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#376502 - 05/17/12 03:25 PM Re: Audyssey weirdness [Re: Ken.C]
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My Marantz is great, with all the adjustments needed to get excellent sound; it mates the speakers to the room and vice versa; it does not just set distances and levels.

which reminds me, an excellent test for flat high freq. response is in the movie Master & Commander, when the surgeon puts his instruments on the table before an operation.


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#376506 - 05/17/12 05:17 PM Re: Audyssey weirdness [Re: Ken.C]
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I never have liked that program and never will. Set it up manually and it should sound great.
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#376507 - 05/17/12 06:07 PM Re: Audyssey weirdness [Re: Wid]
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Originally Posted By: Wid

I never have liked that program and never will. Set it up manually and it should sound great.



Same here.

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#376512 - 05/17/12 07:44 PM Re: Audyssey weirdness [Re: Ken.C]
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And I disagree. I find that my Axioms sound way better with it. Just like all audio, different tastes, different experiences... If you listen more to music, then it seems to mess things up in my mind. I wonder how room configurations, treatments, etc play into the experience.
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#376514 - 05/17/12 08:24 PM Re: Audyssey weirdness [Re: Ken.C]
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If it makes music "messed up" what is it doing to movies?
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#376516 - 05/17/12 09:06 PM Re: Audyssey weirdness [Re: Ken.C]
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Well, I really wanted Dynamic EQ and Dynamic Volume, and I'm getting too lazy to set levels and distances myself. So.... Audyssey it was! Just need to tweak it some, if I can figure out how to get this receiver to let me tweak things.
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#376518 - 05/17/12 09:25 PM Re: Audyssey weirdness [Re: Ken.C]
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Doesn't the Menu come up on your TV when you press setup?

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#376520 - 05/17/12 09:45 PM Re: Audyssey weirdness [Re: Ken.C]
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You will find that audyssey will sound different from one calibration to the other. Make sure you have a dead silent house. No fridges running ,nothing to interupt you.I thought i had timed it perfect, i was on setting 6 and both my kids came home crashin and bangin. Make sure you use a tripod ,and i find that keeping the mic close to the prime seating position is best. I really dont care how good it sound to anyone but me, basically becasue it is after all, its all about me smile. I only use the 3 main seating positions on my couch and i use all 8 calibrations for maximum resolution. BTW audyssey does not set the distances that is done by the amp manufacturer. Audyssey takes care of the room deficiencies and crossover.

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#376532 - 05/17/12 10:42 PM Re: Audyssey weirdness [Re: Ken.C]
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I used 5 positions, I think, and the house was about as silent as possible. The deep freeze was on, but that's two rooms away. Turned off the fans, moved the clocks into the other room, made sure the fridge had cycled off... dunno. Maybe I'll give it another shot the next time everyone's out of the house but me (rare).

I do get the menu when I press setup, yes.
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#376533 - 05/17/12 10:44 PM Re: Audyssey weirdness [Re: Ken.C]
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Ken, I'll take a stab at some of this. First, you can't "tweak" the EQ results other than selecting "Music" for a flat treble response or "Movie" for the "Audyssey" treble curve which has about a 2dB/octave roll-off above 4KHz.The calibration results, particularly raising the crossover frequencies, can be changed.

Audyssey doesn't add any reverb. DPLII and similar processing extracts out-of-phase ambience from the front channels and sends it to the surrounds. When Dynamic EQ is on, the relative levels of the surrounds changes with overall volume levels so that the surround effect is more consistent.

I'd suggest the Music setting for most material, and trying Movie for something which seems to be too hot in the treble(not necessarily a movie).
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