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I'm currently using the Onkyo TX-SR506 with 2EQ and like the results however it does nothing with the sub. How much of an improvement will MultEQ bring to the table ? Especially with my subwoofer. My room has a noticeable peak at around 50hz when I run frequency sweeps with my Rives audio disc. I'm hoping the upgrade to MultEQ will help with this since it EQ's the sub as well.

Looking to upgrade to the 706 since the 707 and 807 are being reaeased July 30th and prices have already dropped on the 706. I'm also interested in the boundary gain feature that the 706 offers. Especially since I sit against the rear wall.

Thanks for any input. I was gonna post the in the Audyssey thread but figured a separate post might get more attention. Plus I'm to lazy to read through the entire thread.:bigsmile:
 

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Well over the passed month or so I have been looking to upgrade my receiver but ended up going with the Velodyne SMS-1 subwoofer eq. Over the weekend I was able to spend some time with some good friends I used to work with and trust one of which use to work at Dolby. We discussed my situation and they both felt an independent sub eq would yield the biggest upgrade in sound to my system. Along with some room treatments I have planned. While I knew this already there was something very appealing about a new receiver. I think you guys know what I mean. I figured the upgraded Audyssey MultEQ or XT would do the trick with my sub.

They pointed out that while Audyssey is an impressive system it will not smooth out and eq my sub the way an independent eq would. Which is one of the main reasons I was looking to upgrade. I would have liked the other goodies with the new receiver but I think they are correct. The power increase would not have been noticeable since my speakers are already pretty efficient and don't need much power to get loud enough in my current room. The only upsides would have been the video processing to upconvert the Wii picture and the more advanced Audyssey which would help but not like a good sub eq would. Since I was able to get the SMS-1 for 429.00 I decided to go this route and wait a little longer for a new receiver.

So if anyone has any good info on the SMS-1 please feel free to share. I'm excited to hear well eq'd bass with my HSU STF-2. :hsd:
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I have already done the external amp thing in the past. While it helps when running speakers full range or with difficult loads. I noticed no difference when using an 8Ohz crossover point. My speakers are Paradigm Mini Monitor v.2 which are pretty efficient with an 8 ohm 91db in room sensitivity. The center is the LCR-350 from the same series with similar efficiency. The surrounds are Energy with similar specs. The 506 in my 15x17 room has no problems driving the Paradigms and shows no signs of struggle.

Thanks for the tip though.
 

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From my understanding and the proper way to do this according to Audyssey and many others is use the independent sub eq first (SMS-1/BFD/Anti-Mode etc.) then let Audyssey perform its function. Same thing goes for other room treatments. Apply these first then apply Audyssey to the system.
 
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