Originally Posted by dr_hsu
I have to buy an Anthem receiver or processor to try it! Expensive!
Re: Audyssey and other auto RoomEQ(s).
I could spend countless hours randomly trying various speakers in my room, hoping that at least one random pair of speakers will have a complementary freq response for the environment. Then I could either a) spend hours/days/years randomly adding acoustic treatments to the room until I get it sounding "right" or b) spend hours/days/years with something like REW while adding acoustic treatments until I get it to measure "right" and sound "right" ... or I could:
Pick a pair of speakers that has a neutral anechoic response and an impedance/sensitivity profile that matches well with my amplifier/AVR, then spend 15-20 minutes or so letting "Audyssey" do it's thing ... pop the corn, pop the top, pop in a BD and enjoy the movie ...
Which is a long way of saying, I think it might be a mistake to dismiss MultiEQ-XT ... It's probably not anywhere near perfect, but it I think does a lot better job than most Joe6Packs (or even self-proclaimed "audiophiles"/enthusiasts will be able to do on their own.)
PS: My VTF 3.3 (foolishly didn't get the turbo when I had the chance) is still shaking the foundations. After watching "The Pacific" last year, I'm afraid of it.