Originally Posted by tanman
Northsky: How does "blanketing" help when Audyssey measurements are recommended for the conditions as they are, such that everything is taken into account? Obviously, slight modifications may change reflections, but blanketing prior to measurements is a new one to me!
Because the mic that comes with the 805 (Onkyo's own mic) is not a very good mic, so it is wise to improvise some small and smart decor adjustments, and that one of putting a material piece on top of a reflective coffee table is such a flexible alternative at correction.
I did experiment both ways and find the 'blanket' option to be be a viable alternative to a less than perfect mic; it added some 'clarity' to the overall sound.
Room's acoustics we can tailor to our own by using imaginative methods, by using common sense from what we already know.
No one is telling us to abide by the laws; we create our own world at the end...this is our right to freedom, our right to choose what's best for us. There are no cops patrolling in our living room or home theater room to dictate us of what to do with our sound. ...And every product has its flaws. ...Knowing the flaws we can circumvent around them to obtain more beneficial results.
The best DSP inside a machine (DRC and EQ) works best when used intelligently, by us.
* This is a free suggestion.