- Nov 30, 2018
Lol it's pretty annoying, actually. I don't have the $200 PC app since I'm planning to upgrade to an AVP with Dirac Bass Control in a year or two. So, I have to draw my curves in the phone app. You can use ratbudyssey or like, an Android emulator apparently, but meh.Just wondering how much tweaking you do on Audyssey once GLM has run? trying this myself for the first time, it's a bit overwhelming
One thing to note is that changing the subwoofer curve in the app won't actually boost subwoofer levels, it will just compress everything down to fit your curve. So, if you are trying to boost bass a bit from the standard Audyssey(which I do usually want +3dB extra), you need to raise the sub level trim directly. I find it's actually quite annoying to get this tweaked right without using REW to measure so you can actually see where your speaker and sub curves are aligning.
Additionally, you can use the frequency restriction in the app to avoid correction above a certain frequency, but there are some gotchas where it will modify the high frequencies anyways like for example if you're using Dynamic EQ. And doing this can also create a level matching problem if you're not careful. You need to make sure the point where correction ends is the same level as the uncorrected range.
And obviously, turn midrange compensation off, there's no point to it with Genelecs. It's only useful for speaker designs that have a natural midrange/tweeter crossover dip built in. This AVSForum thread can be *useful* but I wouldn't take everything it says as gospel or anything. It's incredibly long, I've never read the whole thing, just sections that I thought were relevant.
Also, you can check in the Audyssey setup in the AVR and look at the graphic equalizers to see what corrections it's actually making, if you want to minimize those and try to get it close to the GLM curve. Yes, it's annoying, like everything else I've written here. Overall I don't love Audyssey and find that it has poor UI design. But the Denons are still the best value AVPs for now. At least until somebody makes DLBC available for $2000 or less.
To apply EQ to the bitstream it would need to be decoded, EQed, and then re-encoded. An Atmos bitstream is all object data, so there's no way to EQ it without being able to decode it.Since I basically stream everything over Netflix, I'm wondering if there's a PC and software based solution. It would have to apply the eq somehow to the bitstream, b/c HDMI 2.0 is limited to transmitting 8 channels with PCM, but it can transmit a full ATMOS bitstream with Metadata.
I'm not aware of ANY way to do this on PC, however, Macs very recently gained the ability to decode Atmos from official Apple content sources only, and you can configure an Atmos speaker layout with a Mac directly with no AVR. However, my understanding is this uses Apple's spatial audio decoder, NOT the Dolby one, so results may be somewhat different, I don't really know. A/B test it and make a post
P.S. I'm jealous of your Realizer, I really want one, but can't justify the cost really lol. Also, I read they're rather difficult to order/rarely available?
Wood floor, blinds, irregular rom shape. That is enough for me.
Thanks for your help in keeping the thread on page 1 For those following along, wood floors are not a real problem, that's a misconception. They just mean your floor isn't a source of absorption so you might want more somewhere else. Tons of recording studios and mixing rooms have hard flooring.