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#334356 - 01/13/11 11:41 AM Re: Finally puchased the QS8s [Re: jakewash]
ClubNeon Offline
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While trying different crossover points, turn off all the Audyssey processing (you may end up leaving it off), so it isn't adding or removing anything to the upper frequencies that were measured.
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#334362 - 01/13/11 11:55 AM Re: Finally puchased the QS8s [Re: ClubNeon]
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Good point Chris smile
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#334368 - 01/13/11 12:19 PM Re: Finally puchased the QS8s [Re: jakewash]
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Here I am, getting all excited about the idea of (possibly) getting a modern receiver with room calibration, and all y'all are bursting my bubble. Not likely to happen, anyway, but with the b'day coming up, ya never know...
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#334370 - 01/13/11 12:42 PM Re: Finally puchased the QS8s [Re: Ken.C]
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Ken, just remember this is an often debated topic with a 50/50 score from what I've read! wink

I'm typically Canadian and split the difference - one foot in each camp. I like the standing wave correction from my Pio receiver but defeat and manually set/override all other parameters from the auto-calibration routine.

I'd bet you'll find something to like for sure with a new receiver.
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#334371 - 01/13/11 12:44 PM Re: Finally puchased the QS8s [Re: cb919]
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What I really want is the dynamic EQ. Or maybe the dynamic other thing. Kinda like night mode.
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#334372 - 01/13/11 12:47 PM Re: Finally puchased the QS8s [Re: Ken.C]
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Originally Posted By: kcarlile
What I really want is the dynamic EQ. Or maybe the dynamic other thing. Kinda like night mode.


It's called the low level audio thingie-ma-bob.

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#334375 - 01/13/11 01:54 PM Re: Finally puchased the QS8s [Re: Ken.C]
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Originally Posted By: kcarlile
What I really want is the dynamic EQ. Or maybe the dynamic other thing. Kinda like night mode.


Both Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ are awesome. The room setup stuff / calibration I could take or leave.
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#334376 - 01/13/11 01:58 PM Re: Finally puchased the QS8s [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Dynamic volume, that's it.
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#334377 - 01/13/11 02:33 PM Re: Finally puchased the QS8s [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
Originally Posted By: kcarlile
What I really want is the dynamic EQ. Or maybe the dynamic other thing. Kinda like night mode.


Both Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ are awesome. The room setup stuff / calibration I could take or leave.


I personally don't really like the results of the Audyssey calibration but ironically most of the time I have Audyssey ON. I like the way my system sounds without EQ but it needs to be at high volumes. If at low or even moderate volumes, I start to lose some of the "feel" of the material played. Since our ears are more sensitive to high frequencies than lower, I find that at lower volumes I am missing some of the bass that would require to have the volume much higher to hear properly. So:
1) If I'm at home by myself, I'll have the volume pretty loud and no EQ. Unfortunately that doesn't happen very often.
2) Most of the time I'll have the volume at moderate level and have Dynamic EQ on. Even though the highs don't sound as good as with no EQ, at least I get to hear the bass level closer to what I should hear.
3) At night when everybody is sleeping, I use dynamic volume so I can hear everything clearly without having this huge volume change.
I really think both Dynamic EQ and Dynamic Volume are very usefull features. I just wish their principal could be applied without the EQ settings generated by Audyssey.
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#334378 - 01/13/11 02:36 PM Re: Finally puchased the QS8s [Re: bdpf]
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Originally Posted By: bdpf
I just wish their principal could be applied without the EQ settings generated by Audyssey.

I just went in and manually set the EQ sliders to neutral positions if I remember right.... allowing me to have Audyssey on for these features without it otherwise EQing the sound...
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