Audyssey adjustments and manual EQ

I ran Audyssey on my Denon AVR, then copied the Audyssey base curve into the manual EQ.  Does this copy all the thousands of adjuments points too that Audyssey makes?

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    Chris Kyriakakis

    No it does not copy the Audyssey filters.  In fact, Audyssey is tuned off when you switch to Manual EQ.  All you get is a simple graphic equalizer that roughly has the shape of the Audyssey filter in the frequency domain.  The time domain benefits of Audyssey filtering are lost...

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    robert Carman

    With the settings Audyssey gives is it frowned up on to up the settings a bit like 1-2 clicks or am I better off just turning up the volume?? i will say with out a doubt Audyssey sets the sound level with more detail and great sounds...just a bit softer/quieter than I prefer or I am used to. If I were to raise all the numbers 1-2 clicks up except the sub wouldn't it be the same just at a higher level/volume??? I just want the same detail but a bit louder at the same volume.

    [B]Basically this is what Audyssey set them to:[/B]

    Front L: -6.0 

    Center: -6.5 

    Front R: -5.5 

    Surround R: -4.5 

    Surround L: -4.5 

    Sub: +2.5

    [B]This is what I want to set them to:[/B]

    Front L: -4.0 

    Center: -4.5 

    Front R: -3.5 

    Surround R: -2.5 

    Surround L: -2.5 

    Sub: +2.5

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    Chris Kyriakakis

    Audyssey sets the speaker levels to (1) get each speaker and sub to play at the same level as each other and (2) to have them play at reference level when the master volume is at 0 dB. These are the conditions used in the mixing room.

    The level settings for each speaker are relative numbers. So, if you want to listen louder then it's best to move the volume control instead. It's fine to change the settings by adding 2 dB. That simply means that reference listening level is now at –2 dB instead of 0 on the master volume control.

    Also note that you left the sub untouched. That means that you effectively lowered the level of the sub by 2 dB (since you raised the others by 2 dB) and so it will results in a bass balance that is not at reference. If that's your own personal preference then it's no problem, but I just wanted you to know...

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    robert Carman

    Thank you so much!! So when I raise the DB settings it will not effect the detail I get, because I have to say that Audyssey does a unbelievable job at getting detail! The reason I left the bass alone was because it was already loud LOL!! The thing I do not quite understand is if raise the DB settings...all but the sub how does that lower the sub?? When I raise the DB setting on the fronts, center,surrounds this make those speakers louder correct? I do a lot of gaming what reference level (5,10 or 15) does Audyssey suggest??

     

    I am sorry for all the questions, I appreciate the time you are taking to help me!

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    Chris Kyriakakis

    If all the speakers were calibrated to be at the same level as the sub and then you raised the speakers by 2 dB, but not the sub, you have effectively lowered the sub relative to the speakers.

    As for gaming, there is unfortunately no known reference mix level as there is for film.  So, I would suggest starting with 10 dB offset and also trying 15 dB. 

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    robert Carman

    With your 2 responses you have helped me more than you know lol! I silk be honest, I have no idea what the reference level actually does.....I have it at "0" if I raise it to 10 or 15 will that make it louder our does it just add some type of effect to it?

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    Chris Kyriakakis

    Hi Robert,

    I wrote all about Dynamic EQ and Reference Level here:

    http://ask.audyssey.com/forums/84181/entries/73283.html

    If you set it to 15 dB it will "think" that the content was mixed at a higher level and thus apply less compensation.  There are no effects in any of the Audyssey algorithms.

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    robert Carman

    I found out why I thought thne content was not as loud as it should be, I had Dynamic volume turned off LOL!! I set it to "Day" and it made a HUGE difference...IO then up the Db on everything by "2" since you said it wouldn't hurt anything.

     

    Here is my question: On the MultEQ should I use the "Audyssey curve or the "Flat curve" I have been told that the flat cureve has a better high frequency response is this true and wich do you suggest???

     

    Thanks again Chris!!

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