Find out how to get the best out of you Audyssey receiver in this article by configuring Audyssey the Right Way!
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Do you want to make Audyssey sound amazing in your home cinema? Well, this is just the guide for you!
I was given Dayton Audio TT25-8 mini bass shakers as a present. They have excellent reviews online and they are small enough to fit within the seats of my high-tech reclining couch in the home theatre so I was pretty happy I had new toys to play with! I wasn't expecting much from them -... Continue Reading →
The Audyence Is Listening Let me get this out of the way: even though I am disappointed with Audyssey's lack of innovation over the last 10 years, I am a HUGE fan and advocate for what they stand for, their excellence in research and the technologies they have implemented. The issue is that Audyssey has... Continue Reading →
Loudness Compensation is a BIG DEAL. Since most people cannot listen to soundtracks at referent level (whatever that may be), people resort to doing their own house curves without any adherence to what the original soundtrack is meant to sound like. Considering the massive brain trust that is within Dolby and DTS, I am incredibly... Continue Reading →
Well, now that we have full understanding of Audyssey's roadmap, I think we have a clear idea of what Onkyo, Pioneer and Integra need to stay competitive. After all, their main competition has always been with Denon and Marantz, not really Yamaha. Yamaha has always done its own thing and keeps doing that rather successfully!... Continue Reading →
Dolby Atmos introduced height channels to a lot of people’s home theatre setups. However, contrary to what many believe, height channels existed in the form of presence channels introduced by Yamaha in 1985 with the DSP-1 which could extract 4 height channels from 2-channel content. The DSP-1 was released a year before the introduction of... Continue Reading →
If I could design my own AVR, instead of taking one off the shelf, what would it be like? Someone might be crazy enough to do this or we could do a kick-starter? Here we go... DSP Features The most important for me would be the DSP features. I would like to have a multi-stage... Continue Reading →
Update: 18 Dec. Revised article. Update 20 Dec. Added suggestion for resolving licensing issue. Introduction Audyssey has introduced MultEQ-X, a PC based software program that connects to Marantz and Denon AVRs that currently support the Audyssey Mobile App. The package is now available on the Microsoft Store and can be downloaded for your Windows PC... Continue Reading →
I wanted to give a bit of a helping hand for those that don't know how to configure Dynamic EQ and Dynamic Volume per input on their AVRs. Here are the settings I use: Blu Ray player Dynamic EQ on with offset of -5 (I find 0 way too aggressive for most content so -5... Continue Reading →
When Dolby introduced Dolby Surround ... the new one for upmixing, not the 80s sound format - just the fact I need to clarify this shows there is something not quite right with this. Anyway, let's start again. When Dolby introduced Dolby Surround, they decided to drop all other legacy decoders from their licensing. So... Continue Reading →