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    Senior Member 3dbinCanada's Avatar
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    My AVR upgrade for my secondary system

    I picked it up last night for $100. Its in pristine condition used as a stereo receiver driving a pair of Energy towers. The owner was in in his early 60s I would say. I'm so excited.

    I know buying something without HDMI isn't generally a good idea but I have the following considerations;
    1) any dvd player I will get to replace the combo dvd/vhs player will be another combo player. I've never seen them with HDMI nor have I seen a combo bluray/vhs combo player.
    2) if I decide to forgo the combo player and just get a bluray player, I will be able to connect teh HDMI output to the display (assuming the old 32" CRT kicks the bucket) and use either an optical or coax output which still is available on some bluray models. I know it won't be lossless but its a secondary system and I will never have optimal speaker placement anyway.




    Last edited by 3dbinCanada; 03-06-2015 at 11:31 AM.
    Main/2nd/3rd System
    AVR Yamaha RX-V1800/RX-V1900/RX-V1500
    Turntable ProJect Xpression III with Ortofon Red
    Cassette Deck Yamaha KX-800U/
    KX-800U/KX-630
    BluRay Yamaha BD-S681/Sony UBP-X800
    Media Player Iomega + 1TB internal drive/WD TV Live Plus + 3TB USB drive
    Display Samsung UN65KU6491 65"/UN55MU7000 55"
    Speakers Front:PSB Image T-45/400/Alphas,Center:PSB Image 8C/200C,Surrounds:PSB Image 1B/RBH A600
    Subwoofer Rythmic LV12-R/PSB Subsonic 5/Energy XL-S8

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    Our DVD recorder at work has a HDMI output, but it's not a DVD/VHS combo player.

    Sounds like it should work and the price is right.

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    Senior Member 3dbinCanada's Avatar
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    I finally wired it up this past weekend and ran YPAO... which is different again than the YPAO on my RX-V1800. I'm now looking for an easy way to turn of YPAO without going to the sound menu and selecting GEQ instead of PEQ which is used by YPAO. Maybe this is the only way. I'm open to suggestions though.
    Last edited by 3dbinCanada; 04-14-2015 at 12:24 PM.
    Main/2nd/3rd System
    AVR Yamaha RX-V1800/RX-V1900/RX-V1500
    Turntable ProJect Xpression III with Ortofon Red
    Cassette Deck Yamaha KX-800U/
    KX-800U/KX-630
    BluRay Yamaha BD-S681/Sony UBP-X800
    Media Player Iomega + 1TB internal drive/WD TV Live Plus + 3TB USB drive
    Display Samsung UN65KU6491 65"/UN55MU7000 55"
    Speakers Front:PSB Image T-45/400/Alphas,Center:PSB Image 8C/200C,Surrounds:PSB Image 1B/RBH A600
    Subwoofer Rythmic LV12-R/PSB Subsonic 5/Energy XL-S8

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    Is YPAO Yamaha's version of auto setup? If so, why are you wanting to disable it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tracy Rainwater View Post
    Is YPAO Yamaha's version of auto setup? If so, why are you wanting to disable it?
    It is the auto version of it. I want PEQ turned off while listening to music. I want to hear the speakers, not the corrected version of them. Yeah I know I'm a little anal that way. I will augment their sound with a sub but have PEQ turned off. Even then, I hear a difference in sound in the mids between that arrangement and when the little alphas are running full range.

    In my main system, I have memory options setup where I disable YPAO while listening too music be it vinyl, CD, or streaming off of my hard drive. I like the sound of my towers and they have enough bass that I don't feel the need to augment the bass with a sub.

    BTW, I have updated my gallery pics in case your interested. I even painted the room just for the Yammy
    Last edited by 3dbinCanada; 04-14-2015 at 12:25 PM.
    Main/2nd/3rd System
    AVR Yamaha RX-V1800/RX-V1900/RX-V1500
    Turntable ProJect Xpression III with Ortofon Red
    Cassette Deck Yamaha KX-800U/
    KX-800U/KX-630
    BluRay Yamaha BD-S681/Sony UBP-X800
    Media Player Iomega + 1TB internal drive/WD TV Live Plus + 3TB USB drive
    Display Samsung UN65KU6491 65"/UN55MU7000 55"
    Speakers Front:PSB Image T-45/400/Alphas,Center:PSB Image 8C/200C,Surrounds:PSB Image 1B/RBH A600
    Subwoofer Rythmic LV12-R/PSB Subsonic 5/Energy XL-S8

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    I agree, an auto EQ can suck the life out of music. My Marantz has the option to enable or disable Audyssey for each input, individually. It's a very handy feature.

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    well,difference in sound in the mids between that arrangement and when the little alphas are running full range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fdthedish View Post
    well,difference in sound in the mids between that arrangement and when the little alphas are running full range.
    I understand that especially at loud levels. At the levels I'm playing them at, I don't hear a difference in the mids when they are running full range or using YAPO. I will simply use Pure Direct or Straight mode which turns of YPAO.
    Main/2nd/3rd System
    AVR Yamaha RX-V1800/RX-V1900/RX-V1500
    Turntable ProJect Xpression III with Ortofon Red
    Cassette Deck Yamaha KX-800U/
    KX-800U/KX-630
    BluRay Yamaha BD-S681/Sony UBP-X800
    Media Player Iomega + 1TB internal drive/WD TV Live Plus + 3TB USB drive
    Display Samsung UN65KU6491 65"/UN55MU7000 55"
    Speakers Front:PSB Image T-45/400/Alphas,Center:PSB Image 8C/200C,Surrounds:PSB Image 1B/RBH A600
    Subwoofer Rythmic LV12-R/PSB Subsonic 5/Energy XL-S8

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