Originally Posted by artur9
sdrucker, I admire your Franken-setup. Makes me wonder what the ModWright ppl would charge to strip the R972 of everything but the HDMI in and analog out.
Strictly speaking, I didn't need to get the Oppo 103, but I wanted a setup that would leave my existing Audyssey XT32-based configuration intact in case the R-972 proved to be too quirky/buggy as a pre/pro for serious use. Those comments on the R-972 thread from certain folks that returned their R-972s made me very cautious, and not just issues with the remote. I know you don't know anyone like that
At any rate, I already had an Oppo 93 connected to my Denon on the BD input, so I could leave that source/connection alone, and it never hurts to get current with Oppo
. But ultimately I was doing risk minimization....and wanted to have my cake (Audyssey) and eat it too (Trinnov).
However, since the Oppo had two HDMI inputs, my TiVo supported both component video/coaxial audio out (already connected to my Denon) and an HDMI output, and I already had an AVR with an available analog MC input, it struck me that I could literally construct a parallel system of sorts. Ultimately I can both watch TiVo, enjoy the full functionality of the most recent Oppo, and if I don't mind using Apple TV to provide Internet radio sources or streams from my IPhone or iPad, pretty much enjoy the same content either with Audyssey correction or with Trinnov correction. Just not at the same time
The only other thing getting the R-972 convinced me to ultimately do was pick up a MiniDSP. That's because I have two real subs, and one disadvantage of the R-972's setup is that there's only one sub pre-out, rather than two like with XT32 systems with Sub EQ HT. But even there, that only matters if you have subs that aren't equidistant, or want to manage more than two subs. But I will add that with the matrix router on my 10x10 HD, and up to eight independent analog I/O, I can not only use the MiniDSP for independent level/trim for creating a pre-EQ summated response, but use REW to for refining a channel-based target curve, with the help of its Auto EQ. And use up to four independent configurations, such as one for Audyssey and others for Trinnov. It's also got me thinking of a MBM nearfield to improve my crossover, something I'd hesitate to do with a straight Audyssey system, or possibly trying a double bass array with the powered woofers on my Mythos ST and the HSU ULS-15 subs instead.
Throw it all together, and while it's not an AIO or lightweight solution, I've got much of the functionality, other than presenting remapping visually, and tweaking with the parameters of fully featured Trinnov, as the MC units. It also makes running Trinnov easier, since instead of raising my sub trims physically to play with crossovers or db level setting, I can either do it through the MiniDSP, or my Denon's channel trim for the sub channel. I'd still rather have an MC 8, but until I either a) run out of things to do or b) have the money for it, this is a reasonable stopgap. It just takes some thinking outside of the box.
Don't get me wrong: it's more work than just running Audyssey and watching movies
. But a lot more fun, and honestly, worth the effort.
HST I wish someone else would try to set up a vertically integrated alternative version of DSP Trinnov. Any volunteers?
Of course, you'd need your own R-972 LOL...Edited by sdrucker - 1/17/14 at 3:59pm