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No... but I did find somewhat of a resolution with my 4520 and Denon's IR codes. I mention this in my 4520 review. There is also an IR Code List for the 4311. With a learning remote it may give you some solution.
Thanks Sonnie

Nice review of the 4520 BTW. I moved FROM Onkyo to Denon after my HDMI board died on my $2200 Onkyo ($700 repair) because the cheapskates/incompetent designers--not sure which) used 85-degree rated capacitors. Will *never* buy Onkyo again. This poor design decision is going to cost them a lot of business.

Anyway, back to the issue at hand. I have a URC system (MSC-400 + MX-780's), so I'll program something into that. I already have a Music/Movie button on my AppleTV activity (determines whether lights raise/dim on play, pause, stop--they do for movies, but not for music), so I'll just modify that SmartMacro to adjust the bass depending on the mode I select.

While I'm on, I noticed that you liked the Audyssey Pro on the 5508, have had chance to form an opinion about XT32 vs Pro? I'm trying to decide whether to buy the Pro installers kit, but need to figure out how much I'll gain over XT32 in my 4311CI

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The Pro kit does allow some flexibility, but IMO it is not worth the extra cost, which is over $500 with the license, even if you can get the kit at cost or close to it. In likelihood it will cost you over $600. For me, XT32 does well enough in the mid to high end... and I use my Behringer 1124p for my low end prior to running Audyssey, so that I can get any large peaks out of the way. Audyssey just can't deal with those very well.
 

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The Pro kit does allow some flexibility, but IMO it is not worth the extra cost, which is over $500 with the license, even if you can get the kit at cost or close to it. In likelihood it will cost you over $600. For me, XT32 does well enough in the mid to high end... and I use my Behringer 1124p for my low end prior to running Audyssey, so that I can get any large peaks out of the way. Audyssey just can't deal with those very well.
Thanks Sonnie

I just upgraded to an SVS SB13-Ultra last week (still tweaking it). It has two programmable PEQ filters so I can take care of any major issues with those
 

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Yep... you should be fine. I would definitely try everything first without spending the extra on the Pro kit.
 

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Why don't you just use the "Quick select" buttons? All then current settings (source, main level, channel level, Audyssey mode etc.) will be saved and remembered. True, you sacrifice another quick select setting. But from your primary question, I gather that it is much easier to change the source or main level after having selected the currently preferred channel level set. Plus, you need no additional remote or circuitry.
If you happen to own a smartphone, there are apps out there that offer a much quicker access to channel level setting on the fly.
 

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Why don't you just use the "Quick select" buttons? All then current settings (source, main level, channel level, Audyssey mode etc.) will be saved and remembered. True, you sacrifice another quick select setting. But from your primary question, I gather that it is much easier to change the source or main level after having selected the currently preferred channel level set. Plus, you need no additional remote or circuitry.
If you happen to own a smartphone, there are apps out there that offer a much quicker access to channel level setting on the fly.
I control everything with a home automation system. AFAIK, quick select can't do just ch levels, etc. it stores everything (including source). I have extensive macros that switch devices on an off and change lighting scenes, when changing sources turning TV on/off, etc.. I know I can do it via IP and RS232, so I'll program those into my macros and do ti that way when I get a chance

I have the denon app and DeRemote for my iPhone, but neither seems to offer channel level control
 

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Quick select does it just the way you describe. I didn't know about your elaborate setup. Then, of course, quick select would rather mess up with what you're aiming at.
I bet that DeRemote has the function, it is even shown in the iTunes-screenshots. Since I'm using DeRemote on my iPad rather than the iPhone, I cannot immediately tell you how to get there. I'll try it tomorrow and tell you about it.
 

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I have to apologize for not having performed the promised check. I do this by posting the link to the DeRemote Manual pdf. Hope this helps shorten the way.

Edit: I can't find that settings in DeRemote on the iPhone, neither. There's another app, called DenOn/Off. Here, the channel levels are easy to set. I believe it's free, too.
 
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