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Are there any other more cost effective considerations? I can use the UPS for all of my other devices, but need just really a single outlet surge protection for the AVR. I also have a home surge suppressor installed at the meter by the power company as well, so I don't know if there's less risk and I should just plug it into the wall outlet.
There are alot of lower cost surge suppressors available. Many power strips include surge suppressors in them. I just like these as I don't have to worry about them failing (and then not working) following a power spike. They are expensive, but then I have about $50,000 invested in my main HT A/V system so the cost of the four Power Bricks I'm using on that system doesn't seem so bad.

And no, It's not that I'm incredibly OCD about these things; the reason for four of them is I have one for each of my subwoofers and two for my other gear since my Outlaw Audio 7900 requires that it be powered via two separate 15 amp circuits.

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There are alot of lower cost surge suppressors available. Many power strips include surge suppressors in them. I just like these as I don't have to worry about them failing (and then not working) following a power spike. They are expensive, but then I have about $50,000 invested in my main HT A/V system so the cost of the four Power Bricks I'm using on that system doesn't seem so bad.

And no, It's not that I'm incredibly OCD about these things; the reason for four of them is I have one for each of my subwoofers and two for my other gear since my Outlaw Audio 7900 requires that it be powered via two separate 15 amp circuits.
Great, thanks for the advice! I ended up going with this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Great, thanks for the advice! I ended up going with this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I have older versions of the Tripp Lite conditioners that I use with my computer gear. I would expect them to be considerably better than the cheap power strip suppressors. Don't know if they use MOVs or not, though.

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I received the Tripp Lite LC1800 today and installed it, unfortunately I think it might be an electrical issue. The Tripp Lite "clicks" and it shows a low voltage indicator when the receiver turns on, it also causes the UPS to register a surge event. They're both plugged into the same outlet, so I'm guessing that the power draw is just too much for that circuit?
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I received the Tripp Lite LC1800 today and installed it, unfortunately I think it might be an electrical issue. The Tripp Lite "clicks" and it shows a low voltage indicator when the receiver turns on, it also causes the UPS to register a surge event. They're both plugged into the same outlet, so I'm guessing that the power draw is just too much for that circuit?
Sounds like it. Is there some way that you can try connecting to a different circuit. It sounds like there is something wrong with the circuit you are currently using. Even a 15a circuit should be fine for your AVR (and most circuits are 20a these days).
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Question Subwoofer calibration via A3070 YPAO

Will be setting up my system later next week, but I will need to calibrate my Funk Audio 18.0C subwoofer via my A3070. I was told YPAO does not do a good job in relation to the sub. Any tips? Thanks

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Will be setting up my system later next week, but I will need to calibrate my Funk Audio 18.0C subwoofer via my A3070. I was told YPAO does not do a good job in relation to the sub. Any tips? Thanks
REW is the simplest solution, if you don’t already have a calibrated mic, I would order one now and you will have it when your Funk arrives. After running YPAO you can select one of the EQ curves to copy to manual and then EQ the sub. I EQ the subs by zeroing out the 4 bands that manual gives you, running some sweeps and then EQ myself. Works out really well, it’s quick and you can do a lot with the 4 bands.

I am running an SVS PC-4000 which has 3 on board PEQ bands available, but I have not had to use them after doing a manual EQ as described above with REW.
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REW is the simplest solution

Well, I would not say it is the simplest, it has a learning curve... An antimode is much simpler, though more expensive. I think REW is the best solution, but requires more learning time

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YPAO (autocal) and the supplied mic are limited to >31.1Hz and there are only 4 bands of EQ available.
Funk Audio subs can extend a full Octave below that range

REW is your best bet to see what your room is Really doing (free software download)
Link: https://www.roomeqwizard.com/

You will need a Calibrated USB mic to use REW, the miniDSP UMIK-1 is a popular choice at just $75
Link: https://www.minidsp.com/products/aco...urement/umik-1

The UMIK-1 mic must be calibrated with download file available on miniDSP site after you enter your serial number
You need to use the 90º Calibration file to use your UMIK-1 in the upright (aimed at the ceiling) position
(recommended for multi-channel and sub calibration)

How to use a UMIK-1 and REW to make your first Frequency Sweep of your room:
https://www.minidsp.com/applications...setup-with-rew

You can then make PEQ adjustments for 4 Bands in the Yamaha using manual setup mode down to 16Hz.

