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post #11 of 15 Old 09-28-12, 10:10 PM
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Re: Opinions on Audio Settings

DRC is Dynamic Range Control when Pioneer uses the term for VSX 1020. It only affects Dolby 5.1 and Dolby Tru-HD with a dial-norm flag present on the sound track and Auto is the default. There are only a few titles that incorporate DRC for Dolby Tru-HD, Iron Man being one of them so turning it off is OK or leave it at auto.
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I currently have the crossover at 150hz, the options in that range are 80/100/150... I had it at 100hz and I'm just testing the 150hz, they recommend 120. The crossover knob on the Kube 2 is turned all the way to 140hz, so maybe I should set the crossover on the receiver to 100hz?
I think that 100Hz would be a good setting; it's a bit higher than what is optimum (=/<80Hz), but shouldn't make the sub too "boomey."
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Re: Opinions on Audio Settings

From Pioneer:

DCR=Dynamic Range Control--->described in post above.

Center Width--->spreads the signal from just the center to include the L & R speakers. IMHO I would NOT use this.

DIMEN=Dimension--->spreads the surround signal to the L & R mains...again, I would NOT use this setting.

CIMG=Center Image--->"adjusts center image to create a wider stereo effect with vocals." This is probably a lot like the Center Width but focuses on specific frequencies in the "vocal range."

Some people like these "enhancements" and there is no harm in trying them. I've found that they work sporadically at best and never use them myself.
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Re: Opinions on Audio Settings

DRC would be Dynamic Range Control or a compression utility which in the case of your KEF's would definitely help you to keep from over driving them... It basically makes the loudest parts of the sound softer and the quiet passages louder for a conistent / less dynamic signal input.... especially if your into higher volume levels.... Other than this I agree ... use the microphone and set up with the room calibration...
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Re: Opinions on Audio Settings

Thank you all. I ran the calibration over the weekend and it set me to 150hz (should I set it at 100hz?). I will leave everything in the off/auto/neutral position, since I don't want to mess with what the director wants me to hear.

Again, thanks. I like getting the opinions of everyone here.
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