Until moving into the new place, the SR7009 is setup as a basic 5.1 system. I.e. no Atmos speakers, no heights, no back surrounds.
Interestingly after running Audyssey, the amp assign is showing as 9.1+heights even though none of back surrounds or height speakers are attached. When I attempted to change this to 5.1+ Zone 2 + Zone 3, I loose Audyssey which means another re-run. Puzzled why this is so even though the number of main speakers haven't changed.
When operating with 5.1 main speakers, Dolby Surround is available as an option under the Movie surround modes.
Audyssey XT32 is excellent. Much more clear than MultiEQ that was on the Marantz NR-1504. The frequency response shows an improvement. Will include graphs at a later date after completing REW.
Edit: Carried out REW measurements for the center channel to compare the MultiEQ from Marantz NR-1504 vs. XT32 from SR7009. Graphs are with 1/24th smoothing. Background noise level is around 60dB.
NR-1504 with MultiEQ graph:
SR7009 with XT32:
What I'm trying to figure out is why the bass response between two are so different even though the MLP and mic location hasn't changed. That suck out around 45Hz is troubling me.
Marantz SR-7009, Oppo BPD-93, MTV 7000D, aTV, Harmony Home Control remote, KEF E301+T101, MiniDSP (2x4)+(10x10HD)+(DDRC-88A), Emotiva 2xXPA-5 (Gen2), Rythmik 2xF12G+2xF8, HiMedia Q16, LG 55EC9300.
Last edited by steveting99; 01-05-2015 at 07:15 PM.
Reason: included graphs