Originally Posted by eah9
Thanks for the reply. Nice setup, by the way. I will be getting the SVS PB1000 for my HT space. So the 818 not only had the features but a good rich sound? I just want to get many opinions. I was hoping the xt32 was a huge step forward and even though the 818 doesn't have sub eq it does a great job. Do you think it does?
And you were in good hands with Neutro - he is a fantastic resource.
thanks, i'm already looking for my front upgrades after less than 6 months, this might be a bad habit for me to adopt.
the PB1000 i'm sure will be amazing, but two would be better :P
well, i may not know what full and rich sounds like to you, but to me, it's certainly not an empty sound. i'm certain if i had higher quality speakers, i'd have a better quality sound. i think i mean that i don't think it's laid back, i think it could be more forward with better speakers.
I don't have much experience in the field, but i'm not disappointed with my receiver at all.
I am probably 85% music/15% television,sports and movies. Rush would be my favorite band and most of my listening enjoyment, via CD, DLNA FLACs or Time Machine 2011 concert Blu-Ray. All the formats sound great to me. Country (Clint Black/Brooks & Dunn), other classic rock (AC/DC, Zeppelin) , new rock (Metallica), hip-hop (east and west and southern - Eminem/Jay-Z/Ludacris/2Pac), abd Classical would be other entertaining to me and any quality issues i perceive i definitely blame on the recording. I listen in 2.1 stereo, fronts crossed at 100Hz (currently, up from 80Hz) most of the time with no DynamicEQ or music optimizer. I do use Pure or Direct later at night when the sub is too much and still some nice bass produced from the Primus 363 (2x6.5")
Streaming from Spotify isn't perfect, honestly, but functional and useable. DLNA has been very stable for me. not much experience with the other internet services.
neutro is very helpful, but so are many others around here. i hate to leave them out, but neutro's walls of text are unforgettable.