I got home from work and hooked it up. I am so glad that I use banana plugs....this is the 3rd time I've replaced the receiver in my system in just over a month. A little background: I will be comparing this receiver to TX-NR3030 and TX-RZ900, and TX-NR787. I am mainly looking to hear if I can hear that "ole school" Onkyo sound that the NR3030 and RZ900 has. I have no complaints about the NR787 other than it doesn't produce that ole Onkyo sound. My system consists of Klipsch RP-280fa fronts, RP-450c center, RP-160m rear/surround, RP-500as rear atmos, and HSU Research VTF-15H MK2 subwoofer. We know the Klipsch are efficient, so not worried about it having the power. A Samsung MU800 will provide the display and a Samsung UHD M9500 will be used for movies and playing music off a CD.
I will run the Advance AccuEq and see how it compares to the normal AccuEq on the NR787, which by the way set my fronts to 40Hz, Center 40Hz, Rear/Surrounds 60Hz, and the Atmos speakers to 80Hz. Of course, I manually changed those. Note, I keep saying Rear/Surrounds. This is because my configuration is 5.1.4 which places the speakers slightly to the side and rear of the listening position.
It's close to 6 PM here on the east coast and I most likely will not get to listen to music and movies at a reference level. Don't want my neighbor ringing my bell again, as that happened one night I was sipping and didn't realize it was 2:00 AM and listening at a level that had his wife complaining that my sub was vibrating their bed. (I won't go there
) I'll try to tune things in tonight and run home at lunchtime tomorrow to listen at reference level and report back.