Originally Posted by comfynumb
Audyssey questions. I only ran it one time in my life and it was on the 8801. I believe it could not adjust the bass properly because of my poor room and just sent it all to my sub. It's very open and the front right speaker is not the same distance from the side wall as the left main. It is also placed near a hallway so there isn't much of a wall behind it. This can't be helped for now, so instead of crossing my mains in the 60-80Hz range like my other speakers it crossed them at 250Hz. They are Revel F52's so they are a pretty capable speaker. Has anyone else ran into this? Also it had my surround levels at -5 db, I like my music loud on occasions and they have equal power going to them as my fronts and center. So if I leave them at -5 db the circuit protection in them will go off or I'll bottom the woofers out. Does anyone else turn their surround levels down after Audyssey? I didn't really care for Audyssey after I ran it but now I do and really like it's equalizing abilities. Well I do after I readjusted the crossover setting for my fronts and the surround levels.
That's very interesting, and prettty much the opposite of whay Audyssey XT32 did for my set up.
It set mt front L&R at full range, and each at -8db.
And set my surrounds at full range(!?), and -3db(!).
Then it set my center at a 40Hz crossover, and -4.5db.
What that did is make my surrounds very overpowering
- I had to drop them to -5.0db with an 80Hz crossover to get a more balanced result.
Also boosted my fronts to -6.0 db, and a 40Hz crossover, (I might try 60Hz later...).
And boosted my center to -4.0db, and set the crossover at 80Hz.
All pretty much the reverse of your experiance.
My room is tall w/sloped ceiling, 19' x 26', w/few specific acoustic treatments and is open on one end, and above to the front half way up.
If I were you, I'd re-run it, make sure its dead-quiet, and then make manual adjustments (based upon what you KNOW about your speakers capabilities) ,until it sounds good to you.
So much bass sent to your subs is odd too, because with those Revels that shouldn't have happend. Maybe there was some 'noise pollution' while you ran it?
Lastly, I wouldn't fool around with the frequency adjustments Audyssey makes, as I think those are pretty accurate.