Originally Posted by jmschnur
I really would be interested in a comparison of quality from a listeners perspective once the Pro is avaiable for the 80.2/5508. The pro kit and license are expensive
First I'd like to see some confirmation that Integra/Onkyo has finally gotten their act together and have released the firmware to enable a feature that their websites misleadingly claim already exists.
I agree I'm anxious to hear the observations of owners who have the Pro kit, and particularly professionals such as Kal who I know is very proficient in the use of the software.
Judging whether the cost of the Pro kit is worth the expenditure is going to be a very personal and subjective matter. Whereas it adds some tangible improvements over the consumer version, in my opinion much of what the Pro software provides is added convenience, a measure of customization, and visibility of what MultEQ is actually doing.
The subjective improvements of overlaying Audyssey Pro over MultEQ XT are fairly subtle and with the consumer versions gain in resolution via MultEQ XT/32, I suspect that hearing additional improvements over XT/32 via Pro is going to be even more subtle.
In the meantime while we are waiting for user and professional reviewer observations, you may be interested in reading Kal's observations when he first reviewed version 3.0 of Audyssey Pro.Audyssey MultEQ Pro3.0 room-correction software
On page 3 Kal shows the Audyssey Pro's frequency response curves before calibration, with MultEQ and with the standalone Sound Equalizer. I believe that MultEQ XT/32 will now have resolution comparable with the Sound Equalizer.
Kal's closing remarks, underscore my comments about convenience, customization and visibility that the Pro software offers.
After all was said and done, however, the subjective results using MultEQ Pro3.0 with either the Audyssey Sound Equalizer or the Integra DTC-9.8 were superior to what I'd previously achieved. In part, this might have been because I was now more careful and patient in the process, knowing that I needn't be concerned about losing an earlier acceptable outcome. Mainly, though, the ability to tweak the results by trying different bass crossovers for the different channels, and by nudging the response targets, let me experiment with correcting perceived flaws. In most cases, Audyssey MultEQ Pro was dead onbut with v3.0, I could flavor to taste.