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post #301 of 1717
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Originally Posted by jwilson3317 View Post

I have the 1522 speakers setup 5.1 + Zone 2 + Zone 3. I want to use Zone 3 RCA to feed the HTD Amp (whole house), I can get the Tuner to work, but no other source. I have all sources (SAT, IPOD, DVD, etc..) working on 5.1 speakers. Suggestion on how to feed whole house amp from 1522?
I know in the manual for my old Pioneer VSX52-TX, under multi-room listening (pg 58 of that manual), said that it wasn't possible to hear the digital output of a component in the sub room. I'm wondering if Zone 2 & Zone 3 are the newer names for the multi-room function and it's a similar issue.
post #302 of 1717
Hey guys: I've poured through the thread and haven't seen anyone mention this yet. I purchased one of these over a week ago and set it up a few days later. I connected everything via hdmi except for the speakers and sub. At first i got no sound, so i thought i was having issues with hdmi. after messing around with multiple devices: tv, dvd, cable, etc. i finally decided to turn the volume up pretty far. Surprise, surprise i got sound. What is confusing to me is that the sound only seems to play when i turn the volume up to 30 or higher, playing best between 20 and 25. The only time this is not the case is when watching trailers through the Roku Moviephone and Flixter apps. Through those apps with the trailers sound is very loud at 40 or so. The one app that behaves just like the dvd player and the cable is Netflix. Just wondering why the system might need to crank so high for the other devices. Any thoughts would be extremely helpful. Thanks!
post #303 of 1717
Thread Starter 
did you run auto calibration first? -20 to -30 volume level will be quite normal listening range.
post #304 of 1717
Mine has an electronic buzzing from the left side...is that normal for this unit?
post #305 of 1717
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Originally Posted by Derbel View Post

Mine has an electronic buzzing from the left side...is that normal for this unit?

These units have a power supply fan. It's possible you are hearing that. However, mine is dead silent. No noise whatsoever.
post #306 of 1717
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Originally Posted by Foxbat121 View Post

did you run auto calibration first? -20 to -30 volume level will be quite normal listening range.

I ran MCACC during setup. is no one else experiencing this? Anything I should know/look for if running it again? Thx!
post #307 of 1717
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Originally Posted by dharel View Post

These units have a power supply fan. It's possible you are hearing that. However, mine is dead silent. No noise whatsoever.
It's not a fan. It's like a transformer buzzing noise. Does anyone else have this?
post #308 of 1717
Thanks a lot Foxbat. The Harmony tips helped me get everything working perfectly.

And for those asking, I have a Galaxy nexus and I can indeed control music from my phone via MHL, using the remote.
post #309 of 1717
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Originally Posted by mmbond View Post

I ran MCACC during setup. is no one else experiencing this? Anything I should know/look for if running it again? Thx!

Is anyone experiencing what? As Foxbat stated, -20 to -30 is a normal volume listening range for this receiver after running MCACC.

Different sources may have different volume levels. So it is normal for your Roku to be louder than another source. I know mine is.
post #310 of 1717
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Originally Posted by Derbel View Post

It's not a fan. It's like a transformer buzzing noise. Does anyone else have this?

As I mentioned, my unit is dead silent. No noise or buzzing. If it seems bad to you, you might want to consider an exchange.
post #311 of 1717
Thread Starter 
There was another guy posted about buzzing noise. I can't tell if mine is doing it or not because my dip has a fan running 24/7.
post #312 of 1717
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Originally Posted by dharel View Post

Is anyone experiencing what? As Foxbat stated, -20 to -30 is a normal volume listening range for this receiver after running MCACC.

Different sources may have different volume levels. So it is normal for your Roku to be louder than another source. I know mine is.
I concur with the -20 to -30 volume level. I'm good @ -26 or so.
post #313 of 1717
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Originally Posted by dharel View Post

Is anyone experiencing what? As Foxbat stated, -20 to -30 is a normal volume listening range for this receiver after running MCACC.

Different sources may have different volume levels. So it is normal for your Roku to be louder than another source. I know mine is.

