I calibrated Dirac Live within an Arcam AVR850 for a customer in London with their Dolby Atmos system featuring speakers from PMC, dual subwoofers from SVS, a Bluesound streamer and some other toys
Meeting the customer it was obvious he listened to a lot of music and cared about the systems sound quality for stereo playback. During the calibration the customer was listening to the system as I was fine tuning the sound concentrating on its stereo performance and I could tell he liked bass and was used to a very bassy sound. I too like music to have a very good amount of bass but you have to be very careful because its easy to have a lot of bass and no clarity, its easy to have aa lean bass and clarity – finding a sweet spot of the two is not easy and I worked for hours trying to find the best balance of the two.
Once I was happy with the sound of the system for stereo music I turned my attention to the systems sound for movies and used what I have learnt about the system to get the sound of movies dialled in to a high level too.