Originally Posted by Goodfellas27
Well, that's good that it worked for you/room, but other would disagree, including myself. Audyssey has it's methods for room EQ, including bass, but sometimes, its results would not be satisfactory (missing bass weight, etc) for some songs -or the whole thing. Since, you're not able to go a manipulate the curves in a none pro version, you're stock with what Audyssey give you. Other RoomEQ, like MCACC allows you to change it the way you like it. I could go in, increase the bass in the curve, if I want, change the time, Turn-off RoomEQ and leave Phase On, etc. --In Audyssey, you'll be limited.
I understand the pros and cons, but MCACC, at least until they offer a full-range version, did not let you adjust all the 'bass in the curve' because it did not actually operate down to 20 Hz.
I suspect, but do no knwo for sure, that 'phase' is a function of the 'subwoofer distance' setting in Audyssey AVRs, and I recall you can
turn Audyssey EQ off while still retaining speaker distacce settings and levels.
I very much liked that MCACC allowed storing 6 separate settings. But in the end, Audyssey simply throws more processing power and more bass treatment at the signal than MCACC did, and bass is the place where you want most DSP to operate in most rooms. It also allows multi-sub correction and MCACC, at the time, did not. I have no skin in the game and if Pioneer improved MCACC I would not hesitate to try it again.
I like Audyssey's Dynamic EQ too, basically it's applying a *proper* (and user-adjustable) loudness control for low-level listening.
Audio resolution is a function of bit depth. Pretty much all AVRs operate at 24 (or 32 float) bit depth. Extending the sample rate basically broadens the bandwidth of captured frequencies. And again, unless you are a bat, 96kHz vs higher rates is not going to matter.
Well, per your logic, why even go to up 96 Khz, lets keep it at 48 Khz and call a day, since we aren't bats
Indeed. What *do* we need higher sample rates than 44.1 kHz for, and under what circumstances? I'm curious to hear your answers (and then I will share mine).