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post #8701 of 8712 Old Yesterday, 08:04 AM
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Thanks JD. The explanation earlier in the thread about how that programming of the remote works, wasn't very clear to me. All is well in my audio domain
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How to prevent Zones 2/3 from powering on when not using them

For those X4000 owners using the Denon remote that are having difficulty with Zones 2 or 3 powering on, yet not currently having any Zone 2/3 speakers connected, you can program the remote to only control the Main zone as shown on p. 208 in the Owner's manual and below ...

Main zone only - press/hold Main + Setup
Main zone + Zone 2 - press/hold "2" + Setup
Main zone + Zone 2 + Zone 3 - press/hold "3" + Setup


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So I'm actually still not clear on this LOL If I leave it at main + zone 2, every time I power off I need to shut zone 2 separately? And when I power up zone 2 will be off until I power it on? Something still isn't clear and the above doesn't explain that.

Sorry if this seems trivial or that I have brain lock here :
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Jumped ship from Yamaha to Denon after 20 years of buying Yamaha, due to good deal on X4000. Wondered what sort of numbers this put out on the bench, given it's lightweight but did not see any review showing numbers.

Anyone seen one?

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Regardless of how the remote is set, zones are controlled independently for power on/off, volume etc. The procedure that JD described above simply allows you to "lock out" the option of controlling certain zones accidentally.

So if you power Zone 2 on, it won't go off until you turn it off. And if it's off, powering up Main Zone won't turn it on.

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Regardless of how the remote is set, zones are controlled independently for power on/off, volume etc. The procedure that JD described above simply allows you to "lock out" the option of controlling certain zones accidentally.

So if you power Zone 2 on, it won't go off until you turn it off. And if it's off, powering up Main Zone won't turn it on.
Thanks for that confirmation. Didn't want to turn on the TV at 11pm, watching Fast & Furious 6 and shock the neighbors out of their shorts
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On Yamaha, I always set all my speakers to small, crossover to 80hz and let the subwoofer handle the LFE and crossed over bass.

I tried that on the X4000 after running Audyssey and the bass seems a bit weak now. It could be that it's weak in comparison to how Audyssey set stuff up initially, I don't trust my audio memory too much.

Closer by NIN nails ( by default bass test track) sounds ok, but London Bridge by Fergie sounds weak ( this track should have a lot of bass in it.)

I know you guys know your Denon, so any help is great

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On Yamaha, I always set all my speakers to small, crossover to 80hz and let the subwoofer handle the LFE and crossed over bass.

I tried that on the X4000 after running Audyssey and the bass seems a bit weak now. It could be that it's weak in comparison to how Audyssey set stuff up initially, I don't trust my audio memory too much.

Closer by NIN nails ( by default bass test track) sounds ok, but London Bridge by Fergie sounds weak ( this track should have a lot of bass in it.)

I know you guys know your Denon, so any help is great
There are a couple of stock answers...

The first is that -- because YPAO doesn't EQ the subwoofer with nearly the same efficacy as XT32 -- you had grown used to some pleasing "lumps" the bass that have now been flattened out by XT32. So the bass is flatter / more accurate, but not as visceral.

So most recommend giving yourself some time to adjust to the "flat" bass, and then if you still feel it's weak, just up the subwoofer channel manually a few dB until you get the oomph you are looking for.

You should also be using Dynamic EQ if you aren't, since it will restore a lot of the bass frequencies at sub-reference volumes.

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Will try Dynamic EQ, thanks

Initial impressions of the X4000-
* Easy to setup (really easy with that guided setup, but they could have also automated the ability to set all speakers to small and 80 hz crossover as a choice if that's recommended)
* Impressed with "light" compression via dynamic volume or whatever it is called; I hardly needed to touch the volume on the remote - I had the volume close to 0 dB which is interesting, I never got that close to 0 dB on the Z7
* I like the remote, easy to use; good idea to have that hold and select method with only 4 sound mode buttons; I will have to play around with how to activate 7.1 for 5.1 soundtracks if that's possible with PCM from my PS3
* Good display
* I wish it had auxiliary power sockets like the Z7; could not hook up DVD to Tape Deck as I had no power outlets left, and used the Z7 aux sockets for those - will have to think about maybe getting a bigger power strip
* Sound was good except for a lack of bass on one sample track I tried; there's so many variables with bass though, I accept this might be a normal thing - I might have to play that same track on the bedroom system as audio memory is not totally reliable; movie bass seemed ok - as Bat Pig says, I can always bump the bass level
* Very nice to have two subwoofer inputs; I place my subs where they are convenient for me, but hope having two, one in a front corner, one in the back is of some help
* Can't comment on power as I am using Emo XPA-3 amp for the front, and one Crown for the rear surrounds; Denon is only powering the side surrounds
* Network feature to play Pandora and Airplay seems solid
* Would have been nice if Audyssey did the right thing, I thought these Denons were more sophisticated than the Yamaha system where I also always have to make some manual changes
* Receiver had an odd smell after warming up - hopefully not too many carcinogens were being boiled off of components

Overall, seems very friendly and probably worth the $800 I spent. It's amps are probably significantly less powerful than the Z7, but no big deal when I have externals. I also don't tend to listen at high SPL

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Hi guys, trying to get the subs working in 2ch on my X4000 but having no luck, I've looked at batpig's guide but nothing seems to be working.

Setup is as follows:

CA 640c V2 connected to X4000 via coax (the analogue outputs on the 640c have died)

X4000 running into power amp for all 7ch

2 subs, PSA XS30's connected

Speakers set to small.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Are you using a dedicated set of 2CH stereo speakers or the same FL/FR speakers in the 5.1 surround setup? Ensure the FL/FR speakers are set to SMALL/80Hz.
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The same ones as in the 7.1 setup, yep they are set to small.
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You can't just set them to SMALL, rather you must also RAISE the crossover to 80Hz if you want more action from the sub. Also while in the Stereo surround mode, go into Manual setup and ensure the FL/FR are set to SMALL/80Hz.
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Sorry should've elaborated, crossover is set to 80 Hz and speakers small, also did the manual setup for FL/FR.
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What does the INFO button display when in Stereo mode? Does it show the sub channel as active? Or on the front panel display if you have it set to display the output signals?
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I'll have to check when I get home from work tonight (in Australia so diff time zone. )

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Source:CD
Sound: Stereo
Signal: PCM
Input Signal FL/FR
Active Speakers: FL/FR/SW1/SW2
Just an update, the CDP died completely through the week so I have replaced it with a Rotel and am running on analogue again, I also had to rerun audyssey because I moved some furniture around as well as the right rear surround speaker. Anyway long story short I now have sub action on 2ch playback.
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First time owner of X4000. Setup quickly and plugged in an Xbox360 to test sound, and it is defaulting to stereo on 5.1 sources. How do I tell it to please play 5.1?
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Everything sounds so quiet. I did audyssey setup too. Really frustrating right now, expected a much better experience for the first listen but something must not be right.
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There's also a very noticeable lag in the audio from the video. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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