Originally Posted by Lylelem
A few newbzor questions that may be better served on different threads, but you guys seem extremely knowledgeable.
I received my Onkyo NR809 last night. I live in an apartment, and my setup will be in a somewhat small room (14x12x10) with poor acoustics. I'm moving in July and will have a space that will be much better suited for HT and music purposes.
I have two Infinity P362s...and, until July, that's it. They will obviously be used as my front left and front right. Should I still run the Audyssey calibration, or will it be easier to manually configure these?
Also, it seems that the NR809 doesn't have the excessive heat issues of other models. The safety booklet says the unit needs 8" of space above and 4" behind...will I have any issues putting the receiver in a compartment that has plenty of space behind, but only about 2-3" above?
Any help would be appreciated!
Poor Acoustics - might be a challenge that Audyssey can help with, that's it's job.
So I would run Audyssey, as it can be turned off later. Don't be tempted to do less measurements, just read the Audyssey Guides elsewhere and see what it does for the room compensation. No amount of manual settings can do this. Let Audyssey do the distance (speaker delays) and the volume (dB) settings too. If you don't like this, you can change them later. And turn Audyssey off for comparison.
Your problem may come with a lack of a sub, but see how it goes.
I would think Dynamic EQ will need to be on as well.
Space wise, no issue with temperatures with the 809, I think 2-3" will be fine.