How does it work with an AVR?

SVS Ultra

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My AV System  
Preamp, Processor or Receiver
Onkyo TX-SR 805
Main Amp
Onkyo TX-SR 805
Additional Amp
Onkyo HTR 940
Universal / Blu-ray / CD Player
Sony UBP X 700
Front Speakers
SVS Ultra Tower
Center Channel Speaker
SVS Ultra Center
Surround Speakers
SVS Ultra Surround (duet mode)
Surround Back Speakers
SVS Ultra Surround (duet mode)
Subwoofers
Dual SVS PB 2000
Screen
TCL 65 R 615
Hello,
I have a decent grasp on how REW works. I have an Onkyo 805 AVR, how does it work with making adjustments, once I take measurements? I want to buy the UMIK-1 and tune the system, but I only want to purchase if the measurements and adjustments made with REW will be accpeted by my receiver. Please advise, and thank you for your assistance in advance.

Sincerely,
Dan Maldonado

TCL/Roku 65" R615 4K TV, SVS Ultra 5.0 Tower Surround System, Onkyo TX-SR805 for LCR, Onkyo HTR 940 for Surrounds, Dual SVS PB-2000 Subwoofers, Sony UBP X700 4K Ultra Blu-ray Player
 

Kal Rubinson

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Not likely it will. Most AVRs have some kind of autoEQ (e.g., Audyssey) and, sometimes, a primitive graphic EQ ("7-band EQ on 7 channels, 5-band EQ on subwoofer ") which is quite inadequate for much except as a tone control. There is no way to insert any filter/corrections from REW without adding more hardware to your system.
 

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My AV System  
Preamp, Processor or Receiver
Onkyo TX-SR 805
Main Amp
Onkyo TX-SR 805
Additional Amp
Onkyo HTR 940
Universal / Blu-ray / CD Player
Sony UBP X 700
Front Speakers
SVS Ultra Tower
Center Channel Speaker
SVS Ultra Center
Surround Speakers
SVS Ultra Surround (duet mode)
Surround Back Speakers
SVS Ultra Surround (duet mode)
Subwoofers
Dual SVS PB 2000
Screen
TCL 65 R 615
Kal,
The 805 has some eq adjustments are: it comes with audessy xt32: 63Hz, 160Hz, 400Hz, 1000Hz, 2500Hz, 6300Hz, 16000Hz for speakers, and 25 Hz, 40 Hz, 63 Hz, 100 Hz, or 160 Hz for subwoofers. Not enough for me to use REW, right?

Sincerely,
Dan
 

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My AV System  
Preamp, Processor or Receiver
Onkyo TX-SR 805
Main Amp
Onkyo TX-SR 805
Additional Amp
Onkyo HTR 940
Universal / Blu-ray / CD Player
Sony UBP X 700
Front Speakers
SVS Ultra Tower
Center Channel Speaker
SVS Ultra Center
Surround Speakers
SVS Ultra Surround (duet mode)
Surround Back Speakers
SVS Ultra Surround (duet mode)
Subwoofers
Dual SVS PB 2000
Screen
TCL 65 R 615
Kal,
Ok. I think I am going to pass for now. I am getting a Denon x8500h eventually, and want to be able make sure the audeyssey is doing a good job of customizing my sound.

Sincerely,
Dan
 

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Somewhere Northeast of Kansas City Missouri
My AV System  
Preamp, Processor or Receiver
PrimaLuna Dialogue Premium TubePre (2 channel+sub)
Main Amp
McIntosh MC152 SS Amp (2 channel)
Additional Amp
Yamaha RX-A850 Pro (the other 5 channels lol)
Universal / Blu-ray / CD Player
LG BlueRay
Front Speakers
Martin Logan ElectroMotion ESL
Center Channel Speaker
Martin Logan Motion C2
Surround Speakers
Martin Logan Motion 4
Surround Back Speakers
Martin Logan Motion 4 (yes, another set of these)
Subwoofers
Martin Logan Dynamo 700
Other Speakers or Equipment
Cifte 12AU7 NOS & Genalex Gold Lion Tubes in Pre
Video Display Device
Sony TV KDL50W700B
Remote Control
Audirvana Plus, Tidal HiFi MQA and DSD128...
Other Equipment
Throw rug, saddle blankets and base traps...
The 7 band EQ for your mains and a 5 band EQ for your subs, built into your AVR, seems like enough to get a handle on your speakers... REW is about "seeing the room"... It is also nice that it can generate EQ filters... Between the SPL and EQ settings in your AVR and being able to see what your system is doing in your room with REW, I would get that UMIK-1...

