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It is a hint that ALC button is not stand alone. It appears that it is not possible to do you want above. I have tried using a discrete ALC command and it will turn off all processing.

Thanks for the confirmation. I want to give this AVR a fair shot. I don't listen at high volumes and really preferred the audyssey dynamic eq/vol combo on my old denon to the initial auto mcacc results and alc and thx loudness + so far. I'll do some further tweaking and listening before final judgment.
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1. I think the Onkyo has a better sound for my preference. I know there are folks who prefer the digital amp sound of the pioneer, but I am not one of them. Onkyo has a more open sound, easier tuning with xt32. But for music, depending upon your speakers, the clean sound may be a bit grating. The high frequencies in the Pioneer seem more rounded.

I couldn't agree more, I grabbed SC-1522 from Costco @ 599 but I think my Onkyo TX-SR705 sounds much better with MUSIC, the high frequencies of SC-1522 is making my music 'annoying' - hyper-active tweeter - I will try various adjustments and post back. Any thoughts on tweaking higher frequencies? Otherwise, I think SC-1522 is awesome

I am in same boat. Compared to Harman 2650, I find SC-1522 sound tinny and HK more open/dynamic/powerful.. even after tweaking S-wave +3db, toning down high fre EQ etc etc. I'd love to keep SC-1522, please let me know if you are able to tweak 1522 to sound it the way you described.
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Can anyone advise whether you have a small pop come through the speakers when changing listening modes or switching sources?
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Nobody picked up on this. I'm interested too. Any pointers on where to look?

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Will this device let me output HDMI to to two locations with different input sources (or the same input source)?
For example, can main zone watch DirectV, and zone 2 watch Blu-ray when both DirecTV and Blu-ray are plugged into the 1522's HDMI input ports? It seems it should, but the manual is a bit unclear.

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Will this device let me output HDMI to to two locations with different input sources (or the same input source)?
For example, can main zone watch DirectV, and zone 2 watch Blu-ray when both DirecTV and Blu-ray are plugged into the 1522's HDMI input ports? It seems it should, but the manual is a bit unclear.

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no. ironic that I just answered this in another Pio thread.

with these "budget" models you can only play the same source on HDMI 1 & 2. what you seek is a feature in the SC-68 & SC-67 models, that's it. Denon & Onkyo are no different. only the top models have this feature. and it's a new feature only available since introduction of 2012 models.

download the manual for the SC-68 & 67 and you'll see a 3rd HDMI output, called zone 4 and it will allow different HDMI sources to be played at same time. no other 2012 Pioneer model.

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Can anyone advise whether you have a small pop come through the speakers when changing listening modes or switching sources?

I've been hearing a small pop at the beginning of the last few movies. It sounds like it's coming out of only one speaker (surround-right), but I tend to sit where that speaker is the closest to me so it's probably coming out of all of them but only seems like one to me.

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Can anyone advise whether you have a small pop come through the speakers when changing listening modes or switching sources?

I hear the relay in the avr, no pop in the speakers on mine.
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Guys, I bought this receiver and its sitting in the room. I have not even opened the box. I don't have speakers but I bought this receiver since everyone said its a great receiver for the price.

Can someone help me with speakers recommendations. I have found that I like crisp and clean sound that come to you.

Any budget speaker suggestions.
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Thanks for the confirmation. I want to give this AVR a fair shot. I don't listen at high volumes and really preferred the audyssey dynamic eq/vol combo on my old denon to the initial auto mcacc results and alc and thx loudness + so far. I'll do some further tweaking and listening before final judgment.

I wouldn't base your decision on whether or not to keep the Pioneer on that feature alone. This receiver does a ton of audio processing to suit almost any taste. And, generally speaking, most people end up using just a handful of these processing modes, anyway. If this receiver lasts without any "major" technical issues (e.g., like locking up, channel loss, etc.), then I'll be keeping it for a long time. Although some people like them, I've never been a fan of Denon receivers. They always sounded too tinny for me and lacked good amplifier sections in them; unless you got one of their top of the line models. For what we paid for the Pioneer, I don't think there's a receiver on the market that can compete with it.
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I hear the relay in the avr, no pop in the speakers on mine.

Same here. I just hear relay switching, but it's dead quiet otherwise.
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No pops either unless it is from source. For example, some of my local TV channels will pop when they switch from network programming to local commercials (CW). But that happens on other TVs I watch, not just this receiver.
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Guys, I bought this receiver and its sitting in the room. I have not even opened the box. I don't have speakers but I bought this receiver since everyone said its a great receiver for the price.

Can someone help me with speakers recommendations. I have found that I like crisp and clean sound that come to you.

Any budget speaker suggestions.

Do you want monitor (i.e., bookshelf)-type speakers or floorstanding-type? If space is an issue, go with a monitor-type speaker. But don't go with those 5-inch high HTB-type speakers. You won't get the proper tonal balance you're after and they will be much too small for this receiver.
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I wouldn't base your decision on whether or not to keep the Pioneer on that feature alone. This receiver does a ton of audio processing to suit almost any taste. And, generally speaking, most people end up using just a handful of these processing modes, anyway. If this receiver lasts without any "major" technical issues (e.g., like locking up, channel loss, etc.), then I'll be keeping it for a long time. Although some people like them, I've never been a fan of Denon receivers. They always sounded too tinny for me and lacked good amplifier sections in them; unless you got one of their top of the line models. For what we paid for the Pioneer, I don't think there's a receiver on the market that can compete with it.

