I don't own the unit yet (Due mainly to this very issue and am still trying to find a good price on either this or the sister Integra 80.2 model) but can you "confirm" please as to whether setting a matrix mode like Dolby Pro-Logic IIz will TOTALLY get rid of the clicking?
I just made a rather lengthy post in the sister Integra 80.2 thread which I won't repeat here as to my concerns with the clicking and that they consist of more than simply nuisance factors, but I always listen in a matrix mode anyway because I have a 7.1 setup (and will soon have an Audyssey DSX 9.2 setup, hopefully using one of these pre-pros) but listen mainly to Dolby Digital 5.1 Audio through DirecTV (HR22).
So to simplify, if I have my DirecTV set to Dolby Digital (I don't want to scale back to 2-channel by turning Dolby Digital off [to get rid of the clicking] as I want to UPGRADE my equipment and audio experience and never downgrade or go back in time) and engage Dolby Pro Logic IIz (Or is there another more appropriate mode in which I am not familiar?) "ALL" clicking will go away unless I switch inputs to Blu-Ray and listen to Lossless or switch to an Analog PC input to listen to an MP3 which I do for 5 hours per day, 4 days a week (Howard Stern Superfan here!
) via an automatic recording of his show I get each day in which I listen to 7 channel stereo? I don't mind a click if I mute or change inputs. If I'm on a specific input and while using that input at a pre-selected volume, during content, including fast forwarding through commercials or pausing to answer the phone, is where I heavily object to the relay clicking.
I would think the issue COULD BE greatly improved, though not completely fixed since the relays are mechanical, by the very suggestion of buffering. I suppose the question is, as I've always been a Denon guy and have yet to own an Onkyo/Integra, how is the support for these types of things?
I have heard mixed things. I know the company isn't Oppo for instance. However, they have already issued one Firmware update. This is a brand new product, but is also mainly a feature upgraded version of the pre-existing 80.1/5507, right? There were no firmware updates to fix the issue for those models and the relay clicking issue is the "same" on those models, right?
Any input or speculation as to whether they MAY fix this, if we are correct in assuming they CAN?