Originally Posted by DTS>Dolby
i hooked up the sc-07 the other night, right away i noticed it had a better frequency response range than what the 1800 had, but when i am watching an action movie at midnight and dont want to blow my neighbors away it doesnt perform so well, voices are way to soft on this receiver compared to the 1800 and action scenes are pretty loud but exteremely nice, unfortunately i just cant find the best of both worlds here, i am also considering selling the sc-07 and upgrading to either an onkyo 3/5007 or a denon 4810, anyone have any thoughts on that?
Yes, sounds to me like the two receivers are not set up similarly. Or, considering that you are not using a center speaker, perhaps the 1800 does a better job of sending the center signal cleanly to the front L/R speakers. Hard to figure out, but you could spend a lot on another receiver, and still end up in the same situation. I think I'd just sell one of them and rather than spending any more $ on an expensive receiver, start saving up for the Motif.
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