Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Kirkland, Washington
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I'm always appreciative of the tidbits I pick-up from this site.
I finally upgraded from my old Sony STR-GA8ES receiver, with the EP9 outboard decoder. I had that puppy since 1996. Technology has changed a lot since then...
After installing the V673, I noticed that my bass response was less than I expected. I have a Miller & Kriesel S-125/V-125 5.1 system, and it seemed to perform better with the old Sony.
By reading through this string, I discovered the comments about speaker size, under the Settings menu. I didn't catch that when reviewing the on-line manual. I had inadvertently set my front 3 to "large" (since they seemed "larger" than my S-85 Surrounds). Restoring them back to Small made the difference. It now sounds superior to the old Sony, particularly with regards to more predictable responses from the satellites. YPAO seemed to do a realtively good job, after some tweaking.
I'm also enjoying the ability to play DTS through the AVR -- the Sony EP-9 did not have that capability and DTS had to be converted to PCM in my Sony S590 Blu-Ray player.
Still in the steep learning curve -- thanks to all that continue to contribute useful information.