Originally Posted by gorylewis
Hi Everyone...I'm new at this so be gentle...lol
My new Pioneer Elite SC-35 arrived today and when I got home from work I set it up and ran the auto MCACC. I followed the instructions from the first post on page 1...I did the All Ch Adjust and changed the speakers to small and crossover at 80 then ran it a second time with those settings and changed a couple of the speaker distances and the levels
I just have a couple of questions though. When I look at the advanced EQ settings for a preset. How come each speaker is set differently?
The EQ settings are done by MCACC to balance the sound as heard by the microphone. What is received at the listening position is affected not only by the speakers, but also, of course, by the room. So depending on the layout of the room and the furniture in it, the sound from the left and right speakers, for example, may be identical coming out of the speakers, but different once it reaches the microphone. So different EQ settings are required to equalize the frequencies at the microphone location. That's why the speakers all have different settings, which is perfectly normal.
You mentionned changing the speaker distances and levels. Why did you do this? Usually the distances mesured are pretty much spot on, and levels are pretty good as well. Did you change them "by ear" or do you have a meter?
Note that the sub will usually be mesured farther than actual because there is often additional processing done in the sub, so the sound takes a tiny bit longer to reach the mic, which results in a distance setting that is further than what a tape mesure tells you. What we want is not the physical distance, but the "delay distance", so the MCACC value should be good.