Originally Posted by SherazNJ
In order to find best place for my subs, I need to move it around. But in avr the distance is already set. Does that mean that each time I move the sub to new location, I need to run Audyssey at least for 1 point so that it can calculate the distance?
For example, say my sub is at distance set in avr to 17ft by audyssey. Now I want to see how subs react when I move subs physically 1 foot ahead. So I first turn Audyssey off and then move it physically 1 foot ahead. Now when I run the test tone, avr still has subs distance set to 17ft which is incorrect.
Run Audyssey again after moving any
speaker or the MLP.
There are (at least?) two distance indicators on some AVRs: 1) The one under "Manual" which indicates the distance you last
manually set (if you ever did), even if you have since moved your sub to the moon
-- it will be the same as the next one (#2) if you never set it manually, & 2) The one under something like "Auto set up" , -> then something like "Parameter Check" -> then something like "Distance check." This one is the distance that Audyssey set, and it won't change unless you run Audyssey again, even if you move your sub to Saturn.
The terminology above is what my Marantz pre/pro uses.
Audyssey sets my distances precisely, to about a tolerance of 1.5 " or less. These repeatable figures also pretty accurately represent the measuring tape distances from the MLP to the diaphragm of the midrange drivers. Audyssey sets my subwoofer to a greater distance than it is physically, because it, like many, incorporates some delay, and Audyssey (rightly, IMO) really measures delay rather than distance.
I'm happy leaving things as Audyssey sets them, with the exception of the subwoofer level, which I turn up, and tone control settings for some individual disks (these are the true tone conrols -- Bass & Treble -- which do not disable Audyssey, not
the virtual sliders, which turn Audyssey off).