Originally Posted by tjcinnamon
Appreciate it. If there's any scenes you want me to test throw them out here and I'll see if I get around to it. It's not the most scientific results and everything will be super opinionated based off of my listening habits and preferences... So be forewarned on that.
I plan on doing this mid-january in the course of a few days (off work, I have a 1 year old and 3 year old). Time well spent
Looking forward to this. AustinJerry might remember that at one point in 2013, I had grand plans to do a bakeoff between MCACC (SC-57), Audyssey XT32 Pro (Denon 4311), hands-on PEQ with a MiniDSP HD, and a fixed, but capable version of Trinnov in the old Sherwood R-972. I was working out a methodology, but it seems that you've gone a long way toward thinking the problem through with equivalent target curves, the same db level for each speaker, and the like.
Fortunately or unfortunately, I fell in lust with Trinnov and life was never the same. However, as long as you keep your objectivity and use blind A/B/X testing for critical listening as much as possible, you should be good.
One thing: I like that you're going to use specific content to evaluate your experience as well as REW based charts. REW/HDMI with a UMIK-1 will flexible as you can do a single set of measurement for a given speaker and/or speaker/sub, and evaluate the results in many different ways as per Jerry's REW guide. That depends just how far into the rabbit hole you want to jump...
Also, depending on how rigorous you want to be, here's a more formal list of content that the Home Acoustics Alliance uses for evaluating room results. They're the folks that run a certification program for calibrators, as well as interested A/V enthusiasts. A few of these can be found on YouTube, by the way. See the PDF in this post by Adam Pelz, one of the HAA instructors:
Regardless, good luck! Subscribed.