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Would you guys please confine discussion of issues not related to operation to the other thread? Thanks.
Well I guess it's good news that my unit isn't supposed to work right.
"One thing is that if Trinnov is on, no other surround modes work."
"?? If that is really true, it's a deal breaker."
As soon as I wrote that, I realized it has to be true - Trinnov is all about space, and other surround algorithms will muck up whatever Trinnov does.
Couple of other things:
I was concentrating on the spatial effects, but I now realize that the EQ doesn't seem to do anything that I can tell, either.
There's a Surround button on the front panel that turns Trinnov on and off, but I don't see one on the remote.
I had a bad wired IR emitter, it works w/a different one. But the IR sensor is still pretty pathetic for use w/a normal remote.
The setup menus can be exited from any layer more quickly by just pushing the setup button; settings are made/saved as soon as selected.
I realized something else - SS, while having amazing sound/surround, has always had a bit of an ear-splitting/piercing sound to me, in particular the music.
This was the case when I had a Lexicon DC1/Carver 705 as well as the HK635.
It doesn't on the 972.
This and the other things I said about the sound actually surprise me, because I'm an all amps sound the same kind of guy.
That's not to say the differences can't be attributed to freq resp, or even placebo effect.
But I was actually thinking I might keep the 972 as-is for the SQ.
Truth is, the 635's EQ didn't do all that much for the sound, even so Audyssey on the 705, except for the bass, which it helped a lot.
Speaking of bass, jury's still out on that w/the 972, but is less than before.
Not yet clear if turning up the sub restores it properly.
What's puzzling is that w/o EQ the bass sounds smoother than it should in my nearly square listening area.