you're dead wrong if you think i'm going to look up all those, learn them, and then find that, after a few years, they have been used only a couple of times.
i think i'll learn japanese instead...
(I'm cheating... it's the famous quote from Jimmy Hoffa, about being wrong. Or not ;))
You’re right - Japanese is easier :)
Remember that the AVR's internal test tones bypass Audyssey. If you want to see the effect Audyssey is having you need to use a test tone disc.
If you are using a sub you don't need to have your main speakers set to 'Large' regardless of their physical size. 'Large' means 'send nothing to the sub' in this context. 'Small', or setting a XO, means 'use bass management and my sub.
Dynamic EQ will boost the bass at low listening levels. What level are you listening at?
You should not find that Audyssey creates a 'bright' sound. Some people who have recently experienced this have discovered they have a defective mic. Which mic does the NAD use and when was it shipped?
You may find the following FAQ answers give useful background and more in-depth information:
Jerry, ICBW, but I thought that it only 're-chirped' if ambient noise levels were too high? Are you saying that it could re-chirp if, say, the sensitivity of one speaker was much lower than another speaker? Not sure I am understanding you (and this isn't in the FAQ - maybe it should be).
They do don't they? Someone just recently posted an image of them and asked if he could use them to help get his setup right. They are very 'chunky' and seem of limited use to me.
The FAQ may help:
Are you using Dynamic EQ? This will 'restore' your bass at low listening levels. What are your typical listening levels?
Can you tell us how you have it wired physically and also what AVR.AVP etc you are using?
It's Audyssey MultEQ XT. This version of Audyssey equalises the bass. Max's initial question was to see if you had MultEQ 2EQ which does NOT equalise the bass.
As your bass has been EQd by Audyssey, Max's advice is to listen for a week or two so your ears get used to flat bass, before making any changes. By removing the room-induced peaks and bumps when you calibrate with Audyssey, it can often sound as if something is 'missing'. In fact something IS missing - the distorting peaks and bumps! But if you have gotten used to this bass over a period of time, it will take a while to get used to flat bass. Once you have gotten used to it, you will almost certainly prefer the more natural, flatter bass. Have a read of those FAQ answers I linked you to before you change anything, so you know WHY you are changing things and what the best practice is. If you still have questions, then by all means come back and ask them here - this is what the thread is here for.
BTW, there is nothing 'wrong' with preferring more bass (see the FAQ answer below) but do take time to get used to the Audyssey calibration before you start experimenting.