Originally Posted by MrHifi
And now the bad news...I am unable to run the Audyssey setup. I keep getting a "Retry" message. Having performed dozens of setups, I am baffled as to why it will not allow me to run the setup. Everything else seems to work. I checked the plug and the cable. I get 3 levels of chirp then "retry".
Question...If I had an open in the mic circuit, what message would I get? Does the algorithm perform a line check before it begins? I am baffled.
I suspect that it does and uses that to initiate the procedure.
BTW, I also had to replace the subwoofer unbalanced with a balanced connection. This all occurred subsequent to Comcast's reinstallation of the feed to my home. They replaced the R-11 line with the newer product whose number I do not remember. Perhaps grounding is different. Strange that only my front channels and sub were affected. These have separate amps. I use a third 6 channel amp for the rears.
Cable grounding practices are notoriously unreliable. Before I had the Integra, I had 3-4 'technicians' out to the house to cure my ground loop problem and all of them insisted that the "cure" was to use a little ground loop isolator on the line. That's a band-aid. Finally, the last guy grudgingly agreed to relocate their ground adjacent to and connected to the main house ground. Voila! No ground loop. He was amazed.
If I am unable to get Audyssey working, I will use my trusty RS meter. I will use the values Audyssey computed before and I used previously. I will adjust sub and front speakers. I understand that the XLR connection provides less gain in the 9.9 vis a vis the unbalanced RCA connection. how much less?
Typically, 6dB but that's just a guess in this case.