Whether it is a negative impact or a positive impact depends on your setup, your ears, your preferences, and your understanding of the feature, primarily the reference offset setting. They are a complete mess as you are finding out. Nonsense. Does this negatively impact the sound in anyway, or does it *only* affect things at more lowered volumes? Whether you like the effects or not is a different thing. Congratulations and thank you, Your email address will not be published. Is it not running a little high to you. It then spends the next 2, 5 or 7 runs - depending what version your using - eq'ing your personal environment to those speakers. Change). If you are playing at your room appropriate playback level and your system is calibrated as per above (with a 76 dB first arrival and a slanted frequency response target curve), you may not need Dynamic EQ at all. Yamaha receivers are the only receivers I'd actually suggest using DSP with in order to actually improve upon the audio. This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies. I know Audyssey sets the speakers in the first run. Dynamic Volume adjusts the loudness of your streaming media to eliminate the shock of a loud sound after a brief hush and the need to manually change the volume. For your speakers, reference means that they can playback sounds at 85dB continuously with 105dB peaks. YPAO R.S.C (R.S.C. So it follows that some kind of compensation is needed if we are to restore the correct perceived tonality and directionality of the soundtrack. This sounds really interesting. Audyssey Reference Level Offset changes where Dynamic EQ starts. Does it work by impacting the bass most prominently, or the entire curve including high end sounds? Buy if I could do that with the volume levels, why would I use it in the first place?
Anyway, I just did a quick and dirty cal to flatten the hell out of my response with a 2.2 cycle FDW and I am *very* pleased with the result so far. I have quite a lot of rise in the low mid / upper bass part of my steady state in-room frequency response, but it sounds very flat. Vocal intelligibility with music is excellent, not just at the MLP, but throughout the house. (I wouldn't expect such great results from a single measurement with speakers that don't have the kind of stellar off-axis performance that these do.). I have written about Loudness Compensation and its importance for home cinema in the context of Yamaha YPAO Volume. Another thing to note is that you should turn off Dynamic EQ entirely for surround sound games (and boost the sub and/or bass some to compensate if needed). Your one stop for all things Home Theater (except soundbars). Hello. Simple Home Cinema, How to Get Audyssey Sounding as Good as Dirac Live on Your Denon or Marantz Receiver! New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. I talk about these issues and many more in Secrets of Audyssey which I would recommend to anyone who has not turned on Dynamic EQ and Dynamic Volume or resorted to doing custom curves in the Audyssey app. Testing Your Home Theater Subwoofer - Is It Working? When I turn it on my subs start to talk ie male voices and the lower registers of some female voices come from my subs. I know things don't always do what they are *supposed* to do, but my understanding was that Dynamic EQ restores the EQ to proper reference why wouldn't you want that for movies? However, film reference level is not always used in music or other non-film content. No, but you need to miss Dynamic Eq and dynamic volume. But like with anything, its a preference thing!
Dynamic EQ definitely does impact the sound. http://www.aes-media.org/sections/pnw/ppt/jj/room_correction.ppt, https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/auditory-neuroscience. I usually end up watching movies between -8b to -15db depending on its sound mix, with puts me around 75db sustained with peaks in the low 80dbs which I believe is ballparking with a more conservative theatrical standard (IIRC). This is because the quiet subtle and ambient sound effects also get lifted which according to me makes it messy to listen to. Does it really boost up to +2 dB when the MV is at "-3"? That doesn't seem to be a smooth transition given that it's supposed to do nothing at "0". Each has a different function, purpose, and characteristic sound. But Dynamic Volume I feel is making it sound worse. Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Evo Review - Audiophile Cred On The Cheap, How to Get Bass You Can Feel from Your Home Theater Subwoofer. Here's a copy and paste from a previous comment of mine on the topic of reference offset: Reference offset is the reference level that is used for all the math behind the dynamic eq. Some people think that all Dynamic eq does is up the bass - there's far more to it than that. Bass carries through walls far more readilly than the higher frequency range. Dynamic EQ you can keep on, it compensates for lower bass perception at lower volume. It is able to eliminate the more egregious aspects of a room, and is particularly good at integrating subwoofers to produce smooth and balanced bass. Your second paragraph is spot on mate - I have tried without and but sounds better TO ME with it on. 1 Home Entertainment Tech Community & Resource. How toConfigure Audyssey The Right Way, WhyAudyssey Sounds Best with Room Treatment, Dirac Live Perfection Loudness Compensation with Dirac Live, Professional blogger, IT consultant and Home Cinema expert. Engage any Audyssey correction and it turns this beautiful and wonderful sounding system into a screeching mess. The other settings are basically assuming that the bass is loud enough in the original mix that Dynamic EQ is not needed until lower volumes. Measurements with a decent umik 1 will show bass frequencies being tamed to a flatter response using that cheap plastic mic. It seems to make dialogue sound a bit edgy and metallic. Audysseys solution to this is called Dynamic Volume. If results are poor, that reflects the user's implementation. (LogOut/ We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website. AVForums.com is owned and operated by M2N Limited, To compensate for this, we need to apply some kind of dynamic range compression. Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. I find it interesting that you report hearing pumping with Dynamic EQ. I believe I've seen others report the same, but I can't say I've noticed it. I do notice lots of pumping due to excessive compression in actual content. I listen to a fair amount of bass heavy electronic music, and it's all too common to have a big bass hit come in and briefly squelch everything else that's playing. I try not to let it annoy me, but it's kind of hard to un-hear., That sounds like the source being compressed right? Thanks for your help! How do I reply to comments on my Facebook profile picture? In fact, when listening to music with dynamic eq on, I could swear I've heard the pumping effect from the attack/decay triggers getting tripped regularly with the beat. It also raises the highs on your mains at lower volumes. Unfortunately, neither solution is ideal. Engage any Audyssey correction and it turns this beautiful and wonderful sounding system into a screeching mess. This new room measures just about perfectly and sounds fantastic. Admittedly, I have slated Audyssey in the past but it's sound a lot different on the CA, I'm thankful for D-EQ/D-V. Select this setting for jazz or other music that has a wider dynamic range. Of which regardless of the material of housing its the diaphragm inside that matters and measures the sound. HDMI eARC is Ruining My Life! I have every other adjustment (like dynamic volume, etc.)
On your receiver, if you set your volume dial to 0dB, you have set it to reference level. So you found as volume goes down, it raises bass, highs on mains, and increases surround volume?