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Doesn't matter if its plus or negative side as long as same spl levels are matched from other speakers from your listening position.
 
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Also, Audyssey is just a starting point.

For me I end up raising the center channel level and lowering the surround levels.

In your situation with a different room/speakers you might have to fine tune different combinations but bottom line Audyssey is not gospel, your ears are.
 

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Also, Audyssey is just a starting point.

For me I end up raising the center channel level and lowering the surround levels.

In your situation with a different room/speakers you might have to fine tune different combinations but bottom line Audyssey is not gospel, your ears are.
Yes I end up turning audyssey off after calibration. But I need an spl meter to verify spl levels. And I don't have one. Guess I can try a phone app just to see what it says until I get an actual spl meter.
 

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Simply means you're using very inefficient speakers or possibly 4 ohm. As long as the volume isn't +12db, then no worries.
well what if you manually raise some speakers to +12db yourself? I mean I don't listen with the volume up high ~ I'd say I have the volume up at like -50db or so
Is that a problem I should worry about? People that listen close to reference level volumes are probably more affected by raising the db's that high for each individual level right?
 

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Simply means you're using very inefficient speakers or possibly 4 ohm. As long as the volume isn't +12db, then no worries.
I beleive they are 8 ohm. They are klipsch surround. The smaller ones though. 4 inch driver if I'm not mistaken. Wouldn't 4ohm require less power, as it draws more current??
 

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Yes I end up turning audyssey off after calibration. But I need an spl meter to verify spl levels. And I don't have one. Guess I can try a phone app just to see what it says until I get an actual spl meter.
I leave Audyssey on and simply manually change volume levels for the center and surrounds.
 

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I beleive they are 8 ohm. They are klipsch surround. The smaller ones though. 4 inch driver if I'm not mistaken. Wouldn't 4ohm require less power, as it draws more current??
Then there may be a problem with the mic as Klipsch speakers are generally very efficient (eg. 98db) which should result in volume levels closer to -9db.
More power is required for 4-ohm speakers which is why 200-300W external amps are recommended for movie reference level. Do you have all speakers toed in towards the 1st mic position? Are you using the rocketship mic stand to support the mic?
 

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well what if you manually raise some speakers to +12db yourself? I mean I don't listen with the volume up high ~ I'd say I have the volume up at like -50db or so
Is that a problem I should worry about? People that listen close to reference level volumes are probably more affected by raising the db's that high for each individual level right?
No problem although no reason to either as you can simply raise the master volume level if you want all speakers louder. Although average volume for most is generally 50-70.
 

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Then there may be a problem with the mic as Klipsch speakers are generally very efficient (eg. 98db) which should result in volume levels closer to -9db.
More power is required for 4-ohm speakers which is why 200-300W external amps are recommended for movie reference level. Do you have all speakers toed in towards the 1st mic position? Are you using the rocketship mic stand to support the mic?
After doing some reading over the weekend I did move my mains out 3 inches from the wall. They where right up against the wall. And also toed in about 3 inches as well. Sounded very different. Better. But I haven't re calibrated. But surrounds and heights are on the wall. Can't really adjust them much. They are angled down slightly towards me. I'll have to look up that mic stand. Not using a mic stand.
 
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