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Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: Mountain View, CA USA
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"I take it you have gotten over the Trinnov setup issues and it is now fully functional ?"
Forgot to answer this - no, the unit has the same setup issues, but if Trinnov seems to be working normally if it finishes setup successfully.
And there's the inconsistency in bass levels.
It *is* an Eichler near Rengstorff & Central, which I reworked to my liking.
"My brother has a 3808 and we spent a long time getting the Audyssey right as you really had to know what you were doing to set it up (many hours on AVS until I found the appropriate thread), it was effective when set up correctly but he had a more traditional layout. It may simply have been your in walls that caused it to become brighter (more reflections)."
I don't have a lot of patience for all that. The only difference I heard between the 2 or 3 setups I did was the bass, and I stopped when it was good.
Re reflections, seems to me that the time domain correction should diminish brightness if anything.
"Based on my understanding of how Trinnov works moving the speakers out into the room should improve the sound again."
Of course the sound will benefit for any system by making the first reflection delayed beyond the critical msec window; what I was wondering is if the gap between Trinnov and "normal" would be widened or narrowed.
"I think if you would just knock out that side wall and gut out the kitchen, then you would have an amazing room. "
Actually I think the window wall probably gives a more damaging first reflection.
I plan to address that with CD (controlled directivity) speakers with a lot of toe-in, as well as deployable away from the walls.
"I tried to pay attention to where you had the mic in the photo and then the results. The angles appeared to change. Are the results as accurate as they appear?"
It's hard to tell, but the mike is in different positions.
At least in one case the results were not very accurate; I had the mike several ft closer to one of the side surrounds but the azimuth was only a few deg different.
"Have you tried plugging into the USB port yet?"
You mean just run a cable from the 972's USB port to my PC? Haven't tried it; the manual says nothing about it, but I'll ask Jeff.
What would be cool is if it would write the EQ info onto a memory card plugged into the port.