Originally Posted by kbarnes701
It's only new software because of the need to incorporate processing to allow for the Atmos notch filter when using Atmos-enabled speakers. Non-Atmos AVRs don't need that of course. So while something IS different, it isn't anything that should be relevant, other than wrt to that one specific issue.
Three data points are not statistically meaningful so I post this for information only. I am aware of three individuals who have extensive Audyssey experience, who have migrated to an Atmos processor and who use measurement systems to get the best possible results. There may be more.
You (Keith) and a friend of mine moved from an Integra/Onkyo X32 processor to the 5200. In BOTH cases, the Audyssey on your new processor was able to get the splice between the subs and mains spot on with no after-processor diddling. Keith used Audyssey from the 5200 and my friend used Pro.
I, on the other hand, purchased the 7702. I too used Pro and the bass/mains splice was much WORSE than with my Integra 80.2. Since I have done this adjustment so many times, I was able to do the sub distance game (and adjust crossover) so that it ended up being a tad (probably not audible) better than on the 80.2 - and yes I did the exact same number of measurement from the exact (within a few inches) same locations.
What was really bizarre was when I told Audyssey (Pro) to use 80HZ as a crossover point (after it recommended 40hz - which it always has), and looked at just the left speaker (turned off the subs), after running Audyssey, Audyssey totally screwed up the response. Instead of falling off at around 90hz or so, it started falling off around 130hz. (The Audyssey on the Integra DID NOT DO THIS!!) So as a result, there was this huge dip between around 70 and 130 of greater than 10db!!!!!!! So the only way I could get reasonable results was to have Audyssey correct based upon it's recommendation (40HZ), and then move it up to after it did its thing. That never happened with my Integra/Pro results.
All of that to say, the three of us have all seen different results from using Audyssey on our newer processors than previously. While Audyssey (the Company) may not have made any changes that were aimed at other than the new Atmos enabled speakers, something is very different - at least in my opinion.