Originally Posted by bhazard
Another forum member here that is friends with mjaudio tried it in his room, but he could not get it to sound good with his (really nice) setup either. When he demoed Trinnov in MJ's room, he was finally able to hear the "wall of sound, one giant speaker" effect that we all keep talking about. YMMV with it.
Yeah, my friend did not have much luck with the 972 in his set-up, the bass was the worst problem for him which is odd because he really like the bass in my room. After hearing my system a friend of his also got a 972 and it really transformed his system, 2 out of 3 ain't bad
I too have tried nearly all the EQ's out there besides Anthem's and Emotiva's. I actually had a full blown Audyssey pro set-up for my Onkyo 5508 which was really nice. I use to do a little side work in the A/V Industry so have been fortunate enough to own a lot of pre-pro's and receivers, my favorite being the Halcro SSP-220 but I dumped that when they had reliability problems. There are a lot I would probably pick over the 972 for music, all of them a LOT more expensive. For movies though I am hooked on Trinnov and would only consider the ADA or add on Trinnov processors now though. The problem with the other options is they are very pricey so I can be patient with the 972 until the prices come down to sensible levels.
The 972 definitely isn't for everyone but when it works right it can be outstanding, I really enjoy the 2 972's I have, quirks and all.