Originally Posted by thoug
Thats a very good question that I had been pondering myself. Are Audyssey MultEQ and THX modes mutually exclusive? I would think that theoretically, the MultEQ processing for room equalization could be done on top of the THX processing, but is there enough DSP power? I think THX defines a preset subwoofer crossover point, does this over ride the Audyssey determined points? What about the THX 7.1 rear channel ASA (Advanced Speaker Array) processing, does MultEQ mess this up?
I know, a lot of questions that probably no one here can answer . . .
This is exactly the kind of discussion that keeps me coming back here. I'm going to attempt to do a thorough review this weekend (as mine should arrive tomorrow) but I can't make any promises.
Most of the discussion up to this point has been regarding the video capabilities (or liability, depending on who you ask). I have accepted that the 805 was not designed to be a video processor. What it can do is process all of the latest audio codecs via HDMI (even if sources to pass those bits aren't available yet).
I have no experience with Audyssey or, THX for that matter. One thing I did notice in the manual (just to invigorate those thought processes) is that the tone controls (according to the manual) are at 20khz and 20hz respectively and adjustable independently for each channel. So, it would appear to me that I could theoretically use this in conjunction with the manual channel EQs, or perhaps even Audyssey. This is very interesting to me because I am a fanatic about having a flat response from 20hz to 20khz. With my Klipschs, as you can imagine, this takes some EQ'ing. BTW, I just reconfigured my stereo rack in anticipation of the 805s arrival. Removed 3 outboard EQs and 2 amps. Shouldn't need'em.
One last thing I checked while I had everything torn down was the dimensions. If you have one of those generic racks with 5 or so glass shelves seen in the likes of BB or CC (like mine), stand by for some squeezing. My rack is 19" deep and the 805 is 18 1/16" deep. Keep in mind you still need room for the cables back there (and more that 7/8"!)
Just my rambling thoughts tonight.