Originally Posted by Jobio
So, do you typically run Audyssey first then adjust speaker placement and trim with REW, or just use only REW? I haven't run Audyssey yet on my new receiver, so I'm not sure how it compares/constrasts to REW.
Thanks for all you help!
hmmm, there may be some confusion here. REW provides a lot of features and it can even suggest EQ filters for you, however it does not do EQ. It can be hooked into some of the parametric EQ gadgets out there and send filters to them. Behringer and minidsp are the two that come to my mind. I have a minidsp for my subs but don't have it hooked up right now for my current configuration.
As far as order, most recommend you get everything as level and flat as possible then run audyssey. The one thing I do post audyssey as far as changes is tweak the crossover range (distance / delay settings). It's common to do post audyssey "audyssey on" and "audyssey off" graphs as well to understand what it is doing. Also, you can get a pure look at the audyssey filters by measuring the pre-amp outputs of your AVR too (basically you make an electronic loop between your AVR and puter).
REW is measurement gear, not EQ gear. but please don't EQ without measurement. Make since?
EDIT: also it has no "active" roll as a component in my system. aka it is not hooked up when I'm listening to tunes or watching a movie. I break it out, measure, tweak, measure, tweak, mea...ooops wifes home put it all away. Improve more another day. I enjoy doing it, learn a lot each session.