Originally Posted by lou99
Thanks - I've re-done the calibration!
It raised another question - Despite having all equipment "off" the chirps went to "level 2 loudness". What does this indicate?
It indicates the measured noise floor was still over 45db. If there is any way to get it quieter, great. Otherwise, since you didn't max it out by going to the third and loudest set, it "should" be okay and definitely much better than before.
I've setup "front highs" and they are being crossed over at 40hz which is weird because the speakers are rated @ 100hz.
I set them to 90 manually... ran the setup twice and it happened the second time as well
This is most likely due to room gain. Are they in a corner/up against a wall? I wouldn't worry about it too much, but definitely agree on setting them up to 80hz or so. If they're rated for 100hz then I suppose you could do that too, but then the frequencies between 80hz and 100hz are (most say, however, Jeff [Pepar] has crossovers of 100hz also and reports this works best for him, his room, his setup, and I know he knows what he's doing! YMMV) technically more localizable and you don't want to be able to "localize" your subwoofer, especially for height channel info. I really don't think this is an issue and I think you made a good choice going in the middle to 90hz.
Remember, you can always manually RAISE the crossover Audyssey recommends but never LOWER it as Audyssey measures the -3db point of your speakers, sets the crossovers to the next nearest bump from that, and does NOT correct below that, so it can utilize the resolution of the filter for that speaker in more appropriate areas where it matters and can do you the most good.
The most important question is, now that you've run the setup twice, with as little noise as possible, read the setup guide, did all 8 points, etc, etc, how does it "Sound?"
EDIT: Anyway, Jeff beat me to it, answered your question, and in a much simpler way. I tend to get carried away and talk too much, lol. I am curious as to how it sounds now though. Are you happy with the results?