Originally Posted by Alan P
You could just do the "poor man's" house curve by turning up the sub trim.
But since your AVR can apparently employ a graphic EQ with Audyssey, try boosting 30hz by about 3-6dB (whatever sounds best to you) and you have a basic house curve that should raise 3-6dB from 80hz to 30hz.
Experiment with the boosted frequency as well (30hz, 25hz, 20hz) and go with the one that sounds best to you.
However, earlier you mentioned that you preferred your FR with a boost around 40-50hz...so you may just want to GEQ that boost in and call it good.
Thank you Alan, your advice sounds good to me, kind of like the condensed Reader's Digest version of the sub distance tweak which as you proved to be very beneficial. I was able to find that happy compromise between HT and music, I used the SDT with C on the sub closest to the CC and the L+ sub tweak on the other sub closest to the left speaker and it turned out much better than I could have imagined.
I listened to music Flat and was really impressed how it sounded and switched to movies with HT and was equally impressed. The thing that impressed the most was the seamless integration between subs and speakers, before it always seemed like the subs stood out (not localized) but not really a true blend either. Now it's one continuous interaction, kind of like I don't have black boxes in my space anymore just a wash of immersive sound all around me. That's why I had over 13 different subs in my home cause I never spent the time necessary to properly dial them in.
That was me chasing MORE of something I already had and didn't realize it. It's astonishing how good LFE can sound when crossed over to HFE and you can't tell where one starts and the other ends......making any sense? I will try the poor man's HC and see (hear) what I think, I'm getting really decent output in the 5th teenish range and above and I don't mean just some woofer flapping.
Cheating Audyssey to get a low frequency boost sounds a little strange but I guess it could work as Jim F pointed out to me what setting the RCS to large does with Audy.
QUOTE:Keep the room size control set to LARGE before doing any measurements or calibration. This will give Audyssey a chance to EQ the lowest frequencies without trying to artificially boost the low end. After Audyssey and calibration, adjust the room size control to your preference.
Thanks to all of you guys for getting me motivated again to get the most out of what I have, it has paid dividends and I'm listening to more music and movie watching than ever before. The only upside of getting older is you can watch movies over and over again and it's like watching them for the first time cause you forget what happened and the endings are always a surprise