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There has been a lot of news in 2014 related to AV receivers - major new technologies, unexpected changes in room-correction features, and big brand partnerships. Onkyo seems to be right in the middle of all of it. The company began releasing updated models to it's TX-NR line of networking surround sound receivers as expected earlier this year. Confirmation of Dolby Atmos capability and the introduction of AccuEQ immediately sparked speculation and debate throughout the home theater enthusiast community. While some find the thought of an Atmos capable home theater thrilling, others have major questions about Onkyo's decision to move to a new proprietary room correction utility. Beyond these newsworthy developments, not much has changed and the TX-NR737 meets my expectations for performance from Onkyo. If you like the idea of pretty basic automated setup/calibration, and REALLY like the idea of adding a set of overhead speakers to your system to experience Atmos, check out the full review!

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Wonder why they chose to have AccuEq only front aligned. I would not have thought it would be much more difficult if at all to add the option of Flat Eq
 

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Todd - from Onlyo's website:

Onkyo developed AccuEQ to simplify the initial home theater setup process, and to make both surround-sound and two-channel audio sound clean and clear in your listening space.

To showcase the unique acoustical characteristics of your front loudspeakers, AccuEQ bypasses the front two channels so you can enjoy authentic hi-fi audio quality for stereo music, with no DSP correction applied.

Instead, the included microphone measures the distances, crossovers, and output levels of the surround and center speakers from one easy listening position, which speeds up and simplifies the calibration process. With room correction complete, you can enjoy perfect clarity and three-dimensional cohesion when playing multichannel movie soundtracks, and natural high-fidelity performance for stereo listening.
It seems like they're hoping to cater to both the 2-channel purists (anti-EQ) and the HT enthusiasts who see room correction as an absolute must-have. They are assuming you are completely content with the response of your carefully selected main/stereo speakers and do not want it tainted by a digital processor. But you're ok with AccuEQ handling basic calibration of the surround system. No official word from Onkyo PR regarding the decision, but it couldn't hurt to ask.
 
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