Sub Equalizer and MultEQ in AVR

With the new Integra model DC-80 Processor with buit-in Audysssey Room Correction and using the Audyssey Sub Equalizer which should one run first. The Room Correction in the Integra or the Sub Eqaulizer?
Thanks,

Octavio

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    Chris Kyriakakis

    You need to run MultEQ in the Sub Equalizer first and then run it in the AVR.

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    Mauro LoRusso

    This may sound like a stupid question, but is the sub EQ intended to be connected to the sub and AVR at all times or is it just used for calibration purposes?

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    Chris Kyriakakis

    It's connected at all times.  After the measurement, a correction filter is calculated by MultEQ and the processor in the Sub EQ runs that filter in real time.  The bass managed signal from the AVR runs through this filter before it plays from the sub.

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    Mauro LoRusso

    I thought that was the case, however, why are there instructions to update the trim and distance of the sub and satellite speaker on the AVR after completion if a correction filter is running at all times?  Also, the results indicated that I should lower my satelliate speaker (center channel) to 40 Hz.  I know this has somthing to do with the fact that I was not able to lower the volume of the satellite speaker during the level matching step.  It was measuring +4.0 dB.

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    Chris Kyriakakis

    Because the AVR comes before the Sub EQ.  When you ran the calibration in the AVR it made some settings.  Now you have added a new component and the AVR doesn't know about it.  I would not worry about the center channel recommendations from the Sub EQ.  These are there for people who don't have any way of calibrating the AVR.  

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    Mauro LoRusso

    Should I bypass the level matching step altogether or should I re-run the MultEQ, then run the sub eq and then redo the MultEQ?

    Thanks,

    Mauro

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    Chris Kyriakakis

    Sub EQ first.  The level matching step doesn't matter if you have MultEQ in your AVR.  Then run MultEQ in the AVR after Sub EQ is finished.  That's all you need to do.

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    Gentle Man100

    Hi Chris,

    I just want to confirm this is also the same with your standalone Audyssey Sound Equalizer (balanced)?   I have an Pre amplifer without Audyssey. 

    I would simply wire from the Preamp to the Sound Equalizer.  From the assigned Subwoofer channel on the sound equalizer to the Position A of the subwoofer equalizer and from the subwoofer equalizer (Position A&B) to the dual subs.  i would then calibrate the Audyssey subwoofer equalizer first (without worrying about wiring the center channel into the SAT output (for line levels)).   I would then calibrate the Sound equalizer second.   I would then enter the values assigned by the Sound Equalizer into my my preamplifier (ADA Cinema Rhapsody Mach III)?   Thanks in advance,

          Matt

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    Chris Kyriakakis

    Hi Matt, yes that's the way to do it.

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    Rfeemster

    Hi Chris,

    Has the higher resolution of MultEQxt 32 rendered the stand-alone Sub EQ obsolete execpt in systems without xt32?

    Randy

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    Chris Kyriakakis

    Hi Randy,

    Yes, the resolution of the filters in the SubEQ is the same as those in XT32.  The SubEQ has been discontinued.  It's functionality of blending two subs is now found in products that have the SubEQ HT feature.

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