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post #22951 of 22956 Old 07-29-2014, 06:12 PM
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Hell, I'm going to go with the Emotiva xpa-3 for the front stage using the Onkyo 805 as the preamp than just use the Onkyo 805 to power the Walsh Ohm 2.s surrounds. Case Closed. Thanks for the help.


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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.

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Blanketing items that reflect sound will yield better results for Audyssey or any other type of digital room correction software, BUT...
if you then remove the blanket after calibration, you then create a new reflection that can alter and muddy up the sound.
If you can't permanently eliminate some sound reflective surfaces, it's better to just leave them as-is when you are doing the calibration IMHO.
...Or just leave the 'blanket' (use a nice piece of fabric, color pleasant, design attractive) on your reflective coffee table, afterwards.

Because to have a reflective object (coffee table in this instance) in front of your listening position is not the first recommendation for best sound.
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Hell, I'm going to go with the Emotiva xpa-3 for the front stage using the Onkyo 805 as the preamp than just use the Onkyo 805 to power the Walsh Ohm 2.s surrounds. Case Closed. Thanks for the help.

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Larry, tell Emotiva that Bob (the Canadian Frenchman) did help in recommending their XPA amp series.
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...Or just leave the 'blanket' (use a nice piece of fabric, color pleasant, design attractive) on your reflective coffee table, afterwards.

Because to have a reflective object (coffee table in this instance) in front of your listening position is not the first recommendation for best sound.
If your decor allow you to leave the blanket, I understand.
My only concern was removing the blanket after tuning. That would change the dynamics again!
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Like I said, the 805's mic is not the best, so it's good to experiment with alternatives; room decor wise (acoustic).

Blanket on or off, before and after, leave it on or take it off...experiment. ...Key: Experiment. ...And your ears are best judge.
* You can even take measurements of all the variables too, with REW. ...But your ears are still the best indicator, IMHO. ...And in particular for that most important center channel speaker (dialogue).
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