I finally review MultEQ-X and tell you what I like and not like about it. You can also trust me to break it while I'm at it.
Achieving Reference Playback with Audyssey
I discuss the 5 Pillars of Reference Playback that are required for Audyssey, and all other Room Correction algorithms.
Is Dirac Live a Good Addition to Denon and Marantz AVRs and Separates?
This question has been on my mind since the announcement and because a customer has asked me this same question recently, now is the perfect time to write about it. I absolutely believe it is a worthwhile addition and here is a summary of the two most critical points as to why, then we will... Continue Reading →
Audyssey Black Friday Sale
Audyssey Black Friday Sale has started!
Dirac Live Coming to Denon and Marantz AVRs
Sound United (now operating under its new parent company, Masimo) decided to do the unthinkable: implement Dirac Live in addition to Audyssey in their latest crop of Denon and Marantz receivers.
Audyssey MultEQ-X Version 1.1 Out Now
Audyssey has released v1.1 of MultEQ-X along with new hardware. I cover what's new!
Audyssey Settings for Gaming
It is pretty easy to configure Audyssey for your gaming consoles or PC. Let's see what's required.
Which Target Curve Should You Use for Dirac Live?
People generally tend to use "house curves" for Dirac Live. I don't quite agree with this approach. Find out why!
The Big Problem with “House Curves”
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!
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!
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!
Dirac Live Perfection – Loudness Compensation with Dirac Live Guide
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!
Loudness Compensation and Yamaha YPAO Volume
Here you were thinking you had it all sorted once you applied EQ to your system, hey? Not so fast... a flat EQ is not going to give you correct tonal balance after all. Meet Loudness Correction.