Looking for advice
In 2007, our house burned down. When we rebuilt, we had the living room wired for 7.1 sound. We bought a home theater in a box consisting of an Onkyo HT-R560 Receiver and Onkyo speakers--believe it came in at about $700.
The system works ok, but we've never been impressed with the sound. I did the tuning thing with the system microphone and it just is blah.
There are a myriad of settings, most of which seem to just be in the neighborhood of "try this setting to see if you like it." What I think I'd like is an amp that just plays the sound the way it was recorded. What with DD, PCM, and a bunch of other acronyms, it seems like a very simple approach would fit my needs better:
Step 1: What amp and speakers do you have? Tune the system (already done)
Step 2: What is the sound source?
Step 3: How loud?