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Google Play says my phone (Moto X Pure) is compatible, but the screen resolution (2550x1440 I believe) isn't listed. I called Denon today and they said the Moto X Pure is compatible with the app, so I'll be installing it over the weekend.
Works fine, I have same phone.
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Two issues for me so far. App crashes on the tab where you choose high roll off 1 or 2. More important is that it keeps locking up when trying to send the file to the AVR (4300H). Gets to the "applying room corrections" and the status bar stops at roughly 99%. After 10 minutes I've stopped and restarted the app but the same thing happens. Also where/how do you copy the original file so I can make some changes to the curve?

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I'm feeling restless because I've had to spend the past couple of days reviewing a Sonos PlayBase instead of using/writing this app up. Grrr. Well, done with that review, thankfully. Wish there was more time in the day...
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Whew! Finally got my original sent to the receiver. Took about 8-10 tries. Also figured out how to make a copy of the original curve so I can play with changes. Still won't be able to run "Target Sound Options" until they fix a bug for me.
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I'm feeling restless because I've had to spend the past couple of days reviewing a Sonos PlayBase instead of using/writing this app up. Grrr. Well, done with that review, thankfully. Wish there was more time in the day...
I get the frustration but think of all the app crashes you are missing.
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I get the frustration but think of all the app crashes you are missing.
Lol, well I just posted that review so tomorrow I get to join the fun here for real
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Quite true, but if you had a fully autonomous car that one day you decided you wanted to drive manually, don't you think you'd read more than one guide on how to operate the car on your own?

With that said, if Mark @imagic has his hands full and people want, I can do a little walkthrough for the app and what all that means. You can certainly do more harm than good, but that's where reading some good literature from Floyd Toole or the like would really take your knowledge to the next level. If you are not familiar with a 2nd order Linkwitz, shelf filter, or the fletcher munson curves are (Just for example), you could still get yourself in trouble with making adjustments in the app that you don't exactly understand what they mean. This will mainly come into play when trying to create custom curves as opposed to the dead flat target audyssey curve, with selectable rolloff up top.





Sounds to me like a busted mic, but a reset may fix the problems for you.

So for people who don't plan on reading up on linkwitz filters (etc.), are there any dummy settings that can safely be played with? Like setting the cutoff frequency at which audyssey has an effect, or simple eq settings for which you can hear an immediate change in sound like the old analog frequency levers on receivers from the 80s?

Trying to decide if it's worth the $20 for me.
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So for people who don't plan on reading up on linkwitz filters (etc.), are there any dummy settings that can safely be played with? Like setting the cutoff frequency at which audyssey has an effect, or simple eq settings for which you can hear an immediate change in sound like the old analog frequency levers on receivers from the 80s?

Trying to decide if it's worth the $20 for me.
I tried limiting the cutoff to 500 Hz. It sounded very good for music, but TV/movie content seemed off somehow. I also tried turning off midrange compensation, but I seemed to like the sound better with it on. Finally, I tried the High Freq. Rolloff curve 2. Now that, I actually liker better. After all my fiddling, I ended up using the default reference curve with HF rolloff 2. Some music sounded a little too bright and harsh with HF1, but HF2 sounds really good.
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Trying to decide if it's worth the $20 for me.
I was thinking the same thing
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I tried limiting the cutoff to 500 Hz. It sounded very good for music, but TV/movie content seemed off somehow. I also tried turning off midrange compensation, but I seemed to like the sound better with it on. Finally, I tried the High Freq. Rolloff curve 2. Now that, I actually liker better. After all my fiddling, I ended up using the default reference curve with HF rolloff 2. Some music sounded a little too bright and harsh with HF1, but HF2 sounds really good.

A few questions please.


1)
Is the turning off Midrange Compensation just a "flip of a button" ?


2)
Could the MC be pushed up and down if its to much or to little ?


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And can this be used per channel, i would like it to be just on the center ?


Thanks........
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A few questions please.


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Is the turning off Midrange Compensation just a "flip of a button" ?


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Could the MC be pushed up and down if its to much or to little ?


3)
And can this be used per channel, i would like it to be just on the center ?


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1) Yep, it's just a flip of a switch in the app. Actually, you can do it for fronts and center (maybe surrounds, too, but I don't have those).

2) I believe so. You can editor the curve to make it look however you want

3) You have control over each channel

For me, I think the app was worth it. I mean, I spent a bunch on a new AVR. Another twenty bucks wasn't much. It would've been nice if they just included the app for free considering how expensive the AVR was, but oh well.
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You guys are worried about $20 after everything else? Seems like a drop in the bucket. Now, being worried about the time spent going through the process then playing around with different parameters and getting frustrated over app crashes I get.
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You guys are worried about $20 after everything else? Seems like a drop in the bucket. Now, being worried about the time spent going through the process then playing around with different parameters and getting frustrated over app crashes I get.
Totally agree. After spending hundreds of dollars on a receiver, another $20 is no big deal. I wish I could spend $20 on the app, but my receiver is too old.
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...getting frustrated over app crashes I get.
Why is your installation is unstable?
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...Also figured out how to make a copy of the original curve so I can play with changes...
How did you accomplish this?
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...Is the turning off Midrange Compensation just a "flip of a button" ?...
Turned off MRC this morning and speakers have never sounded better in the room. Speakers have a measured midrange dip which prior versions of Aud unnecessarily reinforced.
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Turned off MRC this morning and speakers have never sounded better in the room. Speakers have a measured midrange dip which prior versions of Aud unnecessarily reinforced.

