The best results are likely obtained by allowing Audyssey XT32 to measure and correct your bass first, then touch up with the MiniDSP afterward, if needed (should be rarely needed with good sub placement). Because:Hhhmm okay, I didn't go through my AVR at all, I have a Denon X4300h just ran Audyssey afterwards.
For clarifications sake, I took my sub out(single) to my mini dsp. Did all my level, delay and phase matching through the mini dsp into a summed output that i tweeked until i got as good of a response i could get with current placement.
I then did some EQ work through the mini dsp, had to bring my levels down quite a bit to get out a 10db bump at 20-25hz. Sent that file to the minidsp through USB.
With that setting I ran Audyssey and corrected speaker settings (no Xover under 80hz, no large speakers ecr.) And trimmed Audyssey to do no corrections above 200hz in the editor app.
What is the advantage to running room correction in the AVR first?
- It uses spatially-averaged measurements to better represent your listening area, be it 6 inches or 6 feet wide
- It is going to make decisions based on your room, and by running other EQ first, you are misrepresenting the room's acoustics which could cause it to make the wrong decisions
- It doesn't know if you already added boost with other EQ and could eat up too much headroom, leading to reduced dynamics
- Audyssey uses FIR filters which are superior to the PEQ filters from the MiniDSP and even the IIR filters created with Room EQ Wizard