Originally Posted by mogorf
Again, as I've said before, there is nothing wrong with university research departments conducting such tests, yet it would (or wood, LOL) do you good if you did conduct your own tests. When done report back please.
OK. You are challenging my credibility, I see that.
So let’s talk about conducting our own tests.
Not so long ago you spent a lot of time arguing about the differences between an XT calibration and an XT32 calibration.
But you do not have XT32. You do not even have XT. You have a Denon 2310 which has MultEQ - one up from the entry level version of Audyssey.
Yet you felt comfortable challenging Igor Zep, who had conducted the very tests you are now advocating, and you said that you did not hear the effects that he heard when comparing the results of an XT32 calibration against those of an XT calibration. Did it not occur to you that it would have been miraculous if you had heard these effects, given that you have no hands-on experience of XT or XT32? Yet you present yourself repeatedly as an 'expert' on the different versions of Audyssey.
Similarly, you have recently felt comfortable challenging several members who have multiple sub setups and who have conducted "their own tests" extensively. You are putting a lot of faith now in these "own tests" yet when other members conduct such tests you argue with their findings.
But you do not have multiple subs. You have a single subwoofer. Moreover, it is placed inside a wall cabinet designed to house it. So you do not even have hands-on experience of optimising its performance in your room using placement to do so. Similarly, you have no hands-on experience of setting up multiple subwoofers yet you feel comfortable telling those who do that they are wrong and you set yourself up as an "expert" on setting up multiple subwoofers.
Now many of us have conducted our "own (extensive) tests" using REW. I know that you have REW and that you know how to use it. Yet you have never once posted a single graph showing the in-room response of your system. So you demand that others show the results of their "own tests", as you just demanded of jjazdk (a degreed engineer who earns his living from his involvement with audio systems) yet you post none of your own results of your measurements. Some might consider this suspicious, and their suspicion might be that you dare not post your results because they are so execrably bad, thus seriously diminishing your self-appointed status as an "expert" on every aspect of Audyssey and acoustics. If I am wrong here, then please post the results of your in-room measurements, showing us just how good MultEQ can be with a non-placement-optimised single subwoofer.
I will leave it for others to judge who has credibility here and who does not.