At the recommendation of a few people, I purchased the Audyssey Pro kit. When everyone left the house today I took a couple of hours to calibrate my Denon 3808 with it for the first time. I only measured 16 out of the 32 available positions.
Here is a sample of what the regular Audyssey MultEQ XT did for my system. I am not sure when I ran these particular REW graphs. I have run MultEQ XT dozens of times in the past few weeks!Attachment 144040
Blue - No EQ, Purple - Audy On, Yellow - Dyn EQ On
Here is what Audyssey Pro did for my system this afternoon (I am using REW just so you can compare to above)...Attachment 144041
Purple - No EQ, Red - Audy On, Pink - Dyn EQ On
I have a lot of things running through my mind right now that I want to write about, but here are a few things I want to mention in this post. First off, my system sounds much better after running Audyssey Pro. I know this is subjective and broad. But there you have it. Secondly, Audyssey Pro easily detected the high pass rolloff of my dual SVS PB13 Ultras
. This is something I have really been working hard to get MultEQ XT to do.
BTW, my subs were in the 15Hz tune, with the room comp feature (HPF) bypassed in both of the calibrations above.
Lastly, I wanted to mention something very weird. MultEQ XT set my sub trim level to -1.5. Audyssey Pro set it to -10
! The gain knobs on my subs have not been touched in weeks. They are set to the 8:00 line. Anyway, one would think that I lost a lot of bass. Not so. My subs produce the same level of bass at the exact same master volume. But let me tell you this. My subs don't work nearly as hard to achieve the same SPL dB levels. I guess all that boosting in the teen Hz area was taking a lot of amp juice? What do you guys think about the huge decrease in the sub trim level?
I tested all my demo material at 0 master volume (reference). My system encountered no troubles what so ever playing at this volume. I tested with KFP, WOTW, Incredible Hulk, Pulse, and Flight of the Phoenix.
Audyssey Pro so far seems to be working wonders for my setup.