Lately I've been on a no Audyssey EQ kick on my Denon X7200WA, because I like my current speakers a bit better without Audyssey, when my previous set of speakers sounded way better with Audyssey.
I like Audyssey Dynamic EQ, but of course that doesn't work without engaging Audyssey. (except on the Onkyo 818 - which had a glitch).
ANYWAY -- I've noticed without Audyssey that I need to really crank the Bass on my Pandora listening (which is typically at -30dB to -38dB in the background as I work from home -- typically in Dolby Surround upmixing). So I crank the bass 4-6dB on the channel level trims under the option button menu. That's not enough. I then crank my amplifier attenuator knobs by a couple/few clicks each. (this on top of the 6-8 clicks I increase after Auto EQ cal) MMM good. Bass is probably 20-25dB hot at this point which works great for music at these low volumes. It's nice and full and not overwhelming... Basically doing what dynamic EQ does + maybe a bit.
BUT - when I watch a bluray movie at -8dB from reference to reference level without changing these settings, of course the subwoofers are just incredibly overpowering, so I find myself backing them back down, both on the attenuator knobs and in the Channel Levels again. I wish the subwoofer levels could be configured per input mode and stick - but that's not possible...is it
The channel levels trims in the setup menu and the channel levels under the option button are all identical through the various input sources. Is there another adjustment that is per input mode?
Cliffnotes - I'd like to have a LOT more bass applied to Internet Radio/Pandora, and more neutral levels applied to my Blu-Ray, and CBL/Sat inputs. Is this possible to do this without manual fidgeting with the amps or the remotes all the time?