I love my new receiver , it replaced my Onkyo 606 when my Hdmi stopped working. However, Although, the new receiver is a mid-level - I expected better separation of sounds.
At one time- years ago, I heard the Eagles reunion movie -hell frezzes over -at best buy on a denon and surround speakers. The song was Hotel California ,I remember it starts with different instruments -the drums started at front left speakers, the guitar at the front right speakers and then there starts a slow crescendo of applause and it engulfs you from back surround speakers. It was a beautiful demonstration of the separation of sounds.
I bought the Eagles movie and I put it on my system (Sony 46XBR, Infinity Satellite speakers 5.1) testing my new denon. The instruments played like it did before, the applauses began but rather then amaze me on my surrounds, the applauses sounded defuse on all speakers with no separation of sounds.
There are a lot of variables. I don't remember the actual denon but I remember the cost -it was north of 900 dollars. This receiver retails for $900 , i got it for $ 600 The speakers were towers not satellite. Any of those variable could explain the better separation of sounds.
My question is :
Can I do something that will maximize the separation of sounds? What should my settings be? Pro-logic, Cinema,etc.
The movie DVD was not a blu-ray but I did get the awesome separation @ Best buy.
Any comments will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.