Originally Posted by Itzatta
Received my 773 this weekend. Got from Newegg in two days!
Set up the speakers using YPAO auto but it set my mains and rear surrounds to large. Want them on small because my sub is a SVS PB13-Ultra. Is there a way to force the speakers to be set to small and still use YPAO multi-point?
Planned to call Yamaha Tech support but everyone on this forum is so sharp I thought I'd you all.
Hi, introducing myself here
I'm in exactly the same boat as you and bought the RX-V773 because I got a great deal. (Please note I'm from Norway and prices are very different where I live)
It did stretch my budget a little, but considering I am getting a last years "mid level+" receiver for slightly more than the "budget+" range models of today I just couldn't resist.
I am currently using a 3-4 year old RX-V4xx and it has performed flawlessly in a very cramped space with very little airflow and almost continuous operation - speaks volumes for it's build quality and reliability.
It has the most basic, old version of single point YPAO. It still sounds great! It's also easy enough to use that my wife likes it, which is a huge plus. One button on the Harmony and she has the correct input(s) selected with the sound she likes.
I'm upgrading because I'm also upgrading to a new home and the guy who's moving into my old apartment really loved my current (very low budget) 5.1 system and gave me a decent offer.
Onkyo was never an option for me because I used to have a upper-mid level Onkyo (THX cert) with MultEQ before the current Yamaha.
It was full of bugs (didn't deliver nearly what it promised) and finally stopped working after 2 years and three weeks of operation -three weeks past the warranty period.
At this point the input was locked to FM radio and even then it would only output audio through the headphone jack. I'm an electronics engineer and I can usually fix most amplifiers since I have the gear and the knowledge to do so, but repairing this one was beyond me. I think it was one of the many-leg IC's that were acting up since I could find no problems with the amp sections, relays or switches.
I was very heavily considering the Denon AVR-X1000 because
- It was right at my budget
- The Denon importer/dealer in my country has a five year warranty and a great repair/support policy
- It's small and looks good
- Audyssey MEQ XT is very popular
- Has most of the features I need right now
So it seemed like a really good fit for me.
The only thing that was holding me back was the lack of future expansion (especially presence speakers) and my past experience with Audyssey MultEQ on the Onkyo .
At very loud levels, around 0dB, it sounded amazing, but at the levels I usually use, which are -36dB to -22dB, it was awfully thin-sounding and it was rather hard to make out the dialog from the background noise at this level.
They have attempted to rectify these issues by introducting Dynamic EQ (Fletcher-Munson curve correction I presumed) and Dialog Level Adjust.
So I went to the store for a demo, and while the DLA feature worked well the DEQ did not. It now sounded FAT at lower listening levels, but it was often too much fatness and I perceived an increased lack of clarity in the dialogue (only natural, since it probably "scoops" the midrange).
I could make it sound OK on different types of source material by adjusting a "Dynamic Reference level" (or similar, don't quite remember) setting in the menus but that level of operational complexity is completely unacceptable, I'm a fan of one-button solutions and my wife even more so.
So I pulled the trigger on the V773, without even testing it first, given it's great range of features and my great past experience with Yamaha
Of course I've been searching this forum and other sources non-stop for info over the last few days, and I feel confident I've made the right decision. It's in transit as we speak
I haven't decided on new speakers yet, and they have to be white or a classy wood finish like oiled walnut (not cheap vinyl), which considerably limits the options in my price range
Anyway, enough about me. The reason I quoted your posts was because I'm very interested in hearing your initial impressions once you get it set up, so please share!
Also, sorry for the wall-of-text blog post, but it seemed acceptable in this "cozy" thread. If not, let me know and I'll edit it out Edited by jcberg - 11/12/13 at 2:53pm