10 dB in
steps of 1 dB.
10
5
Gain (dB)
The Treble adjustment allows you to
0
−5
−10
10
100
1,000
Frequency (Hz)
10,000
Figure 2: Frequency response measurements of
all settings of the Treble control. Note that this
response is applied to each input channel.
Setup: Sound: Sound Adjustment: Max Volume
The Max Volume is the highest volume
Range: 0 to 90.
setting that is allowed in normal usage.
Step Size: 1.
This can be used to limit the maximum
output of the television.
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Setup: Sound: Sound Adjustment: Headphones
Different brands and models of
For example, if you have headphones
Note that not all Bang & Olufsen
headphones produce different output
with a high sensitivity, then they will
televisions are equipped with a
levels for the same input depending on
sound louder than your loudspeakers at
headphone output. In the case where
their ‘sensitivity’. The Headphones menu
the same volume setting. Therefore the
your device does not have this feature,
allows you to make adjustments for this
headphones value should be turned
this menu item will not be displayed.
sensitivity.
down to offset the headphone output
to a lower level, matching the
loudspeakers’ output levels.
Setup: Sound: Sound Adjustment: Eco Mode
When the Eco Mode is turned on, then
Note that the behaviour of the Eco
assignments. So, if you are watching
loudspeakers that are not currently in
Mode setting is also dependent on the
television, only two loudspeakers will be
use will be switched off automatically by
input signal. For example, if you have a
switched on. If you then switch to a DVD,
the television. If Eco Mode is off, then all
7.1 loudspeaker configuration and the
then 5 of your main speakers and your
loudspeakers associated with the current
Processing (under Sound Modes:
subwoofer will switch on.
Speaker Group will be switched on by
Advanced Settings: Spatial Controls) is
the television.
set to 1:1, the loudspeakers that are
currently switched on, are those that are
associated with the input channel
Setup: Sound: Sound Modes: Adaptive
The Adaptive mode is, in fact, not a
Sound Modes available for selection by
sound mode. Rather, it is an auto-
the Adaptive setting are: Movie, Game,
selector that chooses the best sound
Speech, Drama, Sports, Music.
mode from the list below using
metadata in the signal stream (in the
case of DVB) or for a given source (i.e.
Blu-ray player, PC, game console etc.).
Setup: Sound: Sound Modes: Movie
The Movie Sound Mode is designed for
Timbral settings are flat and bass
use when watching movies, either from
management is on. The TrueImage
local media (such as DVD or Blu-ray),
processing is on and all of its controls
streaming sources, or television
are set to the middle position.
broadcasts.
Setup: Sound: Sound Modes: Game
The Game Sound Mode is designed for
The Frequency Tilt and Sound Enhance
and give an increased impression of
use for audio with game consoles.
settings give a slight bass and treble
envelopment and surround.
enhancement and bass management is
on. The TrueImage processing is on and
its controls are set to elevate the image
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Setup: Sound: Sound Modes: Speech
The Speech Sound Mode is designed for
The Speech Enhance setting is increased,
signals where an increased speech
bass management and loudness are off,
intelligibility is desirable, for example,
and spatial controls are set to present a
television news programmes.
more narrow sound image.
Setup: Sound: Sound Modes: Drama
The Drama Sound Mode is designed
Timbral settings are flat and bass
medium to reduce the volume changes
primarily for use when watching
management is on. The TrueImage
encountered during advertising breaks
processing is on and all of its controls
in the broadcast.
television broadcasts.
are set to the middle position. Dynamic
range compression is on and set to
Setup: Sound: Sound Modes: Sports
The Sports Sound Mode is designed for
The Frequency Tilt and Sound Enhance
Dynamic Range compression is set to
use when watching broadcasts of
settings are increased slightly and bass
medium.
sporting events.
management is on. The TrueImage
processing is on and its controls are set
to increase the sensation of surround
and envelopment in the audio signal.
Setup: Sound: Sound Modes: Music
The Music Sound Mode is designed for
Note that this mode is not designed as a
Note that the factory settings for the
use for music sources, either with or
‘purist’ setting. However, it is intended
Custom mode can be used as a purist
without accompanying video.
to have a minimal effect on the audio
‘direct’ mode.
signals, while still up- or down-mixing to
all loudspeakers in your current Speaker
Group.
Setup: Sound: Sound Modes: Custom
The settings and the name of the
In its default settings, the intention of
All timbral settings are set to flat, the
Custom Sound Mode can be tailored to
this mode is to deliver the same signals
bass management is off, and the
your requirements and preference.
that the artist and the recording and
processing is set to 1:1.
mastering engineers heard during the
recording process.
Setup: Sound: Sound Modes: Night Listening
The Night Listening Sound Mode is
dynamics or bass. In this mode, the
Note that this setting may also be useful
designed for situations where it is
television’s dynamic range compression
in a “party” situation where it is
desirable to hear all components of the
is set to maximum and the speech
desirable to maintain a constant (but
audio signal without large jumps in
enhancement is increased slightly.
relatively high) listening level.
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Setup: Sound: Sound Modes: PRESETNAME: Frequency Tilt
Frequency Tilt can be considered to be a
The Frequency Tilt function will have no
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combination of Bass and Treble settings
effect on the audio signal at its middle
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in a single parameter. When Frequency
setting.
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Tilt is set to a low value, the low
Note that Frequency Tilt can have
increased and the level of the high
different settings for different Sound
frequency content is reduced. If the
Modes.
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Gain (dB)
frequency content of your audio signal is
Frequency Tilt − Magnitude Responses
0
−2
Frequency Tilt is set to a high value,
−4
then the opposite will be true.
−6
−8
10
100
1,000
Frequency (Hz)
10,000
Figure 3 Frequency response measurements
of all settings of the Frequency Tilt control.
Note that this response is applied to each
input channel.
Setup: Sound: Sound Modes: PRESETNAME: Sound Enhance
The Sound Enhance setting is similar to
The Sound Enhance setting will have no
the Frequency Tilt setting in that it
effect on this audio signal at its middle
affects the low and high frequency
setting.
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bands with a single slider. Increasing the
Note that Sound Enhance can have
level of the bass and treble bands while
different settings for different Sound
reducing the midrange. Decreasing the
Modes.
