Hello, ALL !
This is my first post at AVforum and I want to thank You for posting great info here. I've read the whole Audyssey thread this week trying to set up the MultEQ on my new DENON 2807. After a couple of days tweaking the system, there is still a problem for me. Chris, your Audyssey guide and comments are very helpful, and I hope You can give me the tip here.
My HT setup for now is :
Front: Paradigm Studio 40 v.2
Center: Paradigm CC-350 v.2
Surround: Paradigm Titan Monitor V.2
B.Surraund: B&O BeoVox 1001 (1976)
Sub : Paradigm PDR 8
The system is sounding great for me Music/Movies 50/50, but the Audyssey is driving crazy
. I've tried to calibrate the room dozens of times now with the mic and the tripod, but the results are stable as a rock all the time. The center channel speaker gets blurry and looses the transparency and the definition at the moment I launch the Audyssey curve Room EQ. Actually, less massive, but still I feel the same center channel degradation with the Flat curve. The voices of dialogues in DD/DTS are sounding processed and not real. Like the character got flu and speaks through the nose in the metal room
. I've tried many combinations moving the center speaker from the stand up and down, switching the phase as the calibrator cautions me , changing the VanDenHul cables to another ones, but same result always.
Then I've tried to calibrate the system without the center speaker at all, and the results were fantastic. All the 5.1 DD/DTS, 6.1 Descreet DTS sources sounds much wider and nicer with the Audyssey ON than w/o it, but the center channel goes to the main speakers. I've used the audyssey curve with movies, and the flat with multi channel music concerts without the center, and I really love what audyssey does to the sound scene. The bass gets smoother, and the mid and high diffuses all around the scene directly and with no artifacts.
So my issue is the center EQ . Is there any way to override the center EQ of Audyssey, and to change it manually (I guess not). I even tried to turn on the center channel in the speakers set up of the receiver, after the calibration process without it.But You cannot turn on the Audyssey curve at the moment Tou add the speaker to the set up.
So Is there any other try I should take with the calibration or is there simply no click between the Paradigm CC-350 and the Denon S-205 mic or the Audyssey calibration process. Unfortunately I cannot get any spare center channel speaker to switch mine to run the calibration and to check the results with another center.
Any comments would be appreciated.
P.S. Sorry for my poor english...
P.S.S. The pictures of the Audyssey channel curves are attached. The pictures are lowq, made with mobile phone, but might be enough to get it