Originally Posted by Nick @ Anthem
for jb5200 - In case "hidden" DSP settings such as nonzero Fronts Bass are at play, save user settings, load defaults, load user settings. This would clear them without affecting menu settings. Also use the on-screen meter in menu 8 to help find the right analog-in level setting.
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for studlygoorite - In case it hasn't been considered or applied and it's not too late, you might want to use conduit for AV cabling - this will make future cable swaps a lot easier than fishing behind finished walls. 50 feet of straight copper for HDMI is tricky - at least make sure it's 23-gauge. For Category II (12-bit 1080p60 bandwidth required) the official limit is 25 feet.
As for unofficial limts:
At the factory's theater the D2v and LTX 500 have no hiccups with a 23-gauge 20 metre cable (over 60 feet). This was surprising and wouldn't you know it, when I tried to set up a second identical system it didn't work unless resolution was lowered. No sources were involved yet. The 20m cables were bought at the same time so I'm guessing they came from the same roll. Luckily the second system needed only 40 feet and when the shorter cable arrived everything worked like magic. You can never be sure about what'll happen till you try it.
Hey everybody, thanks for the tips!
So I took my D1 and my PS Audio DLIII to my buddies house b/c he has pretty much the same system (D1, same amps, same speakers, same cables) the only thing different is he has a Wyred4Sound DAC2. Well after many tests to try to get this thing figured out here are my results:
1st test - connected the DLIII to his D1 with all same menu settings - same results, really fuzzy and by really fuzzy I mean so fuzzy you can't even understand what song is playing! So that rules out the D1 right? It's gotta be the DAC is what we're thinking!
2nd test - connected the DLIII directly to the amps taking the D1 out of the picture. WOW! It was perfect. I mean it actually was the best that I have ever heard that DAC. I was completely blown away by how good it actually was. So at this point I am completely confused b/c it's not the DAC.
Interesting part here - pay attention! B/c the DLIII was so inspiring I wanted to do an A/B against the W4S. I realize there is a second or two time delay switching the XLR cables but here's the results. Both DAC's were so close that if you did a blind test my buddy and I both agreed that you wouldn't be able to tell which was which. The DLIII was actually cleaner in certain parts of the song and had much fuller bass, which I prefer. The W4S had tighter bass but a little grungier sound and the vocals were much more forward. We were both expecting the differences to be a little greater but MAN they were so similar it wasn't even funny!
3rd test - connected the W4S to my D1 with same menu settings - clear as a frickin bell.
Now one thing we noticed was that when we had the DACs connected straight to the amps the volume for the DLIII was set to 16 on Winamp and with the W4S it was 63, so that has play some part but not sure.
4th test - connected my D1 straight usb thinking maybe the Hiface w/coax caused it - same result, fuzzy as can be so it wasn't the Hiface.
5th test - connected the D1 using an Oppo as a transport only - same result, fuzzy.
- Anthem D1 connected RCA using CD input - sound is very good
- Anthem D1 connected XLR 2ch AnalogDIR - sound is clear as a bell but no bass mgmt. or ARC
- Anthem D1 connected XLR 2ch AnalogDSP - sound again is fuzzier than fuzzy
So for some reason that I cannot figure out the D1 with the PS Audio DLIII in AnalogDSP will not work, which doesn't make any sense to me that a different DAC does. I tried lowering the input levels like mentioned in an earlier post and it did get rid of the fuzziness but the sound was horrible - glassy, hard, sharp, no bass. I tried raising the fronts bass like Nick@Anthem told me but that didn't help, the sound just wasn't balanced at all. It just wasn't good at all. I had v1.31 and updated to 1.33 so I did the saved settings, load defaults, and loaded user settings and didn't help. It shouldn't be this hard, I should be able to connect a different DAC and it should be all good and I did with the W4S - clear as a bell. Put the DLIII in and fuzzy as can be.
Sorry for such a long post but I am at a loss! Any test or setting I am overlooking??? I will post on Anthem and PS Audio to see if they have any suggestions as well.
Thanks for every ones help!