Originally Posted by Shadow Hunter
Audyssey a little too bright for my ears (get ear ringing).
I think I know the answer, but everyone on this thread has been super helpful so I thought I would at least ask.
I love the extra features that come with Audyssey but the higher frequencies are hurting my ears (probably an issue for me, wife doesn't hear it).
AVR: SR6010 (just bought refurb from A4L)
Fronts: KEF Q100
Sub: HSU VTF-2 MK5
Issue: I ran audyssey and love dynamic eq. But after watching movies (at a low-ish volume, maybe 50%) I get ear ringing. I reviewed the curve and audyssey bumps up the higher frequencies (even on reference). On my prior AVR I would (not use audyssey) and use the graphic EQ to lower the higher frequencies (my ears specifically must have issue with higher frequencies).
Anything I can do to cut that top edge off? minidsp maybe, anything?
Or is my only option sending this avr back and getting 2016 model (might have to be denon to fit my $$$).
I paid extra to get XT32, would be a shame to turn it off.
Originally Posted by alexbarbel
I have the same issue with Audyssey but I only notice it for music so I have turned it off for the smart button I use for music but left it turned on for movies.
I will be interested to find a solution also and hope someone knows how we can tame the shrillness without having to obtain a degree in Acoustical engineering first.
Try the following to help tame the excessive energy of high frequencies.
(a) Use the Audyssey Reference curve which rolls off the high frequencies, rather than Audyssey Flat curve.
(b) Do some energy trading as suggested by Selden Bell by angling the speakers appropriately to the Main Listening Position (MLP).
(c) Use a boom stand + mic holder to get consistent and repeatable results when running Audyssey.
(d) Behind the MLP, place some cushions / towels / pillows/ wall rugs to help absorb the high frequencies. (Do this after running Audyssey)
(e) Experiment between the tight single seat mic pattern vs. the wide seat sofa pattern.
(f) Use the Reference Level Off (RLO) to minimize the how heavy Audyssey will compensate when listening below reference level.
Marantz SR-7009, Oppo BPD-93, MTV 7000D, aTV, Harmony Home Control remote, KEF E301+T101, MiniDSP (2x4)+(10x10HD)+(DDRC-88A), Emotiva 2xXPA-5 (Gen2), Rythmik 2xF12G+2xF8, HiMedia Q16, LG 55EC9300.
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