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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-26-2015, 02:06 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
Yes, I'm referring to Dynamic EQ. Since I often...

Yes, I'm referring to Dynamic EQ. Since I often play at 5 dB or so below reference on movies, and similar subjective SPL on music. my ears don't need much help in restoring bass -- I don't often...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-24-2015, 03:21 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
My tone controls seem to work well; I prefer them...

My tone controls seem to work well; I prefer them to DEQ, which seems to muddy up the sound. The sub trim works well, but largely below whatever crossover frequency you pick. In my case, that's 80...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-23-2015, 10:32 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
It depends entirely on the program material. I...

It depends entirely on the program material. I use either Audyssey FLAT or just plain old Audyssey [sometimes called Audyssey Reference]. When I put on a music disk, I start out with whichever...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-23-2015, 02:28 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
Some have, certainly not all, and unlike PWK,...

Some have, certainly not all, and unlike PWK, they don't recommend it for all speakers. Some have recommended corner placement for some of their speakers, including JBL, Frazier, EV, Bozak, and, of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-23-2015, 01:39 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
P. W. Klipsch argued that the corner was the best...

P. W. Klipsch argued that the corner was the best position for all of his speakers, or nearly any speaker, whether they were corner models or not. The current Klipsch instructions recommend putting...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-23-2015, 01:22 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
Don't put the couch in the exact center of the...

Don't put the couch in the exact center of the room (acoustical problems).
In order to satisfy both you and your wife, could you create a "conversation pit" open rectangle (U shaped with square...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-21-2015, 05:41 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
It strikes me that turning down the SVSs to just...

It strikes me that turning down the SVSs to just under room rattle may be a mistake. I don't think that procedure is in any set of Audyssey instructions. It might be better to put on a movie with...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-21-2015, 04:10 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
Open ended rooms can be a problem. It was...

Open ended rooms can be a problem.

It was nice of B&W to do that. I've heard of Klipsch and JBL doing the same thing.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-21-2015, 12:00 AM
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Posted By garygarrison
I don't have buttkickers ... maybe that's the...

I don't have buttkickers ... maybe that's the difference. How are the levels set with buttkickers? I don't think Audyssey governs them, unless they are just set up to somehow imitate the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-20-2015, 08:55 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
Wow. Among those 1800, do you have many 70...

Wow.

Among those 1800, do you have many 70 mm classics that used magnetic soundtrack 6 channel stereo? They were mostly from the 1950s and 1960s.

I find that Audyssey's subwoofer (and also mid...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-20-2015, 06:05 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
I don't know. I'm confused. Can you just...

I don't know. I'm confused.

Can you just leave the Polk off and see if the SVSs sound O.K. by themselves after Audyssey calibration?

If you turn the Polk back on, without Audyssey calibration,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-20-2015, 04:47 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
You don't have to throw away your SPL meter --...

You don't have to throw away your SPL meter -- you can use it to preset your sub(s) to 75 dB from the MLP, just as a starting point, to give Audyssey less work to do. Audyssey should set the levels...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-20-2015, 03:46 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
IMO, levels should NOT be set using a SPL meter...

IMO, levels should NOT be set using a SPL meter after running Audyssey, unless it is to turn up the sub by a few dB, as some people do, out of preference -- and for that, you ordinarily use your...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-20-2015, 12:05 AM
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Posted By garygarrison
You're using all 8 mic positions when setting up...

You're using all 8 mic positions when setting up Audyssey, right? Just a shot in the dark.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-19-2015, 05:52 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
Great looking room! For doors, there was a...

Great looking room!

For doors, there was a really good solution at San Francisco State U, where I used to work. We copied it in our old home, but it wasn't needed in the newer one. Closed cell...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-19-2015, 04:35 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
This sounds like a problem with the firmness of...

This sounds like a problem with the firmness of the room itself. In our old house, the structure rattled as did all windows. In our newer house, we rebuilt the music room/home theater, and there...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-19-2015, 03:56 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
It's my understanding that it is the combination...

It's my understanding that it is the combination of the (modern) Audyssey mic and the circuitry in an AVR or pre/pro, made to Audyssey's specifications, that renders the microphone's response...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-27-2015, 04:32 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
Yes, the simplest explanation is the one to check...

Yes, the simplest explanation is the one to check first. Both trouble shooting and science move faster that way. As to whether the simplest explanation is usually the best, in challenges greater...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2015, 11:14 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
Maybe your main listening position is in a null. ...

Maybe your main listening position is in a null. Is it located at the dead center of either the width or length of the room? Google "room mode calculator" and "null." ... just a guess.

Some...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2015, 02:01 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
Most people use a two step process: Get...

Most people use a two step process:


Get the room to sound as good as you can (within budget) before you use any room EQ. This would include finding the (tentatively) best speaker placement,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-21-2015, 10:49 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
Wow, my head is spinning, and I'm guessing that...

Wow, my head is spinning, and I'm guessing that yours is too!

Who told you that you were running your subs wrong by using the sub output? IMO, for a powered subwoofer (which is what I think you...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-21-2015, 03:37 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
. Oh, you don't?:) I actually have, either...

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Oh, you don't?:) I actually have, either in rehearsals (most often), or at performances (a couple of times). If you hold the meter no more than chest high, it doesn't call much attention to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-21-2015, 03:08 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
Of course, they can distort, but: Commercial...

Of course, they can distort, but:

Commercial theaters have a standard Reference setting just as we do for Home Theater. The standard technique for mic positions, band limited pink noise, etc. is...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-20-2015, 05:58 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
...and 45 dB is below the lowest setting (which...

...and 45 dB is below the lowest setting (which is 60 dB) on my Radio Shack meter! I have measured dialog at about 75 dB average, sometimes as low as 68/70 dB (not whispering).

"I'm not saying...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-20-2015, 05:42 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
I actually listen at 5 dB below Reference. If we...

I actually listen at 5 dB below Reference. If we run a Transformers type movie (very rarely), we turn it down some more. Star Trek - Into Darkness got turned down, as did The Grey.

Brief peaks...
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