Originally Posted by Prietz0r
What my disappointed was to read that the Subwoofer outputs are exactly the same sound outputted to both, which means I think that it is still just een "Y-splitter" internal
I confirmed that with Walkamo 2 days ago. It's still calibrated as one sub. The only model that had genuine 2 sub outputs Pioneer is the SC-09TX, the Susano flagship. The previous 2 flagships, 49txi and 59txi, had 2 connection outs but one real sub output. AFAIK, no other model has had 2 real sub outputs, before or since. It's one of their philosophical choices, I think, combined with available dsp space. I think mostly philosophy.
Walkamo has recently asked Japan engineers about independent crossovers & sub EQ. He told me Japan is pretty opposed to independent crossovers, with a bunch of data that it degrades audio quality from phase shifts among other things. Chris says he's trying to put together as much technical information as he can to provide the reasons as given to him. It's possible they may eventually change their approach to sub EQ down the road but they may have to free up some dsp space. Like ditching the faux surround-reverb modes.
In my opinion, Pioneer could be a true market leader dumping those useless modes that 99.999% of owners never use and do something useful instead that can actually make a difference to audio performance.
As much as I hate to say this, because I've really wanted
independent crossovers, is that I have read somewhere several yrs ago about the effects on phase and introducing other potential problems. But I'd sure like to read some white papers on why this is so.
I believe when Walkamo's is ready with the info he's looking for, he'll share with the forum or make it available. He knows people who are looking for these particular features do have options.
Seriously, I'm as much disappointed as some of you that we still don't get more choices for integrating subs. But I'm also willing to consider that maybe they have reasons, other than cost, etc. And I'd like to hear some of those reasons. In the end, if something does more harm than good, maybe they are making the right decision...who can say at this point
I'm done before you guys wonder about me "defending" Pioneer Edited by ss9001 - 6/23/12 at 6:42am