Originally Posted by beastaudio
I struggled with this exact issue for a LOOOOONG time. After moving from one AVR to the next, to the next, only to do it one more time JUST to get xt32, I was pretty disheartened once I really started diving into my metal collection and realizing I prefer audyssey OFF for two channel. I am sure you listen to more music than I, but I give it my best to keep up with ya
Here is the same scenario in my room, You will see the top-end is boosted just as you are experiencing in your room. My feelings are the same as well, not bright, but tinny/tizzy, etc....
Without using Audyssey I am back to using a 150hz crossover so I can smooth that range of the bass. However what really sucks is I can't get curve with the Onkyo to look and sound just like it does with the Elite even when using the exact same minidsp eq settings and 150hz crossover.
1/6th smoothing. The red line is the Elite, the black line is the Onkyo. Both at 150hz crossover both with exact same EQ settings on the mini. Audyssee off, dynamic eq off, everything off.
My only guess is that the two receivers have different crossover slopes?
I know the differences don't look like much, but with the Elite's curve you get a nice punchy bass sound. With the Onkyo the bass either seems like too much or not enough as I adjust the sub trim up and down but I never get that same sound I like from the Elite.This is crazy
, but is there a way I could keep both receivers in the system at the same time? I would use the Onkyo for movies and have Audyssey on and dynamic EQ on and then for music use the Elite.
That would mean having 2 sets of speaker wires hooked up to the left and right mains at the same time. I could set up my Harmony 900 remote to turn off the Elite when I watch movies or tv and have the remote turn off the Onkyo when I listen to music.
Is this a horrible idea? I know it would be bad if both receivers were on at once, but if I made sure that could never happen would this be ok?