Originally Posted by kriktsemaj99
If you want to play around with the EQ then you always do it with Manual, but you can first copy any of the YPAO modes to Manual as a starting point. YPAO Flat usually sounds brighter than Natural. YPAO Front doesn't EQ your front speakers and then tries to match your other speakers to the fronts.
"Through" just means EQ is disabled, and you can select this to compare with the YPAO result (or your manual tweaks) and see if the EQ has actually improved things or made it worse (quite possible).
I just posted the following in another thread, but it's relevant here too...
If you're going to try manual adjustments it's useful to know what the current PEQ filters are doing. Since you have up to 7 filters for each channel it can be hard to visualize what the overall effect is on the frequency response. To help with that you could enter your settings into PEQedit
If you use Receiver Manager (assuming it supports your model) and save all your settings to a file, PEQedit can read the file and display what the PEQ filters are doing.
For models that don't have Receiver Manager, you can save settings through the web control interface. I don't know what format is used for files saved through the web interface, but if someone does a backup of their settings using the web interface and posts the file, I will see if I can make PEQedit read that file.
According to the manual, a backup file file does not contain any personal info such as account/password or MAC address, but you could send me a PM if you don't want to post the file here.
This is some very interesting information. I've had a 3010 for a while now, EQ set to Flat after YPAO, and keep thinking there's just something off about it. It sounds very clean, but it has very little mid-range punch, and definitely some weirdness with sub gain (YPAO set my Rythmik E15 600W to like -5, which was barely audible, and my setting of +5 sounds integrated). I have Klipsch RF-62 II's in front, and I know darn well that their dual 6.5" drivers should be producing more punch than what I'm hearing. All speakers are set to small, 80hz crossovers (except the two surround back in-wall 6.5" drivers set to 90hz).
I am going to take a look at copying setting to manual (didn't know this was possible). Hopefully digging around in those manual settings will help me to discover what the problem is, even though I'm no EQ expert. Perhaps I need this Receiver Manager + PEQedit file to really understand things.
Thanks for tips kriktsemaj99!