Originally Posted by ttowntony
Just offering the same advice as I would to anyone interested in that type of speaker....
As for room EQ, that isn't for everyone. In fact I NEVER use it when callibrating a system. I do see where it could be helpful, though. It's not quite an exact science wouldn't you agree?
As to room EQ, I used to be the same except I liked it in the bass region. But, boy I've had my eyes opened there with the addition of the stand alone Audyssey Pro EQ between my NAD M15 and M25. It is pretty amazing.
I've tried various EQ's like the YPAO in the Z9 and the more advanced version in the RX-V2700 plus the Audyssey XT in the Denon 4306 as well as the EQ in the HK745 (Supposedly a Lexicon trickle-down) and I din't like what any of them did for the top end, the Denon was close to acceptable but the rest just wrecked the top end IMO.
Probably the best use of room EQ I experienced before the Audyssey Pro was using the Z9's manual PEQ to EQ only below 250hz and letting the SMS-1 EQ my IB sub.
The Audyssey "Pro" is a very special application which is the first that I actually like throughout the entire sound spectrum. The bass and mid-bass definition has so far been unparalled in my system and there's absolutely no loss or overemphasis of top end resolution, in fact quite the opposite. Plus it really does a good job for all seats as advertised. Mindblowing really.
I don't know if the 5805 has them same resolution "Pro" version in it or not, but if it does I wouldn't discount it as being a positive. Certainly for a neophyte it will give better results than DIY without experience.