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 →
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 →
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 →
Secrets of Audyssey is also a Professional Guide available for those that want to get the very best out of their Denon (and Marantz) receivers. 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 models from... Continue Reading →
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!
Find out how to get the best out of you Audyssey receiver in this article by configuring Audyssey the Right Way!