Originally Posted by cschang
I find this VERY surprising. In my room, the difference is very audible.
Originally Posted by monomer
There are the specs and then there is what we hear... I try and never confuse the two as they can be at odds sometimes and in that case my ears will always win out every, single time. One possibility could be that your room is somewhat 'loose' and so that makes it much less noticeable, in which case go with whatever your senses are telling you is more pleasing to your ears for the source material... I believe that's why Brian gave us those settings choices to begin with.
The only thing I noticed is a slight reduced in sound level when I flipped the switch while the music/sound is playing.
Perhaps a few variables...
1. The room is not ideal to begin with. The room size is roughly about 4500 cubic foot...then it has opening to kitchen, and opening to hallway to other rooms.
2. I don't have high quality recording source + bad equipment setups. Tell you the truth, for stereo music, the Bose system in my car sounds 1000x better than Focal+Rythmik(or Focal Sub)+Denon AVR
...this is to show how bad my setup is for stereo. The Eagles: Hell Freezes Over CD [not the DTS DVD version] sounds great in car, but sounds crappy in house.
3. Maybe (grasping straw for air here) due to opposed drivers configuration?
4. I don't think rerun Audyssey does any good since the amp is controlling at this point.