1. Yes, Audyssey isn't required to produce sound. It's a calibration program.
2. Um... this is the same question as #1
3. No, there is a default assignment.
4. Yes, keep it at approximately ear level for all measurements.
5. Not *necessary* but you should run all 8 positions to feed the system as much data about your room as possible
6. In addition to the above, read through the Audyssey info I've aggregated here, it would have answered questions 4 & 5 also: http://batpigworld.com/wp/?page_id=37
1. I guess that my question needs better clarification. When I connect the speakers and sub, and turn on the 4520, will I be able to hear any audio if I say have the AVR set on a FM station before I employ Audyssey?
3. You said that there is no default setting for the amp assignments. Does that mean that in question 1 above means that I will have no audio output with a FM station tuned in and that the amps need to be assigned before any speaker output is detected?
1. No, it was perfectly clear and it's still the same question as #2 Audyssey setup is NOT required to hear sound, period.
3. Um, read what I wrote again There is a comma between the word "No" and the rest of the sentence.