Originally Posted by batpig
Thanks for the pics Synch, nice and clean, although I'm not sure I needed to see 15 different porn shots of your surge protector
I did shed a tear for your front soundstage and your poor, poor front speakers. They are so close together!! No wonder you heard a big improvement with Audyssey MultEQ XT, that is an acoustically challenging placement you've got for the front speakers! At least you know you've coaxed everything you can out of that speaker placement with the new Denon.
Sorry about that! It was getting late and I just threw everything on here. I thought the flash was creating too much glare off of the Black PF60 power conditioner so I took pics from various angles. I also snapped extra shots of the silver PF60 to probably sell, however I went through all of the posts and cleaned them up and re-labelled all of the sections so people can check out what they want. No more Electronic porn!
There's so many great technical posts on here already (mostly yours
) that I thought as a contribution I'd throw up some pics for those who would like to see what they're getting before purchasing.
You're right! The speaker placement certainly isn't ideal because of that large opening into the dining room but don't shed too many tears because it still sounds fantastic. Not that you don't already know this but for others... it just has this deep tone & pleasing rumble about the soundstage now that for lack of better words is rather intoxicating. I also experimented with the setting that either widens or narrows the soundfield from the front and it works incredibly well. It's a very targeted effect that can be sensed instantly. I did manual tweaks and set it to just the way I like it.
It was either that placement or use smaller wall mounted Sat/ Books but I wanted to use the larger speakers. Eventually the time will come to move as well so I can look forward to better placement at that time.
I have to agree with many in that the remote leaves much to be desired. It should be better IMO but it can be worked with. I just have to take the time now and reprogram the logitech 880 universal that I have but a wicked remote would make this system stellar. On the other hand, the layout is simple and not cluttered with a thousand confusing external buttons. I can't complain too much because it's a GUI unit with a GUI remote. I do want to master it though and I will despite having the 880. A simple bass/ treble direct button would be nice such as found on stereo amps for times when each of those frequencies need to be adjusted by just a little bit!
Something interesting is that I programmed my Satellite learning remote to power my Plasma screen on/ off. I have HDMI control & Passthrough turned on on the Denon as well as Power Off enabled (sub option of HDMI Control). Normally I would have to power off each component individually or use the 880. Now, after using the home theatre and I power off the Plasma with the Sat remote, the Denon powers down into standby mode as well on its own. When I power up the Plasma again with the Sat remote, the Denon remains in standby thus allowing the passthrough only to work. Very cool! This little technical aspect almost slipped my mind but that's what HDMI control was designed to do I suppose. The engineers of this system are great thinkers and it's a pleasure to witness their professionalism like this! Obviously the remote that came with TV would do the same thing since it is the effect of powering down that causes this function to work.
I'd also like to mention for anyone in doubt that the color space can be changed and that I set mine from 0-255 (RGB Range - Enhanced).