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No. The AVR's Audyssey setup and the MultEQ setup are completely separate. You can only use one or the other.
You will need to upload it to the AVR. This will take a few minutes.
Here is the Mid Range Compensation (MRC) explanation on the Audyssey Zen Desk site
4) When using the MultEQ app is MRC on when I select the Flat or Reference curve?Midrange compensation is an intentional dip in the 2 kHz region where the vast majority of tweeter-to-midrange crossovers are. In that region the tweeter is at the low end of its range and the midrange at the high end of its range and the directivity of the speaker goes through major changes. We found that if that region is equalized to flat, the change in direct to reflected ratio that happens because of the directivity variations causes voices to sound harsh (among other things). So, we have this implemented in the Audyssey target curve. With MultEQ Pro you can choose to turn it off, but we don't recommend it. This notion was observed 40 years ago by BBC speaker designers in their studio monitors. They designed their speakers with this "BBC dip" intentionally in the speaker response.
Leaving it on is completely up to you. If you're not sure try it on and off. Still not sure flip a coin.
Turning MRC ON/OFF affects BOTH Flat and Reference.
No. It will only alter the Reference Curve.
8) Should I change the crossover point?No it will only alter the Reference Curve.
Short answer: It is generally OK to raise it but not lower it.
And to expand: Here is Audyssey Zen Desk response to a question about changing crossover
It is OK to change the receiver to your preference, whatever sounds best to you.
Lowering crossover is not recommended because a 'roll off' was detected at that point, meaning the speaker is not creating audio as loudly below that point. Because it is not producing audio as loudly, room correction is not applied below that point.
80 Hz is recommended because humans are unable to localize (detect direction) below 80 Hz. The LFE channel in movies is mastered up to 120 Hz, because it is still harder to localize audio in this area.
Smaller speakers will often have higher frequency roll offs and the room they are placed in will make the roll off significantly higher than the manufacturers measurements in an anechoic chamber. If the crossover hits 250 Hz (Highest available), there is a chance the woofer is not properly outputting audio on the speaker, or it is a very small speaker. 120 Hz and 200 Hz can often be normal.
The subwoofers entire purpose is to reproduce these low frequencies so that smaller satellite speakers can be used. Try using the default settings, and make changes to your preference when listening.
10) Are the results from running the MultEQ app the same as running Audyssey in the AVR?Yes, it can be a PITA. Think of it as a general EQ because it is hard to get very fine adjustments.
11) What is this low frequency roll-off that I hear about?Some users have shown with post calibration measurements that they can produce different results.
Audyssey Zen Desk response:
The app tends to have high detail when compared to the AVR, it is likely finding a different or early dip/roll off. Placing speakers closer to walls can help lower low frequency reproduction.
12) How do I copy settings once I have run the calibration and why would I want to do that?EDIT: This issue has been fixed.
For reference this is what was happening: Some users have shown that the MultEQ app rolls off the bass frequencies in their system when compared to using the AVR's auto setup. Others have not had the problem. Probably related to the above post.
13) Crossover setting issue:From the main screen click Edit in the top right. Select the calibration curve that you would like to copy. Now in the top left you have the option to Copy or Delete. Then hit Copy (it is the icon that is not the garbage can.) I feel like the Edit button would be what you should press before editing a curve but I guess you need to think about it as editing the list of calibration curves.
Now, why would you want to Copy a curve? The biggest reason is so you can play with the settings without having to re-run the setup each time. Let's say you are pretty happy with how things sound but want to try adding a little more mid-range to your center channel. You can Copy the curve then edit the copy and keep the original settings you were happy with. Yes you would have to upload the new copy to the AVR every time you make a change.
14) Can't save a calibrationAs of Android version 1.4.2 (I'm unsure exactly which version it started with) there is a problem with getting the correct Crossover Setting to transfer to the AVR. The app is sending crossover values of 40Hz regardless of user input. To change this setting you need to transfer your calibration to the AVR then in the AVR's settings change the Crossover Setting to your desired value (usually around 80Hz).
15) Incorrect Sub-woofer distancesThere has been a new bug on the Android version. After doing an 8 point calibration and getting to the screen asking you to name and save your work the "Next" button does not light up and you cannot click on it. If you have this problem Swipe Left and you will go to a screen that the app skipped. Now when you get back the the Save Screen it should work.
Multiple users have reported that if the physically closest sub-woofer is not on Sub Out 1 that the sub-woofer distances are not correct. This is solved by switching the connection and placing the closest sub on output 1.
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