Actually the sq issue you had with the denons is the opposite of what I'm hearing so far with this new pioneer sounding more tinny so far. Perhaps I'll do so measuring ans tweaking with the aid of REW.
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SS9001,

Thanks for that info. I was worried about that. Guess I'll have to look at the vsx-70 for that instead of the sc-67/68. I was willing to lose the 4k upscaling in the 1522 due to the Costco cost and warranty in this device, but really want the 2nd HDzone.
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Do you want monitor (i.e., bookshelf)-type speakers or floorstanding-type? If space is an issue, go with a monitor-type speaker. But don't go with those 5-inch high HTB-type speakers. You won't get the proper tonal balance you're after and they will be much too small for this receiver.

I want floor standing speakers. Space is not an issue the room is 22x19 and carpeted and opens to the kitchen. It has to look nice though wife likes the piano black finish.
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SS9001,

Thanks for that info. I was worried about that. Guess I'll have to look at the vsx-70 for that instead of the sc-67/68. I was willing to lose the 4k upscaling in the 1522 due to the Costco cost and warranty in this device, but really want the 2nd HDzone.

new models, new features smile.gif

it's my guess that you can expect more trickledown for upcoming '13 SC models since this new non-Elite model has it. the higher SC Elites usually get announced in May-June-July timeframe. that's probably why Costco is un-loading the 1522 at blow-out price & others are being discounted wink.gif

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I want floor standing speakers. Space is not an issue the room is 22x19 and carpeted and opens to the kitchen. It has to look nice though wife likes the piano black finish.

That's a pretty good size listening area. Not knowing what your budget is for speakers, I think the PSB Image Series or the JBL Studio L Series might suit you well. I owned the JBL Studio L 890 a few years back, and they were, without a doubt, one of the best floorstanding speakers I've owned. They weren't piano black (black ash vinyl instead), but they were the most dynamic speaker I've heard. They each weighed about 60lbs, with TWO 8-inch woofers, a 4-inch midrange, a tweeter, and a super-tweeter. Check them out on JBL's website. If it wasn't for the fact that my listening area is only 12 x 10 (converted a spare bedroom into a HT room), I never would have sold them. You can pick them or the Studio L 880s (each with dual 6-inch woofers) up for a decent internet price now that the series has been out for a while. Getting piano black speakers may run you a premium, but I understand about the WAF (wife acceptance factor)! biggrin.gif
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I'm having the same buzzing noise also
I think it's from the Transformer
But is that normal?
Or it's an issue?
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I've posted a PDF file that was done by Javygonx. If you go back a few pages you should see the link to it. It will help you with the bass issues.

Post 327, Page 11.

Thanks!

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I'm having the same buzzing noise also
I think it's from the Transformer
But is that normal?
Or it's an issue?

There have been a few people complaining about buzzing from these receivers. The power supply does have a fan, so it's possible people are hearing that.

As I've mentioned in previous posts, mine is absolutely dead silent. I'm OCD when it comes to stuff like that, and if mine was buzzing I'd replace it. That being said, it may be hard to find this unit in stock with the way they've been flying off the shelves at Costco.
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I want floor standing speakers. Space is not an issue the room is 22x19 and carpeted and opens to the kitchen. It has to look nice though wife likes the piano black finish.

Have you checked out Definitive Technology? Piano black with black fabric is their thing. My wife thinks they look nicer than black vinyl speakers. And I like their sound. Friends that come by are always blow away.
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Post 327, Page 11.

Thanks!

I was hoping for it to be added to the 1st post so others can use it. Hopefully the OP can do that.

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There have been a few people complaining about buzzing from these receivers. The power supply does have a fan, so it's possible people are hearing that.

As I've mentioned in previous posts, mine is absolutely dead silent. I'm OCD when it comes to stuff like that, and if mine was buzzing I'd replace it. That being said, it may be hard to find this unit in stock with the way they've been flying off the shelves at Costco.

Mine is silent as well. No popping no buzzing, etc. if it bothers you too much exchange it.

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I was hoping for it to be added to the 1st post so others can use it. Hopefully the OP can do that.
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I'm getting ready to pull the trigger thanks to you guys but wanted to get some advise. I have a focal 800v cc, and 2 706v for fronts and two 106 customs for surrounds. I've narrowed down to the pioneer 1522-k or denon 3313 what do u guys think as far as receiver?
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I think I have narrowed it down, it is the transformer, because at first it was silent as lamb
About my fourth use it started the buzzing noise I also smell the compound on the transformer, so I think after the compound on the E & I heated up they got a little loose and started to buz
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I want floor standing speakers. Space is not an issue the room is 22x19 and carpeted and opens to the kitchen. It has to look nice though wife likes the piano black finish.

Sid369, you may also want to look at Paradigm and Energy speakers, with each brand featuring piano black gloss speakers...and they're generally affordable, too.
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