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Re: Audyssey weirdness
Ken.C #376487 05/17/12 06:03 PM
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Are you talking about the reverb when Audyssey Music is on, or the major delay on the surrounds?

The Audyssey Music reverb is like concert hall reverb--not overly irritating or wrong, but clearly not present in the original recording when I switch it into direct or stereo mode.


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Re: Audyssey weirdness
Ken.C #376488 05/17/12 06:04 PM
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And to answer the last question, no I haven't read the AVS tips and tricks. That was my next stop.


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Re: Audyssey weirdness
Ken.C #376489 05/17/12 06:14 PM
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OK, reading the FAQ, and in the "Checking the Results" part, it talks about selecting a target curve. I guess that the Onk uses different names for response curves. Apparently Movie==Audyssey Reference, Music==Flat, and Off==Off.


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Re: Audyssey weirdness
Ken.C #376492 05/17/12 06:36 PM
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I am loving my setup with Audyssey turned on for movies, but for music, it sounds tobo "artificial" or just plain odd. If I want to fill the room for general listening, I might put it on "all speaker stereo" or whatever, but that is for casual listening only, not for the audiophile of course. That mode is non-audyssey...


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Re: Audyssey weirdness
Ken.C #376494 05/17/12 06:45 PM
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"Movie" has a sloping fr, diminishing as you go up in freq.
"Flat" has a flat fr from the lowest to the highest fr.
"Off" puts Audyssey out of line.

you should put some movie or music on and decide which you prefer.
you may have other Audyssey adjustments too, like HT, which cuts a little bit of high fr. because Blu-ray/dvd's are equalized for large halls (cinemas); as those hf don't have to travel far in your ht room, the high fr. might be too strong.

personally i like flat fr, so i use:
Audyssey "flat" and "HT" on.

Re: Audyssey weirdness
Ken.C #376497 05/17/12 07:04 PM
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if a speaker is out of phase, Audyssey will tell you during calibration.

another thing; you might find that the bass frequencies are too weak.
Audyssey calibrates the sub for "flat", but as one goes down in frequencies, the ear is less sensitive.
i found that if you increase sub output by 3 db, then the f r will be flat to your ears. this should be adjusted in the Onkyo menu.
a very good test to check this out is playing the ring drop in LOTR;
without the +3dB adjustment for the sub, the sound will be weak and seem to come from quite a distance, instead of nearby as you can see it on the monitor. it will not seem realistic.

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Re: Audyssey weirdness
Ken.C #376498 05/17/12 07:07 PM
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Yup, didn't get that out-of-phase error.

I don't think I have the other Audyssey adjustments. I should have looked more closely at the manual before buying--there's not a whole lot available, from what I can see. More in the THX realm than Audyssey.


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Ken.C #376499 05/17/12 07:12 PM
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i just made un update in my last post...

Re: Audyssey weirdness
J. B. #376500 05/17/12 07:13 PM
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Originally Posted By: J. B.
if a speaker is out of phase, Audyssey will tell you during calibration.

Yeah, I was just wondering if there was a mistake. Sometimes Audyssey has shown a speaker to be out of phase when it was wired correctly (nearby reflections throwing it off, maybe.

I just know that an out of phase speaker CAN sound reverberant.


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Ken.C #376501 05/17/12 07:20 PM
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Yeah, it made me turn the sub down by 10dB before I started. Whoopsie.


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