Originally Posted by cuzzin
I may just have to end up paying a pro home theater calibrator to come set my system up right. I wish someone here had the episode in question on their DVR so they could check it out.
Yes, the delay is about right. Audyssey set it up and I reviewed the numbers it came up with afterward.
I have been reading about your situation. From your pictures, it appears like your left speaker is situated in a corner of the room while the right speaker is not.
It is important to understand that when setting levels, SPL meters and receivers will use an average SPL measurement to approximate the levels.
Due to your room, your left speaker is most likely going to have quite a bit of room gain compared to your right speaker. This additional gain can skew the spl measurements such that when all levels are set to zero, the left speaker is measuring with higher SPL then your right speaker such that the right speaker will be set several dB higher to compensate. You also have a rather large subwoofer placed very close to the left speaker and this too will increase gain such that the right speaker will need compensation (boost).
It is highly likely based on what you have posted that the level setting of the right speaker has been boosted such that the "average" sound pressure level is now the same as the right speaker. However, room gain is typically not in the critical upper midrange response and this frequency range might be boosted too high compared to the left speaker such that while the average spl between both speakers is the same, a frequency range that you are sensitive to is now too high on the right speaker compared to the left.
Try this simple experiment... Turn OFF all Audyssey features and manually set the level adjustments for the front speakers to "Zero". Now listen to the same recordings and report back to us.