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This is my conclusion. Advanced MCAAC is tough unless you have the PC output capability and about five weeks free. I have concluded that I am going no farther than the following for now:
1) Use the work flow in my original post EXCEPT when I run custom auto MCAAC and select Keep Sp settings, I will also save the All CH adjust and Front Align to two seperate presets.
2) Now I will run advanced EQ for all three presets after selecting 30-50 ms.
3) I will then copy the preset that was calibrated to symmetry to a fourth preset, and then run advanced eq on that with delay set to 10-30ms.
4) I will then copy the preset that was calibrated to symmetry to a fifth preset, and then run advanced eq on that with delay set to 20-40ms.
5) I will then copy M1 to M6, and then turn off EQ and standing wave.
So now I have :
M1 symmetry 30-50 ms
M2 front align 30-50 ms
M3 all ch adjust 30-50 ms
M4 symmetry 10-30 ms
M5 symmetry 20-40 ms
M6 M1 except no filters or eq or standing wave...so it is just channel level adjustments, speaker settings, and speaker distance settings that are active.
Now I will run reverb measurment with EQ ON for M1, M4, and M5 and see which one flattens out the frequency response the most via reverb view.
Now I will compare all 6 AND Pure Direct while watching Blu ray scenes.
If I cannot discern a difference between the last two or three contenders then I am going with M1...because after my ears, I trust Advanced MCAAC.
Edit: brief explanation of stuff referenced above.......
"Despite being satisfied with these results, I decided to try out the advanced MCACC program, which provides some customizable options and measures two additional seating positions. After the calibration was complete, three separate correction curves were stored in memory—"Symmetry" (default) flattens the frequency response of the front right and left channels, "All Channel Adjust" flattens all channels, and "Front Align" sets all speakers in accordance with the front-speaker settings (no equalization is applied to the front left and right channels). In my room, I found that the "Symmetry" setting was the most pleasing and the "Front Align" was the worst, but all sounded better than not applying any room correction."