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post #21721 of 25955
One more question (for the people who have the upgrade ) can you assign the surround B ( which are the height/wide channels) to other speakers channels (like sub 1)? Or are they now permanently height/wide channels?
post #21722 of 25955
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Originally Posted by Franin View Post

Hi guys some questions regarding the upgrade. Does the XT32 also work with the pro or is just XT only? Im curious for Australian owners are we getting the pro update also?

Thank you

Yes, Audyssey Pro will also work with XT32.

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Originally Posted by Franin View Post

One more question (for the people who have the upgrade ) can you assign the surround B ( which are the height/wide channels) to other speakers channels (like sub 1)? Or are they now permanently height/wide channels?

Although it was reported as not possible via the web control, the Upgrade manual (p. 29) indicates Free Assign applies to these speaker posts as well. I'm sure someone can confirm.
post #21723 of 25955
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

Yes, Audyssey Pro will also work with XT32.



As others have reported, no, they are permanently set.

Thanks
post #21724 of 25955
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

As others have reported, no, they are permanently set.

I haven't tried it since I have no Height or Width speakers to play with, but the updated manual indicates you can free-assign all channels where ever you want. i.e., use the FR for FWL or FWL for SW3 etc... There doesn't seem to be any limitation.

I'm assuming since they re-did the table to include the H/W channels they would know if they're assignable. If not it's a pretty goofy error.

I'm tearing down my system right now for a new carpet install, so I won't be able to check it for a few days.
post #21725 of 25955
Hi rnr in that case if you ever get a chance or anyone else im curious to know if they can be reassigned.

Thank you
post #21726 of 25955
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Originally Posted by Franin View Post

Hi rnr in that case if you ever get a chance or anyone else im curious to know if they can be reassigned.

Thank you

No problem Frank, if some one doesn't beat me to it I'll check it out. Probably be next weekend at the earliest.

Rick.
post #21727 of 25955
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Originally Posted by rnrgagne View Post

No problem Frank, if some one doesn't beat me to it I'll check it out. Probably be next weekend at the earliest.

Rick.

Thanks Rick.
post #21728 of 25955
Do any of the EURO/AUS owners know if this upgrade is pro compatible?
post #21729 of 25955
^^
I missed on your second question, but the first response was spot on. After the upgrade the XT32 is Pro Installer ready. I confirmed this one with Denon several months ago as the wording on the US website implies that Audyssey Pro is actually included with the upgrade which is not the case, rather only that it is Pro Installer "ready" and can be used with the Audyssey Pro Installer kit (separate purchase $700US).

http://www.denon.co.uk/uk/Product/Pa...EditionUpgrade

From US website ....

Upgrade Available for our Flagship Receivers AVR-5308CI & AVP-A1HDCI bringing these already incredible products the following feature enhancements:

Audyssey MultEQ XT32 (including Audyssey Pro)
Audyssey DSX Surround Processing
Dolby PLIIz Surround Processing
3D Video Pass-through via HDMI
post #21730 of 25955
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Originally Posted by Franin View Post

Do any of the EURO/AUS owners know if this upgrade is pro compatible?

Hi Frank,had my AVP upgraded in the UK & I can confirm it is now pro ready,I can also tell ya XT32 is a nice step up in SQ,I haven't got a pro kit yet but I'm looking forward to it as the final step in getting the best from Audyssey.
post #21731 of 25955
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Originally Posted by jason shep View Post

Hi Frank,had my AVP upgraded in the UK & I can confirm it is now pro ready,I can also tell ya XT32 is a nice step up in SQ,I haven't got a pro kit yet but I'm looking forward to it as the final step in getting the best from Audyssey.

Hi Jason its good to hear its going well and I'm glad its pro ready.
post #21732 of 25955
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Originally Posted by jason shep View Post

Thats not how it went with mine Sheridd,the box/kit arrived at the dealers & then it was picked up the next day.It must be painfull knowing it's just sitting in shop

My dealer told me the guy who brings the box, (in the UK) is supposed to wait while the AVP is packed and then take it away again. My box was delivered on Friday but the guy left, now looking like collection Monday, (I hope).
It may be because I live in N. Ireland, (seperated from the UK mainland by the Irish Sea), the box may have to come from Denon UK so this may help explain some of the delay.
Just started a project last week to update my loft insulation so it's come at a good time and is filling my nights until my AVP returns.
post #21733 of 25955
Besides my upgraded AVP I also upgraded my projector to a JVC RS55. Now I have the sound and picture that really rocks. Good combo.
post #21734 of 25955
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Originally Posted by SJHT View Post

Besides my upgraded AVP I also upgraded my projector to a JVC RS55. Now I have the sound and picture that really rocks. Good combo.

+1 (for me too). I can't imagine a better combination for the money! The more I hear XT32 on my 5308ci the more I realize where my money went (although I also love the ability to home everything into the AVR for 3D into the RS55 as well!).
post #21735 of 25955
Anyone using RS232 commands post upgrade for new features. Cant seem to get them to work. Example MSAUDYSSEY DSX. Doesn't do anything. I can get to them using standard, but not directly. SJ
post #21736 of 25955
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Originally Posted by krichter1 View Post

+1 (for me too). I can't imagine a better combination for the money! The more I hear XT32 on my 5308ci the more I realize where my money went (although I also love the ability to home everything into the AVR for 3D into the RS55 as well!).

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Originally Posted by SJHT View Post

Besides my upgraded AVP I also upgraded my projector to a JVC RS55. Now I have the sound and picture that really rocks. Good combo.