Thanks alot Foxbat, dharel, Spacecowboy. I just found it a bit strange as my previous receiver - a panasonic sa- xr55 seemed consistently louder at lower volumes (-40 to -50). I know my previous receiver is not in the same category as this pioneer, but I only upgraded because the panny had no HDMI ports and the pioneer was such a deal. Much appreciated guys.
post #314 of 1717
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Originally Posted by mmbond View Post

Thanks alot Foxbat, dharel, Spacecowboy. I just found it a bit strange as my previous receiver - a panasonic sa- xr55 seemed consistently louder at lower volumes (-40 to -50). I know my previous receiver is not in the same category as this pioneer, but I only upgraded because the panny had no HDMI ports and the pioneer was such a deal. Much appreciated guys.

You can't compare a non-calibrated receiver to calibrated ones. Apples vs oranges. Part of the calibration is to make sure the sound level is the same at reference level. There is no such calibration on your old receiver. So, -40 volume on that receiver means absolutely nothing even for another Sa-xr55 user because the speakers could be different. On the other hand, when others report -26 volume on this receiver, I know exactly how loud that is on my setup.
Edited by Foxbat121 - 4/11/13 at 9:37am
post #315 of 1717
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Originally Posted by Foxbat121 View Post

You can't compare a non-calibrated receiver to calibrated ones. Apples vs oranges. Part of the calibration is to make sure the sound level is the same at reference level. There is no such calibration on your old receiver. So, -40 volume on that receiver means absolutely nothing even for another Sa-xr55 user because the speakers could be different. On the other hand, when others report -26 volume on this receiver, I know exactly how loud that is on my setup.

Good to know. Thanks for being a wealth of information Foxbat121.
post #316 of 1717
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Originally Posted by mmbond View Post

Thanks alot Foxbat, dharel, Spacecowboy. I just found it a bit strange as my previous receiver - a panasonic sa- xr55 seemed consistently louder at lower volumes (-40 to -50). I know my previous receiver is not in the same category as this pioneer, but I only upgraded because the panny had no HDMI ports and the pioneer was such a deal. Much appreciated guys.
You and I have similar tastes with the Class D amps, my first being a Panny XR-55. Then I moved up to a Panny SA-BX500. Several receivers later I found the Class D amp I wanted in the Pioneer models (discounted price, of course).
post #317 of 1717
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Originally Posted by spacecowboy View Post

You and I have similar tastes with the Class D amps, my first being a Panny XR-55. Then I moved up to a Panny SA-BX500. Several receivers later I found the Class D amp I wanted in the Pioneer models (discounted price, of course).

Ha ha. Nice! I loved the XR-55 but the lack of hdmi ports was killing me. You did it the right way though. After hanging on as long as I did, I'm grateful this deal came along at just the right moment.
post #318 of 1717
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Originally Posted by Derbel View Post

It's not a fan. It's like a transformer buzzing noise. Does anyone else have this?

Mine does this. Can only hear it if I get really close to it though.
post #319 of 1717
I recently purchased an Elite SC-55 from Bestbuy for $475. I do love the receiver, but I am still in my return window. Is seems the SC-55 might be more on par with the SC-67, but it's a generation older. Anybody know of any advantages of the ac-1522 vs the ac-55? Is it worth the trouble and an additional expense of $125 to do the swap? Powering B&W in walls all around and a B&W CDMC Center, Gallos for front height, Rockustics in the backyard and a SVS Sub.
post #320 of 1717
Sooo, from Pioneer's website:
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AirPlay®
With AirPlay, stream music from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or iTunes to the SC-1522 and play it through your home theater system without docks or cables. Simply connect the receiver to your home network via Ethernet, and it instantly becomes the hub for playback of your iTunes music from your connected Apple® device or networked computer.

You can stream your music straight from your PC or Mac®, iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to the SC-1522 at the touch of a button. Listen to your favorite song in your car using your iPhone, leave your car mid song and walk into your home. Using the music player on your iPhone, press the AirPlay icon and select the SC-1522. When you do, the receiver will power up automatically if in network standby mode and continue your favorite song right where you left off.

You can even view song information including song title, artist, and track time as well as album art on a connected display. Not only that, the SC-1522 supports network audio sources in Zone 2, allowing you to send music to another room. With AirPlay, there's really no reason why your iTunes music has to be restricted to one device.

