Originally Posted by Gov
BTW, is anyone using MCACC or another receiver EQ with their Ascends? If so, do you like it, or prefer no EQ with them?
I have a Yamaha HTR-5790 that powers my surrounds and does processing duty. Even after trying the YPAO EQ in several different configurations such as "Flat" and "Front", I just can't like it. The "Flat" setting is supposed to do just that, make the response as flat as possible. To me, it sounds like an over-the-top version of THX post processing where the highs are significantly rolled off. The "Front" setting is supposed to make all speakers sound like the front mains. Again, to me, they sounded better left alone. Maybe I like a bright sound, but to me it's not bright........it's detailed, and that detail was lost when using YPAO. This is just another good example of what sounds great to me may sound like crapola to you, so take this for what it's worth and YMMV, etc., etc.