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kbarnes701's Avatar kbarnes701 02:04 PM 07-11-2014
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Read his reply again. He clarified that he DOES use an audyssey mic for calibration. He just used the same (assumedly a known "good" one) one every time.
Ah so. Well so long as the mic is the right mic for the unit being calibrated, then that would be fine and dandy.

dazz87's Avatar dazz87 06:02 PM 07-11-2014
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Originally Posted by Flemming_KJ View Post
Found this Youtube clip. This is how i plan to do once i get the new AVR.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okyNlhJ3Hvo
Noticed in the video that he has three position for Audyssey. What happens in my case if I have just one (LoveChair) I noticed that Audyssey is asking for my second seating position even tho I dont have one. How could I continue with the test, it just give me a cancel button or a back button on the screen............
batpig's Avatar batpig 06:10 PM 07-11-2014
The number of physical seats is NOT related to the number of microphone positions. If you only want to optimize for a single seat, just cluster the microphone positions in a tighter pattern around your personal "listening bubble". Even if you are only doing one seat, you still want to do multiple measurements to feed the algorithm as much data as possible about the distribution of acoustic problems.
dazz87's Avatar dazz87 06:15 PM 07-11-2014
Okay I understand thanks Batpig.
dazz87's Avatar dazz87 02:42 PM 07-12-2014
Had my AVR-S700W for about two weeks now and liking it so far. One minor issue I dont know if its the receiver or XBMC issue? I have my htpc hook up to the receiver and its running XBMC. I noticed it has happen twice now that I would not get sound if the movies are in my dts-hd or true-hd. In order for it to work again, I have to unplug the optical cable from the receiver and then plug it back into the receiver for it to work again. I had the same setup with my old Pioneer receiver and never had this issue.

My htpc (hdmi) plugged into CBL/Sat input and i made sure that digital is not to "-" on the input. My optical is set to optical #1 input and under Dvd/bluray input the digital is set to optical so i could get audio when viewing OTA from my plasma. Looks like the receiver think that my audio is suppose to come from the optical on CBL/Sat input even tho I set the audio to "-" Any one having the same issue? Thanks
phillyd32's Avatar phillyd32 04:58 PM 07-13-2014
Can anyone confirm if the AVR-S500BT has high pass crossover for the speakers?
jdsmoothie's Avatar jdsmoothie 05:31 PM 07-13-2014
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Yes, all of the 2014 models have a crossover setting to the sub.
esappy's Avatar esappy 02:32 AM 07-14-2014
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Originally Posted by dazz87 View Post
Had my AVR-S700W for about two weeks now and liking it so far. One minor issue I dont know if its the receiver or XBMC issue? I have my htpc hook up to the receiver and its running XBMC. I noticed it has happen twice now that I would not get sound if the movies are in my dts-hd or true-hd. In order for it to work again, I have to unplug the optical cable from the receiver and then plug it back into the receiver for it to work again. I had the same setup with my old Pioneer receiver and never had this issue.

My htpc (hdmi) plugged into CBL/Sat input and i made sure that digital is not to "-" on the input. My optical is set to optical #1 input and under Dvd/bluray input the digital is set to optical so i could get audio when viewing OTA from my plasma. Looks like the receiver think that my audio is suppose to come from the optical on CBL/Sat input even tho I set the audio to "-" Any one having the same issue? Thanks
Not sure if I am following you right in your setup, but if you are using an optical cable for your audio, then you shouldn't get DTS HD MA or Dolby TrueHD sound from your receiver. Those lossless codecs are only available via HDMI. But you should get the core DTS or Dolby Digital bitstreams played to the receiver and if you have to unplug and replug the optical cable back in to get sound then that sounds like some kind of glitch. Now I admittedly don't know much about HTPC's and whether you can run a single HDMI cable for both audio and video or if you have to run two HDMI cables (one for a video card directly to the display and the other for the audio card to the receiver) but either way, if your HTPC is capable of bitstreaming DTS HD MA and Dolby TrueHD, I would ditch the optical cable as that will only give you the "lesser" quality audio.

I hope I understood you right.
esappy's Avatar esappy 02:48 AM 07-14-2014
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I have my htpc hook up to the receiver and its running XBMC. I noticed it has happen twice now that I would not get sound if the movies are in my dts-hd or true-hd. In order for it to work again, I have to unplug the optical cable from the receiver and then plug it back into the receiver for it to work again.
Ok, I had to re-read your post again because this section was throwing me off.

