Originally Posted by audyssey
That's a correct assessment.
Hi Chris, thanks for taking the time to help me work through my understanding of Audyssey and how it interacts with the Denon 3806. I think I have a decent handle on it now. You know, the "ah-ha now I get it" experience.
For anyone who may be interested here are the results my first listening test after running Audyssey auto EQ on my 5.1 system, read on.
Main Speakers: Three Paradigm Studio 20s v2 as left front and center.
Sub: HSU VTF2
Surrounds: Boston Acoustics VR940s
Room: Mostly open first floor of a townhouse. Guess on area ~750 sq. ft.
After runing auto EQ my only tweak is setting all speakers to small. Audyssey had set them all to large. Audyssey set the crossover to 40Hz on mains and 60Hz for surrounds. Crossover was left untouched. Hell Freezes Over was used for the music test and the first scene of U571 for the movie test. Those are my personal bench marks.
Happily I realized more of a difference than I thought I might. Specifically in two areas.
1. While I love the Paradigm Studio 20s (had them for six years, no major upgradeitis) they are a tad bright for my taste. Audyssey seems to have taken the edge off the brightness and I am very pleased about this.
2. I am starting with three identical speakers as left, right and center so it's always been pretty smooth up front. That being said the sound stage is now truly seamless. I have never heard a better sound stage anywhere, ever. A hugh, unexpected "wow" factor. Truly wonderful to my ears.
I have not detected any loss of impact or dynamic range so far as others have mentioned in other threads. I have only limited listening time so far, so all I can say is so far, so good.
That's the quick update. Thanks again for the help from Chris.