Originally Posted by rhale64L7
Exactly what Ron said. You dont have to use the web server though. You can do this all in the menu system.
By the way my name is Ron too.
Thanks Ron & Ron!!!
I tried to use the ip address shown on my Krell and use /krell/index.html. But couldn't connect to the server. It is true Krell saved money by not providing a client app within the processor, rather asking customers to connect directly to the Server, but it's a bit of a pain in the neck (hit and miss sometimes).
However, I completely understand that we can do all the things that the server connection via a laptop will do. For me, it was just a convenience related need.
However, I tried a couple of songs and part of a movie last night. The sound was ok before running ARES (though I didn't pay too much attention at that time, so can't comment reliably). Then played a song after running ARES before setting Speakers. It was horrible! Even not close to Integra 80.2 with room correction.
Now, today I came home and set the speakers up. cross-overs 80Hz for L/R/C speakers and 90Hz for Surrounds. Played a Bob Dylan song. Sounds great so far. Was amazed with the distinct sound effects for Orchestra, Mezzanine, Front Row, General Admission! These are something so clearly different, that I started grinning ear to ear after a few minutes:D.
But again, this is just one song only. Tomorrow I will play some few more and watch a movie that I am very familiar with. Will get back with my experience then.
Meantime, while playing a blu-ray music video, I found that the color is totally messed up - over-exposed, orange glow!!! Couldn't figure out why... will check out tomorrow again and see what it looks like.
My hunch is that, the Foundation Audio will be quite good, possibly better than Marantz 8801 (not based on my own finding, but based on postings in different forums). But the setup etc. will be quite a bit of work. Once all said and done, this might be a keeper. Let's see how it goes. I do have option to move to Marantz in case I am not really impressed. So, I plan to spend some time and efforts to get the Foundation right before deciding either way.