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  1. Hey guys, I have attached some pre/post calibration results for my JVC X7000. Would like to know (a) what does everything mean (b) what are we aiming to achieve for post calibration in regards to the charts. Really want to learn more about this as im planning on doing an auto cal on my new JVC X7900. Silly question but considering the new projector has been set up in the same location/same room/same environment, could I just apply the X7000 calibration results to the X7900 with a few tweaks here and there? Any feedback is greatly appreciated or any links to understand his further.
  2. Hi guys, I have enrolled in the THX Certified Video Class for the end of March. I was wondering whether there was anyone in the Sydney region that would be interested in a free TV or Projector calibration after easter? I will be offering this to the first 5 people to get back to me. This will help me gain THX Certification and all I ask for in return is a review of my work upon completion. If anyone is interested you can reply on here or PM me. I am sure I will know alot more upon completion of this course but if you have any questions feel free to let me know.
  3. Item: Audyssey MultiEQ Pro Calibration Kit Location: Melbourne Price: $300 Item Condition: As new Reason for selling: No longer required Payment Method: Pickup: Cash, Paypal / Shipping: Paypal Extra Info: Comes with original packaging, accesories and manual. Can ship anywhere in Australia. Pictures:
  4. Hopefully this won't get mistaken for spam as it is my first post with this new account (Vermin is dead long live Vermin2) but thought Hobartions may like to know that Mick Peaker from AVICAL Australia will most likely be in Hobart next month. I found this archived topic the other day when I was looking for someone to perform a display calibration for me: http://www.dtvforum.info/index.php/topic/11557-home-theatre-display-calibration/ It's from a while ago (2004) but thought I'd let you know that I have been in touch with them and it is very likely Mick will be here in Hobart next month (for an unrelated promotion) and now would be a good time to book in for this service if you ever thought about having it done. You can do it through their website: http://www.avical.com.au/request/
  5. Audyssey MultiEQ PRO – an end user perspective Introduction… My introduction to Audyssey came with a denon 4308 AV receiver I was using as a processor some years ago. While not totally convinced with the audyssey setup and EQ system in versions prior the multi EQ system that was introduced with this denon range really did impress ! to the point that some years later when looking to upgrade to a processor I soon worked out I wouldn’t buy one without audyssey. Well turned out I finally upgraded and this was going back to 2008 ! to the flagship denon AVP-A1HD av processor that also came with audyssey. While absolutely thrilled with audyssey in the denon processor, Denon was kind enough a couple of years back to provide an upgrade to Audyssey XT32 for this processor which was quite a step forward especially in the bass/sub management and literally was like a new lease of life for this processor. That wasn’t the end of things though as it turned out … Denon was also kind enough to enable MultiEQ PRO also for this processor which is where this tale begins… So what is Audyssey Multi EQ PRO ? Well for the un initiated… this tech has typically been available to professional installers. However audyssey has for a little while now made this available to … ANYONE ! woohoo ! . All it requires is to register as an installer, purchase an installers kit direct ( $730 including express freight) from audyssey and then a license for each device ($150ea) that require calibration. Sounds expensive, so what does that buy ? Well I must say audyssey themselves are very professional to deal with, you contact them, fill out a form to order the kit, pay for it and the kit arrived promptly double boxed. and inside the calibration kit which going through includes a plethora of goodies ! including a calibrated microphone, calibrated microphone pre amp, a handy boom mic stand, all the cables you need plus software and a guide to help you get going. And everything included here is of the highest quality, nothing cheap and nasty here. And what are the claimed benefits ? Can read a bit more here at the audyssey site, http://www.audyssey.com/technologies/multeq/multeq-pro Rather than the mass produced consumer grade little plastic microphone that’s provided by Denon and other OEMs, you get a professional grade individually calibrated microphone and pre amp, In the photo below you will see the little plastic denon supplied mic on the left here, and the calibrated audyssey pro mic in its case both the calibrated mic and pre amp are included to give a far more accurate result. Plus ability to take far more measurements (more on this later). Then there is the ability to see the results of measurements pre and post calibration and there is the facility to select target curves, tailor sound and EQ applied plus select or de select for mid range compensation. So how does all this pan out in practice ? So lets get setup…The first thing to do is register the kit (via kit/microphone serial no) and myself as an installer plus register my denon avp for pro calibration. All this is done on the audyssey installer website and was pleased to see my denon there in latest version as mine is upgraded to registering its MAC address and giving me a license number for it. Software provided as part of the kit is only windows compatible (boo hiss ! ) so I loaded this on my Sony Viao that runs windows 7 without issue. Apart from loading the Pro software it also loaded a step by step guide, which I noticed there was one specifically for my denon so I downloaded that as well. To hook up my sony laptop to my denon avp requires to use the supplied USB to RS232 cable, This needs a driver to be installed on the laptop which fortunately is supplied on a disc that comes with the cable. Lets get started…firing up the software I selected my denon processor as device to be calibrated, I entered in my license number and it recognised it as a registered device. the hook up is simple, as soon as hookup the usb cable to the laptop and the RS232 cable to my denon it goes straight into audyssey calibration mode and the audyssey