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post #71 of 944 Old 02-27-12, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Sherwood/Newcastle R-972 Official Thread

XT32 is better for the sub channel if you have 2 subs however my thoughts are that because Trinnov measures the room in 3D it may have better results on the mains. Over all I think XT32 and even XT is very similar and not worth changing to Trinnov

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Re: Sherwood/Newcastle R-972 Official Thread

I should be getting my 972 tomorrow, I'll follow up soon with my impressions. I've personally owned setup measured with mcacc, ypao, xt, xt32 and now i'll have trinnov. I could even measure with rew and plot some graphs of xt32 and trinnov using my cross spectrum calibrated mic.

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Re: Sherwood/Newcastle R-972 Official Thread

Hi Jack, now that you have played with your 972 what are your thoughts? I am having issues with REW so my readings are wrong. I am sure its my soundcard cal file thats not working right.

Have you tried your Hex files yet?

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Panasonic PT-AE8000 on a 120" 2,35:1 fixed screen

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Re: Sherwood/Newcastle R-972 Official Thread

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Jack et al,
How do you rate the Sherwood R972 vs. the Onkyo 3008. Mainly comparison of the amplifier section and EQ capabilities (Audyssey XT32 vs. Trinnov). Thanks.
Hello,
As I do not use the Amplifiers in AVR's, I cannot give a great deal of insight about the power of them. I will say the 3008 weighs almost 20 pounds more than the 972 and is THX Ultra2 Plus Certified. With this being the case, I would give the nod to the 3008 in terms of Amplification.

As for EQ, Trinnov is truly excellent. I think it is especially good for Rooms with less than ideal Acoustics and or suboptimal Speaker Arrangements. XT32 with SubEQ HT is fantastic as well. Especially if using Dual Subwoofers.
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Re: Sherwood/Newcastle R-972 Official Thread

Uploaded +6db hex file to my receiver. There are no new menu options & after calibration the calculated trim levels are the same as before but music sounds fuller with better bottom end therefore I am assuming that +6db curve was automatically added. Would be interesting to know other users experience with +3db/+6db hex files.
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Re: Sherwood/Newcastle R-972 Official Thread

Yes, I also get the same as you. The lower frequencies are richer and it sounds much better. I also did not get any new menu options so I am assuming that it adds the curve to all settings evenly.

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Onkyo 805, Yamaha YDP2006EQ, Samson Servo 600 amp
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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
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Re: Sherwood/Newcastle R-972 Official Thread

My apologies for posting this question here, but I figure I have a lot of Sherwood Newcastle owners here that might give me a wider audience than if I posted in a separate thread.

Recently purchased a new R-772; already have a R-771 and a new R-972 on the way!

When setting up the R-772, I am experiencing a strange anomaly:

When I route my HDMI source (Dish Network #622 DVR) into the HDMI #1 input, the 772 locks onto Dolby Digital 5.1 mode (which is what I want it to do).

However, when I route the DVR HDMI directly into the TV and use the TV's optical out, routed into the #1 optical in on the 772, it won't lock onto the DD 5.1 mode; best I get is Dolby Prologic modes, which don't sound as good as pure DD 5.1.

Any idea what is going on here? I really want to set up the 772 using the optical mode for the audio source.

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Re: Sherwood/Newcastle R-972 Official Thread

I am wondering if the hex file raises only the trim level for sub channel or all channels?
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Re: Sherwood/Newcastle R-972 Official Thread

Are you certian that you have the DVR outputting Surround Or Bitstream If its in stereo that could be why its only giving you Dolby Pro Logic.

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Panasonic PT-AE8000 on a 120" 2,35:1 fixed screen

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I am wondering if the hex file raises only the trim level for sub channel or all channels?
I seem to think it applies a curve to everything below 200Hz

Home theater:
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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