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Sony STR-VA555ES Bass-management

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Clint_Ostwald, Jun 25, 2004.

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  1. Clint_Ostwald

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    Question to VA555ES owners out here :

    Is this reciever capable of setting up different crossovers for different speakergroups (mains/center/rears) ?

    Also.... does it have an adjustable audiodelay to correct possible lipsync problems ?

    And at last..... does anyone know, where to download the manual, I`ve been searching for a long time without luck. :confused:



    :lease: te :lesson: ch me !!!
     
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    No, No...
    Sorry
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  3. Clint_Ostwald

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    Thanks for the info Barend.

    Thought the Sony ES recievers had very flexible setup options. :blush:
    Even no adjustable audiodelay :eek: .... think I`l pass for the Sony.

    Thanks again for letting me know. :smashin:
     
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    Hi Clint

    Well, i was very happy with my VA555ES, so i am sure the unit will please you, its an amazing amp
     
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    Isn't audio delay set by the speaker distance settings?
     
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    Think he means master audio delay to cure lipsync issues with plasma screens etc (which it doesn't have).
     
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    Don't want to make the impression that the STR-VA555ES is a bad receiver though, it's built like a Rolls Royce, and the surround sound is really good. But because it's a few years old (how time flies friends!) it misses out on some of the current gadgets...
    Barend
     
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    i got my STR-VA555ES for my 21st birthday present. I love it and wouldn't change it for anything out at the moment (perhaps yammy Z9 :zonked: )

    I was wondering if anyone had tried using the pre outs for the 7.1 sound, it says you should connect a stereo power amp to the left and right back surrounds, however to do this you have to set center speaker to 'none',which gives you the menu 'back surround L/R' set that to on, then put center on again so that the surround back speakers come out of the pre outs. However i wondered if the center wasn't put back on again in the menu, leaving all 6 channels of amplification running all speakers bar the center, whether the center channel would still be output from the pre out? this meaning you would only have to buy a mono power amp for the full 7.1.

    I haven't got a spare power amp to try it.
     
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    The STR-VA555ES is a helluva receiver, built like a tank.
    I would not bother about the BS speakers, sound diff between 6.1 and 7.1 is only minor- just hook up both back surrounds (I used KEF eggs when I had the Sony) in series or parallel (whatever the Sony prefers impedance-wise) and set the level of the back surround channel at -3dB to compensate for the extra speaker.
    There are only a few dvd's that use 7.1EX (7 discrete channels) anyway, in most other modes the back surrounds are steered as virtual, which means that two identical BS channels are mixed from the SL and SR channels anyway.
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    Also i'd like to biamp my Sony, i know alot of people use completely seperate amps and just use their AV amp for the processing but i'd like to use the amps inside the the sony too, if i were to do this would it be best to use a sony ES 5 channel power amp. (TA-N9000ES) as i was thinking you might mess up the sound using different brands of amps for different sections in the speaker.
     

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