XT 32 / Setup Guide

Hi, Right, I pulled the trigger and bought a Denon 4311CI with 9.2 DSX, XT32 and was wondering how to enable the 32 reference points? I have read online that by default XT32 allows 8 reference points, but 32 can be enabled? Is this correct, if so how do I go about doing that? Can/do you also have a best practice guide for setting up XT32 so that I get the best sound out of my system. Also if I only sit on the couch (up against a back wall) would I get just ass good results, by running XT32 on 1 seating location, or will I get a better result by running it in all 8 (or 32 if I can enable them) even though I only ever sit in the same position. Thanks again, and I am now 2000£ lighter and a Audyssey customer :)
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    Chris Kyriakakis

    Hi Paddy,

    Do you mean 32 measurement points?  That's only possible if you have the separate Audyssey Pro Installer kit and software for the PC.  

    The 32 in XT32 doesn't refer to the measurement points.  It refers to the 32x higher filter resolution that you get compared to MultEQ XT.

    Room correction should never, ever, ever be done in one measurement location.  That's guaranteed to give you terrible results.  We spent nearly 5 years in my university lab showing this and that's what led to new ways of multi-position measurements.  It doesn't matter how many seats you have.  The point is not to measure in each seat.  Instead, you need to collect data from the listening area to feed to the algorithm.  The pattern to follow is shown here:http://ask.audyssey.com/forums/84181/entries/73284.html

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    Paddy

    Hi,
    Thanks for the reply, the reason I ask is because I already looked at the PDF but found that it does not meet my situation and was hoping you could give me some tips for my room..

    My room is exactly like the image in the PDF except mymcouch is on the back wall and the rear speakers are not installed.

    My surrounds are directly on the side of the couch and I can't go 1m left or right to get readings (30cm each way max)

    Reading 1 is showing on the centre seat on the couch (in the PDF) and for me that is exactly where I will sit, but as it's against a back wall I did read on here that in that case reading 1 should be made in front of th couch, in the middle of the room, then other readings taken on the couch after the first reading has been made.

    Which is the best way to perform a reading for a room identical to that in the image, but push the couch up against the back wall and remove the rear surrounds.

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    Chris Kyriakakis

    I would stick to the same pattern shown in the figure with two modifications: (1) don't take  measurements 7 and 8 as shown--instead move them forward of measurement 1;  (2) make the spacing between each measurement smaller to keep them all in the central area of the room.

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    Paddy

    Great stuff,

    I'll do exactly that! I'll put 7/8 in front of 1/2/3 and behind 3/5/6 (like a sandwich)

    Much appreciated!

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