Originally Posted by Mark Lem
Will the room correction eq that comes with my JL Audio 112 be good enough there, and will it be a good combination with mcacc? With my treated room I'm assuming mcacc or even odyssey 32 wouldn't have to work that hard to tune my room...If I use my 300w/channel amp for say my existing 7 speakers, and two amps in the 68 for either the front heights or wides,, will I be able to tune and blend them into the other 7 speakers?
Thanks in advance
1. yes, I would think so since your sub has its own built-in EQ system. I've used MCACC with Velodyne's full parametric EQ'r built-in to their DD subs and the SVS AS-EQ1 audyssey sub EQ system. both work very well with MCACC.
2. I would say yes, since the more your room is already treated, the less radical changes the room EQ has to make. most experts say for best results, basic treatments (bass traps, 1st reflection absorption/diffusion) should come first. you are good to go
3. yes, no problem. I use an ext amp for the fronts and let the receiver do the rest & experience great sound quality. many folks use receivers as prepros with a 3, 5 or 7 ch amp and then use the receiver's amps for rears, wides or heights. the calibration & EQ system will take that into account. the models you are considering all have preamp outs for all channels so you can mate them with as many or few ext amps as you'd like.
and I agree, the models you are looking at: SC-68, 4520, 8801 are all top performers. sure, it'd be nice to see another new owner here, but all of them are very worthy contenders
keep us posted how it goes or if you have more questions.