Does this mean I cannot airplay videos? It will just airplay music?
post #321 of 1717
I finally went to costco and returned the Yamaha 4065 and picked up the pioneer. I've had it for only one day; i ran the mcacc setup and watched a couple blurays to test it out. The sound is clearly better than the 4065, so I'm very happy about that. One thing I'm not to sure about are the thx modes. What does it do when I turn on thx cinema? Also I noticed in the setup menu that Thx loudness plus is on by default. Is this feature only used if I enable Thx cinema mode? I read about it being some type of dynamic range compression. This receiver has a lot of listening modes and options, but the bottom line is it sounds great!
post #322 of 1717
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Originally Posted by mikeloxlong View Post

Sooo, from Pioneer's website:
Does this mean I cannot airplay videos? It will just airplay music?

I don't seem to get any AirPlay video, just the sound. I may be missing a setup switch or two but I haven't found them.
post #323 of 1717
Has anyone done an in-depth review of this receiver?

Edit: I'm going from Onkyo SR-606 to Pioneer SC-1522, on a scale of 1 to 10 how better my experience will be for music and movies respectively?
Edited by jyqureshi - 4/12/13 at 1:36pm
post #324 of 1717
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Originally Posted by jyqureshi View Post

Has anyone done an in-depth review of this receiver?

Edit: I'm going from Onkyo SR-606 to Pioneer SC-1522, on a scale of 1 to 10 how better my experience will be for music and movies respectively?

Unfortunately, there have been no real reviews of the 1522.

To answer your second question, it depends on how much you liked those experiences with your Onkyo. That being said, I think you'll be more than satisfied. For the $599 price at Costco, you can't go wrong.
post #325 of 1717
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Originally Posted by dharel View Post

Unfortunately, there have been no real reviews of the 1522.

To answer your second question, it depends on how much you liked those experiences with your Onkyo. That being said, I think you'll be more than satisfied. For the $599 price at Costco, you can't go wrong.

But Home Theater Mag reviewed the 1222 and for all practical purposes it will be the same as for the sound and features.
post #326 of 1717
Can someone post their sub settings. I did mcacc calibration on my friends and its really low in volume. I played a bit with the phase button and x-over on the sub. But still a bit low in the sub volume. His sub is spanking new PSA 15" ported. Can't recall the model but its the 799$ 15". I know settings will differ. But by looking at others, I hope I can have a starting point. I also did the mcacc recomendations, off the official mcacc thread.
Or finally would he have to break in the sub a bit more?
I asked him not to turn up the volume or the gain on the sub, until he gets some break in time.
Gain's set to 12 o'clock, x over 2-3 o'clock and phase was to the 150 it recommends on PSA's set up instructions.
I'm doing some of these gain and x over #'s by memory. So I may be off a bit.;-)
thanks guys.
post #327 of 1717
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Originally Posted by josay View Post

Can someone post their sub settings. I did mcacc calibration on my friends and its really low in volume. I played a bit with the phase button and x-over on the sub. But still a bit low in the sub volume. His sub is spanking new PSA 15" ported. Can't recall the model but its the 799$ 15". I know settings will differ. But by looking at others, I hope I can have a starting point. I also did the mcacc recomendations, off the official mcacc thread.
Or finally would he have to break in the sub a bit more?
I asked him not to turn up the volume or the gain on the sub, until he gets some break in time.
Gain's set to 12 o'clock, x over 2-3 o'clock and phase was to the 150 it recommends on PSA's set up instructions.
I'm doing some of these gain and x over #'s by memory. So I may be off a bit.;-)
thanks guys.

I don't even know why I bother re-posting this.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/wcvouknssbseg0m/MCACC_SUB_EQ_1_3.pdf
post #328 of 1717
I just picked up a bdp62 elite player at bb for 199.00. After hooking it up, I can't get dts-ma on the reciever. Help someone. Coming from a old phat ps3 for blue ray.
post #329 of 1717
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Originally Posted by GusGus748s View Post

I don't even know why I bother re-posting this.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/wcvouknssbseg0m/MCACC_SUB_EQ_1_3.pdf

I'm glad you did. Thanks a million!!

EDIT: Can the OP paste and edit this to his first post. So us simpletons can find it easier? What a life saver this was, thx again Gus!
Edited by josay - 4/12/13 at 8:22pm
post #330 of 1717
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Originally Posted by datranz View Post

I just picked up a bdp62 elite player at bb for 199.00. After hooking it up, I can't get dts-ma on the reciever. Help someone. Coming from a old phat ps3 for blue ray.

I'm not really sure why u posted this here, but if you have the fat PS3 then it doesn't support HD sound.
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