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#242848 - 01/26/09 12:36 PM Re: Another Audyessy question [Re: RickF]
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I'll add that to my never ending list!

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#242938 - 01/26/09 05:31 PM Re: Another Audyessy question [Re: alan]
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Thanks Alan. For some reason I keep coming back to Audyssey, probably because of the peer pressure on these boards. But frankly, the Axioms by themselves, without any technical help, always sound best.
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#242981 - 01/26/09 09:37 PM Re: Another Audyessy question [Re: alan]
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Registered: 05/05/08
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Loc: Mechanicsburg, PA, USA
 Originally Posted By: alan
Hello Joe,

While we'd all like to believe that Audyssey's automatic calibration and EQ is an audio panacea, it isn't, and it's error prone. I suggest you use your Radio Shack Sound Pressure Meter and adjust the levels and distances manually. You can tweak the levels of your surround speakers, subwoofer and center channel by ear if necessary later on.

Leave Audyssey Equalization switched off. As you've discovered, with really linear speakers like Axioms, Audyssey may degrade sound quality.

Incidentally, it is pink noise (not white noise) that is used. Pink noise has equal energy per musical octave; white noise has equal energy per frequency, so it's heavily biased towards the upper midrange and high frequencies.

Regards,

Alan


Wow! Not sure what to say here. I completely disagree. It is statements like this the make me really wonder... What is the motive. How is it error prone? What experience do you have with the product?

I guess all I can really say is with my Axiom's in my room, Audyssey makes a world of difference.
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#242982 - 01/26/09 10:05 PM Re: Another Audyessy question [Re: dewd]
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Registered: 03/20/08
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Loc: Fishers, Indiana, USA
Audyssey has a tendency to cancel out stuffed animal interference.
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#243052 - 01/27/09 11:07 AM Re: Another Audyessy question [Re: SRoode]
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Loc: Calgary, Alberta
I just go with the idea if you like the way it sounds with Audyssey then use it, if you don't like it, then turn Audyssey off.
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#243054 - 01/27/09 11:14 AM Re: Another Audyessy question [Re: SRoode]
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Registered: 10/05/06
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Loc: PEI, Canada
 Originally Posted By: SRoode
Audyssey has a tendency to cancel out stuffed animal interference.


DOH! I thought you guys had forgotten about my cat toy in the EP500 port problem. Well at least, I didn't go down the Equalizer road with that one. I'd still be home madly tweaking.
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#243068 - 01/27/09 11:57 AM Re: Another Audyessy question [Re: Murph]
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Oh man, that was hilarious. That reminds me, I should check my EP350 at some point...
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#243231 - 01/27/09 09:55 PM Re: Another Audyessy question [Re: Ken.C]
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The whole Audyessy debate is very simple. Play around with setting it up a few times and if you like what it does then keep it, if not, don't sweat it and disable it.

I've done the latter. More to the extreme of resetting the receiver and re-calibrating with a SPL meter like Alan suggested above.
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