[quote=SoundofMind;19724894]^ Oh, I thought the mic model # was listed in the OM. I have had a number of different Denon AVRs as well including a 988, which is a really fine unit. I have deleted my old manual so what I did was "search this thread" for "DM-A" and found jd's post on mics which gave the whole #. It is easier now as the mics are the same for all newer models, the DM-A409.
I am still interested in learning more from you about analog and what you end up doing about your levels. I may not end up using much MC analog but will for sure retain 2 ch with HT bypass.
I am giving up on MC analog listening. My room modes are still bad even with all of the bass traps that I added. I have a 15-20db peak(hump) between 20 - 40hz that won't go away, bass traps only work above 100hz, and subwoofer postion is limited to LF/RF corners. I spent two days trying all possible locations for my subwoofer, and the only thing that changed is where the hump moved to.
I was listening the 2ch analog from my Oppo 83se, in Pure Direct mode on the Denon, speakers small, sub on, LFE+Main, crossover 100hz. I thought it sounded pretty good, except low bass levels were too high, the 20-40hz. I purchased an Antimode 8033, and ran some graphs on REW. The sound was awesome, but the low bass was still too high. I did rerun Audessey Autosetup on the Denon 2808, and ran calibration to 75db with my RS SPL meter. After much reading on the Audessey and other forums, I decided to give Audessey another chance for , MCH & 2CH listening. My eyes are now opened, I have been reading too much on how the Oppo 83SE was for 2CH analog listeners only, so I have been trying to setup my listening room without using Audessey settings. Wroooong! I have had Denon receivers for ten years, and I have always used the RS SPL after running setup. Another big mistake. I am now using Audessey for all of my listening, HT, 2CH, MCH, and I am loving it. REW graphs opened my eyes. I did not know that Audessey affects the subwoofer as well as the other seven speakers. The combination of Audessey and the Antimode 8033, has made my bass fantastic, very tight, very pronounced, very dynamic, wow, wow. I did not know what Audessey MultiQ XT really did, and now I am listening to a much improved listening room. The Antimode with the 2808 and Audessey has given me the best sound ever in my room. I am using the Audessey settings from autosetup, even though my RS SPL does not have every channel level at 75db. An unbelievable difference for me. My new Hafler/Musical Concepts modded 2CH amp has a tubey sound to it. My M&K subs sound better than ever, they are vintage subs, and were good producing tight low bass, now with the Audessey/Antimode they are over the top with bass. I now have a fairly flat FR in my room, and with the Antimode set to flat, I have a nice house curve!
Unless you have a near accoustically perfect room, or full room treatments, analog listening can be a challenge to get good results.
I am a new fanboy of Denon Audessey MultiEQ XT and Antimode 8033!