Funk's built-in AllDSP software opens up more options for manual corrections with deeper extension.
Nathan can provide an unlock code (by request) to open up access to the filters to adjust your own house curve
...but you still need REW to help determine where your room has any potential room modes (peaks/nulls).



If you want total control for up to 4 Sub outputs with 10 bands of EQ for each channel down to 10Hz
Nothing on the market compares to a miniDSP 2x4HD for ~$200
Link: https://www.minidsp.com/products/min...minidsp-2x4-hd (has a pull down option to add a UMIK-1)





I used a miniDSP 2x4HD to unlock my Funk Audio 18.0's true potential and also use it for BEQ (BassEQ) to unlock 770+ Movie Titles here:
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My Twin 18.0 Funk Audio subs with total peak output 9600 watts,
...and frequency extension down to single digits:




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Well, I would not say it is the simplest, it has a learning curve... An antimode is much simpler, though more expensive. I think REW is the best solution, but requires more learning time
REW is beyond simple, what learning curve? MINIDSP site has setup walkthrough for Windows or Mac to use with their mic and REW is all set up at launch after that. Take some sweeps, average the responses if you choose, adjust your EQ, remeasure done. One could adjust and EQ a sub in no time.
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REW is beyond simple, what learning curve? MINIDSP site has setup walkthrough for Windows or Mac to use with their mic and REW is all set up at launch after that. Take some sweeps, average the responses if you choose, adjust your EQ, remeasure done. One could adjust and EQ a sub in no time.
You can even export the filters required for flat response directly from REW into a miniDSP device.
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REW is beyond simple, what learning curve? MINIDSP site has setup walkthrough for Windows or Mac to use with their mic and REW is all set up at launch after that. Take some sweeps, average the responses if you choose, adjust your EQ, remeasure done. One could adjust and EQ a sub in no time.

REW requires a laptop, a calibrated mic (ideally the Umik-1), taking measures, understanding how to apply filters, re-measure, figuring out how to use these filters in the available hardware, etc. I had to apply the resulting filters in the Yamaha EQ manually, what took some good hours (easier if you have additional hardware like a Minidsp) because of the limitation of the EQ in the Yamaha (only some frequencies available, Q and gains)

I have done it myself and the sound has improved a lot, but again, it is not the solution for someone inexpert.

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YPAO (autocal) and the supplied mic are limited to >31.1Hz and there are only 4 bands of EQ available.
Funk Audio subs can extend a full Octave below that range

REW is your best bet to see what your room is Really doing (free software download)
Link: https://www.roomeqwizard.com/

You will need a Calibrated USB mic to use REW, the miniDSP UMIK-1 is a popular choice at just $75
Link: https://www.minidsp.com/products/aco...urement/umik-1

The UMIK-1 mic must be calibrated with download file available on miniDSP site after you enter your serial number
You need to use the 90º Calibration file to use your UMIK-1 in the upright (aimed at the ceiling) position
(recommended for multi-channel and sub calibration)

How to use a UMIK-1 and REW to make your first Frequency Sweep of your room:
https://www.minidsp.com/applications...setup-with-rew

You can then make PEQ adjustments for 4 Bands in the Yamaha using manual setup mode down to 16Hz.

Funk's built-in AllDSP software opens up more options for manual corrections with deeper extension.
Nathan can provide an unlock code (by request) to open up access to the filters to adjust your own house curve
...but you still need REW to help determine where your room has any potential room modes (peaks/nulls).



If you want total control for up to 4 Sub outputs with 10 bands of EQ for each channel down to 10Hz
Nothing on the market compares to a miniDSP 2x4HD for ~$200
Link: https://www.minidsp.com/products/min...minidsp-2x4-hd (has a pull down option to add a UMIK-1)





I used a miniDSP 2x4HD to unlock my Funk Audio 18.0's true potential and also use it for BEQ (BassEQ) to unlock 770+ Movie Titles here:
https://www.avsforum.com/forum/113-s...ed-movies.html

My Twin 18.0 Funk Audio subs with total peak output 9600 watts,
...and frequency extension down to single digits:



https://youtu.be/0E1NkVluuZE
This is out of my range, but I will see if anyone within 60 miles from me has it and could do it for me

My Funk 18.0C has the manual display interface option

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I just got my 3070 a couple of days ago, and I'm impressed with it. I'm running it 7.1.4 with an Audiosource Amp One powering the rear presence speakers.

