Originally Posted by rumba
If I'm using D- Nice's reference settings for my Elite Pioneer is there any real advantage to having it calibrated?
As I understand it, D-Nice's settings are a good starting point, but because of differences among individual sets, additional adjustments may be needed whether you do it on your own or get it calibrated. In my experience, a good calibrator with the proper equipment can achieve much better results.
In the end it's a personal choice. If one is happy with the results they achieve on their own and don't want to spend the extra bucks, then they shouldn't worry about it and just enjoy their set. If ,on the other hand, one wants their set to be as accurate as it can be and doesn't mind the expense, then I would recommend they find a good calibrator and go for it.
Just my humble opinion.