Originally Posted by gcovo
PS never had problems with the previous Pioneer 7.2 system and the speakers are unchanged except the two rear Atmos speakers have been wired in too. Therefore I assume to do with system setup and not the speakers.
An echo effect sure sounds like one of the Cinema DSP modes is enabled ... ensure you're in Straight to start with, unless you want the aural simulation of the underground wine cellars of the Vatican or men's restroom at a Munich concert hall.
If it still echoes, go into Manual Setup, Configuration, and see if the "Distances" for any speakers are drastically wrong. E.g. one speaker is 30' when the room is only 12'x12'. The Distance setting is based on YPAO measurements of delays, and generally should be left as is after running YPAO.
You could also run YPAO again, especially if you wired in two rear height speakers AFTER the previous run of YPAO.
Originally Posted by juanchibiris
Something funny happened yesterday I have a rx-a3060 and a friend who is trying to sell me his rx-a3070 bring it home, I tried everything to calibrate the sound but it never sounded even close as the old receiver, I was hoping the sound to be at least the same, not worst.
Bass was incoherent, dynamics too low, never feel inside a movie, couldn't locate a sound where it was coming, don't know if his receiver had something wrong or what.
Run the Reset to Default (factory reset) under Advanced Setup, then do automatic setup (including YPAO). There's no telling what configuration your friend has it in, but most likely NOT appropriate for your speaker setup. If you REALLY want an "apples to apples" comparison to yours, also reset yours and run setup.
But frankly, the difference in sound between a 3060 and 3070 will be negligible (or, his is malfunctioning). IMHO, consider buying his only if the 3070 has a feature you badly desire. If he's trying to sell it to you based on "it's newer, it's better!"
then watch this video.