Originally Posted by toffi
I just recently learned of the MultEQ Audyssey App , which is somewhat a bummer since I just purchased a Denon X3500h AVR going a bit over my budget while the main reason for me going for this receiver is that it has the glorified Audyssey MultEQ XT32 compared to the lower model which comes only with the Audyssey MultEQ XT.
I have a problematic room (very big, lots of glass...) so I was really hoping that my extra spent $$$ would be worth it.
So I now learn it is not really a full package and that I will have to purchase the "After market" app which will really help me achieve better settings.
So a few questions:
1. Does this app work with the X3500h?
2. Will this App really improve the sound calibration results? Is it worth the $20?
3. Is there any type of trial version for me to test somehow if its worth it for me?
4. I am reading up about REW, should I start with that before purchasing the MultEQ app?
1. The app does work with the 3500h. In the Apple app store, the information about the app lists what models work with it.
2. Whether or not you use the app, room treatment!! and careful mic placements during Audyssey calibration are very important. The calibration results (app vs. AVR) are the same
, but there are some adjustments and choices that can be made in the app calibration file that you cannot make if you calibrate using your AVR.
--The app contains a "curve editor" that allows you to make some adjustments in the Audyssey room correction results.
--You have the option to remove Midrange Compensation from the Audyssey REFERENCE curve. You have two choices in the app for the degree of high frequency rolloff in the REFERENCE curve.
--You can limit the frequency range of Audyssey room correction (some people prefer to correct only the bass).
--After running the app calibration (and before uploading the calibration to your AVR), you can choose whether you want to enable Dynamic EQ, Dynamic Volume, or LFC (when you calibrate with the AVR, you have to change these settings for each input after calibration is done).
3. No trial version
4. I have not used REW--you'll need to spend about $75 on a special mic in order to use REW, which is freeware. REW will allow you to measure your system's response in the room before and after calibration (Audyssey does not display graphs of the "after" results). REW may help you improve subwoofer placement or (if using the app) make some changes in the Audyssey target curve to get better results.