You have been lied to! House Curves are based on research that ignore some very critical facts about how audio is mastered and how it is listened to. Find out what you can do about it!
Dirac Live is great but it doesn't have loudness compensation built in. House curves will get you some way to correct tonality, but if you want to listen to content as the content creators intended, then you need this guide!
Bass shakers can be great fun! However, integrating them properly requires more than just plugging them into the LFE RCA and an amp. Find out what's required as I give you an example with Dayton's TT25s.
I feel like Audyssey - and Sound United - have been stuck in their demo rooms for too long. Find out why!
Considering the massive brain trust that is within Dolby and DTS, I am incredibly surprised that Dolby and DTS streams don't yet include metadata about the volume level the track was mixed at - at the very minimum...
Dolby Atmos introduced height channels to a lot of people’s home theatre setups. However, contrary to what many believe, height channels existed as far back as 1985! Find out more!
Audyssey has introduced MultEQ-X, a PC based software program that connects to Marantz and Denon AVRs that currently support the Audyssey Mobile App. Here are its main features and my thoughts.
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...
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.
Should you turn Midrange Compensation on or off? How do you know if your speakers need it? Let's find out!
Surround speaker positioning is a complex subject. I aim to provide some common-sense guidance in this article.
Well, Audyssey can sound as great as Dirac Live, but it does require a lot more work. However, once you get it sounding great, you get the benefit of having proper Loudness Compensation (Dynamic EQ) and state of the art Dynamic Range Compression (Dynamic Volume), both of which Dirac Live lacks.