January 8th, 2008, 06:19 PM #11
damn forgot the pictures after I brought the box into the living room. I was just too damn excited to get this thing in. :(
Originally Posted by Unfiltered
Since I am not done with the total setup yet, I may be able to snap some photos when I install the Yamaha carousel and try to do a better job at cable management.
I now fully understand why people spend $1,500 on a receiver. Granted, I didn't, but DAMN. This could be a BAD thing, since I will probably never ever buy a sub $1,500 receiver again. Of course, I am targeting the year 2018 or beyond when I get my next receiver.
I haven't had NEARLY enough time to figure the best settings for me, however for the ipod and XM, it looks like Straight Enhancement works the best. For my CD's, I like basic 2 channel stereo over Straight Enhancement and Pure Direct. Pure Direct doesn't send anything to the subwoofer, and Straight Enhancement seems too much for CD's. I am sending the CD signals over S/PDIF to the Yamaha.
I watched about 30 minutes of movies... I started with the PCM track of POTC:AWE (BD) and the scenes I watched played without a hitch. I then decided to try Transformers (HDDVD) with the Dolby Digital Plus track. I was just getting DD, but that was expected, since Samsung hasn't fixed the 5000 (yet?). I watched a scene or two, and it was much better than the Sony. I was using the CSP - Movie: Adventure.
The OSD is pretty cool, and the Yamaha background is slick. Controlling the ipod, XM, and NetRadio (I have the ethernet port attached to a Buffalo G125 which is wirelessly bridged to another G125) is simple. I just wish I didn't have to power on my JVC, but oh well. (hmm, maybe it will fail sooner!!!! )
I need to spend SO MUCH more time with this thing while my wife is away. She is going to be spending 2 weeks in France, so I should have some time. However, I will be in Dallas TWICE while she is away.
I have to figure out exactly what it is I have.
Well, I think to impress the wife I need to put in the Dave Mathews concert BD..
January 8th, 2008, 06:20 PM #12
January 8th, 2008, 09:57 PM #13
It's only an 8" sub, right? What's the wattage of the sub? Are you having the same performance issues with all of your input sources? Analog and digital? Optical and HDMI? Did you use the omni-directional mic when setting up? (I don't think the LFO is all that effected by the auto-setup too much.)
Originally Posted by No One
I'm just curious as to why you're having go full bore with the sub just for an acceptable low end.
January 8th, 2008, 10:22 PM #14
It is a JBL Venue SUB12. 12" sub, 250W (RMS).
Originally Posted by Unfiltered
Once I ran the test tones, I noticed nothing from the sub. I initially started at about 40% (per Yamaha manual), and had to get over 50% (looks closer to 60%) to get a decent low end. I also adjusted the sub level to about +2.5 db (I forget exactly).
For now, it seems to be good with music and movies. I didn't get much of a chance to listen to the SA-CD (my analog source).
I think I have time tomorrow to play around some more.
January 10th, 2008, 01:32 AM #15
Sounds fun, i'm just using my old Onkyo gear for as long as I can. All extra money for the most part is going towards a new car.
January 10th, 2008, 07:00 AM #16
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January 10th, 2008, 10:51 AM #17
KDLD (yes, Indie 103.1) is offered by Yamaha as a NetRadio station...and KROQ and KROQ-2.
crap, I am going to get myself into so much trouble.
(I just wish the NetRadio stream showed the artist and song... oh well.. )
Band of Horses on Indie right now.
January 10th, 2008, 11:12 AM #18
January 10th, 2008, 11:45 AM #19
i just checked the specs on that bitch... velly velly nice!
January 10th, 2008, 11:52 AM #20
Just a bunch (like 2,500) of online stations I can tune in with the Yamaha.
Originally Posted by SirJW