Originally Posted by dlaloum
Thanks for the feedback!
With your old AVR745 how was it set up and how is this different from the AVR7550HD?
Have you run the Ezset EQ ?
Are the parameters set the same way as they were with the AVR745?
(ie whether automatic or manual is the end result a match with the previous setup when you look at the actual settings...)
Can you actually look at the settings chosen by Ezset, or are the settings "invisible" unless set manually?
Just wondering whether the difference in sound is due to Ezset behaving differently... (in which case manual adjustment might tune it to the same settings)
It would be very sad to find out that the brand spanking new AVR7550HD takes a step back sonically from the flawed but great sounding AVR745!!!
Bye for now
I was able to figure out what was going on.
Even though i ran EzSet Eq, the Eq wasn't turned on automatically after the calibration, and unlike the 745 which shows an icon on the display to indicate Eq is on, the 7750 does not.
The tone control was also off; I set it to on and turned up the treble to +10. With these 2 settings turned on i am now getting the warm tight HK sound i am accustomed to. Applying Dolby Volume just adds icing on the cake.
All in all i am impressed with the unit. My initial concerns are unfounded.
EzSet Eq works a little differently than on the 745. There are no measurements for the surround speakers. I get consistent results each time i run EzSet. The speaker distances are reported consistently each time.
EzSet sets my front and center speakers as large, even though i have Klipsch RB-5 book shelf speakers as fronts and RC-3 II as center. I don't mind, having the fronts set to large, it allows the sub to be set to LFE+LR and the system sounds better this way. When the front speakers are set to small the sub can only be set to LFE. With the 745, i think i was able to set the sub to LFE+LR even when all the speakers were set to small.
Yes, i can view and edit the EzSet settings when EzSet is done automatically and manually.