Originally Posted by WestCoastD
exactly, which is a major interest to me.
probably, especially using HDMI for, both, audio and video processing. I guess the different Audyssey implementations would yield the final result in one's room? I'm a little concerned with paying additional (2k -3k) for Audyssey EQ and special mic, is this mandatory?
yeah, I'm very intrigued so far. I figure NAD has learned some big lessons in regards to HDMI/DSP implementation from the T175. Hopefully this is a much cleaner design.
I'm glad I have waited (on jumping for a current model pre-pro), I may opt for an M15HD later. HDMI-based technology is still relatively new.
I thought NAD was going to supply a kit for the Pro implementation, or planning on it.. The calibrated mic of the Pro kit is an important part of the process, it increases accuracy. IMO Audyssey is worth it for both music and movies, and that benefit is enhanced with some attention to basic room acoustics before running it.
I can't speak for the 175, but I'm pretty sure they omitted it in the M15 because they weren't confident they could produce the sound they wanted from it back then. The resolution requirements for the hi-rez codecs has had a positive effect on HDMI audio all the way down to $500 units, as has room correction actually.
I think HDMI has stabilized, and again back to the hi-rez codecs, that lossless transfer has eliminated jitter as an issue, and music recorded in DTS HD MA and the likes is simply exceptional, on par with SACD if not better.