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Room correction improvements will easily make the biggest difference in perceived sound quality. If you're using and happy with the results from Advanced MCACC in your Pio, you're golden. If not, I'd consider one of the Audyssey XT32 products, or wait for user reports about the forthcoming Emotiva XMC-1. If Emo gets it right, their inclusion of Dirac could set a new bar for room correction in a consumer AVR.Quote:
Originally Posted by bebop86 /t/1521264/my-pioneer-elite-vsx-92-or-new-avr#post_24446584
Just pulled my vsx-92 from the closet to hook up a 5.1 system in my family room- Is there anything that I am missing using this unit VS getting one of the new hi-end AVR's that are out there- Mostly concerned about sound quality- thanks
If we consider Room Correction products - MCACC vs. some others - I would say (and so would the research) that there are distinct i.e. not subtle differences in sound quality. Are we going to go down this road, again?Quote:
Originally Posted by FMW /t/1521264/my-pioneer-elite-vsx-92-or-new-avr#post_24447013
If we are going to consider DSP then I would say no meaningful difference in sound quality. Any differences would be subtle at best.
I doubt that objective readers would find the below FR differences in comparison of RC products to be "subtle".Quote:
Originally Posted by FMW /t/1521264/my-pioneer-elite-vsx-92-or-new-avr#post_24447049
Not if you don't want to. it is just semantics. One person's huge is another person's subtle. Sound differences can be subtle and distinct at the same time, can't they?
I'm talking about the differences between room correction systems, and Harman's research shows that differences in RC products absolutely affect user preferences for SQ.Quote:
Originally Posted by FMW /t/1521264/my-pioneer-elite-vsx-92-or-new-avr#post_24447119
...You are talking about the difference between room calibration and no room calibration. I am talking about the difference between two different room calibration systems. Are we going down this road again?
Originally Posted by RUR /t/1521264/my-pioneer-elite-vsx-92-or-new-avr#post_24447199
I'm talking about the differences between room correction systems, and Harman's research shows that differences in RC products absolutely affect user preferences for SQ.
What are you talking about?
Stop advising folks that differences in Room Correction products are subtle and unimportant, when your opinion is contrary to a properly conducted blind study from a respected source.Quote:
Originally Posted by FMW /t/1521264/my-pioneer-elite-vsx-92-or-new-avr#post_24447254
I'm bored with this. Sorry. If I retract everything I said, will that satisfy you?