Originally Posted by javygonx
I love ths 1222. But for me fails in two things. And I hope this thing could be fixed by a firmware upgrade. One thing is that the manual eq goes only to 63hz and not lower. It would be nice if it adds the 4 additonal bands for sub eq as most onkyos has (25hz, 40hz, 63hz and 100hz) so we can boost at least 25hz and 40hz....Second that you cant individually setup crossover for each speakers. It just allows one crossover setup to all speakers.
You raised 2 points which have been discussed in hundreds maybe thousands of posts
first, this is the way MCACC has been from its inception, back in the early 2000's.
second, this is most of the crux of the MCACC vs Audyssey debate
third, I many have asked for these in numerous Pioneer threads over many years, only hastened by the arrival of Audyssey's latest version with sub EQ.
fourth, I have personally spoken to Chris Walker, head of marketing for Pioneer US, just this year. He told me he asked Pioneer Japan on more than one occasion to look into adding sub EQ and to have independent bass mgmt Xovers. the most hopeful sign is that Pioneer Japan engineers may start to look into the feasibility of adding sub EQ but that is not a guarantee they will or when. and finally, Mr. Walker told me Pio Japan is adamantly opposed to making the Xovers independent per channel, they told him that in their view that would result in phase issues which could degrade the audio quality.
Even with your excellent argument about varying speaker capabilities, which I also shared with Mr. Walker and he completely understands why owners would want it, the audio engineers at Pioneer Japan has no plans to deviate from the global Xover approach as it stands now. In Chris Walker's visits to Japan, as he told me, they fully believe that independent Xovers will or could introduce enough variances in delay, phase shifts and errors that audio quality will not be as pristine.
While it's possible Pioneer may eventually add sub & lower octave EQ to MCACC, the way it looks, don't count on independent Xovers ever being added, unless the audio engineers at Pioneer change their minds.
And I'm willing to bet I'm not alone in raising these points with Pioneer. BTW- I'm not a dealer, affiliated with a store or dealer, I'm just an informed, enthusiast who happens to like Pioneer products and happened to have the opportunity to meet several marketing people at a CEDIA show I attended several years ago. So Chris Walker knows who I am & that I'm active in AVSForum Pioneer threads