Originally Posted by JBLsound4645
Not sure about Tom Holman con this Auduesy or how ever its spelt I don't care not interested it sounds like a load of hot air.
Have you ever listened to a properly set up Audyssey based system? Do you have any clue as to what Room Correction is? Based upon your comment here I would have to suspect the answer to both of these questions is "No".
I have an Audyssey enabled Integra and the Pro kit and I can tell you first hand that it is anything but a con. I know from experience and an understanding of what it does that it is a very real benefit and far exceeds pretty much anything else you can do. In terms of value there is nothing else I can think of that provides as much value for the buck.
The irony here is on many levels. First, your comments in the rest of your posting amount to a crude attempt at doing what Audyssey does in a far more sophisticated manner.
Second, when using a system such as Audyssey, you reduce the impact of Speaker and Room induced distortions. While it will not produce absolutely perfect sound it does, in most if not all cases, make a massive improvement in the quality of the experience when done properly. If I turn the Audyssey system off the difference is like night and day and is audible to anyone that is not stone deaf. If you are going to quibble about the sonic differences in any component other than speakers then you have to try Audyssey as the impact on the sound exceeds pretty much anything else you can do.
I would hazard the claim that decent speakers in a room with Audyssey correction will sound better than fine speakers in the same room without Audyssey in most cases. The room distortion in most situations is so signficant that few other improvements can come close, and if the speaker does have some issues those can often be addressed as well.
I know this from experience and from my understanding of the technology. If you are going to make a statement like you made here I suggest you actually study the system and experience it before inserting your foot in your mouth.
I will close by pointing out that our company uses similar techniques to equalize the response of our audio systems which go into high end business jets. While not exactly the same methods, many of the same principles are used. Audyssey is a very real and effective technology.