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Got the X4300H, figure I'll make an unbox, setup, and configuration video along with first impressions—today. New thread coming soon...
I've got a nice Atmos-enabled speaker system in for review with DefTech BP-9060 towers up front, BP-9040s in the rear—all four with Atmos modules on top. While the DefTech review will be 5.0.4—even the DefTech center has a powered "sub" in it—the Audyssey Editor app review will look no fewer than FIVE different subwoofer integrations. First, I'll integrate the dual JL Audio F112s (my reference subs) that are located along the side walls of my listening room. Then, I'll concentrate on integrating a variety of single subwoofers including an SVS SB13-Ultra, a Power Sound Audio 15V, and a KEF R400b. Finally, I'll see if the system can properly EQ and integrate my SumpSub DIY subwoofer that I've been storing uncovered in my back yard for about two years—a torture test the likes of which no other sub I have reviewed could survive.
So stand by, this AVR and this app make it so much easier for me to get results that other enthusiasts can relate to, and that are germane to systems where the primary goal of room correction is to get a subwoofer to behave and perform its best. No more $1000 Dirac box and then still having to run MCACC because I don't have enough channels to do Atmos. And of course before the app users of consumer-level Audyssey could not perform that one most basic thing Dirac lets you do, which is restrict the freq. range than it applies EQ to. Really, that's all I even needed.
Mark Henninger, Senior Editor at AVS Forum