This question might be better suited for the Audyssey thread, but I thought I'd start here--
I have a 6010 and I am trying to choose between direct and Audyssey for two-channel listening. Both have advantages.
For me, the timbres of instruments/voices seem more accurate/realistic in direct, but the room correction and bass management do what they are supposed to in Audyssey and work wonders in cleaning everything up.
I understand that I must simply decide which I prefer--no problem there--but here is my question:
Part of what Audyssey does is change the db (volume level) of each speaker. In multi-channel, this is a non-issue, but in 2-channel, the placement of instruments/soundstage/center fill changes quite a bit.
So if there is a solo voice or solo instrument placed dead center in direct, when I switch to Audyssey, not only does the timbre change a bit, but the solo voice shifts significantly off-center (in this case, left-center instead of dead-center.) This bugs me so much, that I will probably not be able to use Audyssey for 2-channel listening, which is a shame.
Is it possible to keep the "good stuff" of the Audyssey algorithm and somehow restore the balance so that the soundstage is essentially the same?
I see that there is a way to adjust the speaker distance after calibration, but I have not found a way to adjust speaker volume. Any suggestions?
Might there be another reason why this is happening?