Audyssey is completely different from the user-adjustable EQ. You can only use one or the other (obviously most preferable is Audyssey) - so if you're thinking of upgrading for the xt32 it's irrelevent how many bands the EQ is.My denon 2808 has a 9 band eq with xt. One of my buddies has a Integra and that has a 15 band eq. So what is the 3008?? I was thinking of upgrading for the xt32. thanks rich
The goal of Audyssey is to give you flat response from 20-20k. The system that it uses is far more complex than slapping a 15 band graphic EQ on each channel. Think of it as a 512 band Parametric EQ averaged over multiple listening positions, and even that is over simplification.So what does this mean in real world..... I can see that it is more powerfull but how powerfull does it need to be?? If xt is fixing most of the big problems now....how much more does it need to do before your splitting hairs??
xt32...... satalites 512x ---- subwooder 512x
xt...... satalites 16x--- subwoofer 128x
I feel like (in the eqing process) as xt is correcting my speakers it flattens out a few peaks but also boosts the higher end a little bit. Kind of like if you had a 8DB peak @ 32hz and a 5DB dip @25 you would drop the 32hz 8DB and boost the 25HZ ever so slight 2-3DB to get it flat.
Should I assume that xt32 is going to sound completely diff than the xt, or will it be so close that I won't tell the diff.
The goal of Audyssey is to give you flat response from 20-20k. Why doe's my 2808 have 4 options....... I can choose between the following.
2. audyssey bypass L/R
3. audyssey flat
When I choose flat..... it seems like it is indeed a flat 20-20 (not as detailed or clear but better than off). I use just plain ol' audyssey which is extremely detailed but far from flat......like they have a target sound they are trying to reach. I feel like they are definately on the right track but perhaps not quite there yet (maybe there target goal doesn't work as well w/horns)......or maybe xt just ran out of filters and/or processing power, or possibly its making compromises that xt32 won't have to make???
Don't get me wrong-----I love audyssey....anybody that doesn't have audyssey or at least a receiver with similar "room correcting" capabilities has no idea what they are missing.......my problem is that if I'm going to upgrade to a new receiver I would like to hear a change, otherwise I'm better off waiting for AUDYSSEY XT150 or what ever the next one is that is truely better.
Have you tried turning on the THX Re-EQ setting? Should help with an edgy high-end: http://webcache.googleusercontent.c...-eq&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=firefox-aI can't even remember the last time I tried flat and don't remember why I didn't like it......because it is much much much better than what I was using. I'm astonished at how much clearer everything is and I can actually use the bass and treble adjustments so I can keep the horns in my mains under control (I leave the bass alone and -6 on the treble, this allows me to turn the volume up closer to ref level without reaching for the remote during action scenes because it is a much warmer sound). thanks for the help next time I'm in OR I owe you a drink. LOL
I seriously doubt that the onkyo could sound any better which makes me even more nervous about "upgrading".