Originally Posted by Jameshtx
One of the tips from audyssey is to turn the sub's frequency to highest level. Do you guys recommend this as well?
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Generally speaking, the subwoofer crossover setting should be turned up to the highest frequency or set to bypass if that option is available on your sub. This lets the receiver/processor handle all crossover duties. If you were to turn your sub's crossover control down to 50 Hz after Audessey calibration as
suggests, you would be attenuating all LFE information above that crossover point as well as all low frequency information from other channels set to small. For instance, let's say you (or Audessey) sets your front and surround speaker crossover points at 80 Hz. If you then lower the crossover setting on your sub you would be creating a frequency response hole bewteen 50 Hz and 80 Hz. That would defeat the whole purpose of Audessey calibration.
There is an entire thread dedicated to Audessey. Check out post # 51778
for a great FAQ.
Many people find that bass is a bit anemic after Audessey calibration and boost the sub level by +3 to +6 dB. That doesn't affect the equalization curves. It just boosts the sub output a bit.
There are others who aren't fans of Audessey at all and prefer to just do a manual calibration. I've been in this camp due to the noticeably attenuated bass. I didn't care for it at all. I run my BP2000s full range with no dedicated standalone sub. I suppose I could try Audessey again and boost the bass a bit by turning up the level controls on the BP2000 amps after calibration, but I find the bass response in my room to be pretty even and satisfying as is so I may not ever bother.
Note that there are different versions of Audessey. MultEQ XT32 is very different from earlier versions and focuses more on smoothing out bass frequencies where room interactions are most problematic and does fewer corrections at higher frequencies. That is what you have on your Denon.
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