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Old 08-11-2013, 03:22 PM
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how did you defeat tone control ?

Its on the "Audio" setting , depending on source playback say you're using hdmi for cd playback , it on the list when you scroll down in the Audio settings and says tone , it allows you to adjust or turn off .
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With everything bypassed and/or connected via analog, my 8801 is basically a very expensive switching unit! I'm going to call them to find out the secret reset code, and if that cures the quirky problems I've been having, then I'll use it as the world's most expensive switcher until a better solution comes along. Actually, this looks like it might work:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009AT5TOE/ref=s9_psimh_gw_p23_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=0ZD264VYCVR0D547JF6H&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1389517282&pf_rd_i=507846

I would plug all of my sources into it, then its output to my 105's HDMI and straight into the amp. No jitter (at least from the SACDs), no down sampling, just switching and analog bliss!

I also considered the DVDO Quick6

It keeps the HDMI ports hot so it might reduce the HDMI handshaking.

The Emotiva XMC-1 has a feature set that does a pretty good job at matching my needs, but it is not shipping yet.

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you don't have to use Audyssey on the mains for multi ch sacd ( and there should be no downsampling there) as for as the center and surrounds and sub go the benefit of time domain and frequency correction due to less than optimal placement is far out weighed by a mile. Have bothered to try it?

I've only used the full Audyssey--not bypassing the mains. I might try that if the reset fixes the other issues.

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I've only used the full Audyssey--not bypassing the mains. I might try that if the reset fixes the other issues.
Also try Audyssey Flat for music as it doesn't roll off the top end like normal can
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Also try Audyssey Flat for music as it doesn't roll off the top end like normal can

I have never understood the rolloff.
Why would studies release titles with artificial boost from the theater on a DVD or BD. It makes no sense.
It seems that this may really be designed to make speakers sound fuller.

The main issue is the Center channel volume.
I watch a movie at the volume required for comfortable vocals and let rest fall where it may.
Some movies get loud tongue.gif
So Dynamic Equalization makes sense.

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I have never understood the rolloff.
Why would studies release titles with artificial boost from the theater on a DVD or BD. It makes no sense.
It seems that this may really be designed to make speakers sound fuller.

The main issue is the Center channel volume.
I watch a movie at the volume required for comfortable vocals and let rest fall where it may.
Some movies get loud tongue.gif
So Dynamic Equalization makes sense.

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Dynamic EQ will indeed allow you to watch at those comfortable levels and still sound full and complete, I use it late at night with volume at -30db!
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With everything bypassed and/or connected via analog, my 8801 is basically a very expensive switching unit!

Sounds like you should sell it and move on.

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What's Shaking Wabo ? Any good movies lately , Oblivion? wink.gif
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What's Shaking Wabo ? Any good movies lately , Oblivion? wink.gif

Whassup, Factor?

I bought Oblivion, but haven't opened it yet. Don't wanna rush into it.biggrin.gif. I hear it has some quality LFE. Have you watched it?

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I bought Oblivion, but haven't opened it yet. Don't wanna rush into it.biggrin.gif. I hear it has some quality LFE. Have you watched it?



I just watched it on BD, it sounds amazing through the 8801.
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I watched it twice Oblivion was great awesome audio. Pq was top notch. You need to
Watch it wabo.

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I bought Oblivion, but haven't opened it yet. Don't wanna rush into it.biggrin.gif. I hear it has some quality LFE. Have you watched it?
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I know you can't rush a good thing tongue.gif But get to getting :DYes I have and your going to love it on your setup ! I might give it another view tonight sounds and looks incredible cool.gif
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I just watched it on BD, it sounds amazing through the 8801.

Seen OZ, that had amazing Aq also. That tornado bit was fantastic and the LFE at the end which had the two whitches fighting had good low LFE. The whole movie throughout was fantastic.

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Hi ,Franin .
It's going good ! How have you been any good movies lately besides Oblivion ?
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I bought Oblivion, but haven't opened it yet. Don't wanna rush into it.biggrin.gif. I hear it has some quality LFE. Have you watched it?

Hey wabo can't believe you have it seen it yet, what's been going on man

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It's going good ! How have you been any good movies lately besides Oblivion ?

Yeah doing oblivion was great tongue.gif I've been in matrix LOTR Debbie does Dallas etc tongue.gif

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Also try Audyssey Flat for music as it doesn't roll off the top end like normal can

 

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I have never understood the rolloff.
Why would studies release titles with artificial boost from the theater on a DVD or BD. It makes no sense.


- Rich

The reason has to do with the different balance between direct and reflected sound in typical domestic listenining rooms compared with performance sites.  The roll-off compensates for that.  But, if you prefer flat as I used to, have at it.


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I just watched it on BD, it sounds amazing through the 8801.

I have no doubt it sounds fantastic thru the 8801.cool.gif

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I watched it twice Oblivion was great awesome audio. Pq was top notch. You need to
Watch it wabo.

Twice already? Nice. Maybe tonight.

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Hey , Buddy.
I know you can't rush a good thing tongue.gif But get to getting :DYes I have and your going to love it on your setup ! I might give it another view tonight sounds and looks incredible cool.gif

Lol. Sometimes I feel like my get up and go done got up and went.biggrin.gif

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Seen OZ, that had amazing Aq also. That tornado bit was fantastic and the LFE at the end which had the two whitches fighting had good low LFE. The whole movie throughout was fantastic.

The final battle in OZ was terrific. I felt like I was right there in the middle of it. The 8801 is the real deal.

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Hey wabo can't believe you have it seen it yet, what's been going on man

Like Marty McFly, I've been slacking.biggrin.gif

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Yeah doing oblivion was great tongue.gif I've been in matrix LOTR Debbie does Dallas etc tongue.gif

Debbie does Western Australia. Lol.biggrin.gif

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LoL I haven't watched that last one in a while biggrin.gif
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Twice already? Nice. Maybe tonight.
Lol. Sometimes I feel like my get up and go done got up and went.biggrin.gif
The final battle in OZ was terrific. I felt like I was right there in the middle of it. The 8801 is the real deal.
Like Marty McFly, I've been slacking.biggrin.gif
LoL I know we're it went tongue.gifbiggrin.gif
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