This Helpful links and such post has been superceded by the Pro FAQ (click here). Please feel free to comment and make suggestions by posting in the thread.
For a list of Audyssey Pro capable products click this link to a page on the Audyssey website:Find an AVR with Audyssey. Just be sure to check off "Installer Ready" before you hit "Search".
For a description of Pro and helpful links go here. To purchase a kit, you are encouraged to use the "Find an Installer" search tool there. If you are not having any success, I suggest you contact Luke @ Audyssey directly as he may sell one directly to you.
Here is a link to a reliable online site that sells the kit and provides a description of the contents. The site often lists the kit as "OOS" though I've heard they can usually drop-ship from Audyssey if you contact them.
The license for your unit is obtained directly from Audyssey CS when you register your kit.
Here are some of the advantages to using Pro.
Although many of the folks with a Pro kit have and recommend an independant measuring system such as XTZ, OmniMic, etc, here are some comments on using Pro to measure your system. Also see item #3 of this post and this post on using Pro to optimize sub(s) placement. Pro measuring is reviewed here.
More Questions? Please feel free post here on this thread- if no answer is forthcoming contact Luke, the Pro kit expert:
"Please advise other AVS forum readers to email email@example.com when they have a question.
Luke-Audyssey Laboratories Installer Support"
Two or more subs? ALERT!! Known issues with Pro FW that you need to know:
by AustinJerry, see here.
Also inquire about tweaking distances to further smooth bass response if you have measuring equipment and are so inclined, there's a lot of expertise on this thread.
More tips on running Pro from other owners:
pepar: Instructions per manufacturer are displayed in Pro page by page.
kbarnes: The mic calibration file is on your CD along with the Pro s/w. Install the s/w from the disc and it will put everything in its proper place including the cal file. Then go to the Audyssey installer website, create an account and then download the latest version of the s/w. Install that over the version off the CD. That's all you need to do on the PC side.
Then go back to the Audyssey installer website, log in and buy a licence for your unit. You will find your specific AVR/AVP in the list - make sure you buy the licence for the unit you own! It will cost you $150. This is a one-time fee and licences your unit for ever. You will then see that a 'licence key' has been generated. These last for one month and are free to regenerate if the current one expires and you need to run Pro again (after the month is up). You can regenerate a key at any time. The Pro s/w will ask you for the key before you can proceed to the calibration so make sure you have copied it to the PC you use for the calibration.
AustinJerry- After you have taken all the measurements you want to take, and you are ready to click the "Next" arrow to start the calculations, make sure you click on the "Save measurements" button. This preserves the measurements file, and will allow you to re-load the file at a later date in order to tweak crossover selections, run the curve editor, etc. without having to re-do the measurements.
- After saving the measurement file, click Next to run the calculations. This takes quite a while, and may be slower on you older laptop.
- After the calculations have completed, you will be presented with the crossover selection screen. Because there has been so much discussion about the Pro crossover recommendations, I suggest that you jot down the recommendations for each speaker, in the recommended order, before you proceed. It's nice to be able to refer to these notes after the calibration has completed.
- After you have selected the crossovers and clicked Next, Pro will finalize the filters and then allow you to download the filters to the AVR. This step takes a few minutes as well.
- After the filter download has completed, make sure you click on "View Results". This brings up the Pro Certificate in a browser window. Make sure you save the certificate by clicking File, Save As in the browser. You will want to share the certificate with us on this thread.
And succinctly restated by AustinJerry:
There are two critical "save" steps you should get in the habit of doing each time you run a calibration. The first one is at the end of the measurements section, immediately before you click "next" to run the filter calculations. You should click on the "Save Measurements" button, which creates a file on your local hard drive in case you need to tweak the calibration results in the future. The second save step is saving the certificate...Uploading the certificate is an optional step, really meant for professional installers. After you have completed the step in the Pro calibration that transfers the filters to the AVR, there is a button on the web page called "View Certificate". When you click on the button, the certificate is displayed in a browser window, from which you can save the certificate to your local hard drive, should you need to view it at a future time
Typical Pro Instructions for Denon: http://www.avsforum.com/attachments/62331
Onkyo 5509? for hookup info see this post
Edited by SoundofMind - 9/25/12 at 12:46pm