first off, are you using Direct sound? Meaning, it automatically plays whatever is input in the native format?
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2/9/11 at 12:36pm
Ok, lots of reply already, and many suggestions in many directions...
First, one basic question: What is your source for stereo music, and how is the player connected to the SC? Are we talking about playing CDs in a blu-ray player connected through HDMI, or an iPod playing a 128kbit mp3 through RCA connections?
Second, you say you've spend time reading about MCACC but you "get lost". Have you run the MCACC calibration with the microphone at least once completely?
Personally, I use the Auto/Direct button to set the SC in "Direct" mode. The button toggles the audio mode between AUTO, Direct and Pure Direct. Give it a good try on Direct and see if that improves the sound.
Hope this helps a little.
in a proper test, I think it's highly unlikely that you could differentiate the 2 units..,
the only "performance advantage" the sc has is the amplification section... and since the great majority of users don't require nearly as much power as they think they do, you need to decide if you need it.
imnsho, buying a sc and adding an external amp to it is of questionable:
- value for dollar