I'm reading the manual, and this thread (up to page 72), but have a quick question. I watch a lot of old mono movies, and it defaults to stereo, just using the L/R speakers. Using 'Auto' the 3070 selects Dolby Surround for stereo material. I'd like to find a way to send mono stuff to my center speaker which is a rear loaded folded horn with a 15" JBL and a waveguide with compression driver. I've experimented with the various surround modes, and the Mono Movie mode, but I'd really prefer just sending the sound to the center with no processing.

My old Harman Kardon used Dolby Pro Logic II for mono, and I guess I'm used to that sound, but again, the best thing would be a way to just engage the center channel. Any ideas? Is there a mono setting somewhere I've missed?
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I just got my 3070 a couple of days ago, and I'm impressed with it. I'm running it 7.1.4 with an Audiosource Amp One powering the rear presence speakers.



I'm reading the manual, and this thread (up to page 72), but have a quick question. I watch a lot of old mono movies, and it defaults to stereo, just using the L/R speakers. Using 'Auto' the 3070 selects Dolby Surround for stereo material. I'd like to find a way to send mono stuff to my center speaker which is a rear loaded folded horn with a 15" JBL and a waveguide with compression driver. I've experimented with the various surround modes, and the Mono Movie mode, but I'd really prefer just sending the sound to the center with no processing.



My old Harman Kardon used Dolby Pro Logic II for mono, and I guess I'm used to that sound, but again, the best thing would be a way to just engage the center channel. Any ideas? Is there a mono setting somewhere I've missed?


There’s a Mono Movie mode. Did you tried it?


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Yes, I did. It's not bad, but it uses all of the speakers save the overheads, and adds some reverb/delay DSP stuff. I want to just use the center channel.

Anyone know if the surround modes can be edited? I'm looking at the setup on my browser, and it doesn't look like you can do much more than tweak reverb parameters.
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I purchased a refurbished RX-A3070, and while setting it up yesterday I found out the front left,right and center channel do not work. First indication was the initial YPAO setup, there was no sound from the front stage and it caused an error message. I then went into manual setup and set the speaker sizes and made sure the amp assign was correct. I proceeded to test the audio through my Xbox. With the receiver in 9ch audio, only the surround speakers and subwoofer produced sound. I connected the front speakers into the surround channel on the receiver and they produced sound, so no issues with the speakers or wiring. Called Yamaha and they instructed to do a factory reset, but the same condition remained. Next step will be contacting the dealer on Monday and asking for an exchange. Is there anything I am missing. Figured with something refurbished it should have been gone through and tested before delivery.

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I purchased a refurbished RX-A3070, and while setting it up yesterday I found out the front left,right and center channel do not work. First indication was the initial YPAO setup, there was no sound from the front stage and it caused an error message. I then went into manual setup and set the speaker sizes and made sure the amp assign was correct. I proceeded to test the audio through my Xbox. With the receiver in 9ch audio, only the surround speakers and subwoofer produced sound. I connected the front speakers into the surround channel on the receiver and they produced sound, so no issues with the speakers or wiring. Called Yamaha and they instructed to do a factory reset, but the same condition remained. Next step will be contacting the dealer on Monday and asking for an exchange. Is there anything I am missing. Figured with something refurbished it should have been gone through and tested before delivery.
Well, over the years I've come to the believe that refurbished electronic components is a crap shoot. I have been avoiding them for decades now.

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I'm reading the manual, and this thread (up to page 72), but have a quick question. I watch a lot of old mono movies, and it defaults to stereo, just using the L/R speakers. Using 'Auto' the 3070 selects Dolby Surround for stereo material. I'd like to find a way to send mono stuff to my center speaker which is a rear loaded folded horn with a 15" JBL and a waveguide with compression driver. I've experimented with the various surround modes, and the Mono Movie mode, but I'd really prefer just sending the sound to the center with no processing.

