Ok great, thanks. Another problem I have is that MCACC keeps telling me my center channel is reverse phase when it is not, I double checked it. Is this most likely just a glitch that I should ignore?
Also, could anyone explain the difference between ALC and DRC? Aren't they both designed to do the same thing? I use ALC mode a lot because it gets rid of volume spikes, but I also read that DRC is used to do the same thing.
Edit: This was in response to Exist To Resist's post on the previous page. Forgot to quote the post.
I moved the microphone around to a few diff positions and ran the test and the "Reverse Phase" message did not show up. So it is either a glitch in the MCACC or my room reflections. The
DRC I am talking about is the Dynamic Range Control setting. To me it seems pretty similar to what ALC does.
Hey All - I got the VSX-1123-K and love it so far. Originally I bought it for 7.2 with the high-front (not researching enough ahead of time to note that you can't use the rear surround at the same time as the front highs, but that's ok) but I'm about to move into a new house and I have some additional ideas that I wanted to bounce off of some of you that have had multi-zone systems before.
I plan on testing a lot of this, but before I even try I wanted to hear from some of you whether you thought what I was looking to do is even worth testing.
Here's my desired setup and "use cases":
Living Room (location of 1123): 7.1 w/ High Fronts
Office: HDMI from Living Room to a small TV in the office (no receiver)
Kitchen: Pair in-ceiling speakers
Other: Pair in-ceiling speakers
Patio: Pair outdoor speakers
1. Watch a source in Full 7.1 surround (with front highs off)
2. Watch a source in 5.1 surround + front high
3. Listen to a source in rooms 1, 2 and/or 3
4. Watch a source in office via HDZONE (stereo sound on small wall-mounted TV)
I'm going to be living alone so being able to play different sources at the same time will be less of a requirement.
Here's what I understand:
1. I can't have the rear surround and front highs ON at the same time.
2. There are limitations on which sources can be played simultaneously among main/zone2
3. If I use a speaker switch I need to use one that doesn't overload the amp (I found two on Monoprice )
So here are my questions (I understand that each question might conflict with another, so I guess I'm looking for discrete answers):
1. Can I wire 7.1 along with my front-high and be able to select between 7.1 and 5.1+ front-high with just a quick setting change on the 1123-K? Would this setting change be the speaker button on the front of the unit?
2. If I don't care about making occasional setting changes or button pushes, can I connect the rear-surround speakers and 2 or 3 pairs of room speakers to a 1x4 speaker switch with the zone 2 speaker outputs as the switch input. Then set up the 1123-K in zone 2 mode by default and using the speaker switch to only send signal to the 2 or 3 rooms (or I guess where the rear-surrounds are too). Then when I want to use full 7.1 can I change the setting to use the rear-surround and swap the speaker switch to only output to the rear-surround speakers?
3. If I've set it up as noted in questions 1 and 2 can I still at least change settings such that HDZONE will work to send a down-sampled HDMI+Stereo signal to the office - even if NOT at the same time as 5.1 in the Living Room?
I'm sure I have more questions, but let's start here - SORRY for such a long post, but this stuff is complex and don't want to overspend on stuff if I'm not going to be able to use it.