Originally Posted by citsur86
I just finished setting up my room with some new speakers that I purchased. Currently I have Fronts, Center, Sub, Front Heights, Surrounds, and Surround Backs all hooked up to a Pioneer Elite VSX-44. The Receiver can only run 7.1 at a time so EITHER the Front Heights (will run for 5.1 sources using Dolby Digital PLIIz) or Surround Backs (will run for 7.1 sources using auto surround). I've been having some trouble finding some features I read are available with MCACC and this receiver - hoping someone can help.
First, how can I save MCACC runs into memory? I've never seen an option for this, and the manual doesn't explain how to do it. All it says is that if you have surround backs and front heights hooked up like I do, run MCACC twice, once for each of those settings and switching the speaker set will automatically switch the MCACC EQ settings. But I am looking for how to save multiple MCACC settings in just the front height or just the surround back setting. Hope this question makes sense.
Second, is the db level it EQs at 75db?
Third, this isn't exactly MCACC related- but I notice the receiver counts up when changing volume. Movie watching seems about best around volume level 50. Is there any way for me to see what the volume number is in relation to reference audio volume?
1st when you perform a full auto mcacc calibration. It will automajically determine which speakers you have. By intially sending the test tone for the individual speaker.
No individual audible test tone - no individual speaker present.
During the full auto mcacc calibration it will automajically calibrate all of your speakers.
I can't think of a reason for you to create a seperate calibration memory for your height speakers. Please enlighten me.
From memory if your AVR was like my SC-1222. It is capable of 7.1
You have to choose between surround back speakers or height speakers. While enjoying a movie.
It will drop the back surround speakers and the play the heights.
The only way to engage this mode (heights) was by selecting a DSPmode of Dolby PLIIz
When using Dolby PLIIz, front r and l, center, surround r and l and height speakers will produce sound.
For native 7.1 front r and l, center, surround r and l and back surround speakers will produce sound.
If you want to save individual mcacc cal results. Just remember that everytime you re run mcacc that it will overite memory 1.
Also memory 1 is the default location unless you change to a different memory present.
After you perform full auto mcacc calibration. Go into the gui and select copy mcacc settings to a memory location. Choose any of the six memory presets.