Join Date: Sep 2005
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Hello I have a few questions.
I have an Onkyo TX-NR5010 that has Audyssey MultEQ XT32. I'm currently only running it as a 5.1 with Polk RTi A series speakers and a Rythmic FV15HP subwoofer (80 hz crossover to sub on all speakers). I'm very pleased with the sound but am having a few problems with the Audyssey room correction. With Audyssey engaged (movie or music target curve), its cutting my lowest frequencies off. Frequencies like around 20 Hz and below. For example the ultra low frequencies in the Incredible Hulk (~ 16Hz --cop care smash scene, the hulk right before busting out of that enclosed walkway bridge and the pulses in chapter 10 among others throughout the film) are completely gone when I have Audyssey with the movie target curve on. If I turn Audyssey to off, then I get those low tones back. It seems like Audyssey is applying a filter or something to the subwoofer on the lowest frequencies during calibration (8 position).
So my first question is what do you think is causing this? My next question is can I run an external sub eq (SMS-1) and still use Dynamic EQ with Audyssey set to OFF without loosing the SMS-1 settings? I really like Dynamic EQ for the most part as I'm forced to listen at lower volumes sometimes and like the increased bass and surround response. What makes me question whether or not I'll be able to use Dynamic EQ, is when I use the internal manual EQ in the receiver, then the manual EQ settings are ignored (defaults back to Audyssey - MOVIE, MUSIC, or even OFF) when dynamic EQ is engaged. Does that make any since? That’s the best way I can describe it. Dynamic EQ can't be used unless the full room correction calibration is performed. I'm fine with using an sms-1 for sub eq as long as I can still use the Dynamic EQ feature while not totally bypassing the sms-1 settings. I'm hoping since sms-1 is external it would not do this. I would probably calibrate the sub with sms-1 before running Audyssey calibration. I'm really hoping someone can tell me if this will work or not before I purchase an sms-1. I realize that I would be forgoing room correction for all frequencies above 80 Hz with Audyssey turned off, but I'm ok with that as I feel like the highs are a little to edgy with room correction on (at least in movie mode) when cranked (~ -10 db or so on he receiver).
Thanks for your help. I posted this in the Official Audyssey thread as well.