Originally Posted by batpig
just move the mic around to six different spots on the coffee table to keep the height consistent, they don't literally have to be in your physical seating position.
From what you are you saying, :
a) I'm guesing I should make the first Audessy mic. position in the middle of the listening area on the main listening couch (1' right of main listening position).
b) The order of mic. positions 2-6 do not need to correlate with the seating order/preference?
c) how far from center of listening position left, right, forward and back would help Audessy correct for my room's (31' L x 23' W) anomolies? The back wall of the room, where the 7.1 speakers are mounted (7' from floor aimed and tilted at position '(1)' )
Remember that the FIRST measurement is the most important, this one should be in the center of the listening area even if your "primary seat" isn't actually in the middle. The first position sets your speaker distances/delays and the channel levels to balance everything out, so you want that one to be as close to the middle of the listening "zone" as possible. Then the other five positions allow the Audyssey system to learn about the acoustics of your room so it can correct and create filters for proper response.
Also, FOLLOW THE STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE. It will help
I was confused about what (6) positions to use and their order in my seating environment. I had assumed from the step by step guide that I should use the positions and order below. Any hints of more appropriate mic. placement and order would be appreciated.
The positions preferences and order I used previouly w/ Audessy are:
1) Main position- 1' left of center (left side of main 3 person couch)
2) second position- 3.5' right of center
3) third position- 5' left of center & 3' forward (2nd 3 person couch)
This couch is to the far left of screen. Not optimal viewing, but my wife likes to lay down over there to watch sometimes.
Note: 4), 5) (chairs placed behind couch), & 6) are only used maybe 5-10% of the time when guests are over. The rest of the time it is just me and the wifey in 1) & 2).
4) forth position 3' behind & 1' right of 1) Main pos.
5) fifth position 3' behind & 3' right of 1) Main pos.
6) sixth position, when we are 'forced to give up our fold out food table'!
is 1' right of center.