Originally Posted by mrjulius
I have another thread in the Sub section in reference to the AnitMode, Audessy, and my Dynasty. If you didn't see it here is the conclusion.
Reposted here because I don't want any Epik (Dynasty) owners, or soon to be owners to miss this.
For those that don't know, my HT room has the acoustics of a carnival funhouse.
------------------------------------------------------I got a very quick response from VLSI Solution (AntiMode) in reference to the AntiMode and my Audessey 2EQ (which does not add filters to a sub).
I calibrated the Epik Dynasty with the AntiMode 8033 then I re-ran Audessey. Audessey correctly changed the distance of my subwoofer.
Audessey set the sub to -3 on my Onkyo. All 7 speakers were level matched except for the sub which is 3db hotter according to my RS SPL meter. I don't know what frequency range Audessey uses for the sub.
Sub gain is set to 12 O'clock.
I did engage the 25Hz lift. It added clean sounding gain. No noticeable distortion.
I have been using the same test songs for the last couple of weeks trying to dial the Dynasty in. Boom Boom Pow by the Black Eyed Peas was loud and boomy at the same exact notes. It was a very noticeable, muddy boom boom as compared to the other "boom booms" just before and after.
After today's setup it is now COMPLETELY GONE !!!
That song is now tight all the way through. Wow, what a difference. The beats fall off much quicker now instead of hanging around and getting mixed into the next one. Sharper and harder hitting certainly would describe the change.
Another song that I have been using is Madonna's Die Another Day (someone from another thread recommended it) Very hard hitting bass that stops and starts abruptly. I'm not sure where the majority of the bass lies but I was getting 105 Db peaks at my sitting position and I had to turn it down because the slam was resetting my heart rate. I know that the RS SPL meter reads low Db's in the bass region. I don't know what the actual Db's were during this song but I couldn't take any more. The bass reminded me of my old "clubbin days" standing near a speaker and feeling every bass note in your chest.
BTW, my main seated position is 17 feet from the speakers and the sub.
For the last couple of weeks since I got my Dynasty I have been fooling around trying to dial it in manually, Audessey on, Audessey off, tweaks here and there, applying some Db's via the Onkyo, Etc.
I never came close to what I did today in 10 minutes between the Audessey and the AntiMode. Done correctly, in the proper order was all I needed.
Thanks Pasi. I'm a believer.
Thanks Epik. The Dynasty is unbelievable !!!
Very Interesting. I have a question as I am a little confused though. I have Audyssey Multi-EQ and Dynamic EQ (basically the same thing except it helps at lower volumes). It is my understanding that Audyssey sets levels, distance, type (x-over setting although this is generally more of a personal preference), AND helps to smooth out peaks and dips, etc.
Since you are running Anti-mode, what is the point of using Audyssey in addition to it? Anti-mode will smooth out FR and the levels, type, distance, etc. could be set with an RS Meter. Let me know because I was under the impression that Audyssey may not do that good of a job smoothing things. Is the Anti-mode worth the investment if I have Audyssey?