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Old 11-03-2012, 04:34 PM   #21
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MYSTERY SOLVED:

The supplied Audyssey mic was bad. It's packaged in a corner of the shipping box and said corner was smushed. Since the mic shows no physical signs of damage, I thought nothing of it. However, when I reran the calibration today (bi-amed, since I've no clue where I put the bridge clips that came with my RF-63's), it acted incredibly weird. The mic was demanding I set my subwoofers incredibly high (one at max only barely reached 73 dB) and the resulting audio was horribly aggressive no matter the volume. It once again set my towers to 150 Hz and now it claimed my surrounds and center should be each set at 90 Hz.

So, to test a theory, I used the mic that came with my TX-NR705. My subs have their gains now set to only a quarter turn, my towers were set to 40 Hz, and my center and surrounds were set to 50 Hz respectively.

Now who do I turn to replace the mic? Audyssey directly or to Onkyo?
I think you would go to Onkyo directly, but I think the mic you used from your 705 may still not be right with the 5010. I recall reading when I went from an 876 to the 3008 that I had to use the 3008 mic for correct/best results because the 876 mic was different (can't remember if they visually look different).
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:20 PM   #22
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I think you would go to Onkyo directly, but I the mic you used from your 705 may still not be right with the 5010. I recall reading when I went from an 876 to the 3008 that I had to use the 3008 mic for correct/best results because the 876 mic was different (can't remember if they visually look different).
They certainly look different.

This is the TX-SR705 mic:




This is the TX-NR5010 mic:



Those aren't my pictures, by the way. Those are just the closest I could find that best represent the mics I have.

I did read up about a mixup with older Onkyo receivers. Apparently my older mic is not an Audyssey mic but an Onkyo mic. Later Audyssey convinced Onkyo to switch to their mics but Audyssey screwed up and sent Onkyo the wrong mics. The wrong mics were labeled AMC-1 and the correct mics were labeled AMC-1H. The new mic I have is labeled AMC-1HB. However, I can find nothing about my mic designation online.

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Old 11-17-2012, 12:58 AM   #23
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I got my replacement mic (sent to me by the vendor of my receiver) and gave it a go. It worked like a charm (towers set to 40 Hz, center to 50 Hz, and surrounds to 60 Hz). Also, it did a better job of equalizing the sound than the mic that came with my 705. The receiver has never sounded better.

Now I've finally been able to get good results using other features such as Audyssey Dynamic Volume. It's really come in handy that certain tweaks like the reference level can be adjusted per input rather than globally on the 5010.
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:50 AM   #24
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I got my replacement mic (sent to me by the vendor of my receiver) and gave it a go. It worked like a charm (towers set to 40 Hz, center to 50 Hz, and surrounds to 60 Hz). Also, it did a better job of equalizing the sound than the mic that came with my 705. The receiver has never sounded better.

Now I've finally been able to get good results using other features such as Audyssey Dynamic Volume. It's really come in handy that certain tweaks like the reference level can be adjusted per input rather than globally on the 5010.
glad to hear it's all worked out, you have one beast of a receiver
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Now that my mic woes are out of the way. I have a question on the picture adjustments. Most of the stuff is self explanatory but what patterns can I use to take advantage of the color brightness and color contrast settings? Will the patterns on AVS HD 709 do the trick?
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