Originally Posted by kriktsemaj99
Depends what you're hoping to achieve for the subs. A $100 BFD will EQ two subs much better than the A3000 (more filters and much finer frequency control), although the setup is not automatic. For level and distance (phase), you can use the knobs on the back of the subs.
Originally Posted by frg
So far, there isn't any AVR that can really well manage LFC, regarding auto EQ.
That is why products as the AS-EQ1 have met such a success.
Personnaly, as I didn't want to pay that much money, I was quite relieved when the Antimode 8033
came on the market.
It does the trick (nearly) as well as others, but for a much lower price.
And, combining the YPAO of my Z7 with the Antimode, I am now quite happy with the results!
More info on this product here:http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...highlight=8033
Maybe I'm misunderstanding, but you both seem to be saying that an inexpensive stand-alone unit will do a much better job equalizing my dual subs than either the new Yamahas or the Denon 4311. While that may be true, it doesn't jibe with much of what I've been reading about dual sub equalization, the AS-EQ1, and these new receivers.
I am not interested in anything that requires a lot of tinkering. I want a simple, effective, plug-and-play solution to some of my dual subwoofer issues. It's not clear to me that either of the units you recommend fit those expectations.
Regardless of the dual sub EQ capabilities of the new Yamahas or the 4311, I still would like to know whether the A2000 or A3000 can send the signal that would usually go to my dipole surrounds to my direct rear surrounds when listening to multi-channel music. I know the Denons can do it.
I'm also curious about whether the new Yamahas can decode DSD and HDCD.