2
Gain (dB)
Sound Enhance value will increase the
Sound Enhance − Magnitude Responses
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0
−2
Sound Enhance value will have the
opposite effect.
−4
−6
10
100
1,000
Frequency (Hz)
10,000
Figure 4: Frequency response measurements
of all settings of the Sound Enhance control.
Note that this response is applied to each
input channel.
Setup: Sound: Sound Modes: PRESETNAME: Speech Enhance
The Speech Enhance setting allows you
Note that the Speech Enhance setting
to increase the intelligibility of dialogue,
will have no effect on the audio signal
making speech and voices easier to
when it is at its lowest setting.
understand.
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Setup: Sound: Sound Modes: PRESETNAME: Loudness
Sadly, human hearing is imperfect. One
The Loudness setting in your television
of the issues that we all suffer from is
counteracts this effect. As you reduce
it is on or off) is stored with the Sound
that our perception of the timbre or
the volume, the bass and treble levels
Mode, so different modes can have
‘tone colour’ of a sound is not constant
are automatically increased to
different settings.
with listening level. We are less sensitive
compensate for your reduced perception
to low frequencies when they are played
in the outer frequency bands.
For more information on tuning this
you are listening to music at a high level
If you do not wish this setting enabled,
audio signal, see the explanation of the
and you turn down the volume, you will
Loudness should be set to OFF.
Advanced Settings of the Loudness
at low listening levels. In other words, if
Note that the Loudness toggle (whether
setting and its precise effect on the
notice that, the lower the volume, the
control.
less bass you can hear. This is also true of
high frequencies, albeit to a lesser
Options: ON / OFF.
extent.
Setup: Sound: Sound Modes: PRESETNAME: Bass Management
This setting allows you to turn the Bass
your Left Front and Right Front channels,
this can be overridden using the
Management on and off for the current
and smaller loudspeakers (such as
Advanced Settings of the Bass
Sound Mode. When the Bass
BeoLab 3s) as the surround loudspeakers,
Management and Bass Re-direction.
Management is ON, the low frequency
then the low frequency components of
content in your audio signal may be re-
the surround channels will be re-
There is a table listing the automatic
routed to different loudspeakers,
directed to the front loudspeakers, since
decisions made by the Bass Management
depending on their capabilities.
the BeoLab 5s have a higher capacity to
system on the last page of this
play low frequencies louder than the
document.
For example, if you have two small
BeoLab 3s.
loudspeakers and a subwoofer, and Bass
Note that detailed parameters of the
Management is on, then the low
Bass Management and Bass Re-direction
frequency signals will be directed to
There are cases where bass will be re-
processing can be modified in the
your subwoofer instead of to your
directed to a full-range loudspeaker
Advanced Settings menu. (via Setup:
smaller main loudspeakers. If Bass
instead of to a subwoofer in your system.
Sound: Speaker Groups: PRESETNAME:
Management is OFF, then low-frequency
This is because some full-range Bang &
Advanced Settings: Bass Management).
content in your main audio channels will
Olufsen loudspeakers have a greater
not be re-directed to larger loud–
capability to play low-frequency
speakers in your system. Note, however,
materials than most subwoofers. For
that this will not have any effect on the
example, if you have a system that
routing of the LFE channel to the
includes two BeoLab 5 and a BeoLab 2
subwoofer(s) or the larger speakers.
subwoofer, all bass (whether from the
main input channels or the LFE input)
Turning Bass Management on will not
will be directed to the BeoLab 5s. In
merely re-direct low-frequency content
other words, the BeoLab 2 will receive
from the main audio channels to
no signals. This is because a single
subwoofers in your system. It will re-
BeoLab 5 is capable of playing louder
direct low frequencies to the most
than a BeoLab 2 in all low-frequency
capable loudspeakers in your current
bands. Consequently, routing low
configuration (or Speaker Group). For
frequencies to your BeoLab 2 will be
example, if you have full-range
equivalent to downgrading your
loudspeakers (such as BeoLab 5s) for
loudspeaker system. If you wish to do so,
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Options: ON / OFF.
Setup: Sound: Sound Modes: PRESETNAME: Balance L/R
The Balance Left / Right setting can be
used to re-direct input signals to
different output channels in your
loudspeaker configuration. For example,
setting the Balance L/R all the way to
the left on the display will result in
signals being directed only to the
loudspeakers in your configuration that
have a Speaker Role on the left (i.e. Left
Front, Left Surround, Left Front Height,
etc.)
Setup: Sound: Sound Modes: PRESETNAME: Fader B/F
The Fader Back / Front setting can be
Note that, if you do not have a surround
used to re-direct input signals to
configuration of loudspeakers (i.e. if you
different output channels in your
have only a Front Left & Front Right
loudspeaker configuration. For example,
loudspeaker in your current Speaker
setting the Fader B/F all the way to the
Group) then the Fader B/F setting will
left on the display will result in signals
not operate correctly and should be set
being directed only to the speakers in
to the middle position (the factory
your configuration that have a Speaker
default setting).
Role in the rear (i.e. Left Surround, Right
Back etc.)
Setup: Sound: Sound Modes: PRESETNAME: Dynamics Control
The Dynamics Control can be used to
More detailed settings for the Dynamics
Note that, if the Dynamics Control is set
reduce the dynamic range of audio
Control can be changed in the menu
to OFF in the Advanced Settings, then
signals. This will reduce the difference in
page accessed by selecting Advanced
turning the Dynamics Control ON in this
level between the quietest and loudest
Settings: Dynamics Control.
menu will have no effect on the signal.
portions of the music – in other words, it
Similarly, if, in the Advanced Settings,
makes quiet sounds louder and loud
the Compression is set to Medium or
sounds quieter. Consequently, it is
Maximum, but the Dynamics Control in
designed primarily for a ‘night listening’
the basic menu is turned off, then no
situation where it is desirable to reduce
dynamic range control will be applied to
peaks in the signal to avoid waking
the audio signals.
family members, while still allowing you
to hear the quieter moments in the
Options: ON / OFF.
music or movie. This setting can also be
used for a ‘party’ setting where it is
desirable to play music at a more
constantly loud level.
