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Audyssey MultEQ - Sub equalization required?

I have a Denon AVR-3310 with Audyssey MultEQ. After reading owner's guide and going onto the Denon and Audyssey websites, and I a still confused on whether or what equalization MultEQ does on the LFE channel.

So my question is this - if my receiver has MultEQ, do I need to do my own equalization on the subwoofer output?
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I have a Denon AVR-3310 with Audyssey MultEQ. After reading owner's guide and going onto the Denon and Audyssey websites, and I a still confused on whether or what equalization MultEQ does on the LFE channel.

So my question is this - if my receiver has MultEQ, do I need to do my own equalization on the subwoofer output?
Audyssey xt will do it.
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Re: Audyssey MultEQ - Sub equalization required?

Mine has MultEQ. No XT in the naming anywhere. Does this mean that the sub is not equalized?
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Re: Audyssey MultEQ - Sub equalization required?

MultiEQ still eq's the subs. See here:

http://www.audyssey.com/audio-technology/multeq
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MultiEQ still eq's the subs. See here:

http://www.audyssey.com/audio-technology/multeq
So, would this mean that a Velodyne SMS-1 or BFD/REW would be a waste of time and money?
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So, would this mean that a Velodyne SMS-1 or BFD/REW would be a waste of time and money?
Depends what you want to do. Both those alternatives offer manual manipulation while Audyssey does not. Audyssey is all fire and forget though, so if thats what your after your set with what you have.
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Depends what you want to do. Both those alternatives offer manual manipulation while Audyssey does not. Audyssey is all fire and forget though, so if thats what your after your set with what you have.
The nerd in me wants graphs and ability to tweak and tune until my wife gets mad at me!
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Re: Audyssey MultEQ - Sub equalization required?

An SPL meter, REW, some reading on house curves, and a BFD should do you nicely then
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So, would this mean that a Velodyne SMS-1 or BFD/REW would be a waste of time and money?
With xt 32a waste. With multieq can use the a pre sub equal to help smooth out peaks at the MLP and then audyssey. It may or may not sound better.

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With xt 32a waste. With xt one can do the a pre sub equal to help smooth out peaks at the MLP and then audyssey. It may or may not sound better.
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Mine has MultEQ. No XT in the naming anywhere. Does this mean that the sub is not equalized?
I would say some manual tweaking, if done right, could be rather beneficial. That said, even MultiEQ alone is decent for the subs, XT adds better eq and integration of the speakers, and XT32 improves the filter resolution across the board.

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