Originally Posted by DulcetTones
Sounds like this has gone full circle.
Those of us interested in the ssp-800 (usually those already using Classe equipment) are more concerned about sound quality rather than worrying about Audyssey, however there is no reason why the SEQ cannot be purchased, which in theory should be better than the Audyssey provided on AV receivers.
At least with the SEQ and the pro kit you do not need to worry about calling out an engineer whenever you play around with layout and speakers, furthermore sounds like Chris in the Audyssey topic would be more than helpful as well.
While ssp-800 does not have HBR, films on blu-ray should be watchable using uncompressed PCM (via HDMI) that is equal (subjective I guess) in quality.
So I cannot see any problems, as long as the ssp-800 lives up to the sound quality that the company is known for
So the product may not convince those who are currently using top of the line Denons/etc, but then it could be argued they do not fit the Classe customer profile used for designing the ssp-800.
One other nice feature of the SEQ is that it can be switched off easily, so can appeal to those who at times want correction or not, maybe switching from surround for films/sacd/etc to 2-channel listening.
sorry DT reading your post there are quite a few points needing correction and clarification in regards audyssey
sure if classe decide to not include audyssey onboard, people could always add on the SEQ unit. however as pointed out by myself and eric carrol earlier. unlike the built in system it is an additional box. and "at quite considerable additional expense plus additional cabling, associated insertion loss(3-10db!) and adding in the process another quite unnecessary ADC/DAC conversion".
The SEQ will always remain in curcuit. and quite contrary to what you have posted with the SEQ and the pro kit you do
"need to worry about calling out an engineer whenever you play around with layout and speakers" this is quite unlike the built in system which you can run your self and dont
need to worry about calling out an engineer whenever you play around with layout and speakers.
and yes orcourse either way you go Chris in the Audyssey topic would be more than helpful as well I am sure
And with the built in audyssey system you can indeed switch audyssey off if it is not your want. you can also turn off dynamic eq if it is not your want
you dont have to buy SEQ to get that handy feature
'classe customer profile'
'denon customer profile'
so what is the sim audio moon customer profile
that happens to be given the option by the company to have the option and the choice of whether they want to use the audyssey system on board their new av pre