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Home theater gladly not designed by ereed or bgtighe23. 65" JS9500, Marantz 7702MKII, Parasound Halo A31, ClassDaudio SDS470 4ch, RBH R56, 4xRBH R55, 2x RBH R5, Hsu VTF 2 MK 3 and VTF 3 for subwoofage, OnStage MS7701B mic stand with boom for improved Audussey XT32 calibrations. Listening space happily treated with 1" OC 703 rigid fiberglass. OPPO 203 or 205 soon.
so you would not be using the receiver when watching TV? When would you use them?
I have another audio setup for TV viewing, that one is 5.1 system located on the TV room. This one is for the living room solely for audio and will never be used with the tv, I really only need a stereo amp for this one, but looking for something with some sort of room correction to give a flatter response to the sound.
Is room correction recommended for stereo speakers anyway? or does it distort sound in some way? I'm new to this.
Room correction will EQ the speakers connected to the AVR, regardless of whether there are 2, 3, 4, ... etc. speakers connected.
The only Marantz stereo receiver I can find on their website is the SR4023 and it doesn't mention Audyssey.
Even if a digital stereo amp/receiver has Audyssey, for <$500 it's likely to be an entry-level version, not more than MultEQ.
Don't expect room correction esp. lower versions to work miracles in a difficult room. Better to treat the room and concentrate on sub EQ.
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