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Audyssey Calibration Workshop 2019 (3rd-Run)...
« on: August 18, 2019, 22:47 »
I will be conducting the 3rd run of the Audyssey Calibration Workshop from next month onwards. Unfortunately I am unable to conduct as many sessions as I would like it to be compared to the previous runs. There will be only be one session per month till end of the year. The dates of the sessions will be revealed soon but I hope to kickstart sometime in early Sep tentatively. For those interested to join the workshop, you may register your interest with me via PM (kindly state the month you preferred). Watch out for this thread for more details in the next 2 weeks...

Why the session?
It appears to me that there is a lot of members, regardless whether you're a noobie or even "old bird" having problems with their Audyssey calibration. Despite putting up a thread sharing the tips in getting the Audyssey calibration done right the first time...it is not able to help the members with their calibration woes. I am going to conduct a half day workshop at one of the member's place to show you how it should be carried out - the proper way. I will share with you the tips and the underlying fundamentals to get it right the first time so that you can get consistently good results always.



Who should attend?
This session targets at members (max 2 pax/session) who have the following issues:
1) Poor surround effects...
2) Poor bass performance...
3) Poor dialogue channel...
4) My HT multi-channel experience sucks BIG TIME! and I'm at my wits end!!!



Pre-requisites
1) Need to have a AVR or Pre/Pro with Audyssey MultEQ XT32 (rather obvious since this is going to be Audyssey calibration session. Brands like Denon & Marantz)
2) Be willing to provide a brief description of your issues - e.g. Poor bass performance
3) Be receptive to make some "changes" like subwoofer placement and even speaker displacement


Sep & Oct sessions
1. 7 Sep 19 (Sat) - session held at Lam1n1n's place (Completed)
2. 28 Sep 19 (Sat) - (extra session) - session cancelled (due to pink eyes)
3. 19 Oct 19 (Sat) - session held at Morgan's place (Completed)[/b]
4. 26 Oct 19 (Sat) - (kingajit & winwinc81)

Read up the sticky threads on top of this forum before attending the session.

Some members have had asked about the topics of interest that will be covered at the workshop and here's a rundown of the list of things that I will be covering.

Placement of the Speakers + Subwoofer(s) + Main Listening Position (Pre-Calibration) 
• Talk about room modes - dimension and standing waves
• Where should I seat? (Obey the 2/3 rules)
• Where & how to place your speakers
• Height speakers, Elevation speakers or Dolby Atmos Enabled speakers for "Object-based" sound mix) 
• Where and how to place your subwoofer(s)

 
Calibration Process + Audyssey Settings
• Audyssey mic placement - Importance of 1st position
• Subwoofer levelling (Make or Break)
• Do at least 6 positions. All 8, if possible
• After-calibration results - What to look out for
• Review the Distance, Level & Crossover settings
• Audyssey Reference vs Flat, which is the one for me?
• Dynamic Volume vs Dialog Enhancer
• Dolby Atmos effect optimization

 
Subwoofer Optimization (Post-Calibration)
• Polarity and Phase optimization (No REW required)
 
Demo-Session

Note: This is NOT a "practical session" but rather more of a sharing session where I will answer all your queries related to Audyssey calibrations. In order for your to benefit from these sessions, I will urge you to do your homework first before the workshop, otherwise it will be a wasted trip. Make full use of this opportunity to learn and ask.
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Audyssey Calibration Workshop 2019 (3rd-Run)...
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2019, 12:46 »
Just to be clear, this workshop is meant for Audyssey users using MultEQ XT32, hence priority will be given to those with this particular Audyssey release. Those using the older Audyssey releases will be politely rejected.

Pls state in your PM to confirm that you are using Audyssey otherwise it will be a wasted trip.


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Re: Audyssey Calibration Workshop 2019 (3rd-Run)...
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2019, 12:00 »
Updated with dates and time for the Sep & Oct sessions (refer to first post for details). In the event that I am unable to conduct to make it, I will notify the members at least 1 day in advance, otherwise, it will be a go.

For Nov and Dec slots, I am thinking of having the sessions at member's place so that we can have a more hand-on approach to the session. Depending on the member (who will be playing host) on whether he allow other members to join in the session as well. Member(s) willing to invite me and other members to your place for the Nov or Dec session, pls pm me.

