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post #511 of 944 Old 01-27-13, 11:40 PM
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Re: Sherwood/Newcastle R-972 Official Thread

You guys rubbed off on me......took the plunge. R-972 on the way! Looking so forward to this piece of gear.
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I find it's like having an old replica/kit car: there's no manual (there is one, it just won't answer most of your questions), there's a great internet support base for it, you have to tweak and wrench on it for a while to get it working, but once working it is pretty amazing.

I would have been mad if I spent $2k on this, but for $500, it's been a great performer.

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I so agree, it has is quirks but the sound you get from it is just fantastic! $500 well spent

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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
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I find it's like having an old replica/kit car: there's no manual (there is one, it just won't answer most of your questions), there's a great internet support base for it, you have to tweak and wrench on it for a while to get it working, but once working it is pretty amazing.

I would have been mad if I spent $2k on this, but for $500, it's been a great performer.

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I so agree, it has is quirks but the sound you get from it is just fantastic! $500 well spent
+1 - the remote is not that great and it has some quirks when switching inputs, but it has been the perfect unit for my vaulted ceiling, open living room area.


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Re: Sherwood/Newcastle R-972 Official Thread

I am still very happy with my 972 as well, so much so I bought a second.

The quirks only really bug me when I am tired or when I was sick with the flu, not the receiver for people with little patience.
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Re: Sherwood/Newcastle R-972 Official Thread

Speaking of frustrating problems with this:
I've always had a little nit with this unit and my Pronto remote. The power on command sometimes gets ignored, which really screws up my macros. It occasionally happens with the factory remote, but always seems to happen with the Pronto.

The database seems fine, as many of the commands work in the test mode, it's just power on that seems to get missed.

Anyone else had some remote weirdness with this unit?
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I use a Harmony remote with the RF repeater upstairs and sometimes it fails to turn off the 972. I also use a Harmony downstairs and if I am turning on the system on anything other than the last input it was on it will miss the command for the correct input 70% of the time. I can fix the last issue by telling the Harmony to delay the input command a few more seconds but haven't got around to it yet. I have never had either one not turn on though that I recall.
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The power on issue is just because the remote sensor on the receiver is not very sensitive. If I dont have the Harmoney pointed at the receiver correctly it will miss it. I got around the input delay problem by simply programming a "input select" button on the screen of my 880

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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

Living room system:
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
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Re: Sherwood/Newcastle R-972 Official Thread

That makes sense. Mine is off to the side a bit, so I'm hitting the sensor at about a 15 to 20 degree angle.

I'll try angling the receiver a little bit towards the couch and see if it makes things more reliable.

Just found another nit: I watched a movie I was pretty familiar with and noticed nothing was coming out of my surrounds. I put in an old Avia disc and sure enough, only the fronts came through. Funny thing is, I toyed around with some settings and surround right (5.1) came through at the front left. Weird.

The distances and angles measured right to every speaker in Trinnov. I don't have a way to test a full 7.1, but I seem to remember hearing surround activity in the past. I'll run the Trinnov again tomorrow and see if I can get it remapped.
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Remember that each input can have its own trinnov setting. Is it possible it was changed?

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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

Living room system:
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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