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Audyssey MultEQ Editor app

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minimumtumbleweed

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I haven't seen any discussion on this board about the Audyssey MultEQ editor app for Denon and Marantz receivers (although I have seen discussion on other AV forums). I recently picked it up on the Play store (finally, a use for all that Google Opinions survey credit). I was wondering whether anyone here has played around with it, specifically in the context of music. I know most here would typically turn off all the equalising and filtering the Audyssey (or other software) calibration applies, as have I in the past.

Currently, I've run the calibration through the app, changed the high-frequency roll-off to be more gradual, turned off the midrange compensation the calibration typically applies, and limited the filters to frequencies under 500 Hz. I actually kind of like it. I used to have all the Audyssey settings off, but now I turn on MultEQ and set it to 'Reference'. I still keep Dynamic EQ off for music, as I find it makes everything sound harsh and makes the surrounds much too loud, but I turn it on for movies.

Does anyone else have any experience with the app? I'd be curious to hear your thoughts and opinions!
 

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The 1st time I ran the app and let it equalize the room, I hated it. I thought it absolutely messed up the high freqs and destroyed my great sounding Paradigm tweeters. Then I learned how to set a cut-off frequency so that Audyssey does not mess with anything over 1.5 Khz, and have since found audio Nirvana. I have dual 12-inch subs and I used to manually tweek them all the time to try and tighten the bass...no more, Audyssey fixed my bass so well, I wouldn't dream of tweaking them now. My system never sounded so good, top to bottom.

I love the Audyessy MuliEQ XT32, it really is a game changer for me. I just don't believe the included $20 microphone can do justice to the high freqs.
 

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The MultEQ app is not compatible with the Denon 4520 in my living room setup, where I do most of my music listening. I suppose I could try it on the 4200 in my home theater setup, but honestly, I'm not much of a tinkerer. I like what the MultEQ XT32 does in both setups. I use the regular curve (?) for movies and the flat curve for music. I don't like what Dynamic EQ or Dynamic Volume does, so I leave them both off.
 

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The MultEQ app is not compatible with the Denon 4520 in my living room setup, where I do most of my music listening. I suppose I could try it on the 4200 in my home theater setup, but honestly, I'm not much of a tinkerer. I like what the MultEQ XT32 does in both setups. I use the regular curve (?) for movies and the flat curve for music. I don't like what Dynamic EQ or Dynamic Volume does, so I leave them both off.
Denon says: "Audyssey MultEQ Editor App available for AVR-X6300H, AVR-X4300H and AVR-X3300W, AVR-X2300W, AVR-X1300W, AVR-S930H, AVR-S730H, AVR-S920W and AVR-S720W."
 

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Denon says: "Audyssey MultEQ Editor App available for AVR-X6300H, AVR-X4300H and AVR-X3300W, AVR-X2300W, AVR-X1300W, AVR-S930H, AVR-S730H, AVR-S920W and AVR-S720W."
That might be outdated; the app description states:

Denon AV Receiver: AVR-X6300H, AVR-X4300H, AVR-X3300W, AVR-X2300W, AVR-X1300W, AVR-S920W, AVR-S720W, AVR-S930H, AVR-S730H, AVR-X1400H, AVR-X2400H, AVR-X3400H, AVR-X4400H, AVR-X6400H, AVR-X8500H, AVR-S740H, AVR-S940H, AVR-X1500H, AVR-X2500H, AVR-X3500H, AVR-X4500H, AVR-X6500H, AVR-X1600H, AVR-X2600H, AVR-X3600H, AVR-S750H, AVR-S950H

Marantz AV Receiver: AV7703, SR7011, SR6011, SR5011, NR1607, NR1608, SR5012, SR6012, SR7012, SR8012, AV7704, AV8805, NR1609, SR5013, SR6013, SR7013, AV7705, NR1710, SR5014, S6014

I personally have the S740H and it works fine.
 

Kal Rubinson

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That might be outdated; the app description states:
Denon AV Receiver: AVR-X6300H, AVR-X4300H, AVR-X3300W, AVR-X2300W, AVR-X1300W, AVR-S920W, AVR-S720W, AVR-S930H, AVR-S730H, AVR-X1400H, AVR-X2400H, AVR-X3400H, AVR-X4400H, AVR-X6400H, AVR-X8500H, AVR-S740H, AVR-S940H, AVR-X1500H, AVR-X2500H, AVR-X3500H, AVR-X4500H, AVR-X6500H, AVR-X1600H, AVR-X2600H, AVR-X3600H, AVR-S750H, AVR-S950H
Noted.

I personally have the S740H and it works fine.
Sure but the OP's devices are not.
 

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I used the app when I setup my Marantz SR8012 and loved the results. I really like being able to save and load multiple configurations to easily compare different settings... well worth $20 but I think it should have been included with the amp purchase.
 

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Denon says: "Audyssey MultEQ Editor App available for AVR-X6300H, AVR-X4300H and AVR-X3300W, AVR-X2300W, AVR-X1300W, AVR-S930H, AVR-S730H, AVR-S920W and AVR-S720W."
That's funny; I was probably aware at some point of the fact that my 4200 wasn't compatible with the app either. I even saw this list when I searched for info on the app yesterday. Getting old . . .
 
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