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When you get bored with the 5508, please feel free to send it my way!!
I don't know, so far this may be a keeper. Send your address just in case though

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I will definitely report back on what I assume is the difference
Fine. That's all I am looking for.

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Sorry Kal, I hope I didn't come off as mocking Audyssey Pro.

I was just wondering if there was an simple way to revert back to XT32 settings from Pro so the differences would be easier to hear. This will be my first time using Pro so unsure what to expect.
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Ahh.. I see what you're saying. I think you explained it well. Well, the editor shows the frequency range, low on the left, high on the right. And it shows steps of say, 1K, 5K, 10K.

What ranges go to your midrange or tweeter depend on the crossover built into the speaker. But if the speaker has a tweeter, I would probably say that 5K+ is probably a safe range to say goes to the tweeter. If you want to add some points to the woofer, go for the left, midrange, somewhere near the left/middle, and tweeter on the right.

When I say roll off, what I mean is the downward slope. When there is a downward slope towards the right, that's a roll off on the high frequencies. The steeper the "hill" the quieter the high frequencies will be (the more they are attenuated)- as you get higher and higher.

You can see some different examples of how it can equalize the high frequencies here:
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The SMPTE option has the biggest impact on lowering the levels of high frequencies.
Thank you very much for taking the time and explaining the curve. I think I am starting to understand a little about it now.

See attached results of my last calibration. Do you see any improvements? Should I flatten out the left sides of the graphs?
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Sorry Kal, I hope I didn't come off as mocking Audyssey Pro.

I was just wondering if there was an simple way to revert back to XT32 settings from Pro so the differences would be easier to hear. This will be my first time using Pro so unsure what to expect.
I believe there is a way to switch back to XT32 by storing all your settings before running Pro. After Pro, you can switch back to XT32 but, then, getting Pro back would require running Pro (although without the measurement stage). Tedious.

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Thanks for the tips Kal.

I will probably just run through my favorite tracks and take notes. Then I will have something to compare after Pro calibration. I will also compare the 886 to the 5508 before and after Pro, maybe the 886 can provide even more insight when comparing the Pro calibrated 5508?

Anyone else have experience on what kind of improvements you got from the Pro calibration?
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Re: Audyssey Pro Installer Kit - Demystified!

Kal,

Thanks for joining in! Hopefully I'll have time to do mine soon. I have only compared XT to XT32, but still need to run the pro software. It'll be interesting to hear the difference.

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Mike,

It'll be good to get your opinions on your comparison.

Jim,

Did you do any more calibrations?

I have two XT AVR's in house to compare with one XT32. The XT versions are NAD T785 and Denon 4310CI, the XT32 is the Denon A100 (same as the 4311CI).

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Thank you very much for taking the time and explaining the curve. I think I am starting to understand a little about it now.

See attached results of my last calibration. Do you see any improvements? Should I flatten out the left sides of the graphs?
Your response to begin with is relatively good. I don't see a whole lot of room for improvement. You could maybe tweak the peaks a little bit, but it might not be audible.


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Did you do any more calibrations?
I've not! I've been slacking off. I built a superchunk so I'm sure that's changed the room acoustics a little bit too.

Maybe this weekend with some luck.


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