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cacophonix's Avatar cacophonix 12:50 PM 03-05-2012
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Originally Posted by Twylight View Post

Curt:

Why does Trinnov knock the level down so hard on my speakers - usually -17db (all channels, I have very big speakers)

I too have the same concern. Unlike you, i am connecting the receiver directly to the speakers, and with trinnov reducing the levels this extent, i'm having to turn up the knob quite a bit. And the amps of R972 are not all that powerful ... so i'm a bit worried about when it'll run out of juice.

Curt_Trinnov's Avatar Curt_Trinnov 12:56 PM 03-05-2012
Great questions. I'd like to see them asked in the thread R972 Trinnov User Notes:

I'm answering all Trinnov related questions for the R972 in "R972 Trinnov User Notes" to give new R972 users a focused place to learn about Trinnov. This is because R972 Users thread covers so much, from video-HDMI-rack mounting....

I believe this is the most efficient way to share valuable information about Trinnov in a DSP based receiver. Thanks for your understanding and I'll look for your posts there.

Cheers,
Guinness77's Avatar Guinness77 01:04 PM 03-05-2012
Does the 972 have discrete volume control for zone 2 & zone 3? I see that zone 2 does, but I do not see much in the manual regarding zone 3. Does zone 3 accept ir commands for its volume?

Thanks
cschang's Avatar cschang 01:58 PM 03-05-2012
How long is the included mic cable for the R972?
Elmo C's Avatar Elmo C 02:11 PM 03-05-2012
It's about 15 ft.
cschang's Avatar cschang 03:13 PM 03-05-2012
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Originally Posted by Elmo C View Post

It's about 15 ft.

Thanks Elmo....that should work for my setup.
cschang's Avatar cschang 04:08 PM 03-05-2012
Jeff.

Do you know if the bulk of the remote codes for the P-965 will work with the R-972?
dkaleita's Avatar dkaleita 05:03 PM 03-05-2012
I just posted a fairly detailed review of my first few days with my R972 and Trinnov in the R972 Trinnov User Notes thread.

I don't know if links work here, but here's a try: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...2#post21738792
Brucemck2's Avatar Brucemck2 09:14 AM 03-06-2012
I am considering a 972 ....

All audio and video switching will be done way upstream by a whole house Crestron device ...

In that configuration am I likely to have the audio delays (drop outs) when I change channels on a D* satellite service? Satellite TV will be the primary source material for this room, with an occasional Kaleidescape movie or CD thrown into the mix.

Thanks
Twylight's Avatar Twylight 11:44 AM 03-06-2012
its not a drop out - its just a delay before it kicks in - a few seconds

I only get it when switching sources - i dont think you will get it if you dont change sources on the receiver itself
Raul GS's Avatar Raul GS 12:21 PM 03-06-2012
I'm presently looking at this unit, but would like to get a better idea of its performance. Have most of the bugs been worked out by now? Can it be controlled through an Ipad?
Thanks
islandman2020's Avatar islandman2020 01:41 AM 03-07-2012
I've got a R-972 coming tomorrow.....yahoo! Can't wait! Anyway, will Trinnov operate when using the analog section of this unit? I have an HK AVR-354 whose room correction technology only works when using HDMI. I wondered if the R-972 also works like that? On my short list is an Oppo BDP-93 or 95. If Trinnov works via analog I would be tempted to get the BSP-95. Anyone ever used any of the Oppo's via analog with this unit? Thanks in advance, Devlon
Stereojeff's Avatar Stereojeff 09:03 AM 03-07-2012
Trinnov on the R-972 is available with 2-channel analog input, any coaxial or toslink digital input or any HDMI input. It is not available for the 7.1 channel analog input.

Jeff
islandman2020's Avatar islandman2020 05:12 PM 03-07-2012
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Originally Posted by Stereojeff View Post

Trinnov on the R-972 is available with 2-channel analog input, any coaxial or toslink digital input or any HDMI input. It is not available for the 7.1 channel analog input.

Jeff

Thanks for the response Jeff, but here is what is confusing:

"Audio Performance using both analog and digital audio sources, the Sherwood Newcastle R-972, in both 5.1 and 7.1, channel setups, delivered an excellent surround image, bolstered especially by the effect of the Trinnov Optimizer."

This is a quote from Robert Silva's review of this unit: http://hometheater.about.com/od/avre...ort_review.htm

His statement can be misinterpreted in making you think he was using Trinnov for 5.1/7.1 analog as well.

Ok, thanks again.
Twylight's Avatar Twylight 12:54 PM 03-09-2012
Is there any way to make "pure audio" work with an hdmi input?
Curt_Trinnov's Avatar Curt_Trinnov 03:02 PM 03-09-2012
Thanks to all who are contributing in the R972 Trinnov User Notes Thread. The notes have been updated with more details re calibrations, speakers, layouts, etc, and include a table of contents. I hope this is of help to all current and future R972 users. Comments welcome in the thread.

www.cahoyt.com/trinnov/r972trinnov.pdf
cschang's Avatar cschang 10:37 PM 03-09-2012
Got my unit this evening.

Set-up has been pretty simple so far, just takes some time.

I had to put my blu-ray player on HDMI1 for a good handshake. My FiOS DVR does fine on either HDMI1 or HDMI2.

A few times I would not get output from my L/R mains when watching the DVR and the signal was 2 channel.

