Originally Posted by PlasmaPZ80U
Well, he still has the MiniDSP so he could try with and without it... but I think spending less time with REW and MiniDSP and more time enjoying the ht would be worth it. Running Audyssey is very simple but some of the more advanced/manual stuff is like going down the rabbit hole.
It's funny, whenever I get a new component, I do go a bit crazy trying to dial it in perfectly. I think I have fear of missing out (FOMO) when it comes to this stuff. A lot of people say that if it sounds good to me, then its good - and I agree with that to an extent. But I also thought my Yamaha $400 Home theater in a box back in 2005 was the best thing ever made - then I heard real speakers in a real setup. I have this picture in my head of me sitting there watching a movie with a big grin on my face, in my ignorant bliss, and then a sound engineer or calibrator walks in and tells me I have everything setup wrong and it sounds like crap! I really am considering having a calibration company come out - not necessarily to calibrate, more instead to just listen to what I've done, and tell me if I've got it calibrated to "best possible" in my room with my limitations.
On another note - I somewhat enjoy the process of REW, miniDSP, my most recent learnings of Gain Structure, etc. Especially when I can get something looking good. It is definitely disheartening to get a consistent line on the target curve measured out only to listen and find the undesirable sounds coming through. My striving for Auyssey is just as much about wanting a better EQ system for my other, non-sub, speakers, as it is for the subs. Probably more-so in that direction seeing as I have the miniDSP 2x4-HD doing the sub calibration. I'm about 80% confident that the boominess, or any other issues I hear is due to standing waves and other room created issues in the output.
Originally Posted by jamiebosco
Awesome! looking forward to hearing your thoughts?
I really wish Rythmik was more affordable over here in Australia, I'd almost certainly have gone for the FV15HP's
We were previously discussing the infamous "WWZ - hand grenade scene", yesterday I took it to -5dB (with subs +6dB over Audyssey Cal) - so LFE was 1dB over reference level. At this point I was still not getting any chuffing, but the windows were vibrating so hard I called it quits there. Also the Mrs told me to "Ease up". This is about as loud as I'd play this scene in my room. I played the John Wick "Club scene" directly after that - also at -5dB from Ref /subs +6dB hot - and this was a much,much more enjoyable experience! Heaps of chest slam and heavy bass with just a small amount of window/wall vibrating
Will definitely give my feedback! Buying John Wick on bluray at best buy at lunch today to watch tomorrow!