|I inquired from Denon CS as to XT32 upgrade and this is the response:
"Here is the answer I received on your question for the AVR-5308CI. Most likely, public announcement to be made at CES or shortly thereafter."
Question: are Denon upgrades offered to any and all owners, or need one have purchased from an authorized dealer and be the original owner?
|I just got off the phone with the gentleman from Denon who has been working with me on the blue rain issue affecting my A100. Lots of interesting information to share with everyone.
First off, regarding the Audio Loss problem, he confirmed that it is being addressed with the firmware release on 12/22, so those of you with the Audio Loss problem can look forward to a fix later this week.
They have also identified a manufacturing defect that is causing the blue rain problem.
This defect is limited to a certain production run of HDMI/video boards and they hope to have a list of the affected serial numbers identified by next week at the latest.
It is a defect that will require the unit being serviced. He didn't have an exact date on when the replacement boards would be available in the states, but estimated in the next week or two.
He is going to contact me once the boards are available, and I will pass this information along once I receive it.
To me, this is all very positive news.
It's unfortunate that it will require a trip to the service center to resolve the blue rain issue, but it's very encouraging that they were able to identify the cause and a resolution is at hand.
Are you still looking for the articulating mount?
I'll try and find one I saw that looked pretty nice in a build....
I think it was either Arrow or Diamond brand....
|Originally Posted by audyssey
Midrange compensation is an intentional dip in the 2 kHz region where the vast majority of tweeter-to-midrange crossovers are.
In that region the tweeter is at the low end of its range and the midrange at the high end of its range and the directivity of the speaker goes through major changes.
We found that if that region is equalized to flat, the change in direct to reflected ratio that happens because of the directivity variations causes voices to sound harsh (among other things).
So, we have this implemented in the Audyssey target curve.
With MultEQ Pro you can choose to turn it off, but we don't recommend it.
This notion was observed 40 years ago by BBC speaker designers in their studio monitors.
They designed their speakers with this "BBC dip" intentionally in the speaker response.
Audyssey Customer Certificate 11-21-09 - 12 meas - 80Hz cutoff.pdf 147.958984375k . file