Originally Posted by bborzell
Are you asking whether you have to close the menu in order to apply/hear your distance changes?
I know that level changes with the white noise tone occur on the fly, but I am not sure how to confirm whether changes occur with distance/delay on the fly. Seems like you would need to have more than one speaker active in order to detect relative delay changes.
Pretty much -- for example, on my Denon 4311ci, some changes occur immediately, levels for example. I enter the channel level menu, bump the level up, and the measurement immediately shows the difference. On the other hand, crossover frequency doesn't work that way. If I decide I want to move my mains crossover, I first have to select the new crossover value then press return for it to activate the new setting. Worse, after pressing return the sound drops out for a brief moment before the new x-over setting takes effect. So, if I'm trying to decide (while listening) which setting I like best, it's hard due to the dropout. And when I'm measuring, it's inconvenient.
Now, if PEQ settings on the Emotiva worked like the crossover on my Denon, I'd be really annoyed. I'd expect that as I tweak the PEQ I can tweak and hear it on-the-fly, like the levels controls.
I suppose the PEQ is the most important, but I would like all settings to occur on-the-fly because it's easier to a-b different values while listening and more convenient for measuring.