Room EQ: Audyssey - am I the only one who thinks the Audyssey EQ mode takes away from the dynamics/range? I prefer setting the Room EQ to off even though it may not be "correct".
Maybe we should start a new thread where the only thing we discuss is our experience with Audyssey. So far I ran it twice (and in the process as a side effect aka bug I lost my i/p scaler settings) but I'm not impressed with the results. The crossovers were set all over the place though I have identical speakers all around, the levels don't match what I would otherwise calibrate with Avia or DVE (I guess because there's more processing happening on the path from the DVD player to the speakers which affects the levels) and I'm not a big fan of the EQ curve it determined. The only thing that was accurate was the speaker distance but that I can easily measure myself with a tape measure.
I ended up turning off Room EQ, calibrating the levels with an SPL using Avia, setting my own crossovers and just keeping the distances.
In my opinion the Audyssey process is flawed, it should not be using tones generated by the receiver, but instead it should come with a DVD that has the tones on it so that you are truly calibrating the entire sound path from the source to the destination.