Originally Posted by pepar
With my sig being what it is, one might be inclined to dismiss me as an unabashed Audyssey fanboy. I am one of those, but it is because I have heard what it can do in my theater and those of a few local fellow HT nuts.
Having said that, I have to agree with JackBarry. Linked in my sig is a setup guide that has the accumulation of the little tips and tricks that users - happy users - have assembled all in one place. I would encourage you to read it, give it another try and post your experience in the Official Audyssey thread
. If you still have problems, that is where you can get the best help.
Thanks, I have read step by step instructions.
There are a couple of points that I have not tried.
My couch is about a foot higher than my ear position. I have been measuring at ear height, and about a foot forward from the back of the couch. This could be a problem. The doc states
"If the seat back is higher than ear height, ensure the microphone is raised above the seat back."
BUT, this would place the microphone about a foot higher than ear level? If find this confusing.
Also the Audyssey target curves are set automatically as i own an Integra 9.8. I noticed it states
"The Audyssey or Audyssey Reference target curve is designed to translate film mixing room conditions to the home listening room. This curve is flat to 4 kHz, has a slight roll-off from 4kHz - 10 kHz (-2dB @ 10 kHz), and another additional roll-off from 10 kHz - 20 kHz (-6dB @ 20 kHz)"
The roll-off from 4-10 bothers me a bit but the roll-off from 10 -20 I really dislike. These are the ranges that i was manually bumping up, about +2db in the 4-10 and +3-4 in the 10-20.
It looks like I could run in the THX mode, and that would not produce any roll-off. I was never too crazy about this mode.
As for the low end, I have found it easier to make adjustments to help resolve the roll-off.