I am running without a sub though...Is that the root of the problem i'm having? Based on the way the Audessy EQ looks, it seems to think I have a sub, and honestly, it would sound great with the way it sets up the eq if I had a sub.
I reran Audessy today before I read your message, although I only used 6 positions instead of 8 (before I was just doing three positions, one for each spot on the couch) I didn't do all 8 because of the few amount of listening positions that are possible in my apartment. I did the 6 locations pretty much exactly coresponding to locations 1,2,3,4,5 and 6 in your diagram. Although I don't have a correct mic arm, like you suggested, I did set my mic, facing the ceiling, on a vertical pole at ear listening height. No obstructions or sitting on a stool or pillows or anything. I unplugged the fridge and turned off all air conditioning and made sure I was out of the way as I could be when I ran the settings.
Below is the eq settings of my two front speakers after audessy:
Here is a view of room so you can see the shape and locations of stuff:
Here is a VERY simplified graphic I made in photoshop (i don't have a screen shot of hte real graph right now) of the frequency I'm seeing:
Regarding the frequency curve, I am using VERY non pro stuff to get this info (I am measuring just using the built in iPhone mic, using the iphone app "acoustics" inside of "audio tools" app created by Studio Six Digital. www.studiosixdigital.com/
) I know it's definitely not a good setup to be using the mic in the iPhone, but I'm not looking for reference quality, just a broad idea of what's going on.
Having said that, when test using the mic and app, the results one the curve are showing more or less what I'm hearing. Audessy setting is very strong in the mids and highs and nearly non existent in the bass. Manual setting based on the sound samples I was taking was much more balanced with low bass, non overpowering mids and highs that rolled off a bit.
For what it's worth, here's a link to my speakers, in case for some really weird reason they are hard for Audessy to EQ:http://www.bowers-wilkins.com/Speake...eries/CM8.html
Sorry for the long post, just trying to give as much info as possible to see if there are any red flags in my process or setup or anything. Thank you much for helping me with this, I appreciate it!