Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: On the beach in Quintana Roo
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(Sleuth that one, Keith!)
I put my 5508 back into my system last night and prepared to load the calibration. Before doing that, I looked at the speaker config and settings. We had turned Audyssey off and manually set everything, specifically one subwoofer at 13.6'.
I loaded the calibration. In spite of having two subs, and the cal having been done with two subs, after loading the cal I still had only one sub. It was at 14.2', so that had changed, but only ONE sub.
I manually set it for two subs and reloaded. OK, some progress as there were now two subs ... both at 14.2'. I considered manually setting the distance for the second sub (6.0') until I looked at the level trims. They were both -2.5dB whereas previously there had been six dB or so delta.
My margarita was melting and my movie-watching window was closing, but I pulled out my Pro Kit and began to run a calibration. Sub A wasn't working ... yanked the 5508 forward and moved the Sub A XLR from High/Wide to .. tada Sub A.
At six measurement positions I aborted the cal, took my margarita and watched two episodes of NCIS on my bedroom system. Tonight I will do the cal, record the setting, frappé up another margarita and .....
That loading my calibration didn't set the distances correct is one annoying point, but that it didn't even activate the second sub is very troubling. Manually setting anything before running an Audyssey calibration flies in the face of nearly everything we know.
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