Yes, unless you have outboard amps. That would allow you to put the equalizer between the preouts and the amps. The AVR should have all the equalization capability you need.
Yes, but kinda defeats the purpose of spending all that dosh on a receiver - as well as adding another level of complexity. Fortunately the TV/Video comes from a PC so the sound goes thru the EQ and Exciter before the AVR. THe AVR has Para-EQ but you cannot change it quickly as with a dedicated EQ. I had to study for a science degree to set the whole thing up.
Or, more accurately, set the bass at the proper level. Most amateurs use way too much bass in their playback. It reminds me of those cars going by leaving behind those thum-thump sounds.
I'm pretty sure your receiver will allow you to manually set all your eq's - may just have to dig for it in the settings somewhere. The manual eq settings for Pioneer were somewhere in the MCACC setup - which is counter intuitive, but that's where they put them
Just stereo - 2 speakers. The equalizer is an oldie but a goodie. The behringer exciter is actually more important in terms of sound. The Yamaha replaced a previous Denon unit that was cheaper and sounded better - it's impossible to get good bass out of the Yamaha without inserting enhancers or fiddling with the poorly implemented in-built para eq (impossible to use on-the-fly). But the Denon didn't have HDMI or sufficient inputs. Surround I can live without as I don't watch the sort of shows that employ it to any effect.
nothing to do with speakers. solution is to put everything thru the media centre PC which then plugs into the exciter and eq and then the amp. all the fake surround stuff is then set up on the PC. Set the AVR to pure direct. basically I've blown a grand on the AVR as I could have done this with the better-sounding Denon and HDMI box. live and learn I guess.
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