It can be difficult to get Disney+ to sound great on big blockbuster movies. I give you some pointers for both Audyssey and Yamaha YPAO.
For ages, there has been debate raging over whether to use Audyssey's midrange compensation or not. Midrange compensation could only be disabled using Audyssey Pro on previous generation Marantz and Denon receivers. However, ever since the Audyssey App has appeared on the app stores, it is now possible to enable and disable it to your... Continue Reading →
Surround speaker positioning is a complex subject. I aim to provide some common-sense guidance in this article.
Is this even possible? Well, yes and no. My simple answer to you is to get Secrets of Audyssey, after all you spent $1000s on that receiver that comes with a rather brief user guide. I am not just saying this to sell you stuff, but because I spent many years listening to - frankly... Continue Reading →
Since more and more companies are switching to Dirac Live in their receivers - Onkyo and Pioneer being two of the latest ones to do so - I thought it would be important to compare Dirac to Audyssey and YPAO. I don't see a lot of reviewers or sites fully explaining the pros and cons... Continue Reading →
That is correct! Audyssey is working on Pro installation software for PCs that will allow the use of a higher-quality microphone, more microphone positions and more configuration options than currently available. They are considering supporting the old Audyssey Pro Installer Kit, so if you still have yours, don't throw it away. They are also considering... Continue Reading →
Not everyone is aware that they can control Yamaha receivers with a web browser. However, even fewer people know that there are TWO web interfaces on higher-end Yamaha receivers, with one geared towards installers. Find out more in this article.
Yamaha introduced Surround:AI with their previous-generation receivers. I had a RX-A3080 with me to test for a month - not provided by Yamaha. While I appreciated the clean beautiful sound of the receiver - Surround:AI did not leave me impressed. Read on to see why! What is Surround:AI? I have written at length about Yamaha's... Continue Reading →
I have written about Loudness Compensation and its importance for home cinema in the context of Yamaha YPAO Volume. If you haven't checked out that article, I would recommend you do so. However, I wanted to cover Audyssey's version of loudness compensation (Dynamic EQ) and dynamic range compression (Dynamic Volume) in this article. Audyssey Dynamic... Continue Reading →
IMAX Enhanced is both a certification program - like THX was in the "good old days" - as well as additional sound processing overlaid over DTS and DTS:X soundtracks. Some of these soundtracks in fact will have a flag that will trip this additional sound processing. IMAX says that IMAX enhanced content is digitally remastered... Continue Reading →