Originally Posted by kikkenit2
All forms of audyssey are old. They haven't been upgraded in years. XT32 is the best version of audyssey.
I thought MultEQ XT32 was the latest, I thought like 3/4 years old. Many more filters than the other versions and it EQ's 2 subs.
ARC probably is better but Anthem leaves out network/airplay playback? Ouch.
Network /airplay playback? Meh, this is for HT and the Anthem receivers do it best with ARC IMO..
YPAO isn't as good but the Yamaha 2040 has manual eq including subwoofer out for personal tweaking that
audyssey products can only dream about. Setting up an external sub eq like the antimode is more work, but
the flexibility and results outdo the built in auto eq softwares.
I've heard/read where the lower-rated Audyssey does not EQ the .1 channel very good, but XT32 does very well.
Years ago, you and I both know that sub EQ wasnt available in HT receivers but then 5/6 years ago, an external unit Antimode became available
to the consumer altho like you said, it was cumbersome. But what ARC does (cant speak for Audyssey since I do not own that) for the LFE channel
it is amazing. Like others, my sub (PB13 Ultra) was hot, boomy and shook the couch at any given moment. Awesome, or so I thought.
But after applying ARC, it smoothed out the bass to the point even my teenage son was wondering if this was how we should watch action movies.
It takes awhile (read: your ears) but now we appreciate it every time we fire the HT up. Unless something better comes along, I'll be sticking with Anthem for quite awhile.