Originally Posted by Todd68
Originally Posted by kbarnes701
Room correction software, such as Audyssey for example, doesn’t try to 'correct the amp' in any way. It tries to correct the room/speaker interaction - hence the name, room correction software.
It is correcting the response curve of the amp to compensate for the room, right? So it is "fixing" the perfectly flat response amp, because of the variations of room and speaker response.
The outcome is far broader than that. The automated system attempts to correct the acoustical response of the system, which includes all of the electronics, the transducers, the room itself. If the power amp in the AVR is non-flat which could potentially be true for some switchmode power amps, then that gets corrected, too. If you drive your speakers through an outboard power amp that is attached to the preamp outputs of the AVR, any slight non-flatness that it may have gets corrected as well.
Note that this is a intentional, unbiased system. Components aren't swapped in and out without any knowledge of their actual frequency response in the system, which is what happens when audiophiles swap components in order to get "That sound".
Note too that some of us who have had equalizers in our systems all along, have been doing this manually, often assisted by measurement tools such as Room Eq Wizard (REW)..