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    I re-ran the Audyssey room calibration in my Onkyo 606 and the result was that the loudness for each speaker was reduced by quiet a few decibels (-7 for front) -12 for sub and -4 for center.

    To me when I watch movies, this sounds awful , especially the sub part... I cannot seem to understand how the calibration can be so off..

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    How were you placing the microphone? Do you have a tripod or ??

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    Place the microphone where you sit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe08867 View Post
    Place the microphone where you sit.
    At ear level.

    Also you can mess with those settings yourself and also make sure it measured your distances properly. You can adjust those yourself as well.
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    Yes , I placed it at ear level on the headrest of the sofa!!

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    It is better to have it on some type of stand so it doesn't get as many reflections.
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    Yeah, headrest of the sofa is a no-no. You need it on a tripod, where your ears would be, with the mic capsule slightly above the seatback so it doesn't absorb high frequencies.

    And as for your levels, Audyssey sets the absolute levels so that 0 on the volume knob = reference level. However, with your sub being at -12, it may be reaching the limit of its adjustment. Try turning the gain down slightly on your subwoofer and re-running it. You should get a higher trim number than -12.

    That said, 2EQ doesn't equalize your subwoofer at all, so first and foremost, you should use a calibration disc to ensure proper phase alignment between your sub and the other channels. MultEQ users don't have to worry as much about this because MultEQ adjusts around this in the time domain.
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    As others have said, get a tripod. It will really help.

    Also do what is known as the "sub crawl". Plenty of articles out there about it and even though 2EQ doesn't do anything with the sub, finding the location(s) where it is the most happy will help overall sound quality.

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