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Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-23-2017, 07:18 AM
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Posted By KC-Technerd
Some room correction systems such as Audyssey...

Some room correction systems such as Audyssey treat dual subwoofers independently, and gain matching isn't really applicable after that independent processing is applied (at least in my opinion).
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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-22-2017, 11:47 PM
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Posted By KC-Technerd
This seems rather unusual to me. First I would...

This seems rather unusual to me. First I would suggest trying the Pure Direct listening mode, just as a test. It will bypass everything including MCACC settings, EQ, crossover, etc. If that...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-06-2017, 05:13 AM
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Posted By KC-Technerd
I think you're asking the right question. ...

I think you're asking the right question.

From page 9 of the basic manual:


This is the only option shown for connecting the additional power amp(s) for a 6.1.4 or 7.1.4 speaker channel...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-03-2017, 02:38 AM
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Posted By KC-Technerd
I use two subwoofers with my SC-77 which also...

I use two subwoofers with my SC-77 which also does not independently recognize the two subwoofers. MCACC treats them as one single subwoofer. I have both subwoofers outputting the exact same sound...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-01-2017, 05:37 PM
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Posted By KC-Technerd
It's difficult to figure out in the manual, and...

It's difficult to figure out in the manual, and I'm not sure about this, but have you tried using the "TV" input (the "TV" button on the remote, right below the "BD" button)?

If I'm...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-31-2017, 12:16 AM
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Posted By KC-Technerd
Make sure the TV is selected to the HMDI input...

Make sure the TV is selected to the HMDI input that is connected to your receiver. Press the "HOME MENU" button on the remote. After a brief delay the HOME MENU should appear on screen giving you...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-30-2017, 11:57 PM
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Posted By KC-Technerd
According to your owner's manual...

According to your owner's manual (https://www.pioneerelectronics.com/StaticFiles/Manuals/Home/VSX-90_OperatingInstructions032715.pdf), pages 21, 24, 40, 41 & 48:


So it appears that your model...
Forum: Display Calibration   01-28-2017, 11:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 17,676
Posted By KC-Technerd
Thanks. Rtings.com determined a backlight...

Thanks. Rtings.com determined a backlight setting of 4 to get as close to 100 nits as possible, but that is considering a contrast setting of 100. I figured 6 should be the approximate equivalent...
Forum: Display Calibration   01-28-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 17,676
Posted By KC-Technerd
Thanks for your feedback! Rather than just...

Thanks for your feedback! Rather than just eliminating observable color shift in the upper super-white region, I went into the blue, green, and red only modes to make sure the contrast setting...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-25-2017, 03:20 PM
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Posted By KC-Technerd
For movies "Auto Surround" or "Direct". If you...

For movies "Auto Surround" or "Direct". If you just want one listening mode for everything, these would be good choices as well. I think the only difference is that "Auto Surround" will apply Dolby...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-25-2017, 01:15 PM
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Posted By KC-Technerd
By the way, I recommend getting the iControlAV5...

By the way, I recommend getting the iControlAV5 app for your Apple iPad or iPhone or Android device (if you have any of those). It makes working through all the options and setting a lot easier...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-25-2017, 01:02 PM
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Posted By KC-Technerd
I use different listening modes depending on what...

I use different listening modes depending on what the media is that I'm playing. "Pure Direct" bypasses pretty much everything set up by MCACC (all of the channel balancing, equalization, etc.) so I...
Forum: Speakers   01-24-2017, 10:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 215
Posted By KC-Technerd
I hope those make a good blend with your M&K...

I hope those make a good blend with your M&K speakers and subwoofer. I wasn't really intending them as a specific recommendation, just as an example of ones that met the criteria I'd be looking for....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-24-2017, 10:44 AM
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Posted By KC-Technerd
I am making the assumption that the master volume...

I am making the assumption that the master volume control and display function the same way as on my Pioneer SC-77. The "basic manual" for your LX-701 doesn't make it clear. As long as it is -15dB...
Forum: Speakers   01-24-2017, 01:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 215
Posted By KC-Technerd
Found this review that covers your S-85s and...

Found this review that covers your S-85s and MX-105 subwoofer: Miller & Kreisel 5.1 Speaker System (S-85/S-85C/MX-105) ...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-23-2017, 11:31 PM
Replies: 6,296
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Posted By KC-Technerd
Bitstream is my preference. You can use LPCM if...

Bitstream is my preference. You can use LPCM if there are issues with playing bitstream, but you may have turn the volume up a little bit more (4dB). (There's a very long and tedious explanation as...
Forum: Speakers   01-23-2017, 10:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 215
Posted By KC-Technerd
Just doing some quick searching around myself, I...

Just doing some quick searching around myself, I think this could potentially be a good match for you. Particularly for the surround speakers, and possibly for the center channel. ...
Forum: Speakers   01-23-2017, 10:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 215
Posted By KC-Technerd
They should work together great, and I sure...

They should work together great, and I sure wouldn't worry about it unless the protection circuitry on the Denon activates, shutting down the receiver. I'd be surprised if that happened. That kind...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-23-2017, 09:49 PM
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Posted By KC-Technerd
I'm glad that it solved your issue. I haven't...

I'm glad that it solved your issue. I haven't tried Dolby Atmos demos on YouTube (I didn't know there was such a thing), but the volume on general YouTube videos can be all over the place. Unless...
Forum: Speakers   01-23-2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 215
Posted By KC-Technerd
Something similar to these would probably work...

Something similar to these would probably work very well. My only hesitation is that all of the bookshelf speakers appear to be bass reflex speakers (meaning ported). They won't integrate quite as...
Forum: Speakers   01-23-2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 215
Posted By KC-Technerd
I don't think anything that M&K sells now is...

I don't think anything that M&K sells now is really considered a replacement for the S-85. The cheapest of the new M&K speakers is the M-5 that retails for $379 each. You can probably get them for...
Forum: Speakers   01-23-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 215
Posted By KC-Technerd
In case you are in need of the manuals: For...

In case you are in need of the manuals:

For the S-85 speakers (it looks like this model was discontinued in 2003): USER MANUAL...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-23-2017, 08:48 AM
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Posted By KC-Technerd
Yeah, I missed that too. Only 9 amplification...

Yeah, I missed that too. Only 9 amplification channels, so you can do 7.1.2 or 5.1.4, but you can't do 7.1.4 without extra amps, which is indicated by the * 7 note on the chart on page 9 of the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-23-2017, 08:29 AM
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Posted By KC-Technerd
It is odd that you got one of the surround...

It is odd that you got one of the surround speakers to show up. I think you may be confusing the placement of your surround speakers as being the determining factor for which terminals you should...
Forum: Speakers   01-22-2017, 10:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 215
Posted By KC-Technerd
What kind (model numbers) of M&K speakers and...

What kind (model numbers) of M&K speakers and subwoofer did you inherit? Is the Denon receiver a THX certified unit?

I may be able to tell you more knowing those details, but matching them...
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