Originally Posted by umr
... The number of errors that can result in horrible sound are numerous and easy to make without a thorough and accurate test procedure. You would be stunned if you knew the half of it.
Jeff Meier of AccuCal yesterday calibrated my PRO-150FD, PS3 BD/DVD player, and audio system. Before his arrival my wife and I were completely satisfied with the picture quality and realized we likely had audio problems. The principle sound issue was I had to frequently adjust the volume up or down in order to hear/understand the dialog.
When Jeff was done with our gear, the picture quality was greatly improved - particularly with respect to image resolution or 'crispness' and quite importantly greater lightness and improved black resolution.
Indeed I had many audio problems which Jeff identified and corrected. One of my two left-right speakers was 180 out of phase, as was one of the two surrounds. Oh, and did I mention the sub-woofer also was? (I have since verified that in none
of these cases had I reversed the wires to an individual speaker.)
My wife and I do not have the technical acumen (any more) to adequately detail the technical details of Jeff's efforts to this forum, but as a retired Senior Engineering Supervisor who has managed Engineering Facilities that included hundreds of technicians in many diverse areas, I do feel qualified to recognize a truly professional and competent technical craftsman!
My wife and I will not hesitate to highly recommend Jeff and AccuCal to any and all listeners. He has dramatically improved our viewing and listening experience. He is a highly articulate person that explained what he was doing and what the results of his efforts were.
Thank you Mr. Meire!
To Jeff's son, a recent West Point Grad (USMA 07), I still must say, "Go Navy, Beat Army!" (USNA 65)