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Am I fooling myself

One of my Onkyo`s bit the dust. I also moved to a new place right before it happened. My Paradigm`s which sounded good to me sound muddy in my new place. The Onkyo had multi-ex xt. I bought a Yamaha Advantage 740 & ran ypao set the parametric eq to manual & boosted all the speakers. Now the speakers sound better than ever.
As the tile says."Am I fooling myself?"
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If you don't know what you're doing...

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I don`t know what I am doing. It just sounds better to me. I was ready to buy new speakers before I bought the new receiver.
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Just run YPAO and either run it in straight mode or pure direct. Don't fiddle with the PEQ graphs unless you know what you're doing. Manually alter crossover size if required as that usually is wrong.

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Just run YPAO and either run it in straight mode or pure direct. Don't fiddle with the PEQ graphs unless you know what you're doing. Manually alter crossover size if required as that usually is wrong.
I have tried the straight,natural, front & pure direct. They all sounded muddy. I guess what I am asking now is am I really hurting the speakers or the amp by doing what I am doing?
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Sounds like you're used to boosted frequneices, coming from Onkyo I guess..

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I use YPAO flat and it sounds fine to me.

There's not really a right or wrong here. Due to room acoustics, hearing and room response desired frequency response can be different.

There is also a factor of being used to something. I used to have headphones I liked, then got different headphones. The ones I liked sounded boomy after getting used to the new ones which seemed to be more accurate. It would not surprise me if people could be "educated" to like a flat FR such as sitting next to near field monitors in a mixing room in a studio - in which case overly emphasized or de-emphasized freqs might sound wrong.

If you think about it in one way, flat FR could be seen as hearing what the mixer thinks sounds correct. But as it takes room correction to approach a flat FR and most people can't get that right even with AVR assistance it's all a compromise. So who's to say your EQ curve is "wrong."

Note that when you boost frequencies it takes more amplifier power. This is fine as long as you are not running your amplifier to the point of clipping ( you might hear distortion and that's a sign to back down the volume.)

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If it sounds better than ever to you then don't mess with it anymore. Enjoy your system!

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Thanks for the replies. They all sound like good advice to me.
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