Strange and inconsistent results?
HI, Not sure if anyone can help but here is my issue. When I run the EQ I seem to get very inconsistent levels... This includes EQ and speaker volumes etc? 3 runs will produce 3 vastly different results? I have the following configuration. 7.1 Wide front surround (all speakers the same) All speakers set to small and 80hz x-over Seated against a back wall, rears to the left and right of that seated position. Setup mic was on a tripod 18' away from the back wall and the bottom of the couch. Ran EQ 3 times and each time was different? I then noticed that when I switch off the EQ and listen to the movie in direct mode that the centre and other channels sound fuller and deeper, voices are deeper and richer and then when I switch on the EQ again it looses bass and depth? I have a small sub and a small room and my speakers are able to go down to 50hz. Sub is usually set to 6.5 by audessey. Additionally, when using 7.1 front wide for normal 5.1 content I have noticed that the wide left/right get very little information sent to them and they are extremely quiet, even though they have a setting of +3db? Is this a hangover of the up mix or should I increase the levels manually? Test signals sound perfect but content sounds super quiet and infact almost nothing comes out of them when listening to 5.1 continent in wide mode? My main left and right give the majority of sound and the wides to little to almost nothing? Is that the case? Is that normal? Should they be as noticeable as the normal front left/right or more subtle? After the EQ has been set on my centre channel, is there any reason why I should not go in and set it back to default (flat) as I find the deeper bass etc from that Chanel makes voices sound much better indeed? Currently it sounds hollow when com-paired to direct or pure mode? or is that bad practice? Sorry for all the questions but thought I'd get them all out in one go in the hope someone can shed some light on any of my issues :) Thanks in advance and keep up the great work this forum has been very very helpful and has really helped me get my home cinema set up much better. My apologies if i have left any in formation out, I'll add any other info anyone needs if I have forgotten anything. Cheers,