Just sharing a little on how to get a good surround feel..
Audyssey tends to run the surrounds a little 'hot', so they can be a little more prominent than desired.
the idea is to have an immersive effect, not one where the surrounds
overwhelm and direct too much attention to themselves. After whatever
auto-eq has been done, take a SPL meter and turn down the surrounds, and
after that, use a sound track you are familiar with, with good
surround, and see if it sounds natural.
If not, turn down the surrounds bit by bit and also adjust the bass accordingly. Everything should come together in synergy.
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