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The built-in effect modes, like Hall, Stadium, etc., aren't meant for movies if you are using those modes. Use the MCACC's test tones to properly set up your speakers. If your system is set up properly, you shouldn't be able to tell WHERE the sound is coming from when using your multi-channel stereo modes -- unless you move out of your sweet spot. Use the ProLogic modes for converting stereo to surround for movies. Since the 1222K is a Network Receiver, you should be able to run Ethernet from your PC ( you'll need a router for this ) to the receiver to have access to any MP3's on your computer. If you don't feel like having your computer on then you can pick up a NAS hard drive enclosure and dump all your mp3's to that. The DACs in the receiver should be way better than anything a computer can output as far as MP3's go. I get awesome results running my mp3's through the receiver using the 9-channel stereo mode. I really can't pinpoint where the sound is coming from. It is all around me -- just like in a live environment -- like a stadium or concert hall.
Denon AVR X7200WA, Emotiva XPR-5, Emotiva XPA-7, Sony XBR 75" 850C, Oppo UDP-203, Roku Ultra.
DefTech BP7000SC (L/R), CLR3000 (C), SM55 (FH), UIW BPZ/A (SB), UIW 75 (TM).
JBL L7 (Sur), EoSone RSR 350 (RH).
PC 2.1 setup. Emotiva Stealth 6, SVS SB16-Ultra sub, Emotiva DC-1 DAC.