Originally Posted by gerchy
We want pics!
Everybody else takes pics of the front panel. Here's what's behind it
Very interesting. I was expecting Atmos would deliver more spectacular difference.
Does the DSU expand the 5.1 mix to 7.1.4 or to 5.1.4?
Did you try to compare movies with non-Atmos content - 7.4 vs. 7.4.4?
Since I have had very little "run time" with it, aside from TF4 and lots of 2-ch music, I cannot yet talk about Atmos from a well experienced perspective. I like what I have heard thus far from Atmos content and DSU on 5.1 movies, and will not be going back, if that tells you anything.
I'll even purchase the Auroible update "in the interest in AV science."
DSU will expand stereo to 5.1.4 or 7.1.4, or to whatever speakers you have connected except
Lw/Rw for reasons only Dolby knows.
Audyssey XT32 advertises two subs support, does that not include timing settings too?
What were the subwoofer tweaks you did?
Too lazy to go upstairs, I turned on the unit from the computer browser app, and indeed can confirm it sets the distance and level of each of the 2 sub outputs individually. Then the EQ is the same for both, I am told.
In my room the front subs are Sub1 and the rear subs are Sub2. The fronts cover the deeper bass, and the rears cover the upper bass. To get the blend between them to work well (per REW), I offset the gain by 5 dB in the SSP-800, in favor of the fronts. With XT32, I found the deep bass quite lacking, no "shudder" effect, so I offset the gains of the subs. It helps a lot, but it is still lacking they dynamic punch I get from my SSP setup. I think we sometimes put a lot of blame on our room/speakers when it may well just be what we're feeding into the speakers. What a huge difference in sound, space, clarity, impact, and detail between these two systems, yet the room, speakers, amps, cables, and sources are 100% identical. People might be surprised.
And I do not blame the 7702. It's all down to Audyssey. Thus far, not a long term solution. I'll see if I can beat it into submission with some EQ tricks and further sub tuning as has been advised.