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Re: Sherwood/Newcastle R-972 Official Thread

I use mine almost exclusively for 2ch listening and it sounds fantastic. I do have a sub with it as well. Im not sure how Trinnov would like not having one.

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Re: Sherwood/Newcastle R-972 Official Thread

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Sorry for all the questions but i really want to know what I am getting myself into.

Did Sherwood ever correct this issue (from Stereophile)?

Second, there's no way to set a default audio mode for each input format. Since I prefer to listen to almost all sources in their native formats, I choose Stereo for two-channel sources, but want appropriate decoding for all the rest. If you listen in stereo and change channels, the Sherwood will, by default, downmix Dolby Digital to two-channel. Even worse, switch from a nicely decoded Dolby Digital source to a stereo source and the R-972 will reprocess it into a surround mode, with unpredictable results
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Re: Sherwood/Newcastle R-972 Official Thread

It will remember the last setting you used for that input.

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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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Which is better for home theater sound the Onkyo or sheerwood. From this thread it sounds like the sheerwood has better performance. I have yet to experience a sheerwood. I currently own a 809 Onkyo and was wondering what the difference is as far as sound quality.

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Re: Sherwood/Newcastle R-972 Official Thread

I had a Onkyo 5508 and still have a 3008. I prefer the Onkyo for music but for movies the 972 creates such a cohesive sound field that the Onkyo cannot match nor any other receiver or pre-pro I have owned.
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Am going to have to give a sherwood a try I use my Onkyo for 80% movies and 20% music

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One common comment is that when purchasing this unit you must like to tweak.

What exactly does this mean?

Are you referring to multiple times running the setup software for trinnov... Or experimenting with what settings to turn on?
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One common comment is that when purchasing this unit you must like to tweak.

What exactly does this mean?
The receiver produces awesome sound however the mic placement is crucial and the 972 has its quirks meaning it is a little temperamental as it sometimes misses turning on the output to the speakers. (switching inputs fixes that). And there is also the sub thump that occurs when using a remote command from another remote.

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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
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Re: Sherwood/Newcastle R-972 Official Thread

Hi Guys, First time poster and fell R-972 post, well as of today. I got this REceiver to replace my Marantz SR6004 which has served me well for 4 years but I felt like a change. The Box arrived today and its a big piece of electronics. The remote like everyone else has said is bad and the interface is not the most user friendly.

I reset the unit as is recommended on this thread and ran the trinnov calibration with my marantz pm8004 driving the L and R fronts. All was good for and hour or two but things seem to have gone downhill. There is a buzzing from my front right speaker, I changed out the Pm8004 and let the Sherwood drive the fronts but its still there, I tried another speaker and it produced the same distortion. I checked my source and replaced the sacd player with another, still the same buzzing.

I did a full reset and the buzzing seemed to be gone , so i re ran the calibration and there it was back again.

Anyone got any idea?

This was one of the 1saleaday refurnished units and I know they will be on no help

Any input appreciated, i think I have covered all the bases
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Re: Sherwood/Newcastle R-972 Official Thread

That is not sounding good. Its sounding like there is an issue with it. Have you disconnected everything but the speakers and see if the buzz is still there?

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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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