Hello all, first post!
I purchased a Denon AVR 2809CI and have a few questions.
When I first purchased the reciever and performed a rough pass through the settings I was pretty "meh'd" by the sound vs my old reciever (Denon AVR 1603). After that I decided to try the Audyssey setup, and I was amazed at the results. For the first time I understood what the term "warm sound" meant. It sounded nearly perfect.
Then for whatever reason I decided to reset the reciever to factory defaults and start over thinking that I could get those settings back easily if need be. The problem is I can't. I've ran Audyssey twice after that in order to get the sound back, but I can't get it. I thought I had written down the settings exactly, but even when I match them, the sound falls short. The bass isn't full enough and the highs are just slightly too high/loud. The only thing I can think of is that the manual EQ was enabled with the near-perfect configuration, but I could swear it wasn't. Are there other hidden settings or some other setting I'm missing? Basically I just set the speaker distance, crossovers, volumes, and all EQs to disabled.
I know this is quite a vague problem, but I'm pretty frustrated. I know the amazing sound is there, but I can't quite get it. One thing note-worthy is that when I setup Audyssey I only let it check the main position... I never do the other 5 positions as my listening space is small-ish. Does it really make a difference? The near-perfect config was obtained with only the main position measured.
Thanks in advance for any advice/answers!
PS: If it makes any difference, my setup is the 2809, Klipsch VF-35 Fronts, VC-25 Center, VB
-15 Rears, and a PS3 for Blu-Ray.