Originally Posted by Crocluvr92
I am using an Elite SC-67 and it clearly stipulates on page 78 of the manual that sound will be put out to both A+B Speakers and Subwoofer. It seems that when both sets are enabled and Dts: Neo X is going, it only puts out sound to the heights. It never once " switches " to the wides or even duplicates the sound like it says in the manual. Can someone please tell me if they get sound with both enabled in NeoX because I am ready to return this receiver if that can not work out.
I saw your other thread you started. Didn't reply yet because I'm confused. You keep mentioning A+B speakers. Looking at the rear panel, yes the wides are connected to the same jacks as B speakers if you had B speakers. But you do not want to select A+B Speakers for your use, and I can't tell from your 2 posts if that's what you're doing or not...sorry it's not clear to me
1. In the Speaker Setup
Menu, make sure you select the 9.2 FH/FW option, not 7.2 + B
2. Make sure in the Manual SP Setup sub-menu, you have FW not
set to No. In other words, both FH & FW should be either Small (preferred) or Large for bass management. If FW are set to No, then manually set them to Small or Large.
Auto MCACC should have detected the presence of both and sent sounds to each set but....did you hear test sounds from both your heights & wides or just the heights?
3. Using the button on the remote or front panel for switching speaker terminals, select SP: FH/FW On and not SP: A+B On (pg 78 in manual)
Two important caveats:
1. this is a 9.2 receiver not an 11.2 receiver, meaning you cannot have Front Heights & Front Wides playing at the same time. Sounds like you know this already but for the record, I posted it
2. the manual says it switches heights to wides automatically depending on the audio input signal. I have no idea what that really means
It could mean it uses some kind of algorithm to send appropriate sounds to which ever one it "think" is best (quite a bit of sophistication, if you ask me, and Pioneer has never advertised it used such a proprietary feature) or it could mean if there are encoded heights or wides, it will extract whichever one is in use - example would be the Expendables 2 Blu-ray which is optimally encoded for heights. Candidly, I suspect the 2nd is the most likely. But who knows...no one before you has posted that they've actually tried this.
I can't check it for you since I don't have wides.
either we don't know exactly how or what this ht/wide switching really means, we think it's something it's not or you may have missed a step in the setup
if you missed a step, try it again & pretty please post back how it works for the benefit of all
thanks!Edited by ss9001 - 12/27/12 at 12:38pm