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post #361 of 944 Old 06-15-12, 05:40 PM
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Re: Sherwood/Newcastle R-972 Official Thread

I got the system going last night though without the B&K amp. I'm using just the receiver. I made one Trinnov callibration but listened just a bit as it was approaching midnight. I snapped a couple pictures and will attempt to post them in the completed theatre thread under Rich M's theatre. Answering Tesseract, I determined first reflection points by having a helper move a mirror along the wall while watchig from various seats. If I could see one of the front 3 speakers that is where absorption went. I didn't do that for surrounds though as I thought that would make the room too dead. The absorption for the front probably covers most of the areas for the surrounds though. The fibreglass is ordinary 6" thick wall insulation. I wove 4' X 16" 14" masonite through the studs to make convex shapes for diffusion. My drum collection in the back also diffuses.
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post #362 of 944 Old 06-16-12, 01:52 PM
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Mmmmmmm, new gear

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Re: Sherwood/Newcastle R-972 Official Thread

That box look strangely familiar , looking forward to hearing your impressions.

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Onkyo 805, Yamaha YDP2006EQ, Samson Servo 600 amp
3 EV Sentry 500 monitors across the front, 4 Mission 762i's Surrounds, SVS PB13U sub, Panasonic BDT220, Harmony 1100, Nintendo WiiU
Panasonic PT-AE8000 on a 120" 2,35:1 fixed screen

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Sherwood/Newcastle R972, Mission 765's, SVS SBS02's, A/D/S MS3u sub, Yamaha YDG2030EQ
Yamaha KX-393 Tape deck, CDC 805 CD changer, Panasonic BD60, Sony turntable PS-T20
Panasonic TC-P50ST60, HD-PVR & WDTV Live, Harmony 900

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Re: Sherwood/Newcastle R-972 Official Thread

Hey, that looks just like my CC speaker stand!

Grats Ty - now get it set up so we can hear what you think!


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post #365 of 944 Old 06-18-12, 04:48 PM
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Re: Sherwood/Newcastle R-972 Official Thread

I have plenty to say about this receiver, enough to justify a full-blown review if Im motivated. Ill ponder it more as I complete my listening tests in zone 1, perhaps Ill add a unique perspective on this unit that Ive not read in the numerous reviews available. Still waiting on the 50' extension for the calibration mic, cant do my calibration and listening tests of zone 2 till I have that. Im sure you guys will be curious to hear how it does with the pair of Martin Logan LX-16s (and VTF2 MK3) 2.1 system I have in zone 2 and not just the av123 system I have in zone 1.

Anywho heres the results of the first calibration in zone 1....

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Re: Sherwood/Newcastle R-972 Official Thread

Im also thinking Ill need to re-do my calibration without the XPA-5 amp. As you can see by the picture above my trim levels seem low, severely low, and as a result Im getting to max volume much easier than I should. Strange...
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post #367 of 944 Old 06-19-12, 01:47 AM
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Those levels are very typical for the 972.

Also I don't believe you can run Trinnov in Zone 2.
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Noah's right, my levels are about the same as well. I can play at volumes way higher than I can take without distortion so everything seems coolio!
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Re: Sherwood/Newcastle R-972 Official Thread

Thanks to you both, it helps to know that is common. Bad news as I know my system can get louder than current trim levels seem to allow for. Its alot of work to disconnect the speakers from the amp and feed into the speaker terminals of the avr so I think Ill give it some time and see if Im finding volumes lacking before I go through the trouble of experimenting.

Noah, as for the zone 2 I would actually be using the surround back channels not currently being used in my zone 1 (5.1) system. Those two unused channels can be calibrated independently and saved in one of the three calibration spots as an independent 2 channel calibration. Youre correct that zone two and three can not be calibrated however they will actually both be disabled for my dual-zone configuration
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Re: Sherwood/Newcastle R-972 Official Thread

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Ty, looking forward as well to your impressions of the 972. One thing you will notice out of the box is the shear size of the receiver. Its bigger in every way than my Onkyo 805 and I thought it was a big unit.
Bigger in size but almost 10 lbs lighter than the 805 (not that it matters to me because I am not using the internal amps except for surround)

The 972 also runs MUCH cooler than the 805.
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