Originally Posted by Gurba
What do you all think we will see on the Next CX-A?
I'd like to see sub EQ down to 15Hz.
A third sub output that can be set to LFE only (no bass mgmt) as well as a custom volume curve on that output (or fixed level), is perfect for tactile.
I'd love to see the re-introduction of MHL-capable front input, HD Radio tuner as well as multi-ch analog input.
Scene-able SUR. DECODE mode (Dolby Surround vs Neural:X)
I'd like for them to not
remove Dolby PLII modes, like they did on the 2016 model RX-As.
On that note, I'd really like for them to remove all the ALL CAPS textual parts of all the interfaces. It is so ugly, and wouldn't cost them anything!
Dual-band, dual-stream Wi-Fi, which is what Denon has, should have been included last time.
A switched AC outlet or two, because "why not?" Perfect for low power, ungrounded devices like turn tables, tape deck, disc player, streamer device, or wireless subwoofer transmitter. Speaking of extra power, why not bring back the rear USB port? Even if only for power. How big of a deal could 5 watts be?
To set themselves apart, I think an SD card slot in the front would be pretty cool. Currently, a normal-size USB drive in the front blocks one from closing the front bay door. SD card slot would solve this and be more logical as a storage device anyways.
Faster HDMI input-switch negotiations would put a smile on my face. The current ~10sec is abysmal.
More detailed HDMI info on the info screen would be nice as we progress into the age of HDR. Listing parameters like current chroma-subsampling, bit depth, HDR flag, HDCP version, etc. would be nice.
HDMI 2.1 would be a logical addition (I don't care yet, but it'll bring dynamic HDR metadata, apparently)
aptX support on Bluetooth is a no-brainer for a high-quality audio experience. Relocatable Bluetooth antenna would be a cherry on top for those with rack-mount installations, since the range is so limited.
Support for front-wide (9ch base layer) and/or top-center (6ch ceiling layer) would benefit some users who have otherwise resorted to using Denon or Dolby PLII to extract extra channels.
Unpaired A/V streams is a feature people have been asking for for what seems like a decade. Being able to watch the video on HDMI 2 but listen to the audio on HDMI 3, simultaneously in the main zone. Currently people resort to analog trickery to do that, but even with analog, one can't choose any combination; it's predetermined by where they plug in the analog.
I'm sure there's more I want, but that's it for now.
BTW I think probably all of that could apply to the next gen of RX-A too.