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After running audyssey my left rear speaker is set to +2.0db and the other was set to +1.5. She sitting I. My seat and watching tv, the sound is really lopsided. So, to get it where I think it sounds balanced, I set the right surround to +5.0. NOW it sounds balanced to me. Is this a room acoustics thing? I'm nearly certain that originally the speakers sounded the same when you walked up and looked at them but sitting that is certainly not the case. It's like the one isn't even on.
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swap the two speakers and run Audyssey again. If it sounds lopsided the same way its probably the room acoustics. Or maybe when you calibrated the room you didn't do enough listening positions.

How many positions did you place the audyssey mic in?

You said left rear speaker. Is this a 7.1 or 5.1 setup? Left rear speaker implies a 7.1 setup.

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Its 5.1. I guess I meant "rear surround". I did 6 positions. Its on a flat part near an angled ceiling, whereas the other is on a flat par with no angles around it.
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Its on a flat part near an angled ceiling, whereas the other is on a flat par with no angles around it.
That accounts for the difference. Google 'space loading'.

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Yeah, The speaker is 'even' with it, but Im sure there are effects. I was actually going to re-calibrate without using teh seating location closest to that wall and angle since no one sits in it much.
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You may want to get an SPL meter at radio shack so you'll know when they are the same dbls at the main listening position. I used to do my adjusting by what I perceived the speakers to sound the same dbls, then I got the SPL meter. I was a few dbls off on a few speakers.

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Well, I mean perception is reality right?

I don't care if it quantitatively is the same, if it is not perceived by my ear to be the same, then its going to sound weird, right?
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Well, I mean perception is reality right?
I don't care if it quantitatively is the same, if it is not perceived by my ear to be the same, then its going to sound weird, right?
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