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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-25-2016, 06:39 PM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
If you select the DD PLIIx surround mode, this...

If you select the DD PLIIx surround mode, this will simulate audio to the Surround Back speakers.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-25-2016, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By jdsmoothie
The better DAC and much better Audyssey will make...

The better DAC and much better Audyssey will make a big improvement, not to mention the additional Atmos/DTS:X features as well. :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-25-2016, 06:31 PM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
Yup. Try doing a soft reset by powering off the...

Yup. Try doing a soft reset by powering off the AVR, TV, and PJ and unplugging the power cables for 10 minutes.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-25-2016, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By jdsmoothie
The 390 was released in 2009 so it's 7 year old...

The 390 was released in 2009 so it's 7 year old technology. Current models have Auto Setup programs that make it much easier to setup your AVR to include nicer graphical user interface as well;...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-25-2016, 01:24 PM
Replies: 2,937
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Posted By jdsmoothie
Definitely. You'll want to purchase a DM-S205...

Definitely. You'll want to purchase a DM-S205 mic.

https://www.amazon.com/Microphone-DM-S305-Calibration-Audyssey-Receiver/dp/B00Q1FVOGW
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-25-2016, 12:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 207
Posted By jdsmoothie
Neither model can. The only 2015/2016 7CH AVR...

Neither model can. The only 2015/2016 7CH AVR models that can expand to 9CH are the 2015 Marantz SR6010 and Denon X4200W.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-25-2016, 12:22 PM
Replies: 10,542
Views: 484,532
Posted By jdsmoothie
The Test Tone settings are the speaker/sub volume...

The Test Tone settings are the speaker/sub volume level settings which you can modify to suit your preference. The Option - Channel Level Adjust settings would be further +/- settings that would...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-25-2016, 08:57 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
Audyssey would run on all speakers/subs in your...

Audyssey would run on all speakers/subs in your setup. Regardless of the capability of your towers, a dedicated sub will generally always do a better job which is why it's always recommended to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-25-2016, 08:34 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
Correct, although not just a Blu Ray, but any...

Correct, although not just a Blu Ray, but any 2.0/2.1 audio source.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-25-2016, 08:31 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
Settings made in Manual setup to either the sub...

Settings made in Manual setup to either the sub or the speakers don't require running Audyssey again.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-25-2016, 07:05 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
Correct.

Correct.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-25-2016, 07:04 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
AFAIK, no ... well, besides being able to use the...

AFAIK, no ... well, besides being able to use the new Audyssey phone app.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-25-2016, 06:47 AM
Replies: 736
Views: 26,946
Posted By jdsmoothie
Also worth noting, Onkyo (like D+M) no longer...

Also worth noting, Onkyo (like D+M) no longer supports Front Wide speakers on these new 2016 models.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-25-2016, 06:42 AM
Replies: 10,542
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Posted By jdsmoothie
Perhaps, but it only has any effect on 2.0 and...

Perhaps, but it only has any effect on 2.0 and 2.1 audio in your setup.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-25-2016, 06:01 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
Correct.

Correct.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-25-2016, 05:59 AM
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Views: 239
Posted By jdsmoothie
A number of XT32 model owners have switched over...

A number of XT32 model owners have switched over to using the MiniDSP ($1000) with a better mic (~$100) to include the author of the Audyssey 101 Guide; however, for those that are not interested in...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-25-2016, 05:32 AM
Replies: 164
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Posted By jdsmoothie
Are you referring to physically moving them or...

Are you referring to physically moving them or just changing the wire connection? At the very least you must move the wire from the "Surround Back" posts to the "Surround" posts. In a 5.1 setup,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-25-2016, 05:25 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
Correct. No 2016 D+M model supports Front Wide. ...

Correct. No 2016 D+M model supports Front Wide. Onkyo has also dropped Front Wide capability on their 2016 models as well. No information yet on the new Pioneer models; however, as Onkyo now owns...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-25-2016, 05:15 AM
Replies: 164
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Posted By jdsmoothie
When you only have a 5.1 setup, you actually do...

When you only have a 5.1 setup, you actually do have "side" surrounds and must connect them to the "Surround" speaker posts. You have simply chosen to physically place them behind you.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-25-2016, 05:14 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
Unknown at this time.

Unknown at this time.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-25-2016, 05:11 AM
Replies: 164
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Posted By jdsmoothie
Nope. You can't configure Rear Surrounds without...

Nope. You can't configure Rear Surrounds without the Side Surrounds first being configured; however, if using banana plugs, you could simply unplug the connections to the SL/SR speaker posts.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-25-2016, 05:08 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
Generally no, as you're not passing any video to...

Generally no, as you're not passing any video to the TV from the AVR; however, in some instances the HDMI connection to the TV is required to complete the HDMI handshake and allow audio to play from...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-25-2016, 05:03 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
The Atmos and DTS:X metadata only involves the...

The Atmos and DTS:X metadata only involves the extra "height" speakers (ie. in/on-ceiling, on-wall, Dolby upward firing modules).
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-25-2016, 04:53 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
Correct. The Graphic EQ curve does not allow...

Correct. The Graphic EQ curve does not allow adjustment below 63Hz. You may want to consider either (1) upgrading to a better mic (eg. UMM-6 or UMIK-1) and using REW and a mini-DSP, or (2)...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-25-2016, 04:46 AM
Replies: 10,542
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Posted By jdsmoothie
A simulator DSP is only beneficial when there are...

A simulator DSP is only beneficial when there are more speakers in your setup than the discrete signal being received. So for example with a PCM 2.0 signal (eg. Internet radio, Pandora), if you...
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