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Audyssey Dynamic Volume setting

post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 
If you are using it, what setting do you mostly keep it on (Day, Evening or Midnight)? For watching TV Shows, Movies & Music.
post #2 of 27
Music = off
Cable TV and non HDTV = Medium
DVD/BR = Light unless listening at near reference, then = off
post #3 of 27
Thread Starter 
I have a Denon AVR-590 and I like the "Day Setting" for watching Movies & TV Shows and off for Music.
I recently tried-out a Pioneer VSX-820-K 's Auto Level Control but I liked the Denon's Audyssey Dynamic Volume better.
It really comes in handy for Horror and Action Movies.
post #4 of 27
I frequently use the the lowest setting when watching movies or TV. I don't like it with music.
post #5 of 27
On the 608 they are called light, medium, and heavy.

I use light for almost everything. I turn it off for listening to music at higher volumes or action movies when I really want to get into it.

I use medium when there are people sleeping in the house, and very rarely use heavy for late late night listening.

I feel like the light setting doesn't affect quality at all, just reduces dynamics. With medium on occasion it sounds a bit unnatural and heavy often sounds unnatural, but thats the tradeoff you have to take to not wake people up.
post #6 of 27
Always light.
post #7 of 27
Off during normal hours (after 10:00am before 9:00pm).
Light when it gets late.
Medium when my wife is sleeping.
post #8 of 27
I've been using day mode for everything with my new 3311. I've experimented with turning it off but it just seems to sound more balanced unless I'm really cranking the volume. It's nice for pandora as well because it keeps the volume between songs relatively constant. I feel like I should be switching it off, but I just like it better on day mode.
post #9 of 27
If I have it on then light it is...
post #10 of 27
Pioneer owner here -- don't have a receiver with this capability, at least not yet...

Does Dynamic volume work with everything, or is it also not available with DTS?
post #11 of 27
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Originally Posted by mrjktcvs View Post

Does Dynamic volume work with everything, or is it also not available with DTS?

It works with everything.
post #12 of 27
I was under the impression that this is not good for night (i.e. when others are sleeping) because it increases the subwoofer levels as you reduce the volume. I've been using Dolby Volume to reduce dynamic range without increasing the subwoofer volume, but perhaps I was mistaken?

Can anyone with a good knowledge of the various "volume" technologies weigh in here on the pluses/minuses of these technologies for both regular and late-night listening?
post #13 of 27
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Originally Posted by mbrennem View Post

I was under the impression that this is not good for night (i.e. when others are sleeping) because it increases the subwoofer levels as you reduce the volume.

Yes, it does. What I do is I decrease the volume on my sub or just turn the sub off altogether.
post #14 of 27
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Originally Posted by mbrennem View Post

I was under the impression that this is not good for night (i.e. when others are sleeping) because it increases the subwoofer levels as you reduce the volume.

DynamicEQ does that; I wasn't aware that DV does too.
post #15 of 27
On my receiver (Onkyo 1009), Dynamic EQ is automatically engaged whenever you turn on Dynamic Volume, so you get the sub boost by default.

Personally I don't like manually turning off the sub because it is easy to forget to turn it back on later.
post #16 of 27
You can adjust the Dyn EQ "Reference Level" setting to either 10 or 15 to reduce the sub boost at volume levels below 0db.
post #17 of 27
I have the habit of listening music at low volumes. As per the suggestion from majority in this forum I kept the dynamic volume of my Denon 3312 "OFF" while listening to music for last 3 months.

A weeks back I kept the dynamic volume to "DAY" and I find many of the instruments I was missing for months came alive.

So from my personal experience I would recommend keeping dynamic volume ON if you listen music/movie in low volumes
post #18 of 27
Onkyo 709 owner here, and I like light with everything. Dialog is easier to hear, and I still get explosions nice and loud too. I never listen at reference level, so for me, Dynamic EQ and Dynamic Volume are great technologies to have. Purist will scoff I'm sure, but my ears like it, and in the end, that's all that matters.
post #19 of 27
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Originally Posted by D Bone View Post

Onkyo 709 owner here, and I like light with everything. Dialog is easier to hear, and I still get explosions nice and loud too. I never listen at reference level, so for me, Dynamic EQ and Dynamic Volume are great technologies to have. Purist will scoff I'm sure, but my ears like it, and in the end, that's all that matters.

I completely agree; I have the Onkyo HT-S3400 HTIB (it uses the TR-309 receiver, if memory serves) and the Audyssey Dynamic EQ feature at "Low" is awesome. The sound comes "alive" when I have this enabled.

Since I have an entry level HTIB, I remember reading somewhere that the Audyssey is factory calibrated because the receiver doesn't have an mic for true calibration. The HT-S3400 speakers are average at best - if I were to buy new speakers, does anyone know if Audyssey Dynamic EQ will still work properly?
post #20 of 27
^^
There might be some change, although most likely if you upgrade the speakers, you'll also want to upgrade to a stand alone AVR that comes with an Audyssey mic so you can EQ the speakers properly in your own environment.
post #21 of 27
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Originally Posted by Comp625 View Post

I completely agree; I have the Onkyo HT-S3400 HTIB (it uses the TR-309 receiver, if memory serves) and the Audyssey Dynamic EQ feature at "Low" is awesome. The sound comes "alive" when I have this enabled.

Since I have an entry level HTIB, I remember reading somewhere that the Audyssey is factory calibrated because the receiver doesn't have an mic for true calibration. The HT-S3400 speakers are average at best - if I were to buy new speakers, does anyone know if Audyssey Dynamic EQ will still work properly?

Wow! No microphone for a unit with Audyssey Dyn EQ/Dyn Vol!!

I suggest you get a SPL (Sound Pressure Level) meter and calibrate your speakers to 75dB/C-Slow, just like your manual says:
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Tip
. If you're using a handheld sound level meter, adjust the level of each speaker so that it reads 75 dB SPL at the listening position, measured with C-weighting and slow reading.
. To fully enjoy Audyssey Dynamic EQ and Audyssey Dynamic Volume, we recommend that you manually adjust the level of each speaker using the above-mentioned settings.
post #22 of 27
Might be a stupid question I think i missed it in the manual. How to set the default setting for it, mine is Evening which is medium and I have to change it every time I change source or restart the receiver, like to set it to day or Light. I have Denon AVR-1712.
post #23 of 27
^^
See p. 56 in your Owner's manual. Also note that if you are using a Quick Select you must re-memorize that Quick Select with the change in Dyn Vol setting by pressing/holding the Quick Select button for a few seconds.

For more information on your Denon 1712, join us in the Denon XX12 Owner's thread, especialy reviewing posts #3-6 in that thread (linked in my sig).
post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

^^
See p. 56 in your Owner's manual. Also note that if you are using a Quick Select you must re-memorize that Quick Select with the change in Dyn Vol setting by pressing/holding the Quick Select button for a few seconds.

For more information on your Denon 1712, join us in the Denon XX12 Owner's thread, especialy reviewing posts #3-6 in that thread (linked in my sig).

Thanks a lot Sir, yes I did read first couple of pages of owners thread. Its pretty good.
post #25 of 27
I only use it when its late at night. Other than that its off
post #26 of 27
it seems to me, when on, dynamic volume makes relative volume go up,, for instance, i can clearly hear at -40 in day mode, but with it off i can bearly hear a thing. a reason for that?
post #27 of 27
The goal is the level the volume ... raising softer audio and lowering louder audio.
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