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Setup: Sound: Sound Modes: PRESETNAME: Listening Style
The television has the option of
Traditionally, audio systems and most
instruments and voices in the sound
modifying the audio signal depending
recordings are designed for ‘active’
stage).
on your listening style. If your primary
listening, with the assumption that the
activity is listening to the audio signal
listener and loudspeakers are positioned
However, in cases where the listener is
(either with or without video), for
correctly, and that the primary activity
not positioned correctly and the audio is
example, if you are sitting and listening
of the user is to listen to the audio
used as environmental or background
to music or watching a movie, then you
signal. In this situation, each
sound, it may be noticed that
should set this setting to ACTIVE
loudspeaker produces its own dedicated
instruments’ locations will move into the
However, if listening to the audio signal
signal (for example, the left front input
loudspeaker that is closest to the
is a secondary activity, for example, in
channel is produced by the left front
listener. In this case, it may be preferable
the case of background music during a
loudspeaker). This results in the optimal
to re-distribute audio signals to
party or dinner, then this option should
reproduction of the spatial
different loudspeakers using the
be set to PASSIVE
characteristics of the recording (for
‘Passive’ setting to reduce this effect.
example, the image locations of the
Options: ACTIVE / PASSIVE.
Setup: Sound: Sound Modes: PRESETNAME: Advanced Settings
Selecting this menu item will result in
moving to the Advanced Settings menu
for the current Sound Mode.
Setup: Sound: Sound Modes: PRESETNAME: Reset to Default
Selecting Reset to Default in this menu
Settings) to their factory default settings
will return all settings (Frequency Tilt,
for the current Sound Mode.
Sound Enhance, Speech Enhance,
Loudness, Bass Management, Balance
Note that other Sound Modes will not
L/R, Fader B/F, Dynamics Control,
be affected.
Listening Style and all Advanced
Setup: Sound: Sound Modes: PRESETNAME: Advanced Settings: LFE Input
Almost all music produced for
mastering studio, using a system very
multichannel playback is recorded in 5.0
similar to bass-management. In fact, the
Consequently, when listening to
multichannel music-only materials, it is
or 7.0, without an LFE channel. This is
only real differences are (1) that the low
recommendable that the LFE input to
primarily because the LFE channel is
frequencies are not removed from the
the television be turned off to ensure
intended for Low Frequency Effects as
main channels, and (2) that the bass
that extra unwanted audio does not
the name implies, and there are no such
extraction is tuned by a mastering
bleed into your system. Note that it is
effects in music.
engineer instead of using an automated
not adequate to switch off your system’s
process. There are some record labels
subwoofer to achieve this effect, since
Frequently, however, you will notice that
who (correctly) choose to not put any
(unless programmed to do otherwise)
in multichannel music releases, whether
information in the LFE channel. Other
the television’s bass re-direction may re-
on DVD-Audio, SACD or Blu-ray discs,
labels use the LFE channel for
route the LFE channel to the smaller
there is a signal on the LFE channel. This
alternative purposes (see the ‘LFE Input
loudspeakers.
is, in almost all cases, generated in the
to Ceiling‘ option).
post-production process at the
Options: ON / OFF.
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Setup: Sound: Sound Modes: PRESETNAME: Advanced Settings: Loudness
Selecting this menu will result in moving
to the Advanced Settings menu for the
Loudness function.
Setup: Sound: Sound Modes: PRESETNAME: Advanced Settings: Spatial Controls
Selecting this menu will result in moving
to the Advanced Settings menu for the
television’s Spatial Controls.
Setup: Sound: Sound Modes: PRESETNAME: Advanced Settings: Dynamics Control
Selecting this menu will result in moving
Many movie soundtracks for theatrical
The Dynamics Control settings on the
to the Advanced Settings menu for the
release (as well as many music
television give you the option to reduce
television’s Dynamics Controls.
recordings) have a very wide dynamic
this difference, essentially making quiet
range. This means that there is a very
sounds louder and loud sounds quieter
large difference between the quietest
(a process known as ‘compression’, since
and loudest moments in the movie.
it compresses the dynamic range of the
Consequently, if you set your volume in
audio signal). This allows you to enjoy
order to be able to hear the quiet
every moment of your movies and music
sections, the loud sections will be VERY
without disturbing other members of
loud. Similarly, if you set your volume so
your household.
that the loud moments are not offensive,
the quiet sections may be inaudible.
Setup: Sound: Sound Modes: PRESETNAME: Advanced Settings: Loudness: Bass Max Boost
The Loudness setting of the television
Range: 0 dB to 12 dB.
increases the level of the low-frequency
Step size: 1 dB.
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content when the overall listening level
(i.e. the volume) is decreased. The
Gain (dB)
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maximum amount of increase in level
applied to the bass frequency bands can
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be set by the user with the Bass Max
Boost setting. This shows, in dB, the
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amount of boost applied in the low
0
frequency bands at the lowest volume
10
100
1,000
Frequency (Hz)
10,000
levels.
Figure 6: An example of the effect of the
Loudness on the frequency response of the
system at different volume settings. The
lowest curve is for a high volume setting.
The highest curve represents the response at
a low volume setting. In this example, the
Bass Max Boost is set to 12 dB and the
Treble Max Boost is set to 9 dB.
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Setup: Sound: Sound Modes: PRESETNAME: Advanced Settings: Loudness: Treble Max Boost
This setting is essentially identical to the
Range: 0 dB to 12 dB.
Bass Max Boost setting (see page 10),
Step size: 1 dB.
however, it controls the amount of
boost applied to the treble instead of
the bass at low volume settings.
Setup: Sound: Sound Modes: PRESETNAME: Advanced Settings: Loudness: Reset to Default
Selecting Reset to Default in this menu
Note that other Sound Modes will not
will return the Loudness Advanced
be affected.
Settings (Bass Max Boost and Treble Max
Boost) to their factory default settings
for the current Sound Mode.
Setup: Sound: Sound Modes: PRESETNAME: Advanced Settings: Spatial Controls: Balance L/R
This setting is a duplicate of the setting
found in the menu at Setup: Sound:
Sound Modes: PRESETNAME: Balance L/R
(see page 8).
Setup: Sound: Sound Modes: PRESETNAME: Advanced Settings: Spatial Controls: Fader B/F
This setting is a duplicate of the setting
found in the menu at Setup: Sound:
Sound Modes: PRESETNAME: Fader B/F
(see page 8).
