Originally Posted by SierraMikeBravo
If the distance and timing can be set for each individual speaker receiving the same signal, then your good. However, the catch then becomes Audyssey. It won't work. Audyssey will become very confused by this and create a mess of things. Best to just use an outboard DSP that can handle this type of work. I am not sure there is a receiver out there can truly deal with multiple side surrounds. Sometimes, we just have to bite the bullet and accept the costs of playing in our hobbies sandbox.
and for some of us here on AVS that sandbox can be a bottom less money pit chasing the ever elusive "next thing" in audio, video, eta al.
I'm sticking with the std 7.1 set-up with 1 side surround for now, and focusing on my 11.x arrangement.
I know your thoughts on 11.1 wides/heights from this thread, I'm still open minded till I go thru this exercise.OT but sorta relevant to multi row seating:
It should be stated that for 2 row arrangements, at least my case, the are plenty of times where the 1st row is only used, say 95%+, but the 2nd row is used for large gatherings.
I'd like a easy/quick way to switch between 2 or even 3 EQ settings based upon;
1st row used, 2nd row empty (the 95% case)
1st + 2nd row used (the 4% case)
2nd row used, 1st row empty (very slim chance, 1%, but what the heck)
Now if that ability was included in AVR's it would be sweet!
Just run the EQ routine 3 times and have separate saves in the AVR memory bank, then program which EQ you want at listening time.
Yea, it could be done via store/restore to a PC, but that's not integrated solution.
I posted this to Chris K via facebook, Audyssey Tech Talk