Originally Posted by steveting99
Originally Posted by Scrutape
I'm googling "how to single point audyssey" but only keep running into posts about running audyssey with one position, which I don't think is what you're referring to. Is there a way to run Audyssey again to tweak currently saved settings for specific channels like you're suggesting?
Sorry wasn't clear on the idea. Initially have the SVS sub plate amp level at the 9 o'clock position.
With the mic at the Main Listening Position(MLP), just do the first position measurement with the Denon 4311. This is the same as a one position or single point measurement. Save the results and check the sub level. Adjust the sub plate amp level such that the Denon is reporting the sub between -6dB and -11dB. I.e. if the Denon is saying the sub level is -12dB, adjust the SVS sub's plate amp level down to say 8 o'clock, then redo the first position measurement, save result and check the sub level on the Denon again. This is an iterative process until the Denon report the sub level is in the range of -6dB to -11dB.
Once you've got the bass level right do the full 8 measurements in the close mic pattern. Adjust on the Denon the bass level +3dB to +6dB depending on taste. Compare the results to the previous wide sofa pattern.
Then try placing some 2" thick Owens Corning 703 fiberglass (wrapped in transparent cloth) panels behind the MLP, it will help absorb reflections bouncing from the back wall. Hopefully this will give you better dialogue clarity from the Ascend speakers. If you want to keep costs down, you can make the panels yourself with instructions in the following thread: https://www.avsforum.com/forum/19-ded...els-cheap.html
If you're not a handyman, there are off the shelf and custom acoustic panels from suppliers such as GIK and RealTraps.
The PC-13 ultra doesn't have a fixed dial, it's a freely rotating dial that adjusts the values on a digital display on the sub amp itself.
Regarding the Denon reporting the sub levels, I can't even proceed with Audyssey calibration if the sub levels exceed -76db, as that's the first check it does. After calibration, it places the sub trim at about -3dB.
Regardless, the sub part has never really been the issue, it's the speakers themselves. I calibrated again with the toe in and center moved forward and haven't noticed any improvement, so I've decided to try a new AVR. I've ordered an Anthem MRX 720. Once I get it in and calibrated, I'll follow up on the board to report whether the issue has been resolved.
I remember when I ONLY had the towers I would run them in Direct mode and the sound was awesome, bass even felt great. I was using a 4308 for a bit, before going with a 4311. Then noticed I had previously opened a thread here complaining about the 4311 even a year ago, so I think it's a good idea to at least rule that out, as it seems I've never been really happy with it.
Speaking of which: is there a chance I could have damaged the speakers by running them too loudly in direct? I usually would hover around -10db at the ABSOLUTE most...but then again, Dave tested my towers when I sent them back in for the RAAL upgrade a while back (when he was still doing that) and they tested fine? So I imagine if they tested fine when I sent them back then obviously I couldn't have damaged them, at least that's my running theory.