The Sep and Oct sessions will be focused more on interactions and sharing, hence the group will preferably be au fait with Audyssey for the session to be more meaningful. So if you prefer to be in the Oct & Nov session and want to do a switch, do let me know via pm.

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Re: Audyssey Calibration Workshop 2019 (3rd-Run)...
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2019, 00:10 »
Sep - Full (Lam1n1n & Morgan)
Oct - Full (HDTV_noobie & winwinc81)
Nov - 2 slots
Dec - 2 slots



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Hi Desray,

I'm using the XT32. would like to attend the Nov session. tq cheers

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Re: Audyssey Calibration Workshop 2019 (3rd-Run)...
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2019, 06:30 »
Hi Desray,

I'm using the XT32. would like to attend the Nov session. tq cheers

Ok.


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Re: Audyssey Calibration Workshop 2019 (3rd-Run)...
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2019, 20:13 »
Hi Desray,
Please include me for the next available audyssey multieq xt 32 session, thanks
Ajit
AVR : Denon 7200 WA,
Fronts : Monitor audio GX 300
Centre : Monitor Audio  GX 350
Surrounds : Monitor Audio GX100
Back Surrounds : Monitor Audio Radius
Atmos Front & Rear : Deftec Pro 1000
Subwoofer: HSU ULS-15 MK2 and JL E112
DA & T stereo amp for Front speakers
Emotiva XPA 1 Gen 2 monoblock for Centre speaker
Marantz power amp for surrounds and back surrounds
Marantz power amp for four Atmos overhead speakers
Oppo 203 blu ray player
JVC projector x7000,
Carada screen 235:1 110 inches

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Re: Audyssey Calibration Workshop 2019 (3rd-Run)...
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2019, 20:36 »
Bro Desray, i hv to ur place 3 yrs ago. I need refresher. Am still with xt32

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Re: Audyssey Calibration Workshop 2019 (3rd-Run)...
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2019, 21:02 »
Hi Desray,
Please include me for the next available audyssey multieq xt 32 session, thanks
Ajit

Bro Desray, i hv to ur place 3 yrs ago. I need refresher. Am still with xt32

Ok.

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Re: Audyssey Calibration Workshop 2019 (3rd-Run)...
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2019, 05:49 »
Sep - Full (Lam1n1n & Morgan)
Oct - Full (HDTV_noobie & winwinc81)
Nov - Full (ecpaye & kingajit)
Dec - Full (e24djenggos & pcking)

All slots taken. Pls do not pm me anymore.



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Re: Audyssey Calibration Workshop 2019 (3rd-Run)...
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2019, 07:23 »
Sep - Full (Lam1n1n & Morgan)
Oct - Full (HDTV_noobie & winwinc81)
Nov - Full (ecpaye & kingajit)
Dec - Full (e24djenggos & pcking)

All slots taken. Pls do not pm me anymore.



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I have received a request from HDTV_noobie to change his session from Oct to Sep session. Can I check whether Lam1n1n or Morgan is fine to do a swap with bro HDTV_noobie?

Pls let me know. Thks.



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Re: Audyssey Calibration Workshop 2019 (3rd-Run)...
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2019, 11:47 »
I am OK to swop.

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Re: Audyssey Calibration Workshop 2019 (3rd-Run)...
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2019, 11:51 »
I am OK to swop.

Ok thanks.

HDTV_noobie, pls take note.



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Re: Audyssey Calibration Workshop 2019 (3rd-Run)...
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2019, 11:53 »
Sep - Full (Lam1n1n & HDTV_noobie)
Oct - Full (Morgan & winwinc81)
Nov - Full (ecpaye & kingajit)
Dec - Full (e24djenggos & pcking)

All slots taken. Pls do not pm me anymore.



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Re: Audyssey Calibration Workshop 2019 (3rd-Run)...
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2019, 13:38 »
Sep - Full (Lam1n1n & HDTV_noobie)
Oct - Full (Morgan & winwinc81)
Nov - Full (ecpaye & kingajit)
Dec - Full (e24djenggos & pcking)

All slots taken. Pls do not pm me anymore.



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Many thanks bro Desray🙏🙏

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Re: Audyssey Calibration Workshop 2019 (3rd-Run)...
« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2019, 13:58 »
I just read the thread why so fast full?


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