logo pops straight up on my main display…gives some level of confidence we are on our way J Hookup is matter of following the step by step instructions, hooking up the high quality finished microphone cables from microphone to lovely metal bodies calibrated microphone pre amp and then setting up the microphone at the end of the boom mic stand in the main listening position.. and then the very last very important step of hooking up the output from the mic pre amp to the front input of the denon AVP, and we are ready to go… Calibration is really just matter of following the onscreen instructions on the audyssey software. The first measurement at the 1st position is to get the sub level correct. Which must be 75db +/- 3 db, which mine was. After which it runs through level checks. This position measurement is crucial speaker distances and levels are taken at this point and is fundamental to the end result. Next measurement points was either side of main listening position where a person would sit to the left and right of me. And then followed by 3 measurements about 1m in front of these positions. And last two measurments just behind the main listening position. I decided to stick with 8 measurements as audyssey indicates its very much a case of diminishing returns past this number of measurements. Once the measurements are done, I saved these and it then prompted for selection of eq curves. Various options are available, I went with the default, but de selected mid range compensation…this is unique option of the pro calibration. And something along with the curves can be selected/changed down the track if the need arises. Pre and post calibration response curves can then be seen, which makes for some very interesting information certainly from a measurements point of view impressed with the capability of audyssey pro, and very interesting to see the post calibration results. Also very interesting to see the measurements from distance and levels and suggested xovers which correspond to what I’d expect. While the system allows full ability to change any of this was and easy choice to go with what the system suggested. And then just the matter of saving the calibration and transferring the results to my denon AVP. And before long it fires into life with calibration settings applied ! So the most important part …how does it sound ? I will have to say on immediate switch on…even just on some TV going on, I am impressed. Its clear concise, controlled, detailed. And with some weight to the sound. As a note the system utilises audyssey dynamic eq by default. And like the end results also for TV am using Audyssey dynamic volume which is handy for incredible clarity at even very low volumes. Am talking -72db and vocals are still clearly intelligible which is really handy for having the TV on in the back ground at low volume and still able to listen in if takes interest. Switching to Mr and Mrs Smith.. on blu-ray, I still setup to use dynamic eq but disabled dynamic volume And the scene where they are dancing in the bar, the music they are dancing to just sounds gorgeous, grand and majestic in scale. The sound of thunder with deep bass just growls and yet isn’t over powering. Swapping to the scene where they are at the fete shooting gallery, you are literally jolted in surprise with the pellets wizzing past you in the room hitting the target up ahead. The atmosphere of the fete is room filling, you really feel like your there ! Swapping to the scene of Jolie and Brad having a shoot out at the house is just explosive in dynamics and eerie in the way details are portrayed as they are both creeping around the house. Interrupted abruptly with the gun shots, bone crunching blows and explosions as they go around destroying the house ! I was so enthralled with the sonic portrayal I kept watching snippets of the movie here and there and then dragged out a favourite of mine in Flags of our fathers on blu-ray which watched all the way through and cant wait to follow up with Letters from Iwo Jima which am looking to watch tonight ! In conclusion… Was it worth the expense and effort ? You bet ! I cant believe this is the av processor I bought 7 years ago and the step forward the system has gone in sound with this recent addition !. For anyone with a receiver or av processor with Audyssey pro capability I would highly recommend this as a step forward. It does cost a bit to purchase and there is some carefull steps to take to utilise but overall even going with its default selections it is definitely something well worth the end result gains delivered. About the reviewer, I am not a professional reviewer and my reviews are purely from the perspective of an end user. So no flowery and poetic prose. I will just tell it as I find it. I am a cinema buff and gain great enjoyment watching movies in the comfort of the home environment. My home theatre passion started all those years ago when I walked into a local specialist store and saw a demo of Top gun on VHS tape and I was instantly hooked ! About the system, My system is a combined 2ch and av/ht system, coming together to try achieve the best of both worlds in your typical lounge room but with speakers carefully setup and positioned and the room naturally treated with furnishings. For home theatre it encompasses, Cambridge 751 BD player Denon AVP-A1HD3D av processor Elektra TheatreHD 7 channel amplifier Musical Fidelity M8-500s power amplifier driving main speakers JVC X-35 projector and Pioneer KRP-500M plasma Screentechnics motorised premium electricinema screen Seating position and screen carefully selected to fully resolve 1080p high definition and full immersion to THX spec Focal Electra CC1000BE centre Focal Utopia Diva BE mains Focal SR1000BE side surrounds Subsonic XR1 rear surrounds Twin Velodyne DD15 subwoofers More info on the system here, http://www.stereo.net.au/forums/index.php?/topic/59834-where-the-divas-sing/
  6. Hi, I would like to borrow a projector calibration tool or find someone who can help me with this. I have been using a calibration disk so far, and I am starting to understand the basic of this but I still need a couple of more try's before I grasp the whole concept. Thank you in advance
  7. Hi, I am after a cheap calibration tool to be used for my projector. Like to keep it under $100 AUD if possible Borrow or hire is welcome to.
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