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Setup: Sound: Sound Modes: PRESETNAME: Advanced Settings: Spatial Controls: Processing
There are many cases where the number
Figure 7: Loudspeaker positions associated
0º
Centre
Front
of input channels in the audio signal
30º
with the speaker roles available in the
Right
Front
does not match the number of
Centre
Front
Height
loudspeakers in your configuration. For
television. The TrueImage processor delivers
60º
Right
Front
Height
a unique output to each of these output
Right
Wide
Ceiling
example, you may have two
Right
channels.
90º Surround
loudspeakers, but the input signal is
from a multichannel source such as a
110º
Right
Surround
Height
5.1-channel DVD or a 7.1-channel Blu-ray.
In this case, the audio must be
140º
Right
Back
‘downmixed’ to your two loudspeakers if
180º
Centre
Back
you are to hear all components of the
audio signal. Conversely, you may have a
full surround sound system with 7 main
Ceiling
loudspeakers and a subwoofer (a
7.1-channel system) and you would like
to re-distribute the two channels from a
CD to all of your loudspeakers. In this
Surround
Height
Front
Height
Back
Surround
Front
Wide
example, the signal must be ‘upmixed’
to all loudspeakers.
Bang & Olufsen’s TrueImage is a
processor that accomplishes both of
these tasks dynamically, downmixing or
Figure 8: Side view of the loudspeaker positions associated with the speaker roles available in
upmixing any incoming signal so that all
the television
components and aspects of the original
recording are played using all of your
and Right Front, then only the Left Front
loudspeakers.
and Right Front channels from the
source (i.e. a CD) then the TrueImage
multichannel source will be heard.)
processor will upmix the signal to the 5.1
However, if the input is changed to a 2.0
outputs.
Of course, using the TrueImage
processor means that signals in the
Similarly, in 1:1 mode, if you have a
original recording are re-distributed. For
multichannel configuration but a two-
In the case where you wish to have the
example, in an upmixing situation,
channel stereo input, then only the Left
benefits of downmixing without the
portions in the original Left Front signal
Front and Right Front loudspeakers will
spatial expansion provided by upmixing,
from the source will be sent to a number
produce the sound – all other
you can choose to use the DOWNMIX
of loudspeakers in your system instead
loudspeakers will be silent.
setting in this menu. For example, if you
have a 5.1-channel loudspeaker
of just one left front loudspeaker. If you
wish to have a direct connection
If TrueImage is on and if the number of
configuration and you wish to downmix
between input and output channels,
input channels and their channel
6.1- and 7.1-channel sources (thus
then the Processing should be set to ‘1:1’,
assignments matches the speaker roles,
ensuring that you are able to hear all
thus disabling the TrueImage processing.
and if all Spatial Control sliders are set
input channels) but that 2-channel
to the middle position, then the
stereo sources are played through only
Note that, in 1:1 mode, there may be
TrueImage processing is bypassed. For
two loudspeakers, then this option
instances where some input channels
example, if you have a 5.1 loudspeaker
should be selected. Note, however, that
will not be heard. For example, if you
system with 5 main loudspeakers (Left
the four advanced Spatial Controls
have two loudspeakers but a multi–​
Front, Right Front, Centre Front, Left
(Surround, Height, Stage Width and
channel input, only two input channels
Surround, and Right Surround) and a
Envelopment) will be disabled in the
will be audible. These channels are
subwoofer, and the Spatial Control
DOWNMIX processing mode. Also note
dependent on the speaker roles selected
sliders are in the middle positions, then
that, in DOWNMIX mode, there are two
for the two loudspeakers. (For example,
a 5.1 audio signal (from a DVD, for
if your loudspeakers’ roles are Left Front
example) will pass through unaffected.
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exceptions where upmixing may be
when you have a 6.1 input and a 7.1
applied to the signal. The first of these
loudspeaker configuration. In this case,
is when you have a 2.0-channel
the Centre Back signal will be
loudspeaker configuration and a
distributed to the Left Back and Right
1-channel monophonic input. In this
Back loudspeakers.
case, the centre front signal will be
distributed to the Left Front and Right
Options: 1:1 / Downmix / TrueImage.
Front loudspeakers. The second case is
Setup: Sound: Sound Modes: PRESETNAME: Advanced Settings: Spatial Controls: Surround
The Surround setting allows you to
Note that changes in the Surround
determine the relative levels of the
setting will have no effect on the signal
sound stage (in the front) and the
when the Processing is set to 1:1 or
surround information from the
Downmix.
TrueImage processor.
Setup: Sound: Sound Modes: PRESETNAME: Advanced Settings: Spatial Controls: Height
This setting determines the level of the
Note that, if the LFE Input to Ceiling
signals sent to all loudspeakers in your
setting is ON, then the Height setting
configuration with a ‘height’ Speaker
will determine the level of the ceiling
Role. It will have no effect on other
loudspeaker. In this case, to ensure that
loudspeakers in your system.
the ceiling loudspeaker is calibrated to
the correct level, the Height setting
If the setting is set to minimum, then no
should be set to maximum.
signal will be sent to the ‘height’
loudspeakers.
See also ‘LFE Input to Ceiling‘.
Setup: Sound: Sound Modes: PRESETNAME: Advanced Settings: Spatial Controls: Stage Width
The Stage Width setting can be used to
If you have three front loudspeakers
determine the width of the front images
(Left Front, Right Front and Centre
setting will have no effect on the signal
in the sound stage. At a minimum
Front), the setting of the Stage Width
when the Processing is set to 1:1 or
Downmix.
setting, the images will collapse to the
can be customised according to your
centre of the frontal image. At a
typical listening position. If you normally
maximum setting, images will be pushed
sit in the ‘sweet spot’, at roughly the
to the sides of the front sound stage.
same distance from all three
This allows you to control the perceived
loudspeakers, then you should increase
width of the band or music ensemble
the Stage Width setting somewhat.
without affecting the information in the
since it is unnecessary to use the centre
surround and back loudspeakers.
front loudspeaker to help to pull
phantom images towards the centre of
the sound stage. The further to either
side of the sweet spot that you are
seated, the more reducing the Stage
Width value will improve the centre
image location.
