^^ Turning the question on its side--is there any (semi) automated room correction that _does_ optimize the delay for the crossover/splice correctly, as implemented in AVRs on the consumer HT market?
i know the only real test is post-calibration external measurement using REW or similar, but AFAIK it hasn't been documented for ARC, MCACC, or YPAO either.
Not that your argument concerning Audyssey isn't otherwise correct -- again.
Stuart, according to my information Audyssey would be ready to do this during auto setup (somewhere Chris once made a hint on that), but the AVR makers don't want to give up Bass Management, for the time being at least. When time comes Audyssey will probably be among the first ones to implement such a feature. But it's the marketing Gods at the AVR makers who are controlling the salami slicing machine!
On another note, in the current hierarchy of AVRs where Audyssey is only EQ'ing the speaker channels, but not setting crossovers IMHO and with my logic, it would be impossible to do it automatically, coz when each channel EQ is finished the mic would need to be placed back to the exact same location again for a second sub-sat combined "chirping". With Audyssey taking over the Bass Management Department a one time "chirping" would be enough, probably the calculation time would need to be extended. But we can wait a bit, eh?
P.S.: To whom it may concern! Let's keep our discussions limited to technical topics only, and refrain from getting personal! Deal? Thank you!
P.S.2: Just found the quote. The topic of the discussion was that it is not Audyssey but the AVR that sets crossovers. Here's Chris's comment: "This is a sore point with us. We have been trying to convince AVR makers to have more control over the crossovers and bass management, but it hasn't happened yet."
Unfortunately for your argument, Feri, the issue under discussion is not one of setting the crossovers but one of setting the distance (for the sub) and the distance is not set by the AVR, but is set (incorrectly in almost all cases) by Audyssey.
I didn't spot your apology for accusing me of spreading 'wrong information'? I'll let it go if you will stop spreading information that really is wrong.