Long time lurker, first time poster here.
Originally Posted by traianescu
does it have a bright sound?
I just got my 3040 setup this weekend. Now, I came from a RX-V773WABL, which is pretty much comparing apples to oranges. I thought I had a great sound before, but it does not compare to the 3040. To elaborate, I have Paradigm Studio 60s up front with a CC590 center channel, some decent Klipsch surrounds (audio is always a WIP!!!
) and a pair of SVS SB13-Ultras placed next to the mains. I used YPAO Flat and also bi-amped on my 773 and now again on my 3040.
I listen to mostly 2.2 channel audio and very often 2.0 in Pure Direct. Even in pure direct, my Paradigms sound entirely different. From the very bottoms to the (now) super rich highs, I find the sound far more detailed and, much brighter than before. As others have noted in other threads, "YPAO Natural" takes a bit of the edge off the high end and will be your ticket if you want calibrated sound without harsh highs. Of course, you can always copy the Flat or Natural YPAO profile to the Manual one and tweak from there after YPAO does its thing.
Though I've greatly enjoyed this receiver for the last 3 days, has anyone found where you setup your subwoofer crossovers??? I'm entirely befuddled as to where the options are. I sifted briskly through the http://receiver.ip.address/Setup
area, too, but no luck. I emailed Yamaha this morning to ask and I'll update with my findings. Surely, they couldn't have nixed that, could they? I personally like my crossovers set to 120Hz on the subwoofers for a little more kick in my music and 100 or 80 for movies.
Does anyone else think HDMI switching is slow, too? It took me a bit to figure out that, in comparison to my 773, the analog and HDMI share "AV[X]" input names. So AV1 can be either HDMI or the analog inputs.
All in all, I'm incredibly happy with this unit so far. I've never had a high end unit like this before and the sound, simply put, is amazing, has amazing dynamics, and seems to power my Paradigms the way they were meant to be.