Originally Posted by fightclub
How do you like it and what is the sound quality?
I'm very happy with it although I only really use it to control bass level when listening to music, watching TV and movies. Pretty low usage out of a box with preamp/dac/"full" range audio correction capabilities.
I haven't really compared before/after results and I don't have REW skills either + I usually use audyssey XT on top of it.
I can't really comment on sound quality other than it sure removed a lot off boominess
(Audyssey does that too of course, even the older XT version I have in my receiver. Can't tell if one is better than the other although with the dual cores many adjustment possibilities after calibration I would pick the dual core every time. I haven't tried Audyssey XT32 yet but i'm hoping to get my hands on such a unit soon.
I like to use Direct mode for music listening (having my onkyo sending bass directly to the subs, no audyssey involved; only the dual core. It's really nice to easily set (calibrated) bass output level for whatever I'm listening to with the dual core. Problem is I need to disable and re-enable this setting each time I want to use it since my receiver unfortunately forgets the enabled setting as soon as I leave the Direct mode.
As it is now, I haven't finished setting up my two subwoofers properly (currently positioned by front the speakers) nor the couch distance from back wall. I still have only a three point audyssey measurement in my receiver
- figuring it can wait until I get an upgrade (Onkyo 3010/5010 or Denon 4520).
I have plans though!
First off i'll use the dual core to measure left sub only. I'll try 2 seating pos. locations for each measurement; couch 50cm and 100 cm from back wall
Same with right front sub.
Combined (I think I possibly should try a small seating pos adjustment here as well. +- 10 cm or so)
The best performer stays up front. (Or if the result is good enough, they both stay - but I would like to move one sub back in order to position my front speakers a bit further apart)
The other will move behind the couch or along the side wall (I'll probably try 4-5 positions)
This adds up to about 10 measurements not including the audyssey setup - It will take a lot of time and plenty of noise. (I will probably need my girlfriend out of town too
) All i'm waiting for is the new receiver and some vacation from work (in fact, I picked up 8 m of sub cable today so I'm all set to start with the sub location measurements). I'm sure it'll be good when it's done
Still no custom remote codes (power on, power off) in the (many) recent firmware upgrades (you need those rather than the existing power toggle command when using a multi remote control)Edited by trallala - 7/1/12 at 7:39am