Hi, think this is the for me the wanted Denon "Dialog Enhancer" effect that i realy like.
So spending 19,99 euro is no big deal at all


And did you turn it off on all channels, or just the center ?
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Unfamiliar with that, this rig is for music. On a video system using an older Denon w/xt 32 I simply increase the cc level 2-3 ticks.
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Hi, think this is the for me the wanted Denon "Dialog Enhancer" effect that i realy like.
So spending 19,99 euro is no big deal at all


And did you turn it off on all channels, or just the center ?
Unfamiliar with that; this rig is for music - LR & sub. On a video system using an older Denon w/xt 32 I simply increase the cc level 2-3 ticks.
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Unfamiliar with that; this rig is for music - LR & sub. On a video system using an older Denon w/xt 32 I simply increase the cc level 2-3 ticks.

Dialog Enhancer is not increasing the center level, its bumping the 1 to 3 kHz range so voices will sound more clear.
Denon can do this in 3 steps, a great option, special for the center.
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1) Yep, it's just a flip of a switch in the app. Actually, you can do it for fronts and center (maybe surrounds, too, but I don't have those).

2) I believe so. You can editor the curve to make it look however you want

3) You have control over each channel

For me, I think the app was worth it. I mean, I spent a bunch on a new AVR. Another twenty bucks wasn't much. It would've been nice if they just included the app for free considering how expensive the AVR was, but oh well.
Because a lot of users got around using Audyssey without the App "successfully" adding the App for free would just add some confusion for those who get/got along quite well without it. "For free" would just invite everyone to at least test it... Additionally the Audyssey App was not included in the original offer for the AVRs which could use it. It's sort of a "Feature upgrade".

Not everyone wants to fiddle around with target curves, frequency cut offs, mid frequency compensation etc. if not wanting to get envolved further, which would just add to the confusion which often exists already using room measurement systems.
=> "More options" might sometimes also mean "More options, which could (and sometimes might) go wrong..."
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First, a profile of what I got without using the app... This is on a 5.2.4 system with the following components: Denon AVR-X4300H, Definitive Technology BP-9060 towers (L/R), Definitive Technology BP-9040 towers (surround). Dual JL F-112 subwoofers handle bass.


No Audyssey EQ




Audyssey Reference




Audyssey Front L/R Bypass




Audyssey Flat




EQ Off (black) versus Audyssey Reference

I'll be back soon...
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How did you accomplish this?

Open the App, click "edit" in the upper right corner, select your original curve, then click the upper left icon (like a box with 4 quadrants). It will create a copy with "Copy1" added to the original name.
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Open the App, click "edit" in the upper right corner, select your original curve, then click the upper left icon (like a box with 4 quadrants). It will create a copy with "Copy1" added to the original name.
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@imagic

seeing the graphs super-imposed together like the final image is very helpful.

it's fascinating how dramatic the improvement in frequency response is below c. 200 hz and how little it matters above that for the FR.

that's a strong argument in favor of using the new app to stop correcting things above c 200hz.

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i assume you'll do some time domain measurements, too. those will be interesting.

could you remind of us the dimensions of your room? is it sealed? how well treated? these help provide context (like seeing the equipment list you posted it useful.)


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seeing the graphs super-imposed together like the final image is very helpful.

it's fascinating how dramatic the improvement in frequency response is below c. 200 hz and how little it matters above that for the FR.

that's a strong argument in favor of using the new app to stop correcting things above c 200hz.

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i assume you'll do some time domain measurements, too. those will be interesting.

could you remind of us the dimensions of your room? is it sealed? how well treated? these help provide context (like seeing the equipment list you posted it useful.)
Sure, it's just a matter of rendering 'em. Here's the same two measurements overlayed... no EQ is red and Reference is blue.


No EQ in red, Audyssey Reference in blue (no app)



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@imagic

That one is harder to read (but I don't have a good recommendation about how to make it more readable).

But it sort of looks like the pattern of most of the work taking place below 200hz still fits.

So I sort of wonder whether your room dimensions are such that that is the so-called Schroeder frequency, or the transition frequency, is in that region.

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Sure, it's just a matter of rendering 'em. Here's the same two measurements overlayed... no EQ is red and Reference is blue.


No EQ in red, Audyssey Reference in blue (no app)



Calibrating with app in 5 mins...
Showing the waterfall above ~300Hz provides little useful information, since the waterfall is designed to measure resonance in the modal region.
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Showing the waterfall above ~300Hz provides little useful information, since the waterfall is designed to measure resonance in the modal region.
I'm still learning: Is there a different measurement or graph that shows time domain stuff above c 300hz in a better or more appropriate way?

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