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Any tips on setting up an AVR-2805??

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by probedb, Apr 27, 2005.

  1. probedb

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    Hi all,

    Just got one of these which will be delivered shortly.

    Any tips for setting one up properly? I've heard mention of setting the EQ to Front and things like that.

    Cheers :)

    Paul.
     
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    Depends what you want to do and the speakers. A good place to start is to just plug your speakers in. Set the digital to optical/co-axial as needed then run the auto setup check it once it is done to see if it found all your speakers then store it and thats it.
     
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    Cheers, sort of figured that from downloading the manual (why is the US Denon site so much better than the UK one? :) ).

    I guess it'll just be a play around when I get it!

    Thanks again.
     
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    Yep, keep it simple. A tip I've learned in the past is, that if youre happy with the sound after the Auto Setup, then leave it at that - tinkering with settings WILL slowly drive you mad... just sit back and enjoy!
     
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    OK cheers :)
     
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    As an alternative suggestion - I ran all the auto setup / auto EQ / delay timing etc on mine when I first got it (and it pointed out that one of my front speakers was 10cm closer to me than the other - I then got the tape measure out and found it was right, so I moved the speaker...).

    And then, after listening to it for a bit, I turned all the room EQ stuff off again, and set the front channels to the same volume and the rear channels to the same volume - and to my ears it now sounds better. I'm not 100% convinced of the benefits of all the digital parametric EQ - in my room, it seemed to make the stereo image rather less well defined - YMMV, of course.
     
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    The idea of the auto EQ is that it accounts for speaker distances. Did you run the auto setup again after you moved the speaker?
     
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    Oh yes - I've tried it several times, and each time I end up turning it off after half an hour. To me, the auto EQ just sounds worse than running the amp straight.
     
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    I started with manul setup using the sound level meter, then i used the auto setup and checked for the difference. The only difference is that the front speakers (B&W DM 603 S3) in the auto setup were set to large. So i changed the speakers configuration to small, set the EQ to off and enjoyed the amp performance.
     
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    Hey, at the end of the day its what you like the sound of best. Enjoy!
     
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    Still over a week before I pick it up...I have several new DVDs waiting. I've never heard DTS in any form before, my old Denon just had bog-standard Dolby Digital and Pro-Logic. DTS was very high end when I got my last receiver :)
     

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