Got a new MINI 2x4 (no-HD) and am tinkering and learning. 'Problem is I get very limited time to tinker so I do a lot of things "on paper" until I can actually spend a few minutes playing.
I ran Audyssey, then did a bunch of sweeps with REW, then made an EQ curve to clean up some sloppy spots. When I uploaded it to the DSP and ran more sweeps, it had made things worse. I already feel like getting a smooth bass response is going to be an endless game of cat-and-mouse between Audyssey and the MINIDSP, so I'm thinking of this:
1. Disconnect subs and run Audyssey, forcing my main speakers to "small", crossed over at ~100Hz.
2. Disconnect mains, re-connect subs and get them all time/phase/etc. aligned and properly EQ'd with REW and the MINIDSP, Audyssey disabled.
3. Reconnect mains, do some final minor tweaking to avoid crossover point issues.
I'd love to tell Audyssey "Only correct above 100Hz" so I can then just do the subs with MINIDSP, but I'm thinking with the speakers set to small, this is what it will do anyway.
That way, the bass is untouched so that the signal going to the MINIDSP is "virgin" even with Audyssey engaged, and I don't end up with issues form overlapping EQ curves.
Anyone tried anything like this? I'm not in a place to buy a new receiver or a suite of MINIDSPs and amps to do all my channels, so I'm trying to work with what I have. Again, I'm trying to do as much experimenting and planning on paper because of the limited play time I get.