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.
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...
How to Get Disney+ to Sound Great with Audyssey and Yamaha YPAO
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.
Audyssey Midrange Compensation – On or Off? – Denon and Marantz Receivers
Should you turn Midrange Compensation on or off? How do you know if your speakers need it? Let's find out!
How High to Position Your Surround Speakers for Best Results
Surround speaker positioning is a complex subject. I aim to provide some common-sense guidance in this article.
How to Get Audyssey Sounding as Good as Dirac Live on Your Denon or Marantz Receiver!
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.
Dirac Live vs Audyssey vs YPAO R.S.C.
How does Dirac Live fair against Audyssey and YPAO? Find out in this post!
News: Audyssey Pro is Coming Back!
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. Find out more.
Using the Installer Web Interface to Control Yamaha Receivers
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 Surround:AI – Likey or Not Likey?
Surround:AI uses current CinemaDSP modes and tries to dynamically switch between them and dynamically configure them based on what is happening in the soundtrack. Find out if I like it!
Audyssey Dynamic EQ and Dynamic Volume are Your Friends
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 →
Opinion: Serious Issues with IMAX Enhanced on AV Receivers
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. Let's see what the issues are then!
Choosing the Best Denon Receiver: AVC-X3700, X4700, X6700, X8500 or A110
Denon's current line-up is really great. Almost all entries perform and have reviewed well. However, if you are serious about your home cinema, you should consider only the following models...
Why Audyssey Sounds Best with Room Treatment
Audyssey can sound can harsh in the high frequencies when set up incorrectly. Part of this issue however is to do with how the algorithm works. In this article I explain why room treatment is so critical for Audyssey to sound great!
Configuring Audyssey – The Right Way
Find out how to get the best out of you Audyssey receiver in this article by configuring Audyssey the Right Way!