So for clarification, your HTPC is connected to the Denon via HDMI into the 'CBL/SAT' input and your Plasma TV is connected to the receiver via optical cable to the OPT 1 input and you subsequently went into the setup menu and associated OPT 1 with the DVD/Bluray source select? Is that correct?
jdsmoothie's Avatar jdsmoothie 04:09 AM 07-14-2014
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Originally Posted by dazz87 View Post
Had my AVR-S700W for about two weeks now and liking it so far. One minor issue I dont know if its the receiver or XBMC issue? I have my htpc hook up to the receiver and its running XBMC. I noticed it has happen twice now that I would not get sound if the movies are in my dts-hd or true-hd. In order for it to work again, I have to unplug the optical cable from the receiver and then plug it back into the receiver for it to work again. I had the same setup with my old Pioneer receiver and never had this issue.

My htpc (hdmi) plugged into CBL/Sat input and i made sure that digital is not to "-" on the input. My optical is set to optical #1 input and under Dvd/bluray input the digital is set to optical so i could get audio when viewing OTA from my plasma. Looks like the receiver think that my audio is suppose to come from the optical on CBL/Sat input even tho I set the audio to "-" Any one having the same issue? Thanks
To simply things, it's best to leave the OPT1 input to it's factory default of "TV Audio." You may want to try doing a soft reset by unplugging the AVR for 10 minutes.
dazz87's Avatar dazz87 10:20 AM 07-14-2014
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Originally Posted by esappy View Post
Ok, I had to re-read your post again because this section was throwing me off.

So for clarification, your HTPC is connected to the Denon via HDMI into the 'CBL/SAT' input and your Plasma TV is connected to the receiver via optical cable to the OPT 1 input and you subsequently went into the setup menu and associated OPT 1 with the DVD/Bluray source select? Is that correct?
Yes HTPC hdmi is connect to CBL/SAT and I have an optical cable connect to OPT1 and to my Plasma. The two times when audio would default via optical (on my HTPC) is when i was cleaning up the cables and had to unpluged the optical from the receiver. In order for it to work again I basically had to unplugged it and then plug it back in.... Thats why I would not get sound from my blu ray movies (dts-hd and true-hd) on my htpc cause it was defaulting all sound from it to optical instead of hdmi. Its been up and running over the weekend and no issue so far. Thanks
ousooner2's Avatar ousooner2 10:38 AM 07-14-2014
Hey guys, I picked up a Denon X1000 last week and I've been trying to get the ARC feature to work...but have had no luck so far. I have:

Denon x1000
Panasonic 65st60

I've got the HDMI cable from the Panny to the AVR in port #2 (HDMI 2) on the Panny as I've read that's the 'ARC' hdmi slot. I've turned HDMI Control to ON and have just left the other two categories that open up (forgot what they're called) to LAST and whatever the one below that defaults to. Anyways, I've messed with the settings and can't seem to get it to return the audio channel when using Netflix on my Panny st60. I can just use the WDTV like I've always used, but we moved it to the bedroom to watch some shows in there and it's a little bit of a pain to keep moving it back and forth. If I could figure out the ARC that'd be awesome. Any help??
batpig's Avatar batpig 10:56 AM 07-14-2014
First off, you are in the thread for the 2014 models not the 2013 models, but the answer is the same -- on the receiver side, the only thing to do is turn HDMI Control ON and then switch to the TV Audio input when you want to use ARC (sometimes this will happen automatically depending on the TV). Beyond that, it's all about the setting ON YOUR TV. You need to go into the Panny's settings and make sure ARC / HDMI-CEC is enabled and default output is set to "external speakers" or "home theater".
jdsmoothie's Avatar jdsmoothie 11:07 AM 07-14-2014
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Hey guys, I picked up a Denon X1000 last week and I've been trying to get the ARC feature to work...but have had no luck so far. I have:

Denon x1000
Panasonic 65st60

I've got the HDMI cable from the Panny to the AVR in port #2 (HDMI 2) on the Panny as I've read that's the 'ARC' hdmi slot. I've turned HDMI Control to ON and have just left the other two categories that open up (forgot what they're called) to LAST and whatever the one below that defaults to. Anyways, I've messed with the settings and can't seem to get it to return the audio channel when using Netflix on my Panny st60. I can just use the WDTV like I've always used, but we moved it to the bedroom to watch some shows in there and it's a little bit of a pain to keep moving it back and forth. If I could figure out the ARC that'd be awesome. Any help??

