My Audyssey Settings per Input

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

  1. Dynamic EQ on with offset of -5 (I find 0 way too aggressive for most content so -5 is a great middle ground without having to figure it out)
  2. Dynamic Volume on Light (Day) mode
  3. Reference Curve (or flat with CinemaEQ on)

Apple TV (Streaming Services)

  1. Dynamic EQ on with offset of -10
  2. Dynamic Volume off (as most streaming is compressed)
  3. Flat or Reference Curve (Flat is probably more correct but I prefer reference)

The -10 offset is a good setting as most TV shows and movies with near-field mixes sound alright with this setting. Music is also mixed around -10dB down from reference.

However, if you wanted to, you can switch DynamicEQ to offset 0 for movies (as Dialogue Normalisation is enabled by default on Apple TV before decoding which generally offsets movies by -4dB therefore the 0 offset sounds fine.)

Xbox Series X (or whatever game console you have connected)

  1. Dynamic EQ on with offset of -10
  2. Dynamic Volume on Light or Off (depends on which game and when I’m playing)
  3. Flat or Reference Curve (Flat is probably more correct but I prefer reference)

What settings are YOU using? Comment below and let us know!

How to Configure Audyssey – The Right Way

Why Audyssey Sounds Best with Room Treatment

MultEQ-X Features and Thoughts

Professional Guides

Secrets of Audyssey Guide

Dirac Live Perfection – Loudness Compensation with Dirac Live – there is extensive discussion on what offsets to use in this guide. Coming later in 2022 to Secrets of Audyssey as well!

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