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Note that changes in the Stage Width
Setup: Sound: Sound Modes: PRESETNAME: Advanced Settings: Spatial Controls: Envelopment
The Envelopment setting allows you to
Note that this setting has no effect on
set the desired amount of perceived
the front loudspeaker channels. Changes
width or spaciousness from your
in the Envelopment setting will have no
surround and back loudspeakers. At its
effect on the signal when the Processing
minimum setting, the surround
is set to 1:1 or Downmix.
information will appear to collapse to a
centre back phantom location. At its
maximum setting, the surround
information will appear to be very wide.
Setup: Sound: Sound Modes: PRESETNAME: Advanced Settings: Spatial Controls: Reset to Default
Selecting Reset to Default in this menu
Note that other Sound Modes will not
will return all Spatial Control settings
be affected.
(Balance L/R, Fader B/F, Processing,
Surround, Height, Stage Width, and
Envelopment) to their factory default
setting for the current Sound Mode.
Setup: Sound: Sound Modes: PRESETNAME: Advanced Settings: Dynamics Control: Compression
There are many instances where it is
Consequently, the television has the
Note that the Dynamics Control must be
desirable to reduce the dynamic range
ability to reduce (or compress) the
turned ON in the basic menus in order
of the audio signal. For example,
dynamic range of audio signals by
for the Dynamics Control Advanced
television advertisements are typically
making quiet passages louder and loud
Settings to have an effect.
much louder than the programme they
passages quieter. The amount of
interrupt, and should be tamed. Films on
compression applied to the audio signal
DVD or Blu-ray often have large
for the current Sound Mode is
differences between the quietest and
determined using the Compression
loudest moments, making it difficult to
setting in the Advanced Settings of the
watch movies late at night without
Dynamics Control.
disturbing the rest of the family. At a
party, the music should be kept at a
constant level.
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Options: OFF / MEDIUM / MAXIMUM.
Setup: Sound: Sound Modes: PRESETNAME: Advanced Settings: Dynamics Control: Clip Protection
Each of the television’s audio signal
This soft clip function has a threshold of
Note that, if Clip Protection is set to OFF,
paths has a customised soft clip function
–3 dB FS. Signals with a peak level lower
then there may be cases, depending on
protecting its outputs to ensure that the
than this will be unaffected.
your input signal, settings, and volume
It is possible to disable this protection by
will be clipped and distortion will be
high listening levels. The ‘price’ of this
setting the Clip Protection to OFF, which
generated by the system. The audibility
protection is that output signals
will allow high-level signals to pass,
of this problem is dependent on the
approaching the upper limits of the
unmodified to the DAC.
exact conditions, and is thus
loudspeakers’ signals are not hardclipped (and thus audibly distorted) at
level, where one or more output signals
digital-to-analogue converter (DAC) are
unpredictable. Consequently, it is highly
increasingly modified with higher levels.
recommended that, unless you are
certain of your intentions, you should
have Clip Protection set to ON at all
times.
Options: ON / OFF.
Setup: Sound: Speaker Groups: PRESETNAME: Speaker Roles
Selecting this menu item moves you to
the menu where you assign Speaker
Roles (or output channel assignments) to
the loudspeakers you wish to play for
the current Speaker Group.
Setup: Sound: Speaker Groups: PRESETNAME: Speaker Distance
Selecting this menu moves you to the
menu where you assign Speaker
Distances from the listening position to
the loudspeakers you wish to play for
the current Speaker Group.
Setup: Sound: Speaker Groups: PRESETNAME: Speaker Level
Selecting this menu brings you to the
menu where you can compensate for
level differences between the loud–
speakers enabled in the current Speaker
Group at the listening position.
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Setup: Sound: Speaker Groups: PRESETNAME: Advanced Settings
Selecting this menu brings you to the
Advanced Settings menu for the current
Speaker Group.
Setup: Sound: Speaker Groups: PRESETNAME: Speaker Roles
This menu allows you to enable the
Two of the Speaker Roles are not
If you have only two loudspeakers in
loudspeakers that are used in the
traditional speaker roles: these are the
your main configuration, it is
current Speaker Group. In addition, you
Mix Left and Mix Right options. These
recommendable that you assign the Left
can set the desired channel allocation
are outputs from a two-channel
Front and Right Front (instead of the
for each loudspeaker (or Power Link
‘downmix’ of the input signal, and are
Mix Left and Mix Right) roles to those
output channel).
intended for users wishing to send a
loudspeakers and allow the TrueImage
When configuring a 5.1-channel
signal to a second room. These two
processing to do the automatic
channels will be created from all
downmixing.
surround system, note that the rear
incoming channels. If your input signal is
loudspeakers should be set as Left
from a two-channel stereo source, then
The positions corresponding to the
Surround and Right Surround (not Left
the Mix Left and Mix Right outputs will
various Speaker Roles are shown in
Back and Right Back).
match the Left and Right inputs
Figures 7 and 8 on page 12.
respectively. However, if you have a 5.1
Note that there are no restrictions on
or 7.1 input from a DVD or Blu-ray disc,
how many copies of a given speaker role
then these channels will be combined
Front / Left Wide / Right Wide / Left
that may be distributed in a Speaker
into the two-channel Mix Left and Mix
Surround / Right Surround / Left Back
Group. For example, if you have 10
Right output. Note that this downmixing
Right Back / Centre Back / Centre
loudspeakers connected to the
algorithm is the same one that is used
Height / Left Height / Right Height / Left
television, it is allowed (although
for the television’s headphone output.
Surround Height / Right Surround
perhaps not advisable…) to have 10 Left
Options: Centre Front / Left Front / Right
Height / Ceiling / Sub / Sub Front / Sub
Surrounds and nothing else.
Rear / Sub Left / Sub Right / Mix
Left / Mix Right.
Setup: Sound: Speaker Groups: PRESETNAME: Speaker Distances
This setting is used to ensure that the
Note that, since the Listening Position
times of arrival of the loudspeakers’
can be different for different Speaker
signals at the listening position are
Groups, these distances may not
matched, despite them being placed at
necessarily be the same from Speaker
different distances from the listening
Group to Speaker Group. In addition,
position. The value displayed on the
the small differences in latency between
menu should be the distance from the
various Bang & Olufsen loudspeakers,
listening position to each loudspeaker.
connected either wirelessly or with
The result of this alignment is that all
Power Link cables, are automatically
loudspeakers’ signals are individually
compensated for internally in the
delayed to match the time of arrival of
system.
the sound from the most distant
loudspeaker.
