Originally Posted by Molon_Labe
I am am glad you enjoy your system - that is the end goal. Would you mind sharing what other receiver brands and room correction systems you have owned and calibrated on your system?
The first time I used Audyssey was a Denon, plain old first gen. Then, an Onkyo with XT, than an Onkyo with XT32, then two Denon's in a row with XT32. My first calibration system was a very early version of YPAO that was very underwhelming, as was the Yamaha receiver behind it, but that was so long ago it is not relevant to modern equipment.
It sounds great. I have no interest(as you no longer do) in going down the REW fiddle fiddle fiddle route. I have fired up REW a very few times, and have no confidence that I used it correctly. It shows a reasonable response curve raising a little in the bass(probably why I like it) with a couple of dips/nulls at 50 Hz and 90 Hz, which I may or may not try to address at some point, since it sounds good to me. I don't process above 500 kHz using the Audyssey app.
What I do know is even with the basic Audyssey decades ago, it was the best experience I had to that point, to what I have now which is even better. All main stream consumer gear, at least until recently.
I have almost zero interest in comparing what I have to anything else(MCACC, ARC,YPAO, Dirac), ignorance is bliss and a whole hell of a lot cheaper. I have no interest in analyzing the hell out of my system and possibly finding what I think sounds good is crap. I will follow developments on Dirac Unison with interest, but will not touch it until it's been around and proven for a few years so my wallet is safe for the time being.
I do not in any way deny other people's underwhelming experience with Audyssey, just saying it's worked to my satisfaction. Audyssey itself, and the new app, seem to be a bit of a crap shoot, and I've been mostly lucky with both. My only fail has been trying to use the app to raise the dip at 50 Hz, got me nowhere.