My old Harman Kardon used Dolby Pro Logic II for mono, and I guess I'm used to that sound, but again, the best thing would be a way to just engage the center channel. Any ideas? Is there a mono setting somewhere I've missed?
I figured out how to make my own mono setting for old movies and mono sources. I set Speaker Pattern 2 to have only Fronts and Center, and set everything else to 'none.' I set the Front L and R to -6dB. Then I chose the 'Mono Movie' CinemaDSP mode to get the signal fed to the center channel. Now nearly all the sound is coming from the center, which is what I wanted. I saved all this into a Scene, and now I'm good to go. The speaker pattern had to be entered into the scene in the 'detail' setting. Now with just a push of the scene button I can go from 7.1.4 to 3.0.

Here's some pictures of what I'm using as my center speaker so you can see why I went to the trouble. The horn-loaded bass sounds awesome on old movies cuz that's the sort of sound systems they used have in the movie theaters.
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I figured out how to make my own mono setting for old movies and mono sources. I set Speaker Pattern 2 to have only Fronts and Center, and set everything else to 'none.' I set the Front L and R to -6dB. Then I chose the 'Mono Movie' CinemaDSP mode to get the signal fed to the center channel. Now nearly all the sound is coming from the center, which is what I wanted. I saved all this into a Scene, and now I'm good to go. The speaker pattern had to be entered into the scene in the 'detail' setting. Now with just a push of the scene button I can go from 7.1.4 to 3.0.

Here's some pictures of what I'm using as my center speaker so you can see why I went to the trouble. The horn-loaded bass sounds awesome on old movies cuz that's the sort of sound systems they used have in the movie theaters.

Just using plain Dolby Surround should give you the centre channel mono signal you want out of your centre channel. Unless you have Dolby Surround Centre Spread turned on? In which case it will send centre info to the Left/Right speakers.

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Just using plain Dolby Surround should give you the centre channel mono signal you want out of your centre channel. Unless you have Dolby Surround Centre Spread turned on? In which case it will send centre info to the Left/Right speakers.
Dolby Surround engages all the speakers connected, including the overheads. From the manual, page 82:

DSur Uses the Dolby Surround decoder suitable to your speaker layout. A real acoustic space (including overheads) will be created especially when object based audio (such as Dolby Atmos content) is played.

Dolby Surround does work with my Mono scene as well as the cinemaDSP mode--maybe better. The main thing is it feeds the center channel and not every speaker in the house.
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Dolby Surround engages all the speakers connected, including the overheads. From the manual, page 82:

DSur Uses the Dolby Surround decoder suitable to your speaker layout. A real acoustic space (including overheads) will be created especially when object based audio (such as Dolby Atmos content) is played.

Dolby Surround does work with my Mono scene as well as the cinemaDSP mode--maybe better. The main thing is it feeds the center channel and not every speaker in the house.
A mono audio source, when decoded by Dolby Surround, should only send a signal to the centre channel.

Other speakers like your surrounds and overheads should remain silent. Mono audio is perfectly in phase between channels, and once decoded, should be anchored to the centre channel.

A stereo signal source, on the other hand, has phase differences, which the Dolby Surround decoder will use to extract and send certain sounds to the other speakers.

I think you're overthinking things.

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A mono audio source, when decoded by Dolby Surround, should only send a signal to the centre channel.

Other speakers like your surrounds and overheads should remain silent. Mono audio is perfectly in phase between channels, and once decoded, should be anchored to the centre channel.

A stereo signal source, on the other hand, has phase differences, which the Dolby Surround decoder will use to extract and send certain sounds to the other speakers.

I think you're overthinking things.
You're right--the Dolby Surround does exactly what I wanted with a mono source. I guess I was led astray by seeing 'straight' feeding the L/R, as most mono sources are enclosed in a stereo track. I then tried the CinemaDSP Mono Movie mode, and that certainly does use the surrounds, although it's subtle.

