Originally Posted by Sam S
Interesting, and good to know.
Different strokes for different folks. Personally, I can't stand the Audyssey MultiEQ XT in my AVR-4806CI. Makes everything sound echo-y and unnatural. I do, however, us room EQ for my sub (SVS AS-EQ1).
Well that certainly is contrary to what I and most others here have experienced with Audyssey. I used to own the next model down from yours, the 4306, and that's what turned me on to Audyssey on the first place.
Generally we here have found that those who don't like Audyssey fall into two categories; the most common being those that didn't quite get the measurement procedure right, and for those we refer them to giomania's excellent Audyssey Set up Guide linked in the Audyssey thread.
The second is those that are used to the sound of a "bad" room, generally one where the bass is bloated, or over-cooked and the typical reaction here is to complain that the bass is anemic. The solution for these folks, (assuming that the above has been followed) is to live with it for a month and then go back and see how their system sounds without it.
Frankly, yours is the first time I've heard of Audyssey described as "echo-y and unnatural" so I'd have to assume you fall into the first category.
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