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Re: Onkyo Announces Three New RZ Series Models and a DTS:X Firmware Update

I'm a little surprised that this is still a topic. Onkyo has gone way beyond what most companies would. That says a lot to me about their commitment to the home entertainment industry. And if they left something like that without fixing it, they'd surely go down. I'm more disappointed with the exclusion of audyssey, but nerds like me seem to be the ones who care. Not the bigger buying audience. Fwiw, they fixed my 808 and it's still working great, 3 years later.
I'd like to see behind the wizards curtain and if they're sharing with pioneer or planning to.


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Re: Onkyo Announces Three New RZ Series Models and a DTS:X Firmware Update

I was indirectly told your path of thinking: Audyssey was basically removed to save cash because the typical buyer doesn't care. I've not had a chance to play around with the new proprietary system, but I do know Onkyo is constantly tweaking it.

The Onkyo and Pioneer brands share FireConnect tech...as far as I'm aware, though, much of the other tech is remaining separate.
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I think they should stay separate. I don't like things that are just rebranded from sister companies, or parent companies, Toyota/Lexus, Nissan/infinity etc. I do wonder about a tweaked version of mcacc under an Onkyo hood.


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I believe they are completely separate... Onkyo's version was in use prior to the acquisition...

I can certainly ask and see, however.
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Re: Onkyo Announces Three New RZ Series Models and a DTS:X Firmware Update

I'm pretty sure you're right. I was just wondering if Onkyo could benefit from the way pioneer handles RC. I haven't heard many reviews good or bad really, of accuEQ. Who knows. Maybe it's better! I've have used mcacc though and mostly liked its results.


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I think the RZ 800 and 900 line is too expensive considering they do not measure the sub distance and level independently like SUBEQ HT can. Better off with Pioneer SC line that do that plus you get 9.2 set up and MCACC Pro. Also Onkyo should just do away with Accueq and incorporate MCACC instead.
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I think the RZ 800 and 900 line is too expensive considering they do not measure the sub distance and level independently like SUBEQ HT can. Better off with Pioneer SC line that do that plus you get 9.2 set up and MCACC Pro. Also Onkyo should just do away with Accueq and incorporate MCACC instead.


Yeah, how bout mcaccUEQ? (Muh-cack-ee-cue)
The irony is, you're right. Rz line is too expensive to exclude better software, but the biggest part of their market is the uninitiated who don't care. This is the rare time I think they could rebrand mcacc into Onkyo somehow.



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Haha! I can see something like that happening or AccurateMcacc lol!
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MCACC is definitely one slick calibration tool... I thought the SC-99 sounded out of this world post calibration!
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MCACC is definitely one slick calibration tool... I thought the SC-99 sounded out of this world post calibration!


Agreed. I have an older 1019-ahk. Sounded great but ran out of gas in my room. I moved it to my bedroom system. The funny thing is it was only rated 10 watts less per channel(yeah I know) than my Onkyo but was also 10 lbs lighter,(power supply debate? lol) and just didn't respond to being pushed.
Oh yeah, the point was, I like how mcacc works.


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