Originally Posted by westmd
Sorry but reading Kal's review I am reading something different, at least in this one:http://www.stereophile.com/content/m...nd-50-page-3-0
Kal writes: "After all this, the results with the Integra DHC-80.2 using MultEQ Pro were audibly superior in several ways to those with the Integra's built-in MultEQ XT32
Now one more technical question. Will the Pro calibrations sound the same for an XT and XT32 or does XT32 also means a better chip thus a better Pro calibration result ?
It is impossible to do a straight A/B of XT and XT 32 as the underlying receivers/processors are not the same. Out of the box with NO Audyssey calibration, I could hear that the 5508 was much better sounding than my Pro-calibrated 885. Sure, without Audyssey my bottom end was lumpy and ringy, and there were individual speakers/sound sources around the room and not a "system" producing a sound field.
The improvement of 5508 over 885 was in the detail, transparency and dynamics, changes I would attribute to better DACs and maybe some other audio circuit components.
It was interesting to do the listening comparison and to discover that I was able to "listen through" the lack of Audyssey to the underlying component. However, I don't think that, that once even the consumer Audyssey calibration was done, I could draw any definite conclusions about MultEQ XT and MultEQ XT 32. If anything, I would say that the area where XT 32 should best XT, in the main channels from about 500Hz down to the crossover, my system performed better.