Originally Posted by danielb6752
Sorry I didn't reply a bit earlier, the avs email alerts were being eaten by my junkmail filters.
I apologize, the display is still green, but the new volume knob is blue. I think the rest of the ...09 onkyo series had this as well. The one volume knob now works for zone 2 and 3 as well, you hit the zone button and then turn the knob to adjust for that zone. the PR
-SC5508 had left/right arrows under the front door that you used.
Other impressions - I ran the full MultEQ XT32 and I personally don't really like it I need to find some time and get out spectrum analyzer software and listen to what's going on but it makes my PSB Synchrony Ones sound... harsh in the trebles? It was the same on the PR
And let's be honest, if you don't like the Audyssey XT32, and you don't need balanced outputs (which i use but probably don't have to) then you can probably get a Denon AV7701 or AV7005 and save some coin. I really don't know, reviewers love the DHC-80.3 and so many forum members love MultEQ XT32, but for me it just doesn't seem right.
As far as buying one of these things, Abt.com has them in stock, and it looks our friend Chris at Cleveland Plasma is an Onkyo dealer, so you probably have some options now.
I have the DHC 80.3 and concur with your Audyssey observations. I have gotten three new mics and have made good strides but still prefer Audyssey off for music and makes my 205/2s a bit harsh on some material. Turning Audyssey off fixes it.
Main Kef: Reference 205/2 & 202/2c, Surrounds: Kef XQ40, Velodyne Optimum 12, Integra DHC 80.3, Ayre K-5xeMP, Oppo BDP-103, Bryston 4Bsst2, Parasound Halo A31. Second B&W: 685 (3), CCM618, Def Tech Powerfield 1500, Onkyo TX-NR1008, Zone 2 Klipsch AW650.