hi everyone, I'm from China and guess I'm the first cinema11a owner in China
Glad to join this thread, though I'm not good in English.
I upgraded from CINEMA11, C11A is very very good SQ but also many many trouble.
Last week, my friend's C11A have HDMI handshake issue, he took it to my home for testing. so that I got a chance to test 2 C11As with same poweramp, player, cable and speakers, even environment.
It's very interesting, after auto setup, 2 c11a have totally different data, crossover, balance and EQ, only speaker phase is currect, it always correct.
My friend's c11a almost got everything perfect, very detail, silky and musical sound, and surround effect got about 8 of 10. unfortunately, it has HDMI handshake problem, sometimes need about 20 mins to lock HDMI signal.
my unit got everything wrong, have to manual adjust everything, very confuse.
My second experience about AUTO SETUP is the MICKIT.
When use the bandled mickit, I got a little bright and quick sound, seems boost mid-high, then I tried a BEHRINGER ECM8000 measurment mic, it got better result with softer, warmer and lifelike sound, the ECM8000 is very cheap, worth to try.
I also wonder why CARY can apply EQ after AUTO SETUP, but can not maunal adjust, the EQ do work and very useful as I didn't have perfect room and speakers. But after auto setup, replaying multi ch, you can adjust EQ setting, but can not notice any difference after and before adjusting. 2ch can be adjust.
Can I add this to wishlist: manual EQ adjust when multi ch replay.