Hope some experts pitch in for my post ... I am trying to get the most of MCACC.
Originally Posted by devgcl Please Help me!
I have read all the posts. Tried first page and several variations as suggested by many good postings (this thread rocks!!!.)
I used to calibrate without a tripod and got a good SQ in Memory4 (Symmetry, default time). It sounds excellent except slight overpowering on
Sadly there's no easy answer. It's a very time consuming process if you want to tweak as you seem to do.
My advice would be to first run MCACC to properly setup your listening position. This will correctly set the speaker distances, room correction etc.
You've done this using a stand and have the data. Copy that data onto Memory's 1 thru 4. Now using the same stand, run the EQ setup for Memory1.
If you like the EQ settings for a particular Memory you have now, write them down and compare to the new one derived in the new test. If it's better, ear wise, than what was accomplished for the EQ run, over ride it with the data from the EQ settings you wrote down.
Go to Memory 2 and tweak to fine tune it and go back and forth between 1 and 2 while listening to see if the tweaks made a positive difference. If, after much work, you like 2 better than 1, copy 2 to 1 and start the process over again.
After all this work you will end up with a few Memory settings for different inputs such as movies, music and TV. I've also found for the subwoofer speaker settings, it's better to reduce the subwoofer volume in MCACC while turning up the actual volume knob on the subwoofer to achieve a more detailed presentation. My subwoofer volume in MCACC for movies is set to -9 and for music -5 while keeping the volume knob on the subwoofer a little over half output. My theory is to allow for the amp in the subwoofer to achieve a broader amplification band rather than having 0 in MCACC and the sub set to a 1/4 turn in amplification.
I can't stress this enough, use GOOD source material like a movie with balanced not bloated bass or highs. Do it over a few days too, take a break. After a few hours your ears are not good anymore. Save where you are and give it a day. Also, get use the fact that some source material won't sound like what YOU want it to, it just is what it is. If you set it up properly, with a good source or a range of sources, you'll see what I'm talking about.
I hope this helps and kiss your next few weeks goodbye...