Great deal glad you are finding it a good upgrade.
Check that Dolby Surround Centre Spread is switched off. You might need to be listing to a low quality stereo source such as Spotify for the menu option to appear (at least on my Marantz anyway)when using Dolby Surround to upmix stereo (from mostly UK Freeview). The centre dialogue can be heard coming from the sides (and to a lesser extent the rears) and it is quite offputting
I don't think this years model has the centre spread, also I'm sure I have Dynamic EQ off which can cause this voice "echo" (as someone mentioned on AVSforum - I'll have another tinker when I get in from work).Check that Dolby Surround Centre Spread is switched off. You might need to be listing to a low quality stereo source such as Spotify for the menu option to appear (at least on my Marantz anyway)
The 4500 is a better receiver. It has the AL32 processing which the 3600 doesn't and I've been very impressed with it which I have on board a Denon SACD player.I have a dilema. I was able to snag a X3600H online for $870 shipped. I received the package yesterday. They shipped a X4500H instead. Do I keep the X4500H (2018 model) or have them send me what I ordered (X3600H 2019 model)?
Why bother? Ensure that the display is correctly calibrated and turn off any adjustments and or processing on the AV receiver. Why would you need to adkust the TV's display via the AV receiver?This has ISF calibrated pre sets. Can I match these up against the LG B8 ones?
Yes, but you would have to balance the volume on the little amp as well as the global volume on the receiver. You would be far better off getting a good power amp for the front channels and assign the spare amps to the additional speakers for a far better audio quality. Buy cheap, pay twice.Picked the X3600H up mainly for a 7.1.2 setup, if i wamt to go for 7.1.4 can i just use one of those little £30 TDP amps for the extra 2 channels?
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Ok good advice, what would be a good entry level power amp to go for?Yes, but you would have to balance the volume on the little amp as well as the global volume on the receiver. You would be far better off getting a good power amp for the front channels and assign the spare amps to the additional speakers for a far better audio quality. Buy cheap, pay twice.
Today I received my 3600H and I am very very disappointed with weak Sub channel. I have old Yamaha 596-RDS and it has several times more powerful bass channel.
I have 3 front speakers connected currently (will add 2 more in next few days) with SVS PB2000 sub. LFE cutover freq 80Hz, LPF for LFE 120 Hz, speakers set to small (so sub is only one reproducing low freq). I used manual speaker setup, no Audyssey since I am missing speakers and manual setup shouldn't matter since it would be for fine tuning. I thought it might be eARC related so I used digital cable for 2nd try, same thing.
For testing I've used U571 depth charges scene and hacksaw ridge navy battle cruiser bombardment scene. Denon is missing SOOOO MUCH low frequency details, it's terrible. I am not hearing what I heard on my Yamaha and I am missing WOW effect. I think i'll return it and go back to Yamaha... If I didn't have a receiver that reproduces LFE better I wouldn't even notice this since movies are fairly decent.
Seriously, how important can this be? You let auto-calibration take care of this for you, or if you’re feeling particularly hands on, you might whip out the tape measure, right? A word of wisdom: don’t underestimate the power of the distance setting in your A/V receiver. Obviously the primary job of the distance setting is setting a delay relative to your other speakers. Note, the distance reported by your receiver’s auto-calibration will be inclusive of any delay caused by signal processing happening inside the subwoofer (EQ, low pass filtering, etc.), which can add several feet to the distance per your tape measure. Above and beyond this, the distance adjustment functions as a phase control of sorts. Adding or subtracting a couple feet from the distance of your subwoofer is a viable way of getting rid of an ugly peak or dip around the crossover point. Again, to make the most out of this tool, one does need the ability to take measurements. Still, who would have ever thought such an innocuous setting could have that kind of power?