Originally Posted by Shepardos
I will receive my DD15 + today. I have a Arcam AVR600 with integrated Audyssey calibration. I wonder what is the best way to calibrate the DD+ 15 with my current System. Is Audyssey changing anything in regards BASS EQ? The normal speaker will be changed by the Audyssey in regards the EQ. Is this also with the Subwoofer?
1.) Calibrate with Audyssey all speakers and do afterwards with the Auto EQ with the Velodyne and don't use
the EQ Option of the Arcam AVR600
2.) Calibrate with Audyssey all speakers and do afterwards with the Auto EQ with the Velodyne and use
use the EQ Option of the Arcam AVR600
3.) Calibrate with Audyssey all speakers without the Subwoofer and do Auto EQ with the Velodyne
What is the best option to integrate the Velodyne with my System?
Hi. Are you sure there's Audyssey in that model? If so, what version (MultEQ, MultEQXT, MUltEQXT32) is it? I am under the impression that model has a proprietary auto EQ system. And unfortunately I cannot seem to find an active forum on your model but if you find one, you could post there.
If you use "search this thread" and put "Audyssey" in the searchbox, you'll find several detailed posts pertaining to your question.
But it's hard to say what will yield the best results. You'd have to try it for yourself. In conducting such EQ comparisons, it helps if you have measuring gear such as OmniMic or REW so you can quickly and accurately measure results. There are threads for both of those if you go that route.
I have no idea of the capability of the Arcam proprietary system but IME the higher versions of Audyssey do quite well EQing the sub channel on their own. So for what it's worth here's what I'd do in your situation.
1. Set up the Velo to do its AutoEQ and disable any EQ in the AVP. Use the Velo EQ to do a measured sub crawl/haul, i. e., to help me place the sub in a spot that produces reasonably smooth response and especially avoids huge dips (nulls). The mic goes right where your head normally is and you move the sub around, watching the real-time sweeps on your TV screen.
2. Set all EQ in the Velo to off, no phase, no crossover, etc.
3. Run the AVP AutoEQ . Listen to how it sounds.
4. If you like you could then measure the results by using the Velo AutoEQ system as in step 1, with the AVP EQ system engaged.
5. You could then chose to manually EQ a bit more if needed using the Velo EQ (I don't), but do not try to boost big dips in the low freq response that result from nulls as it is counterproductive.