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View Poll Results: Does Auto Room Correction Do More Good or Harm?
In general, it does more good than harm 299 46.43%
In general, it does more harm than good 52 8.07%
In general, it does more good only in the bass frequencies 31 4.81%
It depends on the room-correction system; some work better than others 123 19.10%
It depends on the room 33 5.12%
It depends on the speakers and their placement 17 2.64%
I don't have enough experience to say 89 13.82%
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post #361 of 372 Old 10-08-2013, 07:29 PM
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 - for multichannel I use the ARC, for 2 channel it isn't needed......

I always wonder about the basis for statements like that.  Different rooms?


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Different source running analog direct probably. Sometimes it's nice to turn off all the computers and kick it old school.
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I always wonder about the basis for statements like that.  Different rooms?

I just quite plainly enjoy the music better with no smoothing or room correction. same room, different needs...

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I just quite plainly enjoy the music better with no smoothing or room correction. same room, different needs...

Understandable.


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post #365 of 372 Old 10-21-2013, 01:34 PM
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How timely...

The upcoming AES Convention in a couple of weeks has a workshop/seminar titled "Digital Room Correction - Does It Really Work?"

On the panel are Bob Katz from Digital Domain Mastering, Floyd Toole of Harman, Curt Hoyt of Trinnov and Will Eggleston of Genelec.

http://www.aes.org/events/135/workshops/?ID=3646

Would love to be a fly on the wall in that room.

Is there any news from this? It was last week and I cant find much about it.

I am skeptical about room correction as I personally have much more enjoyable soudn with YPAO turned off. But mine only measures and adjusts for one position....I cant recall where I saw it but someone was sayign that it may correct the sound for that one position in the room but screws it all up for the rest.

Therefore I think the next time around I will make sure to get a AVR or some sort of system that can measure a wide variety of spots in the room.

I personaly think you need to look at the room first and then EQ but I know that for many that is not a possibility.

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Is there any news from this? It was last week and I cant find much about it.
The workshop was videotaped, but IDK if the AES will make the video available. If it does, there's generally a fee. Don't expect major revelations.

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I think it's room dependent, if you have room that's strange in design not shaped properly I think a room corrector would come in handy. However if you have a dedicated room with wall treatments I think it would do more harm then good. I would rather contact a acoustician and have it done right.
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Maybe that is the general rule. My theater is not the customary rectangular shape. However, in my acoustically treated room that measures very well....Room Perfect made a sizable improvement.
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In my room I use Audyssey Pro. The room is treated, I found the best place for my 4 x subs to be placed by using a HAA calibrators RTA and Audyssey took care of the rest. I could of gone the manual way by purchasing QSC eq but that was becoming too much for a room of my size which is only a small dedicated theatre.

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I use a Pioneer VSX-84TXSi receiver, installed in 2006. After using MCACC it's still necessary to do subtle touchups to make the sound more closely resemble what I think was the original performance. Now, I wasn't really present for any of the original performances, so how could I know what it sounded like? I listen for percussive attacks on drums and cymbals, saxophone chirps and growls, deep registers of cellos, oboes, the in-room presence of vocals. I know it's an approximation but the result is what I believe is a reasonable facsimile.

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Haven't experienced it myself but from what I gather it's good practice to double check auto settings manually.

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I think room correction systems are great. I've used 4 versions of MCACC and have been very pleased with those. I used Audyssey for one year and was not so pleased with it. In ancient times, I used a sound meter and balanced the channels manually, with little confidence I was doing it right.

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