I just replaced my quite old Denon AVR-1713 with a brand new Yamaha RX-V685 to match my new TV for 4K and modernize my setup. Totally happy with the features and watching 4K content. But I can’t believe my ears. The Yamaha sounds totally dull, flat and uninspiring compared to the Denon. Soundstage became smaller. Surrounds became very seperated, like I can hear the distinctive speaker instead of sounds coming from behind. For instance in scenes with a background like city noises or bar chatter, everything is smaller, I’m not ‘in it’ anymore. Or with music concert blu-ray’s like Springsteen Live in Barcelona it’s like I’m not in the hall surrounded by public like with the Denon. DSP does add more reverb and makes things muddier. Actually I’m underwhelmed.
I did callibrate using YPAO. I have Q-Acoustic 3010 speakers in 5.1 setup.
Any tips, advice, experiences?