I put in a mch analog amp in the path between Integra/Onkyo and my amp and then ran Audyssey again. Audyssey bumped the speaker levels to +12 DB including the floor standers along with tiny bookshelves. (bookshelves are being used for surrounds and surround backs). has anyone seen this behavior? I tried to take the measurements twice and observed the same result.
I like Audyssey engaged for Mch music and movies, but for 2Ch, I like more transparent sound of pre-6, that's why I have the preamp in the path.
The path is Source(oppo105,Set top box)-> Onkyo -> Bel Canto pre-6 -> D-sonic amp -> Speakers
Source(oppo105, SB touch with DAC) -> Bel Canto pre6 -> D-Sonic -> speakers
Speakers: Pioneer/TAD S-1EX, S-7EX, Ascend HTM200
Pre/Pro: Onkyo PR-SC5508,Bel Canto Pre-6, Sherwood 972
Amp: D-sonic Magnum 7-3500
Source:Oppo 105, Ciunas DAC, SB Touch