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post #71 of 365 Old 08-18-13, 12:14 PM
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Thanks for the list Recruit I'll be checking some of them out in due course. Dolby - The sound of High Definition 3 BD some great clips on there Art of Flight being a favorite of mine awesome track for demo purposes.
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Yes John, I'd definitely be interested!
Yep! + 1 count me interested
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Thanks for the list Recruit I'll be checking some of them out in due course. Dolby - The sound of High Definition 3 BD some great clips on there Art of Flight being a favorite of mine awesome track for demo purposes.
No problem, yes the latest Dolby Demo discs are pretty good with Art of Flight being on there, I actually have that, and the 3D is pretty spectacular too.
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Ken, when running Audyssey set up is it best to use all different positions or place Mic at main listing position and do all the other positions from there?
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Where do you get the demo discs from?
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Where do you get the demo discs from?
You can pick up the BD demo discs off of Amazon or EBay, just do a search and it should bring up a list of all different ones, I have many from over the years DTS & Dolby ones, DVD-Audio and SACD can be had but dependant on stock and pricing can range from little to a lot !
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Ken, when running Audyssey set up is it best to use all different positions or place Mic at main listing position and do all the other positions from there?
Personally I would measure only at the primary listening position if this is where you sit. There are also a lot of factors at play here concerning how the Audyssey and most of the other auto-calibration systems do their measurements, so I am hesitant to really make any definitive recommendations.

I use my own proprietary computerized TIME DOMAIN studio/room measurement technique with calibrated laboratory grade microphones, and these are the only room measurements I know I can trust. For the home user, I usually recommend buying a separate SPL meter and setting subwoofer levels manually and taking a listen. I have too many emails from people where their auto calibration system does something very very strange to the EQ and they have to turn it off to get good sound...KEN
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I think the biggest issue with Audyssey is users do not take time to get the proper mic and measurement software (such as our free REW) and look at their subwoofer response at their main listening position before using Audyssey. Audyssey does not work well with responses that have large low frequency peaks. Those peaks need to be dealt with, either by moving the sub around, serious bass traps (scopus traps or something that will work down to 30-60Hz), or by using a parametric EQ to remove as much of that peak as possible, then run Audyssey. I actually remove my worst peaks, run Audyssey, and then smooth out what Audyssey doesn't handle as well as I like. To me... the most important response in a home theater is the bass... and I believe it is a necessity to get right for good sound.
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Personally I would measure only at the primary listening position if this is where you sit. There are also a lot of factors at play here concerning how the Audyssey and most of the other auto-calibration systems do their measurements, so I am hesitant to really make any definitive recommendations.

I use my own proprietary computerized TIME DOMAIN studio/room measurement technique with calibrated laboratory grade microphones, and these are the only room measurements I know I can trust. For the home user, I usually recommend buying a separate SPL meter and setting subwoofer levels manually and taking a listen. I have too many emails from people where their auto calibration system does something very very strange to the EQ and they have to turn it off to get good sound...KEN
Thank you! I have tried using an spl and did not like it. I like Audyssey better. I will calibrate all 6 positions only at main listening position.
What difference should I notice from calibrating at all positions vs only at main position?
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Check out our very detailed and comprehensive Audyssey FAQ and Setup Guide. We spent months creating it and it is rock solid.
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