Originally Posted by PlasmaPZ80U
I can now see why some people who used to use REW just let Audyssey do the hard work and focus on getting the basics right.
Don't get me wrong, REW is a great and very powerful tool, but it can make some of us focus too much on measurements and data and not enough time spent enjoying the SQ and of course, the content itself. Also, get great looking measurements but bad sound in some cases
Now that I know what sounds best I won't be trying to 'improve' things any further. It's like they say, don't fix it if it isn't broken.
I've been following your posts with interest. I admire your
Tenacity and (what I perceive) as an almost obsessive
Compulsion? with REW. I think you've done a great job
Getting your system dialed in and learning how and why
What sounds best. Especially considering your limited
I've been interested in REW and understand the basics
Of its operation. I use something similiar in my set up.
The Anthem Room Correction system (and PBK) which
Uses a calibrated microphone and a laptop to provide
Real time graphs (and user defined corrections) to achieve
The 'perfect sound'. But, I too, found myself almost
Obsessed with achieving the perfect graph and sound.
Once I got it dialed in I took a step back and told myself,
I learned a lot about proper placement and in my
Living spaces what works and what doesn't. I now
Fully enjoy my systems and don't worry about tweaking
Things. Haven't done any measurements in a couple of
I think that you should put up your REW and kick
Back and enjoy your system!! I see that your interested
In getting a new Audyssey AVR and/or speakers too.
I can't say which you should do first, but don't rush into
Anything. Speakers will make the biggest difference, but
I'm a fan of Audyssey when properly used. Not so much
YPAO. (Especially early versions)
Best of luck to you, and thanks for the education.
(No REW for me.