A single RCA cable to the Left line in/sub in is all that is needed with a 5.1 or 7.1 AV receiver with a sub out connection. Energy recommends connecting both left and right if using a std stereo receiver. I think this is explained on page 3 number 6 in the Energy owners manual that comes with the speakers if you still have it. I had the sub crossover set at 120 khz in the receiver when I had these speakers and receiver.
I just got the 673 from Amazon for $299. It replaced an RX-V1400. The problem I am having is that on certain tv shows, like the Daily show, etc, the sound quality isn't near as good as it was on my 1400. It seems to use the center channel for most of the audio while my large fronts and rear surrounds are barely being used.
I have tried changing the configuration around and nothing seems to help. Using the daily show again as an example, before when there would be laughter or applause it would be played on the fronts and rear surrounds saving the center for the conversation. With the new receiver, almost everything comes out the center, making it almost muffled sounding. I have run the YPAO several times with no difference. I have tried all the different programs but I always used just the standard dolby program before.
I know it's difficult to answer without seeing (or hearing rather) but any help you could provide would be appreciated. Thanks!
I've tried straight mode. It seems to be the same to some degree on every source. It mainly seems like the problem is when the source is stereo. When it's getting a 5.1 source, it decodes it fine. When it's a 2.0 source, it is really center focused.
I mainly changed around the basic setup. Speaker size, level etc.
Thanks Bond, but no, I didn't get it figured out. The setup went much worse for the 663 than it did when I set it up for the HTR-4065. I'm trying to control a Samsung TV, Samsung Blu-ray, Roku, and Mac mini computer. --I know the computer control will be an involved set up so I'm not even attempting to set it up right now.
When I set up the HTR-4065, the software asked me when HDMI input the devices were connected to. But this time when setting up the 663, it never mentioned HDMI inputs.
I was initially stumped trying to set up "digital music" and "music." The software asked: What input or channel des your Yamaha AV Receiver-Room 1 need to be on?
It asked me this question for listening to digital music, listening to music, watching my videos
--only choices are:
Tuner, XM, Sirius, V-AUX/DOCK, DTV/CBL, CD, MD/CD-R, DVD, DVR, VCR, PHONO, MULTI CH IN
--I added "NET" and "Airplay" but the software does nothing with them.
I want to remap the "Watch TV" button to watch my Roku, but there does't appear to be a way to do it as it asks: "To watch TV, what device do you use to change channels?" The only two choices are: "I used my Samsung TV to change channels," and "I use my Apple Media Center PC to change chanels."
--I chose MULTI CH IN but I'm sure this isn't right.
I'm also curious about something else. I think what got the Harmony out of sync before was when I streamed audio via Airplay from my computer. Simply selecting the Yamaha RX-V663 on the computer switches the receiver to Airplay. After doing this with the other receiver, I could no longer control the Roku.