I have a few questions for the Denon owners:
Up until yesterday I had a Yamaha RXV667 that I was pretty happy with. I used Yamaha's PEQ function instead of the automatic room measurements mode because I have my own measurement microphone and REW, plus I have an infinite baffle sub arrangement with a mini-DSP that I have already set all my sub timing and EQ curves on.
Well, I purchased a HDMI to DVI cable from Best Buy and unknown to me that cable had a bent pin (bent all the way up the outter connector which I assume is a common/ground of sorts) and resulted in a blown DVI input on a computer monitor, a fried monoprice HDMI splitter, and most importantly my HDMI output on my Yamaha receiver. I had been trying to create an effective "dual" HDMI output to a 2nd monitor.
Anyway, I'm hoping I can talk to one of the store managers and get them to concede some fault, not sure I'm going to get anything. In either event I'm looking at the Denon AVRS900W as the replacement because it fits my price range and gets me some features I have been wanting, one of which, the dual HDMI outputs.
I've not owned a Denon before and looking at the manual the graphic EQ (manual) seems lacking compared to Yamaha's PEQ. My questions are:
1) Do most of you guys trust and use the automatic measurements and it's adjustments?
2) I'm not sure I trust an automatic measurement system like Audyssey, but assuming I like the results and go that route can I disable any of it's effects on the subwoofer output keeping it vanilla while using the results for the rest of the speakers?
3) If no to #2
, can the audyssey results be copied or saved and then turned off so that I can gain vanilla sub out will still maintaining the measurement curve
4) Does Audyssey in this reciever (MultiEQ XT) basically work within the same tunable parameters in the graphic EQ, or does it use more points (different bands, Q adjustments, ect).
I realize my question answers are probably buried in this thread or the Audyssey thread but I'll be making a decision in the short term and for a Denon-noob and that's a lot of information to digest in the short-term.