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post #61 of 70
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I'll give that a try later. Just watched a few more clips and found one in iron man 1 when he was battling the f-16's and gave me what I was looking for response wise. I took the volume higher than I normally do, but maybe I just need to get used to the different sound characteristics.
I guess I'm just used to boomy and rumbling and not soo much quality possibly
post #62 of 70
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To the person asking for dimensions:
Listening/viewing area is about 15x16x8ft ceilings.
There is an open area going to the kitchen that is another 8x8 area maybe.

Laminate floors. Large thick area rug in front of main viewing listening area.
No sound materials.
Will see if I can post a panoramic shot but quality will be fairly low

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Edited by PM-Performance - 11/27/13 at 1:23pm
post #63 of 70
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Originally Posted by PM-Performance View Post

I'll give that a try later. Just watched a few more clips and found one in iron man 1 when he was battling the f-16's and gave me what I was looking for response wise. I took the volume higher than I normally do, but maybe I just need to get used to the different sound characteristics.
I guess I'm just used to boomy and rumbling and not soo much quality possibly

Try the scene where he walks out of the cave and the terrorists are waiting for him in the sun. I think its chapter 5. 

post #64 of 70
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thanks. Ill check that out. I was watching the beginning of the cave sceene and skipped over it because I wasnt hearing all that much LFE in the beginning of the sceene.
post #65 of 70
Getting used to flat bass without a hump takes some getting used to if that’s what you’re experiencing?? You need a dB meter so we and you can see what's going on. You should especially feel and hear the difference in the lower freq material. I would turn your trim up a little more taking for granted your other settings are what they should be. Where are you at on your new amp? 10-11-12-1:00?
post #66 of 70
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I'm at 12 on the new amp
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Getting used to flat bass without a hump takes some getting used to if that’s what you’re experiencing?? 

 

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post #68 of 70
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I think I have it tweaked enough to be happy with it.
Dont judge me on this one. lol. I used an SPL app I had on my phone to level match my speakers after audessy. I found out my front right was 3-4 db low. Rears were 6db low maybe and the sub was about 3 db low.
I bumped the lower channels and bumped the sub up 6db or so to be about 3DB hot and sounds tremendously better now.

I havent pushed it hard yet at all, but watching a Tron Legacy BD rip at -15 seems to rock the house pretty good. I bumped it to about -7 at the ending sceenes with the jet fights and was pretty amazing.
I will try with some good legit BD disc content later this week when I get time to test more.
Edited by PM-Performance - 12/4/13 at 2:16pm
post #69 of 70
If you change the speaker levels post Audyssey, you are destroying all the hard work you just did. If Audyssey is truly setting your speaker levels that far off, you need to either take a good look at your method of calibration or there is something wrong with your mic.

That being said, I wouldn't trust an SPL app and that is probably where your problem lies.

P.S. Admitting to piracy on an open forum is generally not a good idea. rolleyes.gif
post #70 of 70
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I have read multiple Audessy posts and thought I read from Chris that modifying the speaker channel levels would not over ride the work audessy did. Maybe I missunderstood?
My problem does not lie in the cheap SPL app as I only used that now to see how far off the channels were from each other. I let Audessy do its thing and let it sit like that until I decided today to mess with it. After reading multiple posts from multiple forums on unimpressionable bass, to just up the levels and see how it sounds, I decided to try it with more impressionable results than prior.
Unless you mean by "where my problem lays" as in why I am seeing a margin of difference between all the channels from Audessy, then it is possible. However if it is just taking a white noise sample, how can this really be an issue? I know it will not be accurate SPL wise as a numerical value, but to distinguish the difference in levels between channels, i think it can be a fairly valid comparison to tell me they are not equal.


What are different methods of calibration?
-I put on a tripod
- start at listening height about 18" away from the back of my sofa.
- do each side about 3 ft or so from the main listening position (the secondary listening positions for other users)
- follow the same practices for the remaining 3 spots about 2 ft forward from the original positions.

Now the mic I used this time was a replacement I just got off Ebay because my original went missing the other week. Same style Denon mic, but with a different model #. My gf found my original Denon unit the other day, but I cannot imagine it will give any different results.

Am I doing this wrong? Bear with me here. I am still trying to figure this out and make the best of this fairly large amount of money in upgrades I just spent in the last couple weeks.
Further suggestions?
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