Not liking the remote too much.

Now for some listening...
Audiodork's Avatar Audiodork 11:09 AM 03-10-2012
Hello,
The Remote Control is the worst I have ever seen bundled with a $1500+ AVR. It really can only control the AVR. It really is a pity as it offers both IR and RF. Only on the DVD do you have access to the Navigation Keys. At first, I thought my Remote was defective until I read the part of the Owners Manual where it lays out what Buttons you have access to on each Input.
I personally use the RC from my TX-NR3008 when I use the 972. Otherwise, I would purchase a Harmony or other Universal Remote as the S/N's is certainly not one.
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cschang's Avatar cschang 11:53 AM 03-10-2012
the remote aside....

This thing sounds real good!

For movies, I am very happy with the seamless and coherent surround experience.

For music, even though I had great imaging before, it seems to be a bit better now.
moparfan's Avatar moparfan 01:08 PM 03-10-2012
I noticed if you look at the endcaps first, then navigate away, A4Less throws them in for free if you add then add R-972.


What was your setup before?

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Originally Posted by cschang View Post

the remote aside....

This thing sounds real good!

For movies, I am very happy with the seamless and coherent surround experience.

For music, even though I had great imaging before, it seems to be a bit better now.


cschang's Avatar cschang 01:39 PM 03-10-2012
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Originally Posted by moparfan View Post

I noticed if you look at the endcaps first, then navigate away, A4Less throws them in for free if you add then add R-972.


What was your setup before?

Yeah..I got the free endcaps, but didn't look at them online first. They add a nice touch.

I actually had a Sherwood P-965 in the system before the R-972. It has served me well in the last 5-6 years or so...was very happy with it.

Going to an HDMI setup, I have gotten rid of 7+ cables!
stm69's Avatar stm69 05:41 PM 03-11-2012
Thinking about getting this for my basement system. Speaker placement is ok for fr/l/r, real l/r will be to the sides (not back) of couch.

1) Anyone know how well the 972 will deal with 4 ohm speakers? 5 channels driven. I am using an oldie but goodie Sony 777ES at the moment, perhaps the 972 as preamp and 777 as amp.

2) Any chance there is a firmware update that will get rid of the 4-5 second channel pause when switching audio codecs?

3) Anything else I need to know? System includes 3D projector and input from a HTPC. Don't care about networking/airplay etc, anything that streams or audio will be handled by HTPC.

I'm pondering the 972 (+ external amp) compared to the Denon 4311 for ~$1300. Tough decisions.
moparfan's Avatar moparfan 06:21 PM 03-11-2012
What 4 ohm speakers do you have?

2) I'd say the likelihood is nil since this thing seems to be discontinued.
Jon S's Avatar Jon S 06:59 PM 03-11-2012
Has anyone noticed that the Sherwood USA site is down? I tried IE8 and Firefox, the browser just hangs...
stm69's Avatar stm69 07:26 PM 03-11-2012
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Originally Posted by moparfan View Post

What 4 ohm speakers do you have?

2) I'd say the likelihood is nil since this thing seems to be discontinued.

I'm using 4 Dynaudio A80's for L/R/Lrear/Rrear and a Dynaudio C120+ for center. Will have to confirm the model # for the center but am pretty sure - it also appears to be a 6 ohm speaker.

From my experience with their drivers, they tend to like lots of power.

http://www.dynaudio.com/eng/archive/...audience80.php
http://www.dynaudio.com/eng/archive/...cec120plus.php
mam01's Avatar mam01 07:58 AM 03-12-2012
I see that R-977 is on the website. I dont recall seeing this before and I had been looking at the 972 due to the enticing pricepoint at A4L in addition to the Onkyo 709 / 809. Is this the replacement for the 972?
Audiodork's Avatar Audiodork 08:04 AM 03-12-2012
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Originally Posted by mam01 View Post

I see that R-977 is on the website. I dont recall seeing this before and I had been looking at the 972 due to the enticing pricepoint at A4L in addition to the Onkyo 709 / 809. Is this the replacement for the 972?

The 977 certainly appears to be the replacement for the 972. I appears that it does not offer Trinnov, but the announced features are about as vague as they possibly can be. There is not even a closeup of the 977. The Website is back. It just no longer has the 972 on it.
Elmo C's Avatar Elmo C 08:31 AM 03-12-2012
Does anyone know if the a4less units come with the +3-6 DB low freq curves?
RUR's Avatar RUR 09:43 AM 03-12-2012
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Originally Posted by Elmo C View Post

Does anyone know if the a4less units come with the +3-6 DB low freq curves?

I don't believe so, but Sherwood seems to be supplying them upon request or several folks here, who have already acquired them, could provide. I have copies I picked up for a friend's 972 if push comes to shove...
cschang's Avatar cschang 10:34 AM 03-12-2012
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Originally Posted by RUR View Post

I don't believe so, but Sherwood seems to be supplying them upon request or several folks here, who have already acquired them, could provide. I have copies I picked up for a friend's 972 if push comes to shove...

Correct...I also got copies from a friend.

But according to the notes and this thread, after calibration, you could just but up the gain on the sub amp.

Now that I think about...does doing that have the same type of effect as the +3/+6 low freq curves? Maybe I will just play with that tonight.

So far, I am pretty impressed with the unit besides it quirks.

Now...if someone has an URC MXF file for the R972, that would really make my day.
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