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thatsgreat's Avatar thatsgreat 07:37 PM 05-07-2013
Just picked this up open box at my local BB for 387.11. They had 2 of them. Thanks Skrill for the heads up!

salaseghs's Avatar salaseghs 11:07 PM 05-07-2013
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+1 on the Onkyo replacement...Do the math, is there any Onkyo that is comparable at this price point for the features than the 53 has? Man im trying to step up from my 606, and this is a great deal!

I just replaced my 606 with the vsx-60. The receiver was $308 + BB 4 yr warranty + tax = $392.

All I can say is that it is a very much better receiver.

Pros:
-Audio is so much more accurate, it's hard to describe but you know it when you listen to it.
-Ethernet; being able to turn on the receiver with the app is great.
-Operating temperature is much better, Onkyo runs hot in comparison.
-The Pioneer audio calibration is better than the Onkyo one.

Cons:
-Learning the receiver requires a learning curve and is very confusing at first but worth it in the end.
-Blue power light is too bright and a bit distracting.

Here are a few screenshots of the apps; iControlAV2012 and AVNavigator:



bungi43's Avatar bungi43 12:53 PM 05-10-2013
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Originally Posted by thatsgreat View Post

Just picked this up open box at my local BB for 387.11. They had 2 of them. Thanks Skrill for the heads up!

Man I'd pick one up in a heartbeat for that cost. Dang it.
caloyzki's Avatar caloyzki 01:52 PM 05-10-2013
is vsx 60 better than this? i can get it for 300.
SupaKats's Avatar SupaKats 02:03 PM 05-10-2013
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is vsx 60 better than this? i can get it for 300.

I didn't look at specs or other features but the 60 lacks a second Hdmi out and pre-outs to add an external amp.
grigorianvlad's Avatar grigorianvlad 02:17 PM 05-11-2013
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Originally Posted by salaseghs View Post

I just replaced my 606 with the vsx-60. The receiver was $308 + BB 4 yr warranty + tax = $392.

All I can say is that it is a very much better receiver.

Pros:
-Audio is so much more accurate, it's hard to describe but you know it when you listen to it.
-Ethernet; being able to turn on the receiver with the app is great.
-Operating temperature is much better, Onkyo runs hot in comparison.
-The Pioneer audio calibration is better than the Onkyo one.

Cons:
-Learning the receiver requires a learning curve and is very confusing at first but worth it in the end.
-Blue power light is too bright and a bit distracting.

Here are a few screenshots of the apps; iControlAV2012 and AVNavigator:



salaseghs, your first screenshot has a Tone/Balance button. I dont see that in mine. How did you set that up? What equipment do you have? What version of iControl? What does that button do?
salaseghs's Avatar salaseghs 11:43 PM 05-13-2013
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Originally Posted by grigorianvlad View Post

salaseghs, your first screenshot has a Tone/Balance button. I dont see that in mine. How did you set that up? What equipment do you have? What version of iControl? What does that button do?

It is dependent on the Listening Mode. Once you are able to select it, you have access to Bypass or On. If you select on, you can adjust Bass, Treble, and Balance.


I have a VSX-60. App version is 1.2.0.

Edit: I have the app configured as Expert within Settings (inside of the app) > Operation Mode.
grigorianvlad's Avatar grigorianvlad 06:40 PM 05-14-2013
Thank for the post. We have different versions of the software. I think you have iCOntrolAV2012 which I can never install. IPad says there is another version and installs iCOntrolAV2 which doesnt have your Tone button, but instead has a 9 band equalizer. I also dont have the Sound Explorer button. What does it do?
grigorianvlad's Avatar grigorianvlad 07:08 PM 05-14-2013
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Thank for the post. We have different versions of the software. I think you have iCOntrolAV2012 which I can never install. IPad says there is another version and installs iCOntrolAV2 which doesnt have your Tone button, but instead has a 9 band equalizer. I also dont have the Sound Explorer button. What does it do?
I found this app indispensable. Emphasis, dialog enhancement and Finger equalizer are alone life savers. Just an amazing app.
salaseghs's Avatar salaseghs 03:32 AM 05-22-2013
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Originally Posted by grigorianvlad View Post

Thank for the post. We have different versions of the software. I think you have iCOntrolAV2012 which I can never install. IPad says there is another version and installs iCOntrolAV2 which doesnt have your Tone button, but instead has a 9 band equalizer. I also dont have the Sound Explorer button. What does it do?

It gives you more details about the sound. Here are some screenshots:



grigorianvlad's Avatar grigorianvlad 01:03 PM 05-22-2013
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It gives you more details about the sound. Here are some screenshots:



Thanks. Your app does more than mine. Looks like you have VSX-60. Good for you! I dont have X-curve, some other things. I wonder if extra features you have are because of the different app or different VSX (mine is a VSX-53)? Also, how in the world did you manage to take a screenshot from an iPad?
SupaKats's Avatar SupaKats 01:11 PM 05-22-2013
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Originally Posted by grigorianvlad View Post

Thanks. Your app does more than mine. Looks like you have VSX-60. Good for you! I dont have X-curve, some other things. I wonder if extra features you have are because of the different app or different VSX (mine is a VSX-53)? Also, how in the world did you manage to take a screenshot from an iPad?

Power and home buttons at the same time screen shots on idevices
grigorianvlad's Avatar grigorianvlad 01:13 PM 05-22-2013
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Power and home buttons at the same time screen shots on idevices

Thank you, SupaKats. I did not know that
SupaKats's Avatar SupaKats 01:14 PM 05-22-2013
No problem
grigorianvlad's Avatar grigorianvlad 01:25 PM 05-22-2013
Also, what is Hi-24bit in your screenshot? What does it do?
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