It's been several days now since Aquafire reported that he "was disappointed with what I was hearing" when he played a couple of CDs through his SC-07. Did he ever find out what was causing that and do they sound great to him now? I hope so, because otherwise one owner is saying that the SC-07 is disappointing playing CDs and none of you have responded to my question as to how FM sounds.
If CDs sound bad and FM sounds bad, and movie-sound sounds great, as Aquafire stated, that's a mixed bag. I should think DVD-As might sound good. LPs? Most of you are saying the 07 sounds really wonderful, so apparently Aquafire was doing something wrong in how he was playing CDs.
If CDs now sound great with the change(s) you made on your SC-07, I would appreciate hearing you say it, Aquafire. Your post about bad-sounding CDs created doubts. Just one owner saying that creates real doubts for potential buyers.
And if FM sounds really good on the SC-07, I'd appreciate some owner saying so. No one has commented at all about how FM sounds on the 07, and it's making me wonder if you are reluctant to admit how bad it is. I had another maker's flagship here in June, 2008 and the FM sounded like really, stuningly bad AM. I could hardly believe it. That makes me think maybe AVR makers are using really cheap components for FM now.
My wonderful Tandberg 2075 stereo receiver, built by bike-riding Norwegians at the Tandberg Radiofabrique plant in Oslo in 1976 has just glorious FM, or as glorious as it can get. It sounds 10X better than that on the aformentioned flagship I had here in June. The diffference was night and day. In Europe in the 70's, they REALLY worked to make FM great on top-gun receivers. No surprise since the only media sources were FM, one's turntable, and tape.
Let's clear up this report by Aquafire about his being disappointed by how CDs sound IF they sound good to him now.
And let's hear an SC-07 owner report how the FM on the SC-07 is as good as you have ever heard FM sound, if it is. Otherwise, we have to assume you've heard better.
Originally Posted by aquafire
Just set my SC-07 up. What a GORGEOUS unit.
Movie Sound- WOW!!! Blows my old 94 Elite away!! Threw in Pirates of the Caribean and it sounded great.
Music- I played a couple cds and was disapointed with what I was hearing...must be a setting somewhere?
Of course my Middle atlantic trim piece from my 94 doesn't fit. Lol whats another $100!
So far so good...
Anyone else have some hairline scatches out of the box on the front panel??...
. Man I wish I wasnt so damn anal!!!