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#228259 - 11/03/08 05:21 PM Re: Audyssey set up thread [Re: jakewash]
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Good idea. I don't remember the last time I was able to stay up that late, though. I require lots of beauty sleep.
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#228261 - 11/03/08 05:43 PM Re: Audyssey set up thread [Re: St_PatGuy]
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I am lucky I think?? I get home from work at 2:30AM, so it is not a big deal for me. I do get some nice peace and quiet for an hour or so before I head off to bed, it is the 8 AM awakenings that are hard to take, beauty sleep, never heard of it.... I believe MDrew knows of what I speak.
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#228269 - 11/03/08 06:59 PM Re: Audyssey set up thread [Re: St_PatGuy]
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Clearly you require more than you're getting.
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#228272 - 11/03/08 07:14 PM Re: Audyssey set up thread [Re: St_PatGuy]
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 Originally Posted By: St_PatGuy
I wonder how much ambient noise affects Audyssey? It seems like everytime I run it the neighborhood dogs decide it's a good time to start barking in unison, or some dude wants to rev his car engine in his garage, or the neighborhood kids start yelling and skateboarding. I have the window shut and everything, but I can clearly hear it all.


It used to drive me up the wall because just as I would start the calibration process, the workers would come and cut the lawn in the back (I live in a condo). GRRR. I did turn off my AC/fridge before calibration though. The chirps are not that loud, so it's very doable at night time.
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#228274 - 11/03/08 07:25 PM Re: Audyssey set up thread [Re: pmbuko]
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 Originally Posted By: pmbuko
Clearly you require more than you're getting.


Oh yeah?? Well. . .



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#228275 - 11/03/08 07:26 PM Re: Audyssey set up thread [Re: Hansang]
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 Originally Posted By: Hansang

It used to drive me up the wall because just as I would start the calibration process, the workers would come and cut the lawn in the back (I live in a condo). GRRR. I did turn off my AC/fridge before calibration though. The chirps are not that loud, so it's very doable at night time.


I'm glad I'm not the only one! It's like I can count on it being noisy when I'm ready to run calibrations.


Edited by St_PatGuy (11/03/08 07:26 PM)
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#228303 - 11/03/08 10:16 PM Re: Audyssey set up thread [Re: St_PatGuy]
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Cam - to the earlier question regarding the screw on the 500 for ground loop hum, definitely loosen it. On my 600, it immediately got rid of a VERY loud ground loop hum.

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#228341 - 11/04/08 10:57 AM Re: Audyssey set up thread [Re: myrison]
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Sleep?? What the heck's that?

Noise does affect the set up....big time. So do pillows, blankets and your body. When you run the program, make sure the house is quiet and neighbor isn't mowing the lawn. Move all the throw pillows and other crap that tends to clutter the movie room out of the room and keep still during the set up (be quiet). Mount the mic at EAR level. If you tend to slouch, adjust for that. If your head is below the headrest, put the mic at that level. If it’s above, move the mic above. As anally ridiculous as all that sounds, I can attest without any doubt (based on my own experiments and failures) that all of it effects the set up.

Not too sure what this 9 O’clock sub setting means. I put my 600 at 50%. Keep in mind that my room is quite small for a 600 (12X18). Even with the sub that high, there is enough trim in the 3808 to compensate with the sub at 50%. I believe the 3808 will go to a -30 db with the LFE channel.

Run the set up in at least five positions. Just pick five areas where someone is likely to sit. No need to get scientific about it.

After set up is done and you save it, get your meter out and verify channel levels and adjust as needed. My personal preference is to set the center 2 DB over the mains, all the surrounds the same as the mains, and the sub 5 DB over the mains. You may also want to change X-over points, but I’d stick with what Audyssey set up first, then tweak later if you don’t like it. Don’t worry about distances either. Unless they are totally off the map, just leave them.
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#228353 - 11/04/08 11:57 AM Re: Audyssey set up thread [Re: michael_d]
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Move all the throw pillows and other crap that tends to clutter the movie room out of the room and keep still during the set up (be quiet).

On the contrary. With the exception of your own body and extra noise -- quiet is key -- when calibrating your theater you should have everything in there that will normally be in there.
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#228355 - 11/04/08 11:58 AM Re: Audyssey set up thread [Re: pmbuko]
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 Originally Posted By: pmbuko
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Move all the throw pillows and other crap that tends to clutter the movie room out of the room and keep still during the set up (be quiet).

On the contrary. With the exception of your own body and extra noise -- quiet is key -- when calibrating your theater you should have everything in there that will normally be in there.

Including (but not limited to) any brother-in-law that usually lingers around.
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