Originally Posted by kbarnes701
By 'other' material, do you include movies in that? I am about to take delivery of a 5509 pre-pro and one of the main influencing factors in my choice is that the unit is Pro-ready. Do you think that, for movies only, I will find little to no difference with a Pro calibration?
I'm kind of reluctant to turn my experience into any kind of blanket statement, so want to be sure to preface this by reiterating that my only point of reference is my own gear.
That said, while it's very hard for me to compare them in a way that isn't entirely subjective, I didn't find the Pro cal to make the same kind of noticeable difference for movies that it did for music. Perhaps due to the nature of the two sources and the distribution of sound across multiple speakers in music being more identifiable/noticeable than for movies?
But you know at some point, you're going to go for it
I'm sure it does improve movies and who wants to pass up anything is this hobby for even incremental improvement.
I got really lucky - when I went to my local B&M to ask about pricing, one of the sales staff was looking to sell his as he had move off of the Audyssey platform. The deal he offered was good enough to push me over the purchasing threshold, which for me, doesn't take more than a gentle nudge anyway...