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Old 15th November 2006, 11:47 PM   #1
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Default Audyssey MultEQ XT Digital Room Correction

Is anyone doing this? If so, experiences, measurements? Or if you just have particular insight into this product that isn't available on the website. For those of you that didn't get the memo:

http://www.audyssey.com/

This technology happens to be integrated into many Denon HT receiver units and is least expensively available in the AVR-2807 which starts at about $770 .
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Old 9th February 2008, 11:55 AM   #2
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Just starting to fiddle with this on the 3808 HT from xmas. Initial setup with 5.1 shows noticable improvement for movies,less so for music, using the auto setip and 6 position measurements.

I'll be further fiddling after byuilding 2 more dipoles for 7.1 surround. The results were not spectacular, as I'd already spent considerable time with room locations, etc., and haven't had much time to listen/experiment.

Anyone else used or using this?

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I don't suppose you have the ability to take measurements with the MultEQ filter on and off to see how it change the frequency and phase response at the listening position do you?
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I have a Pre Amp/Processor on order with it as part of the package. Should receive it in a week or 2. I am set up now with EQ's across the front, none in the back. I will post what I think once I get it up and running. Initial set-up will be a 5.1 but I am going to go to 7.1 in the near future.

There are several reviews out there if you look for them. Some are buried in products that have it installed and a couple on the stand alone box. They seem to be mixed and it takes a couple of tries to get it right. From the positive reviews I can't wait to give it a try.

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I don't suppose you have the ability to take measurements with the MultEQ filter on and off to see how it change the frequency and phase response at the listening position do you?

Actually, it displays the correction after setup, but I've yet to find the right remote control (which sucks, btw) access to that data

But, the setup procedure is easy and quick, so next time I run it, I'll grab a screen shot and post it. As I recall, the corrections were dramatic, much more than I would have suspected, given the less dramatic results in the sound.

More to come.

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Old 10th February 2008, 06:23 AM   #6
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"Actually, it displays the correction after setup"

It's very poor, though.

See "The Official Audyssey" thread at AVSForum in the Receiver forum discussing it at length with participation of Audyssey CTO.

Searching taht forum for Audyssey will get you some more threads fore Denon and Onkyo.
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well, just spent a few hours reviewing (listening) to a wide variety of music I'm familiar with, and can unequivocally state mutieq makes a substantial improvement in my setup.

Best way to characterize it is a significant improvement in coherency of the sound, especially wrt percussion, trumpets, piano attack, and the inner details. I'm hearing things in music I'm familiar with that I didn't hear before.

I grabbed the spouse and had her listen (not one of her favorite pastimes), then asked her if she heard anything different. She stated that, before multieq., the bass just got louder and pounded everything, whereas now, even at lower volumes, there is more of a "presence" to the bass, the notes are clear and equal levels as they change pitch,the percussion sounds are much more distinct and pleasant, and there are more details to the sound. She said vocals weren't much changed, stating she didn't think they could get much better anyway from this setup.

So she pretty much confirmed what I'm hearing with this setup. I've still gotta rerun the setup, fiddle with the settings, listen to more symphonic works, etc., but this is as much of an improvement as I've experienced as upgrading speakers. The "sweet spot" now extends over a wide arc across the back side of the listening room as well.

I'm trying really hard not to become delusional...

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That is a bold statement. I'm very impressed. Please check back after further listening and let us know if your opinion is still the same.
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Pah, Audyssey is toy EQ.
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I agree to some extent, but I don't have the time to implement the "full monty" of your previous work, Ant ...

maybe I should dis_enABL using it, eh?

So take it for what it's worth, I guess...



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