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The 'Official' 2014 Denon "S Series" / "X Series" AVR Model Owner's Thread & FAQ
mva5580's Avatar mva5580 01:37 PM 07-14-2014
I've had my eye on the X4000 for a little while now, would many consider this a considerable upgrade from an Onkyo TX-NR809? I have Polk LSiM703 fronts (powered by a Carver m1.5t amp) and LSiM 706 center.
jdsmoothie's Avatar jdsmoothie 02:21 PM 07-14-2014
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Wrong thread, but yes, MultEQ XT32 is much better than the XT on your 809.
ousooner2's Avatar ousooner2 03:16 PM 07-14-2014
Crap. Sorry guys. I'll move it to the '13 thread
Keith Lashinski's Avatar Keith Lashinski 08:50 PM 07-14-2014
Got my S700w up and running and boy is it a huge step up from my home theater in a box. Full review to come later but for now just 2 questions.


1. My STF2 has a minor hummm to audible from about 70% volume and up. Recommendations?

2. The S700w after watching TV for about an hour at moderate volume (55), is warm to the touch. I did make adequate ventilation by cutting out the backing a huge hole on my av center. Is it normal to be warm to the touch or should I now look for cooling fans?
jdsmoothie's Avatar jdsmoothie 05:42 AM 07-15-2014
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1. Sub and AVR should be on the same circuit.
2. Warm is nornal.
Dallas West's Avatar Dallas West 05:50 AM 07-15-2014
Guys, what gives??? The x1100 and x2100 have been out for a few weeks and there's next to no reviews here and there are zero on amazon. Lets hear about these, are they good? Do they suck? Should I go buy one?

I've been avidly waiting for the x3100 to hit amazon, any ideas when it's coming? I thought it was supposed to be mid to late july, if so how come no preorder sales yet?

Thanks,

DeeDub
Keith Lashinski's Avatar Keith Lashinski 06:05 AM 07-15-2014
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1. Sub and AVR should be on the same circuit.
2. Warm is nornal.
Same circuit as in same circuit of power outlets? If so, that's not going to happen. Lol. Damn older home and they way the wired it in the 80s.
jdsmoothie's Avatar jdsmoothie 06:45 AM 07-15-2014
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Originally Posted by Dallas West View Post
Guys, what gives??? The x1100 and x2100 have been out for a few weeks and there's next to no reviews here and there are zero on amazon. Lets hear about these, are they good? Do they suck? Should I go buy one?

I've been avidly waiting for the x3100 to hit amazon, any ideas when it's coming? I thought it was supposed to be mid to late july, if so how come no preorder sales yet?

Thanks,

DeeDub
Looks like X3100W may be delayed until August.
Mr. Wonderful's Avatar Mr. Wonderful 06:54 AM 07-15-2014
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Looks like X3100W may be delayed until August.
Man, the wait is killing me.
KHarmo88's Avatar KHarmo88 09:06 AM 07-15-2014
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Looks like X3100W may be delayed until August.
Why? What's the hold up?
batpig's Avatar batpig 09:54 AM 07-15-2014
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Originally Posted by Keith Lashinski View Post
Same circuit as in same circuit of power outlets? If so, that's not going to happen. Lol. Damn older home and they way the wired it in the 80s.
You should start googling ground loop hum with subwoofers. There are solutions out there, I believe there is an official ground loop hum thread here on AVS.
jdsmoothie's Avatar jdsmoothie 10:27 AM 07-15-2014
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Why? What's the hold up?
Guess the expression "slow boat to China" also applies when going from China to LA.
KHarmo88's Avatar KHarmo88 10:40 AM 07-15-2014
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Guess the expression "slow boat to China" also applies when going from China to LA.
Haha what are they bringing them over on, paddle boats?
RUSaved's Avatar RUSaved 11:38 AM 07-15-2014
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^^
Which model will suit you best will depend on your budget and what features you require. The 2014 successor to your 591 is the S700W. The "S" series use Audyssey MultEQ while MultEQ XT again starts with the "X" series.
I bought the S900W it's really nice.Having trouble with setting up dual HDMI from the Oppo 103D.
Brajesh's Avatar Brajesh 12:00 PM 07-15-2014
Guys, what would be a good upgrade to my Denon AVR-1913? I moved homes last year and my new HT room is almost 2x larger, so after replacing my sub, I now feel my receiver should be next? My room is 18ft wide x 28ft long x 8.5ft high. Screen is on the width side. My current 7.1 speaker setup is: Pioneer SP-FS52 towers (fronts), SP-BS22-LR (surrounds) and SW-8 (subwoofer) (now replaced by LFM-1 Plus). The Outlaw has made a huge difference, but now need to get the most out of all speakers.
jdsmoothie's Avatar jdsmoothie 12:43 PM 07-15-2014
Depends on your budget and what features/inputs/outputs you need. Last year's X2000 (successor to the 2113CI) would be an upgrade (currently on clearance) as it uses the more advanced version of Audyssey MultEQ XT if you don't need any of the new features on the 2014 models.
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