In my final calibration last nite, I set the sub input to 8 AM, "auto on" was set to "on", phase set to "0", direct was on, and the cable is in the LFE input where it's always been. Afterward, I came out with a reading of "-11" for the sub, which is one point lower than the previous reading. This 8-point calibration was the best one yet as far as overall sound quality is concerned. I played my Mormon Choir BD, which has some organ playing, and my David Foster BD, which has some really good audio and both discs sounded excellent with deep, firm bass (not bloated). I'm not sure at this point if I should turn down the sub volume any more based on what I heard tonight. I'm going to play a movie or two tonight to see how they sound. To check that "Multi Channel Audio" descriptor, I looked at the "fine print" in the display and sure enough, it was HDMI digital. Apparently one has to manually switch to the multi-channel analog input, although this is not really explained in the manual other than to say it appears this has to be selected in the "input mode" setting. Did you say that this bypasses all of the Audessey settings? One more thing: is there any information regarding firmware updates for this receiver? I didn't see any mention of this in the book and has Marantz issued some updates already? How to check?
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2/14/13 at 5:05pm