Originally Posted by jdsmoothie
a. Don't expect much in the way of improvement if the 5007 amps aren't being pushed to max now.
1. DIRECT, however, in most cases this is not recommended as it also disables Audyssey.
2. No special setting, simply rerun Audyssey again with the amp connected.
In my setup using an outboard amp with the 1603 (not yet with sr5007 but still intend to), it does make a difference in my case, I use DIRECT.
I did not know that this mode, DIRECT also disables Audyssey, but then it is not relevant, as I am not listening to 5.1, or 7.1, or 7.2 channels, but only care for 2 stereo channels?
From another perspective, you seems to suggests that Audyssey can also be set up, i.e. calibrated for 2.0 or 2.1 if I wanted to (sorry I have not read the complete FAQ on Audyssey thoroughly, if the answer is obvious)? And that I can save this settings on a PC, then recall it whenever needed, switching from HT to pure stereo listening?
If this is correct, all do-able, then Audyssey is really a good tool: to drive each speaker properly to compensate for the room's defficiency and listening positions!