Originally Posted by penngray
Ever read all the horror stories about Audyssey and how people hate it because it ruins their bass well that is because people are use to the "house" curve, hence they like more bass. Audyssey flatness the FR, most times lowering the bass. This is part of making the system more accurate.
Audyssey will correct flawed speakers too, again making the system more accurate. So this begs the question.....If audyssey is modifying speakers FR, why not just buy speakers that are more accurate?? The answer is simple people enjoy inaccurate FR.
What you're doing with Audyssey is squeezing every individual, creative piece of work, into the parameters of the Audyssey equalization.
You're forcing every recording into a glass bottle and restricting the creative individualism and personality of every recording.
Every recording/mix is different. Or should be different.
Some artists/producers want the bass to completely dominate and punch you in the gut.
Some artists/producers want the bass to sit in the back as a subtle heartbeat to the song. Other's want it some where in the middle.
Some artists/producers want their guitar solos to jumpt out and float across the room. They want their solos to jump to the forefront and rip those notes acorss the soundstage.
Some artists/producers want the vocals and/or vocal harmonies to step out above the rest of the instruments and prodominately hoover to cresendos.
Every song is an individual, creative piece of work with it's own personality and ambiance. As well as their own individual little highlight's, nuances and bridges that are meant to be heard in a certain manner.
Sometimes it's a bass drum kick part. Sometimes it's a percussion instrument that's highlighted and thrown out at the listener.
That's what makes music and recordings so wonderful. When done creatively they each have their own character.
It all depends on the recording. Some bass lines pump along in the subtle background, because that's what the artist/producer intended. Some recording have a much more prominent bass line. That goes for other instruments and frequency ranges.
It all depends on what's on the recording and how it was mixed/produced.
Accuracy is not bottling up every recording in a shroud of one specific desirable equaliztion.
So no, you're not getting accuracy. Your getting conformed response.