Were you thinking of ever using your computer to input music to your AVR with something like Audirvana and Tidal or Qobuz? It is possible to also insert EQ that way... Most modern laptops and desk sides have an HDMI out... ;^)
 
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My AV System  
Preamp, Processor or Receiver
Onkyo TX-SR 805
Main Amp
Onkyo TX-SR 805
Additional Amp
Onkyo HTR 940
Universal / Blu-ray / CD Player
Sony UBP X 700
Front Speakers
SVS Ultra Tower
Center Channel Speaker
SVS Ultra Center
Surround Speakers
SVS Ultra Surround (duet mode)
Surround Back Speakers
SVS Ultra Surround (duet mode)
Subwoofers
Dual SVS PB 2000
Screen
TCL 65 R 615
Dude,
I am only using the Blu-ray player, tcl and a Bluetooth box to put audio through. I have no plans to used the computer for audio. That does put me on the fence about getting the umik and tuning the system further. Thanks for the input.

Sincerely,
Dan

A 7 band EQ for your mains and a 5 band EQ for your subs seems like enough to get a handle on your speakers... REW is about "seeing the room"... It is also nice that it can generate EQ filters... Between SPL and EQ settings in your AVR and being able to see what your system is doing in your room with REW, I would get that UMIK-1...

Were you thinking of ever using your computer to input music to your AVR with something like Audirvana and Tidal or Qobuz? It is possible to also insert EQ that way... Most modern laptops and desk sides have an HDMI out... ;^)
 

ddude003

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Location
Somewhere Northeast of Kansas City Missouri
My AV System  
Preamp, Processor or Receiver
PrimaLuna Dialogue Premium TubePre (2 channel+sub)
Main Amp
McIntosh MC152 SS Amp (2 channel)
Additional Amp
Yamaha RX-A850 Pro (the other 5 channels lol)
Universal / Blu-ray / CD Player
LG BlueRay
Front Speakers
Martin Logan ElectroMotion ESL
Center Channel Speaker
Martin Logan Motion C2
Surround Speakers
Martin Logan Motion 4
Surround Back Speakers
Martin Logan Motion 4 (yes, another set of these)
Subwoofers
Martin Logan Dynamo 700
Other Speakers or Equipment
Cifte 12AU7 NOS & Genalex Gold Lion Tubes in Pre
Video Display Device
Sony TV KDL50W700B
Remote Control
Audirvana Plus, Tidal HiFi MQA and DSD128...
Other Equipment
Throw rug, saddle blankets and base traps...
Dude,
I am only using the Blu-ray player, tcl and a Bluetooth box to put audio through. I have no plans to used the computer for audio. That does put me on the fence about getting the umik and tuning the system further. Thanks for the input.

Sincerely,
Dan
To be more clear, please re-read the above first paragraph...
 

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My AV System  
Preamp, Processor or Receiver
Onkyo TX-SR 805
Main Amp
Onkyo TX-SR 805
Additional Amp
Onkyo HTR 940
Universal / Blu-ray / CD Player
Sony UBP X 700
Front Speakers
SVS Ultra Tower
Center Channel Speaker
SVS Ultra Center
Surround Speakers
SVS Ultra Surround (duet mode)
Surround Back Speakers
SVS Ultra Surround (duet mode)
Subwoofers
Dual SVS PB 2000
Screen
TCL 65 R 615
Sorry I was not thinking of running audio through the computer, the hdmi on the 805 is non functioning. I am happy with the sound overall just curious wanting to tweak the sound with REW, if it was feasible with my present setup.
 

cgull

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My AV System  
Preamp, Processor or Receiver
denon avr-s740h
Front Speakers
polk t50
Center Channel Speaker
polk t30
Surround Speakers
polk t15
Front Height Speakers
polk t15
Subwoofers
mtx sw2
Well, it is called "Room EQ Wizard", not "Receiver EQ Wizard", after all...

I have an inexpensive Denon AC740H and cheap Polk speakers, and REW has been very helpful for arranging the room and speaker locations, especially the subwoofer. (Also for confirming that the Polk surrounds aren't much good). Luckily, my setup was pretty easy to get working pretty well. I haven't actually done much on the receiver other than set up Audyssey.

I'm using a Dayton iMM-6 microphone, which at $20 is a lot cheaper, though it needs an extension cable and is less versatile than the UMIK-1, and more trouble to set up. But it *does* work for the basics.
 
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