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Auto Calibration on Pioneer AX5Ai amp

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by MJeeves, Jan 11, 2005.

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  1. MJeeves

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    Hi Guys,

    Once I have done the Auto Calibration set-up using the MCACC on the Pioneer AX5Ai amp do I then use the Advanced Set-up and Auto Pro set-ups as well after or not?

    Thank you,

    M.J.
     
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    my installer ran the auto calibration and then adjusted the subwoofer settings.

    would like to find out the correct way to calibrate too as he didnt say much about why he needed to adjust the subwoofer.
     
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    For the most part all you should need to do is run the Auto setup and that's it. Having said that though I prefer to set these thing up manually with a good quality sound pressure meter, it usually end up with much better results.
     
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    Yep, the auto-setup is all you need.

    The Expert stuff has links to the individual test tones to help do the tweaking if you so desire.


    My experience is that:

    a) it is excellent.

    b) it somehow thinks my centre is LARGE, which is rubbish. Therefore the initial sound is rubbish until I remember it's attempting to route far too much bass to the centre channel (especially for DPLII).

    c) it seems spectacularly accurate for speaker distances, and hence delays. To be honest, I haven't really fiddled with the EQ to see if I could do it any better.

    d) having said that, the sub setup is still a little manual. I make sure the crossover setting on the sub matches that of the amp (in the Expert settings) and then decrease the volume on the sub until it is barely noticeable. I kinda don't believe that little microphone can do justice to setting up a sub accurately!
     

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