Originally Posted by AustinJerry
And finally, there have been reports of settings being lost due to an interruption of power to the AVR. Do you by any chance cut power to the AVR when you turn your equipment off? If yes, I would not recommend doing that.
This is in my working theory, I was heavily conditioned to unplug as much as possible from early childhood, so at night i usually switch off the power strips running the HT, I'l refrain from this now.
I purposefully didn't mention this to see if anyone else would
Either that or I was messing with a setting somewhere that triggers a recal from audyssey (amp assignments maybe?)
I was indeed playing around with the various audyssey modes last night, and becoming rather suprised how much more width and particularly height in the sound stage using the regular audyssey modes.
In fact all drawbacks I could identify against my pioneer lx85 vanishes with audyssey applied.
So far today i have applied a firmware update, recalibrated and done a network save as you mentioned.
Just now finished a few clips from art of flight and pacific rim.
So far very pleased (barring I won't have recal to soon) seems like audyssey really cleans up some resonances and thus opens up the soundstage for both more air and low frequency extension.
I do however find it slightly strange that audyssey sets the front three as full range, and the small sides with a crossover at 40hz, the sub also get a volume setting that's 5db lower than any other channel.
I manually override this so my two fronts get a crossover at 40hz, the center at 60hz, and for the sides i use my old setting of 100hz.
And so far I am very pleased with the sound.
The further I get it tweaked right, the more I think it inches ahead the pioneer across the board.
Only thing the pioneer do have that this does not is an RF remote, I keep the electronics in my office so for now I have the luxury problem of only being able to control it via my harmony and android tablet :-P
I see an IR extender in my future.