Can Audyssey Compensate for My Odd Speaker Layout.

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  1. ionnyc55

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    Below is a diagram of my room layout. The main listening position is the bed, I am not keen on moving it to the middle because I feel exposed sleeping in a bed in the middle. (lol).

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    No audessey is not going to compensate for that room layout. Your rear effect speakers are actually in front of you which no amount of room correction is going to help with. What audessey will do is correct for how the room and speakers interact with each other. It can also auto correct for different distances between the speakers. It can not make a speaker that is in front of you sound like it is behind you.
     
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    I get the impression that something is behind me. Or rather should be behind me when the surround speakers are in use lol. That is ok for me.

    One more question.

    Does Audyssey change the decibels on all the frequency levels? like +4dB on 1Khz etc.
     
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    If you mean the levels of bands of frequencies within a range then the answer is yes. It can either increase of decrease certain frequency bands so that the resulting audio's overall sound conforms more closely with certain set criteria. The fidelity and resolution depends upon the level of Audyssey being used.
     
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    MultEQ in my case.

    But that is reassuring. Because my second hand receiver still has the saved profile of someone else's room.
     
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    The calibration results that were saved will not be appropriate for your room. You need to run the caibration again in your room so that the results are in relation to your room's acoustics and not someone else's room's acoustics. Speaker levels and distances will also be incorrect.

    I'd strongly suggest you move the surrounds to their proper location prior to running the calibration. As already suggested, their current location is incorrect and will not result in you getting the audio as intended.
     
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    Am really stuck with my room for positioning speakers. I have one side of a wall covered in, in-built cupboards.

    I don't want my window area covered by TV and my bed can't be in the middle.

    Shall I just get a two seater couch from Ikea for £95 and have my room like this...

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    Is this better for the surround speakers? If the main listening position was the couch?
     
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    The couch woud indeed be better.
     
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    Great stuff.

    Well thanks for your responses.

    I just need to persuade my girlfriend in buying a couch. :eek:
     
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    If can not get a couch then a LazyBoy chair would be more than sufficient instead!!!!:devil:
     
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    Haha. I had to google that one.

    My girlfriend would be displeased if I bought that rather than a sofa. :laugh:
     

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