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Setup: Sound: Speaker Groups: PRESETNAME: Speaker Levels
The Speaker Level setting is used to align
The calibration procedure is as follows:
If you have more than one loudspeaker
the perceived or measured loudness of
1. Ensure that the correct Speaker Types
assigned to a single output channel (for
the loudspeakers at the listening
have already been entered for each
example, if you have two Left Surround
position.
loudspeaker in your system.
2. Set the sound pressure level meter to
loudspeakers) you should calibrate the
two loudspeakers using the same
Although Bang & Olufsen loudspeakers
a ‘C’ weighting and ‘Slow’ setting. It
method as all other loudspeakers. The
are all factory-calibrated to give the
should be placed near the listening
television automatically compensates
same output level, different loudspeaker
position with the microphone pointed
the speaker levels for the fact that more
(or listener) placements and different
towards the ceiling.
than one speaker is used for the same
room conditions have an effect on the
speaker level at the listening position.
As a result, you will most likely require
some adjustments to optimise your
system.
In order to achieve the optimal settings
3. Select a loudspeaker from the menu.
You should hear a noise signal coming
channel. This compensation is not shown
on-screen.
from the loudspeaker you selected.
4. Set the volume (not the Speaker Level)
If you have a mono centre loudspeakers
so that the reading on the sound
(for example, a BeoLab 7-4 or a BeoLab
pressure level meter is 65 dB SPL.
10) you will be asked to calibrate its
5. Select a different loudspeaker from
speaker level twice – once for each
for the Speaker Levels, it is highly
the menu and set its Speaker Level so
Power Link channel to which it is
recommended that you use a sound
that it also produces a reading of 65
connected.
pressure level meter. This can either be
dB SPL at the listening position.
an app on a smart phone or (preferably)
a dedicated unit. Note that, if you are
6. Continue this process for all
It should be stated that it is not unusual
loudspeakers. Note that subwoofers
for Speaker Level differences to be
required in a given configuration. This
considering purchasing a sound pressure
should also give the same reading
level meter for this purpose, a low-
when the SPL meter is set to a ‘C’
can be due to aspects of the system such
priced device (less than $100) will
weighting.
as loudspeaker distances from the
produce acceptable results.
listening position and placement in the
listening room.
Setup: Sound: Speaker Groups: PRESETNAME: Assisted Speaker Calibration
Some televisions in the Bang & Olufsen
The assisted calibration process is started
portfolio give you the option to use an
from this menu item. You will be guided
and Speaker Levels are adjusted by the
external microphone to automate the
through the process by on-screen
Assisted Speaker Calibration process.
loudspeaker calibration process. This
instructions.
The resulting values are entered into the
Note that only the Speaker Distances
procedure works by sending
respective menus, and can be manually
measurement signals out of each
adjusted afterwards if you wish to do so.
loudspeaker that has been enabled for
the Speaker Group and measuring their
responses at the listening position.
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Setup: Sound: Speaker Groups: PRESETNAME: Advanced Settings: Bass Management
L FE 2
Bass Redirection
L FE 1
LF E 1
menu where parameters for the Bass
L FE 2
Bass Management
Select this menu to move to the next
Management and Bass Redirection
systems can be adjusted
Speaker
Enable
Filtering
Enable
Filtering
Panning
Balance
+
Speaker
+
Speaker
Level
In a perfect sound system, all
loudspeakers are identical, and they are
all full-range. However, most often, this
is not an option. Luckily, it is possible to
Speaker
play some tricks to avoid having to
Enable
Filtering
Enable
Filtering
Panning
Balance
Level
Balance
Level
Subwoofer
Balance
Level
Subwoofer
install a large-scale sound system to
listen to music or watch movies.
Humans have an amazing ability to
localise sound sources. With your eyes
LFE
closed, you are able to point towards
the direction sounds are coming from
with an incredible accuracy. However,
this ability gets increasingly worse as we
go lower in frequency, particularly in
Figure 9: Block diagram of the Bass Management and Bass Re-direction processing in the
closed rooms.
television.
In a sound system, we can use this
output of the bass management system
loudspeaker(s) connected to the
inability to our advantage. Since you are
and the total result routed to the
television.
unable to localise the point of origin of
subwoofer.
As discussed elsewhere in this Guide, the
very low frequencies, it should not
matter where the loudspeaker that’s
There are cases where some of the main
television has a logic table included in its
producing them is positioned in your
loudspeakers in a configuration are, in
Bass Management and Re-direction
listening room. Consequently, we are
fact, as capable (or more capable) than a
section that makes intelligent decisions
able to remove the bass from our ‘main’
subwoofer for reproducing low
regarding the routing of bass to the
loudspeakers and send them to a single
frequency content (for example, a
various loudspeakers. When the
large loudspeaker that can produce the
BeoLab 5 has much more potential to
loudspeakers in the current Speaker
bass for the entire system. This
deliver low frequency content than a
Group have been chosen, the settings
for the Bass Management and the Bass
loudspeaker is called a ‘subwoofer’ since
BeoLab 19 subwoofer). In this case, it
it is used to produce frequency bands
does not make sense to send low
Re-direction are automatically entered
below those played by the woofers in
frequencies to the subwoofer, since the
into the Advanced menus by the system.
the main loudspeakers. The process of
main loudspeakers will perform better
These settings are based on
removing the bass from the main
in the same role. Consequently, it is
measurements of the bass capabilities of
channels and re-routing them to the
smarter to re-direct the bass
all loudspeakers in the Bang & Olufsen
subwoofer is called ‘bass management’.
information to one or more main
portfolio. Consequently, the bass and
loudspeakers in the system instead of to
LFE information will be directed to the
Note that, although a bass management
a single subwoofer. This is the concept
loudspeakers in your system with the
system requires at least one loudspeaker
behind Bass Re-direction in the
greatest potential to deliver low-
with low frequency capabilities such as a
television. The two controls in the Bass
frequency information. These automatic
subwoofer, it should not be confused
Re-direction section of the signal path
settings can be overridden simply by
with an LFE or a ‘.1’ channel. However, in
allow you to route the LFE input and the
entering new values in the Advanced
most cases, the LFE channel from your
two-channel low-frequency output from
Settings for the Bass Management and
media (i.e. DVD or Blu-ray) will be
the bass-management processing to any
Bass Re-direction.
combined with the low-frequency
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Setup: Sound: Speaker Groups: PRESETNAME: Advanced Settings: LFE input to Ceiling
Five-channel recordings for music
As a result of these two facts, some
without accompanying video are almost
record labels use the LFE channel on
Range: ON / OFF.
