Originally Posted by dapercy
Nice, congrats! had mine for several months now and still loving it. Do yourself a favor and download the full manual from the yamaha website. Study it and take time to dial in your beam angles and focal lengths. The auto configuration was terrible and set my room up for 3 beam when I was able to achieve 5 channel sound with the 5 beam after manual set up.
I never read instruction manuals, but that didn't stop me from doing what you described, it certainly made it much better than the auto cal. I ended up sending it back. There were times it sounded very impressive, but I am just disappointed overall. I was expecting to be more forgiving of the fact it's all coming from two components, but I thought the surround effects were very tinny, and I just couldn't take it anymore, knowing what else I could be enjoying. Glad you are enjoying yours. Your room may be able to get better sound out of it than mine can. My room sucks for acoustics. People were right in saying that this is not for music. The problem is that movies contain a lot of music. I will be sticking with Yamaha for my receiver though, looking at doing Polk RTI series speakers: A9, A6, and A3.