Originally Posted by noah katz
I agree with about the quirks, but not the sound.
I had an early 972, then a 4810, then 4311, then back to a 972.
The main reason was the easier, more refined sound quality, *without* EQ or remapping.
You've said that; how did you find the bass/sub response for Audyssey Pro (which IIRC you used with XT32) vs. the Sherwood implementation of Trinnov?
DK if anyone still remembers, but I was the guy that was looking at the Oppo 103/R-972 with Trinnov "Franken processor" route, to turn the Sherwood into a 40+ lb. REQ device for the Oppo being the pre/pro, and then connect it into my Denon 4311 as an amp. And your adventures with MiniDSP and multiple subs may well be the route I'm going as part of smoothing out my overall bass response.
To make a long story short, I have the R-972, but since we had a baby in September, I've had very limited bandwidth to play with it except to verify that it turns on
, and we've been using my pre-existing Denon 4311 with Audyssey XT32 in our HT as the AVR. Plus which, as I live in the REW/HDMI thread rabbit hole, I've run into some issues with bass decay on my spectrogram plots that I'm looking at before I start comparing systems, as it impacts speaker/sub placement and possibly even where we have the MLP. That's likely to be more like next month around the holiday break.
Having said that, as part of a project I'm working on with one of the REW thread guys, I'm looking into going the LFE input route with my Mythos ST mains, as a set of secondary subs relative to my more capable independent subs. Curt had mentioned in his Trinnov notes that you can approach that direction, but as you know, the R-972 only has one sub channel. Thus, where the MiniDSP 4x8 or 10x10 comes in to manage it all. And it's a more capable way of doing what an Audyssey XT32 does with its own Sub EQ HT for two discrete sub outputs.
Once we do that, it's Trinnov time. Who knows: with a MiniDSP 10x10 interfacing between with the Oppo-103/R-972 pre-pro combo and the Denon playing my amp role, I may have stumbled into another component of building a crude TEQ-8, in a way, since you can do some "post-Trinnov" PEQ at a channel level. Assuming it helps, that is
Stay tuned...good thing I'm really not in a hurry....Edited by sdrucker - 11/25/13 at 6:53pm