* Consult the liner notes for your disc(s) for
always produced in 5.0. In other words,
their discs for height information
there is no need for an LFE channel,
instead of low frequency effects. This
correct loudspeaker placement of the ceiling
since most music does not contain low
means that the LFE input channel should
speaker.
frequency effects such as explosions or
be directed to a ‘full range’ loudspeaker
dinosaur footsteps (in fact, some record
placed above the listener.* This can be
labels do not include any signal on the
accomplished in the television by setting
LFE channel on their multichannel
the LFE Input to Ceiling parameter to
releases).
ON. This will direct the audio signal on
Some formats, such as SACD, DVD-Audio
‘Ceiling’ Speaker Role.
the LFE input to a loudspeaker with a
and Blu-ray discs, do not limit the
content of the LFE channel to lowfrequency information only.
Setup: Sound: Speaker Groups: PRESETNAME: Advanced Settings: Subwoofer
Selecting this menu moves you to the
Note that, if you have more than one
advanced settings for the subwoofer
subwoofer, the parameters in this menu
output.
are applied to all subwoofer outputs.
Setup: Sound: Speaker Groups: PRESETNAME: Advanced Settings: Bass Management: Crossover
Frequency
The crossover used in the Bass
Management system is a 4th-order
Bass Management − Magnitude Responses
Range: Bypass, 20 Hz to 300 Hz.
0
Step size: 1 Hz.
−10
use the same crossover frequency to
−20
Magnitude (dB)
Linkwitz-Riley type. All output signals
ensure that coherent signals on multiple
output channels have matched phase
responses when passed through the Bass
Management and Bass Re-direction
−30
−40
−50
−60
processing.
−70
−80
10
100
1,000
Frequency (Hz)
10,000
Figure 10: Magnitude response of the
crossover used in the Bass Management
system, showing an example with default
frequency of 120 Hz.
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Setup: Sound: Speaker Groups: PRESETNAME: Advanced Settings: Bass Management: Enable Filtering
Selecting this menu brings you to the
When this parameter is set to ON for a
menu where you determine whether the
given loudspeaker, this means that its
Bass Management filtering is on or off
low frequency content will be re-
for individual output channels.
directed to another loudspeaker in the
Speaker Group.
Setup: Sound: Speaker Groups: PRESETNAME: Advanced Settings: Bass Management: Panning
Selecting this menu brings you to the
menu where you adjust the left/right
panning of the Bass Management signal
derived from each output channel into
the two Bass Management lowfrequency channels.
Setup: Sound: Speaker Groups: PRESETNAME: Advanced Settings: Bass Management: Re-Direction
Levels
Selecting this menu brings you to the
menu where you adjust the level of the
two Bass Management low-frequency
channels being added back to the
individual output channels.
Setup: Sound: Speaker Groups: PRESETNAME: Advanced Settings: Subwoofer: Time Alignment
The Time Alignment setting allows you
This may be useful, for example, when a
automatically compensated for
to adjust the relative delays of the
wireless subwoofer is used and it is
internally in the system.
subwoofer(s) and the main loudspeaker
necessary to delay all main loudspeakers
channels. When this value is positive,
in the Speaker Group to wait for the
Range: -30 ms to 30 ms.
then the subwoofer is delayed relative
transmission time of the wireless
Step size: 1 ms.
to the main loudspeaker channels. When
connection to the subwoofer.
the value is negative, then the
subwoofer output precedes the main
Note that the small differences in
loudspeaker channels by the displayed
latency between various Bang & Olufsen
value.
loudspeakers, connected either
wirelessly or with Power Link cables, are
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Setup: Sound: Speaker Groups: PRESETNAME: Advanced Settings: Subwoofer: Allpass Frequency
Subwoofer Allpass − Phase Responses
There is a first-order allpass filter in the
Range: Bypass, 20 Hz – 300 Hz.
signal path of the subwoofer output.
Step Size: 1 Hz.
0
−20
−40
subwoofer to the main loudspeakers in
−60
Phase (Degrees)
This can be adjusted to better match the
cases where either the placement or the
phase responses of the loudspeakers
−80
−100
−120
result in poor matching of the upper-
−140
and lower-frequency components
−160
−180
through the crossover band. Since this is
−200
10
a first-order allpass filter, its output is
100
1,000
Frequency (Hz)
10,000
90º out-of phase with its input at the
centre frequency displayed on-screen,
Figure 11: Phase response corresponding to
and approaches 180º out-of phase at its
three values for the Allpass Frequency
maximum phase deviation (at 10 times
setting, 20 Hz, 80 Hz, and 300 Hz.
the filter’s centre frequency).
Setup: Sound: Speaker Groups: PRESETNAME: Advanced Settings: Bass Management: Enable Filtering:
SPEAKERROLE
The Enable Filtering setting for each
Note that turning Enable Filtering to OFF
loudspeaker in your configuration
will not disable the potential of re-
management processing, this should be
allows you to determine whether or not
routing the two Bass Management low-
done using the Bass Management ON/
the low frequency components of its
frequency channels back to a given
OFF parameter in the basic settings for
signal should be re-routed to the two
loudspeaker using Bass Re-direction, as
the current Sound Mode.
Bass Management low-frequency
can be seen in Figure 9 on page 18.
channels.
If you wish to disable the entire bass
Note that initial settings of this menu
are automatically chosen based on
information from the Speaker Types
menu.
Setup: Sound: Speaker Groups: PRESETNAME: Advanced Settings: Bass Management: Panning:
SPEAKERROLE
The Panning setting allows you to
Setting this parameter to the centre will
determine the relative distribution of
result in equal levels being direced to
automatically chosen based on
the low frequency components from a
the internal left and right LFE channels.
information from the Speaker Roles for
given audio signal to the two Bass
Negative values result in the signal
the current Speaker Group.