Well, and here I thought I was being clever. This revelation frees up my speaker pattern 2 at least. Thanks for setting me straight.
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There has been a known issue with directv receivers having audio dropouts via Dolby D, so I had to switch to PCM (via directv receiver settings) and the audio has been perfect (no audio drops). The directv receiver is plugged via HDMI into my 3070 AVR. The ARC via the 3070 goes to my Z9D ARC. Will I be able to get PCM 5.1 (4.1 for me) surround sound from my directv H24 receiver to my 3070? Thank you

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There has been a known issue with directv receivers having audio dropouts via Dolby D, so I had to switch to PCM (via directv receiver settings) and the audio has been perfect (no audio drops). The directv receiver is plugged via HDMI into my 3070 AVR. The ARC via the 3070 goes to my Z9D ARC. Will I be able to get PCM 5.1 (4.1 for me) surround sound from my directv H24 receiver to my 3070? Thank you

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H24. That’s your issue. Time to upgrade your directv equipment. That model is at least 8 years old. I have a pair of c61k’s and never experience audio dropouts.
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H24. That’s your issue. Time to upgrade your directv equipment. That model is at least 8 years old. I have a pair of c61k’s and never experience audio dropouts.
The H24 I have was updated in Feb of this year

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I'm rebuilding my basement theater soon. Since I'll now have a higher ceiling and a fauxK projector, I've bought a 3070 so I can have Atmos/DTS:X. (My main video sources will be an Oppo 203, a Roku Ultra and a cable box. For old time's sake I'll also plug in a turntable and a reel-to-reel deck - the VCR will stay upstairs.) Since I want to do 7.2.4, and the 3070 doesn't have enough power amps for that, I got as a freebie from a friend a 7.1 Denon 2307CI AVR old enough to still have multichannel analog inputs. (He wanted to do ARC from his new TV - the 2307CI predated ARC.)

My plan is to use the Denon simply as a power amp for the 4 overheads, per the configuration for that shown on pages 34 and 142 of its manual, reducing the load on the 3070, which will be used to drive the 7.2 setup.

I'll use the preamp outputs on the 3070 to send the Denon the overhead signals through its multichannel input. I'll set everything on the Denon to flat with no processing, and have the 3070 do the YPAO processing for the whole system.

Does using the external amplification option for the overhead channels still include them in the YPAO processing? (I don't see anything in the manual saying otherwise.)

It's a shame that they don't allow for assigning either the sides or rears to the external amp as well, for load-balancing, since there are lots of old 7.1 AVRs out there with multichannel analog inputs!


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The H24 I have was updated in Feb of this year
I've had that problem with my DTV receiver. Turned out to be the HDMI cable. On a separate note, has anyone has any issues with HDMI switching since the recent firmware update? My unit does not automatically switch to the Chromecast or Blu-ray or anything when I play content thru them now.

I've reset the ports, re-initialized the receiver, re-installed the firmware, and unplugged the receiver for 10min to no avail.

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I'm rebuilding my basement theater soon. Since I'll now have a higher ceiling and a fauxK projector, I've bought a 3070 so I can have Atmos/DTS:X. (My main video sources will be an Oppo 203, a Roku Ultra and a cable box. For old time's sake I'll also plug in a turntable and a reel-to-reel deck - the VCR will stay upstairs.) Since I want to do 7.2.4, and the 3070 doesn't have enough power amps for that, I got as a freebie from a friend a 7.1 Denon 2307CI AVR old enough to still have multichannel analog inputs. (He wanted to do ARC from his new TV - the 2307CI predated ARC.)

My plan is to use the Denon simply as a power amp for the 4 overheads, per the configuration for that shown on pages 34 and 142 of its manual, reducing the load on the 3070, which will be used to drive the 7.2 setup.

I'll use the preamp outputs on the 3070 to send the Denon the overhead signals through its multichannel input. I'll set everything on the Denon to flat with no processing, and have the 3070 do the YPAO processing for the whole system.

Does using the external amplification option for the overhead channels still include them in the YPAO processing? (I don't see anything in the manual saying otherwise.)

It's a shame that they don't allow for assigning either the sides or rears to the external amp as well, for load-balancing, since there are lots of old 7.1 AVRs out there with multichannel analog inputs!
This is what I do and YPAO calculates through the added AVR using analog inputs in 5.1 DVD mode.

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This is what I do and YPAO calculates through the added AVR using analog inputs in 5.1 DVD mode.
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