Well... I have been reading all these posts about calibrations and settings ... I will be getting the 7200W receiver next month but I am truly beginning to worry about all of this . It seems that it will be a nightmare of dozens of different inputs and different calibrations and settings in order to obtain a decent sound out of these receivers if I am going to believe all these threads ... hope not , and that Denon will have some way to set everything in a more simple way .
I have my old trusty 5803 with a simple set up , not too complicated and I have had wonderful sound out of it all these years .
Unfortunately , it needs to be upgraded in order to get Dolby True-HD , Atmos, etc , so that is why the 7200W is coming to play .
Now, having said that , I think that perhaps I will be having some problems with the way I have my subs (2) set up and this Audyssey thing on the incoming receiver ...
I have my speakers on "large" (all of them) and the two subs on LFE+Main and I do get plenty of very low bass on the subs . BTW, the subs are in "auto " and they turn on instantly .
All of my speakers ( Sonus Faber "Electa Amator II" front mains , Sonus Faber " Solo" center and Jamo D8 concert surrounds and Jamo E6 surround backs) are full range .
The calibration level that I use is a sound meter from RadioShack and I do it at 70 DB, "C" weighting and "Slow" response and not at 80 DB.
The two SF "Gravis" sub`s filter pass are set at 47thz , so , as they go down to 24hz , they take care of the real low bass over the speakers at that point with much better impact , of course , although I get bass from the mains too .
I really don`t know how I am going to interact with setting the speakers to "small " and the subs to 80 which seems silly to me ... I think that I tend to mix my "audiophile" point of view with the correct calibration for movies .
I guess I am in for a lot of experimentation , lol...
I use the front main speakers and the subs with my other hi-end equipment too , so I alternate them (I have developed a system of 2 sets of cables for that) , but the Denon 7200W will be used just for movies and internet music , Pandora , etc . The trick will be to find the balance between the setting of the speakers /subs with the different movie sound types and Pandora`s music ... ah, well !!!