Management low-frequency channels.
being panned to the left low-frequency
channel. Positive values pan to the right.
If the Bass Management Enable Filtering
for a given loudspeaker is set to OFF,
then the Bass Management Panning for
that output channel is irrelevant.
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Initial settings of this menu are
Setup: Sound: Speaker Groups: PRESETNAME: Advanced Settings: Bass Management: Re-Direction
Levels: SPEAKERROLE
It is possible in the television to use any
a single subwoofer. However, if you
loudspeaker to reproduce the LFE
desire, it is possible to send that
Note that initial settings in this menu
are automatically chosen based on
channel and low-frequency content
information to any loudspeakers in the
information from the Speaker Types
from the bass management system. This
current Speaker Group by increasing the
menu and the Speaker Roles for the
is done using the Bass Redirection.
Redirection Levels.
current Speaker Group.
Typically, in a bass-managed 5.1 or 7.1
system, the LFE and the bass
management output will be directed to
Setup: Sound: Speaker Groups: PRESETNAME: Advanced Settings: Bass Management: Re-Direction
Balance: SPEAKERROLE
As described above, the bass
frequency channels are present in the
maintained as a stereo signal in the
management system in the television
subwoofer. However, if you have two
listening room.
produces two channels of low-frequency
subwoofers and they are set to have
content. The Bass Redirection Balance is
Speaker Roles of Sub Left and Sub Right,
used to control the relative level of each
then the left subwoofer will have a
are automatically chosen based on
of these two channels in the signal sent
Redirection Balance set to LEFT (-1) and
information from the Speaker Roles for
to each loudspeaker. Typically, if you are
the right subwoofer to RIGHT (1). This
the current Speaker Group.
using a single subwoofer, then the
will ensure that the stereo information
Balance will be set to the middle
from the bass management output is
Note that initial settings of this menu
position (0), ensuring that both low-
Setup: Sound: Speaker Connections: SPEAKERTYPE
This menu is used to indicate the type or
– ‘Line’ is used to indicate that the
WARNING! If you have a BeoLab
model of loudspeaker connected to each
output signal is destined for the line
loudspeaker connected to a Power Link
output of the television. All current
input of another amplifier with its
output and you set the Speaker Role for
that output to ‘Line’, the resulting
Bang & Olufsen loudspeakers are listed
own volume control (for example, in a
in this menu, including some
second listening room). Note that the
output will not be volume regulated and
discontinued models such as the BeoLab
output level of the Power Link output,
therefore may produce very loud
1 and BeoLab Penta loudspeakers.
when in a ‘Line’ speaker role, is not
outputs! Use this Speaker Role with
volume-regulated. Its output level is
caution.
Two additional options are included in
this list.
– ‘Other’ is used to indicate a
loudspeaker that is not included in
calibrated to correspond to a -10 dBV
consumer line level with a 2 V rms
Note that the television automatically
maximum output, and thus is
enters settings in other menus (for
compatible with consumer-level
example, Bass Management Advanced
audio-video devices with a line input.
Settings) based on the information
the list of Bang & Olufsen
entered in this menu.
loudspeakers, for example, a
loudspeaker from a different
Options: BeoLab / BeoVox / Line /
manufacturer. Note that, in this case,
Other / None.
the output will be volume-regulated.
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Sound
Sound Adjustment
Sound Modes
Speaker Groups
Speaker Connections
Sound Info
Reset to Default
Sound Adjustment!
Volume
Bass
Treble
Max Volume
(Headphones)
Eco Mode
Sound Modes!
Adaptive
Movie
Game
Speech
Drama
Sports
Music
Custom
Night Listening
Movie:Advanced!
LFE Input
Loudness
Spatial Control
Dynamics Control
Movie!
Frequency Tilt
Sound Enhance
Speech Enhance
Loudness
Bass Management
Balance L/R
Fader B/F
Dynamics Control
Listening Style
Loudness
Bass Max Boost
Treble Max Boost
Reset to Default
Spatial Control
Balance L/R
Fader B/F
Processing
Surround
Height
Stage Width
Envelopment
Advanced Settings
Reset to Default
Reset to Default
Dynamics Control
Compression
Clip Protection
Reset to Default
Speaker Groups Setup!
TV
Name
Name
...
TV
Speaker Roles
Speaker Distance
Speaker Level
(Assisted Speaker Calibration)
Setup Wizard
Speaker Roles
SpeakerType
SpeakerType
...
Advanced Settings
Speaker Distance
SpeakerRole
SpeakerRole
...
Bass Management
Crossover Frequency
Enable Filtering
Panning
Re-Direction Levels
Re-Direction Balance
Subwoofer
Time Alignment
Allpass Frequency
Enable Filtering
SpeakerRole
SpeakerRole
...
Panning
SpeakerRole
SpeakerRole
...
Speaker Level
SpeakerRole
SpeakerRole
...
Re-Direction Levels
SpeakerRole
SpeakerRole
...
Advanced Settings
Bass Management
LFE Input to Ceiling
Subwoofer
Re-Direction Balance
SpeakerRole
SpeakerRole
...
Speaker Connections!
PL1 Left
PL1 Right
WPL 1
WPL 2
...
Figure 12: Menu map. Note that the options marked with parentheses are dependent on the capabilities of the specific system.
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used at Bang & Olufsen for testing and
2
3
4
5
7-1
7-2
7-4
7-6
9
10
11
12-1
12-2
12-3
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
3500
4000
6002
8002
S8
Avant
11-40
11-46
11-55
12
90º
location near the centre front loudspeaker.
0º
30º
22º30º
Right
Front
Right
Surround
135º
140º
Right
Back
Figure 15: Recommended loudspeaker
signals. The actual positions of the
configuration for most 7.1 channel audio
loudspeakers shows the reference placement
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Figure 5: A chart outlining the bass management and re-direction logic scheme for all combinations of current Bang & Olufsen loudspeakers and televisions.
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Figure 14: Standard loudspeaker configuration
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Figure 13: Standard loudspeaker
configuration for two-channel stereo.
and added to…
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