Originally Posted by kriktsemaj99
The exact same wording appears in the manual for the RX-V1800/3800, both of which only have a single crossover.
For confirmation it needs someone with an actual unit to check the menus. The audioholics guy sounded like he only looked in the manual and made the same assumption you did.
Yea, I dunno, I'm just qoting from what I'm reading in Yamaha's manuals (including the top end Z11) and some of Denon's manuals (3308, 4308 ect) for recievers that some have reported has having independant crossovers. The verbage used in all of these manuals implies that there is only a single selectable crossover freqency and that you can choose wheater it applies to each channel by setting whether the speaker is small (applied crossover) or large (no crossover) independantly.
I don't define this as indepentant crossovers (I'd call it something like "selective crossover control" or "channel selective crossover" or simmilar), but maybe others do. I guess we need to clarify what the definition is of independant crossovers is when we ask the question as from your statement, it sounds like the Audioholics guy was simmilary confused or misguided.
Now of course the manuals could have been writen well in advance of the actual product release, so maybe its an undocumented feature. And, I agree with you that we also need to take a look at the actual released version of the product when it comes out, but until then, all I have to go on is the released docs, and something one guy who I have never met in my life, and haven't personaly spoken with has to say.
I'll still probably end up getting one. I demo'd a 3800 at my house for 3 days (and several blu-ray movies and other reference source material) and thought it sounded supurb with the rest of my setup and was a signifigant improvement over my old reciever. I only returned it because I found out the 3900 came out in a month and had an intergrated HD radio which I kinda wanted, otherwize, I would have been more than pleased with the older model and kept it. I never noticed any bass problems with the 3800 not having truely indepenant crossovers and besides, I'm a lazy ass and I always just end up hooking up the mike and letting the thing calibrate itself, so even if it was in the menus, I probably wouldn't notice or care so long as it sounded good (which the 3800 did, and hopefully the 3900 will as well)