Originally Posted by comfynumb
I just ran Audyssey for the first time yesterday. My room is an acoustic disaster, I'll say that right from the get go. Audyssey came up with bewildering setting, which in part is my room. For instance it crossed my 52's over at 250 Hz. It also set my bass on my sub so low it was nearly nonexistent. Now this was just a preliminary run, but my belief Audyssey is, it has to be based on someone's specific taste in what they expect out of their setup. It's a program, and maybe some like it. I consider myself a novice in home theatre, I'm always learning. But I have specific tastes and expectations of what my music/movies should sound like. So who knows better than I do how my setup should sound based on my preferences? Not a computer IMO. But I do like the dynamic EQ, it sounds great at low listening levels, but I can set that myself and probably will. The Marantz 8801 was a shock to my technical capabilities, (I think I destroyed some communist missile sites the other day by accident) but with some key help I got this lol.
Holy cow there has to be something going on there...for you to get a 250Hz crossover setting on F52's I have to wonder if there is something odd going on with your speakers and/or the receiver. When I run Audyssey on my puny F12s, Audyssey initially sets them as full band so there is no doubt in my mind the F52s should have similar outcome. For your speakers to be measured as that bass deficient, I don't think the generated Audyssey results would be very pleasing at all.
How many microphone measurements did you take/where did you take them? Did you check your speaker trim levels with an SPL meter to verify they were somewhat close to each other? On your subwoofer, what did Audyssey set as the trim level for that? If the gain on the subwoofer is turned up too high, often Audyssey will set the sub at a -10 to -12 trim level setting...in general it is recommended that the trim level for the sub is in the -3 to +3 range.
I would really suggest also posting your experience in the Audyssey thread. The 250Hz crossover for the F52s is what confuses me the most, as that would suggest to me either some speaker drivers aren't working or something is wired up incorrectly or something...can you post what Audyssey's suggested crossover as well as speaker levels were? That is, if you want to give it another try sometime, I'm sure everyone on this thread plus the Audyssey thread would be willing to help.