Originally Posted by ufokillerz
i dont think you need those attenuators
what you need is a nice spl meter, and manually level match the speakers. if audyssey is setting them for -12dB, then chances are they might need more adjustment but the receiver can only do -12dB. I level matched everything at 80dB or something instead of the 75dB that audyssey did them at. I too had some speakers that went to -12dB with audyssey, but that was mainly because thats the limit that you can adjust them in the receiver.
The main issue here though is if the overall passband has to be dropped to -12 on his speakers, but then audyssey wants to apply a 5dB cut to peak, it has run out of additional room to do so. I don't know, but at least in my experience, the speakers seemed to do much better when they weren't at -12 post audyssey eq. With that said, I still went in and raised them to 75dB at the LP which usually meant at that point they were only -8dB on the speaker trim, but even then, Audyssey wouldn't have realized that it now had the room to make the cut, so it just seemed it didn't eq as well overall as when I level matched with the amp gain before I ran audyssey
Originally Posted by SeaNile
It can be frustrating trying to use a typical processor to get the proper setting for the JTR stuff. I struggled with it for a while and thanks to someone who knew more about this stuff it's pretty dialed in now and rocks.
Having the mains at -12 is exactly how it started with mine. After a proper setup they are now at -6.5 and the sub at +2.
You will love the JTR setup once it's dialed in.
What did you do to accomplish this? adjust amp gain? Toe-in? move the speakers or the LP further distance away? There are many options to achieve the end-result you have, just interested in what you did to get there as it might help otherbeast out
Originally Posted by countryWV
I would love to make Dynamic EQ work. It really reads like its the sh-t and at low volumes like -40 it works great. At high volumes like -15 to reference it seems to nueter the surrounds.
Do most people use Dynamic EQ? If so any tips or is it just a turn it on and leave it alone setting?
PokeKevin I have never tried the reference voume settting but I will check into that.
I use it sometimes, I really do like it for lower level listening as it does exactly as it is advertised, overexaggerates the surrounds and sub channels to compensate for lower listening volumes. The problem is your ear gets used to that and likes it, and as you turn the volume up, the closer to reference you get, the less pronounced the effect is as DynEQ is slowly dialing back the amount of boost it gives the surround and bass channels. This leads to the exact issue you alluded to that it "Neuters" the surrounds closer to the reference. Actually, what you are hearing is the surrounds coming more "in-line" with the mains, and it sounds weird since you are used to them being more pronounced. A good medium? Bump the surrounds 3dB over your mains, then you should have the same effect even at reference.