What does that mean? Is it that it'll try to give the speakers the same frequency response or something like that?
As my surrounds and my LR are the same I don't think it'll make any difference to me.
The question came up from someone contacting Sherwood support. Tinnov is supposed to work in bi-amp mode?
One can activate bi-amp mode where 4 amplifier channels are connected to two speaker's hi-low binding posts (which are normally jumpered). The result is that the amps carry the low impedance load on the associated frequencies. The amps for the hi frequencies are not burdened by the low impedance load on the low frequencies, etc. One would have to determine if a particular amp/speaker combination benefits from such a configuration.
However, it's important to note, the R972 will not act as an active crossover. Nor will the Trinnov individually calibrate the hi and lows. Trinnov will calibrate each speaker, when bi-amped, will be fed by two amps.
The R972 has two TI DSPs. The first processes HD audio, etc, the second- Trinnov. Any audio rate above 48k is down-sampled to 48k before the second DSP/Trinnov using TI's downsampling engine. This is typical: the Trinnov algorithm has been optimized to use the full processing power of the DSP when running 7.1 channels. During development, we looked at the 96k sampling rate- but the trade-off in lost filter resolution just was not worth it, as every doubling of sample rate quadruples the DSP load, meaning the filters would be 1/4 of their current effectiveness.
Not true. As an example, the R972 has similar DSP capabilities dedicated to Trinnov processing as the Audyssey stand alone box. The R972 has two TI DSPs, the second being used exclusively for Trinnov processing. Audussey used a similar, single TI DSP in their stand alone box. DSPs pale in comparison to PCs for processing power, particularly evident in the significantly shorter time it takes to compute the filters. This is why we see DRC systems that rely on PCs for computation, leaving the DSP for runtime use only. Even then, DSP is limited in the filters that can be run. This becomes even more evident as the channel count goes up. In the R972, we chose long computational time over lower resolution or necessitating the use of a PC.
As a R972/DRC user, is there anyone who would want to give up fidelity just so the computation (the computing time after you've run the cal mic) happens faster??