Congratulations guys definitely a great combo
post #21737 of 25955
Now and in the future if you buy a AVP-A1HDCI Processor new will it come with XT32 or will you have to get the unit upgraded?
post #21738 of 25955
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Originally Posted by Franin View Post


Congratulations guys definitely a great combo

Thanks. I'm still using my DVDO Duo as my source hub and overall video processor (just feeding the HDMI Audio to the AVP). I'm so used to using it, calibrating, etc. that I'm just sticking with for now. Seems crazy to have two full CMS units, but this setup continues to be great. Don't even use the new 3D AVP pass through as the Duo works great at auto sensing and switching. SJ
post #21739 of 25955
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Originally Posted by SJHT View Post

Thanks. I'm still using my DVDO Duo as my source hub and overall video processor (just feeding the HDMI Audio to the AVP). I'm so used to using it, calibrating, etc. that I'm just sticking with for now. Seems crazy to have two full CMS units, but this setup continues to be great. Don't even use the new 3D AVP pass through as the Duo works great at auto sensing and switching. SJ

Like you im still using the Duo which is handling my CMS. Btw Ive asked the question can you assign the surround B after the upgrades or are they permanent height channels? rnr is looking into it for me once hes up and going but as he said if anyone lets me know before hand that would be great.

Thank you
Frank
post #21740 of 25955
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Originally Posted by Franin View Post

Like you im still using the Duo which is handling my CMS. Btw Ive asked the question can you assign the surround B after the upgrades or are they permanent height channels? rnr is looking into it for me once hes up and going but as he said if anyone lets me know before hand that would be great.

Thank you
Frank

Anybody?
post #21741 of 25955
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Originally Posted by Franin View Post


Anybody?

Hi Frank,I'm sure I looked at the surround B free assign for another member but I can't remember how it worked,I'll have a look tonight & get back.
post #21742 of 25955
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Originally Posted by Franin View Post

Anybody?

I tried free assign for the surround B channels on the web interface and it won't let me make changes - as soon as I select something different, it immediately reverts back to the original assignment. The GUI on the AVP does allow me to change the assignments, but I haven't confirmed that assignment changes actually work by hooking them up to the amp and confirming the output is as expected. Hopefully this helps.
post #21743 of 25955
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Originally Posted by Franin View Post


Anybody?

According to the upgrade documentation:
- Surround Speaker B: removed: Output terminals will now function as Front Height or
Front Wide depending on setup after upgrade

They even labeled the output accordingly covering up the sur b label. SJ
post #21744 of 25955
Just checked & the channels formerly known as surround B are still freely assignable after the upgrade for everything but surround B !
post #21745 of 25955
Makes sense. There are no more surround B channels.
In the assignable channels table on pg.29 of the updated manual the former Sur. B channels are listed as "FHL/FWL" & "FHR/FWR" channels, and all channels are assignable to those and vice versa.
post #21746 of 25955
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Originally Posted by rnrgagne View Post

Makes sense. There are no more surround B channels.
In the assignable channels table on pg.29 of the updated manual the former Sur. B channels are listed as "FHL/FWL" & "FHR/FWR" channels, and all channels are assignable to those and vice versa.

I think you've got it right. They are GONE. Taking their place is height or width channels. SJ
post #21747 of 25955
My upgrade kit came in. Next Tuesday my AVP will get upgraded. I told the tech no stickers on the front, make sure all the firmware is updated. Have forgotten anything?

Brad
post #21748 of 25955
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Originally Posted by BRADH View Post

My upgrade kit came in. Next Tuesday my AVP will get upgraded. I told the tech no stickers on the front, make sure all the firmware is updated. Have forgotten anything?

Brad

No need to worry about the sticker,it peels off easily without leaving residue,the difficult bit is going through all the many settings from scratch again !
post #21749 of 25955
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Originally Posted by jason shep View Post

Hi Frank,I'm sure I looked at the surround B free assign for another member but I can't remember how it worked,I'll have a look tonight & get back.

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Originally Posted by gsr View Post

I tried free assign for the surround B channels on the web interface and it won't let me make changes - as soon as I select something different, it immediately reverts back to the original assignment. The GUI on the AVP does allow me to change the assignments, but I haven't confirmed that assignment changes actually work by hooking them up to the amp and confirming the output is as expected. Hopefully this helps.

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Originally Posted by SJHT View Post

According to the upgrade documentation:
- Surround Speaker B: removed: Output terminals will now function as Front Height or
Front Wide depending on setup after upgrade

They even labeled the output accordingly covering up the sur b label. SJ

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Originally Posted by jason shep View Post

Just checked & the channels formerly known as surround B are still freely assignable after the upgrade for everything but surround B !

thank you guys. Very much appreciated.
post #21750 of 25955
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Originally Posted by Franin View Post

Like you im still using the Duo which is handling my CMS. Btw Ive asked the question can you assign the surround B after the upgrades or are they permanent height channels? rnr is looking into it for me once hes up and going but as he said if anyone lets me know before hand that would be great.

Thank you
Frank

I was the one asking the question on both threads (AVP & AVR) and never really got a concrete answer. After the upgrade I tried everything but what Denon has done is completely disable the 'Amp Assign 2' outputs and what used to be Surr B is now locked to only the H/W assignments.

My option on the AVR Frank was to use the baseband RCA outputs to feed an external amp and let Audyssey EQ (sum), the ouput levels (my problem is the amp I selected is 3db too low on output so I can never get each row the same level of output (looking for a 3db cut on my AVR Surr A outputs and I thought I remember years ago seeing a device that could do that on the speaker level outputs).
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