AVR settings for MultEQ

What settings should I make in my AVR prior to running MultEQ?

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    Chris Kyriakakis

    All internal settings in the AVR are ignored when running MultEQ so there is no need to make any settings in advance.

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    Mathias Petersen

    What about the 3 options ?

    As Audyssey Flat and Byp. L/R and Manual

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    Chris Kyriakakis

    Mathias, please take a look here for the answer:

    http://ask.audyssey.com/forums/84181/entries/94162.html

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    Mathias Petersen

    Should i use all 3 ?

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    Chris Kyriakakis

    No, you should never use Byp L/R.  You should use Audyssey Ref. for most content including all movies.  Some music may require Audyssey Flat, but the music industry does not mix to known standards so it is not possible to predict.

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    Mathias Petersen

    Now it look like this

    Multeq:Audyssey and Dynamic EQ is ON and referance level sat to 0

     

     

    And speakers Crossover:

    Small: Front: 80 Hz

    Small: Center:80 Hz

    Small: Sorround:80 Hz

    Small:Sorround back: 80 Hz

    LFE: 80 Hz

     

     

    But when audyssey is turned off my big floorstanders sounds good on Large with good bass and dynamic, but when turning on audyssey/dynamic EQ only my sub sounds good, so therefor i have sat my front to small and lets sub take all bass...

     

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    Chris Kyriakakis

    The Small and Large setting does not change when you turn Audyssey on and off.  It is a separate setting that has nothing to do with Audyssey and is set by the AVR.  So, when you are turning Audyssey on and off the same amount of bass goes to the speakers and sub.  However, with Audyssey on the response is much smoother.  It's possible that you are hearing a big bass bump that is not corrected when Audyssey is off.  It is often confused with "good bass, but is actually just one-note bass.  Try to listen a little more and see if you can hear more definition and lower notes that are masked when the big bump is there.

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    Mathias Petersen

    Even when MultEQ Audyssey turned on and front speaker sat to Large, there is no dynamic. Ive tried to turn off Dynamic EQ and set bass and treble, even then there is no Dynamic. Only when i turned off audyssey...

     

    But i must sat Multeq Audyssey Dynamic EQ works so PERFECT with movies, but the audyssey has sat my subwoofer to low, so i raised the level on the reciever with 7 DB..When listening to movies ive sat Front small and use the audyssey.

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    Chris Kyriakakis

    Speakers set to Large is the wrong setting.  It doesn't matter if you have Audyssey on or off.  Speakers should not be set to Large.  If you have them set to Large then No Bass will go to the subwoofer.

    You may have personal preference for louder bass.  Audyssey sets the level of the subwoofer to match the settings in the studio where the content is mixed.  This is called Reference.  But, it's OK to have a different Preference.  You will have to set the subwoofer level manually however to match your preference.

    But again: don't set speakers to Large. No bass will go to the subwoofer if you do that.  If your AVR does this then you have to manually change to Small after calibration is finished.

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    Mathias Petersen

    Okay and audyssey/AVR have all so sat my speakers (Front and Center) to Large with a crossover 40 Hz, ive raised the crossover to 80 Hz, and my LFE to 80 Hz to.

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    Chris Kyriakakis

    Good.  Now the final thing to fix is another wrong setting by the AVR.  The LFE should always be set to 120 Hz.  It is a common mistake that AVR manufacturers make.  Content in the LFE track is authored up to 120 Hz so any other setting is wrong.  This is not related to the crossover setting.  Raising the crossovers for the speakers to 80 Hz is a good thing.

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