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#72571 - 01/14/07 01:05 PM Speaker setup
aks434 Offline
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Registered: 01/12/07
Posts: 2
I am considering 1070 and Yamaha RX-V 2500. Yahama offers automatic speaker setup using a microphone. I don't see similar feature on 1070. How good is 1070 in this regard? My family room is open on 2 side with very high ceiling (24'). I would need a good speaker setup to optimize. Any suggestion?

PS: I will be using Mirage Omni 260s, Omni SW S12, Omni FX2 for surround and Omni CC.

#72572 - 01/14/07 06:20 PM Re: Speaker setup
gonk Offline

Registered: 03/21/01
Posts: 14054
Loc: Memphis, TN USA
The 1070 does not offer an automatic speaker setup, but the manual has a good, straightforward procedure using the built-in test tones and a SPL meter to do the job very well. What the Yamaha V2500 offers is a form of parametric equalization, more than just speaker setup, but I don't know how effective it is. Speaker EQ is a tricky business and a source of much debate.
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#72573 - 01/14/07 09:16 PM Re: Speaker setup
Laventura Offline

Registered: 05/21/06
Posts: 195
Loc: Montréal,PQ
Hi aks,
Being a former yammy+mirage owner...
and now enjoying Outlaw + Mirage perfomance...
in my opinion...Yamaha delivers...
but not like the 1070...
I was considering a 2600 last year...
and auditioned it with a nanosat+ sub kit from Mirage...it was nice...
but the whole HDMI thingy was a turn off for me at the moment ...so I pulled the trigger on a 1070 instead...
no regrets...
I really heard a difference in sound ...especially with the highs...
those Mirage tweeters sure sing nicely now... laugh
Outlaw 1070-Mirage M-290(main)+MCC(center)+Omnisat Micro(sides) nanosat(back)+ +PS12-90(sub)-Technics SL-5 turtable+Cambridge Audio 540P-HTPC - SamsungDTB-H260F HDTV tuner - Optoma HD 20 +100' Draper screen -lots of spaghetti and toys

#72574 - 01/17/07 03:31 PM Re: Speaker setup
Cybermynd Offline

Registered: 11/21/06
Posts: 45
Loc: Regina, Canada
Howdy - I'm running 5 Omnisat Micros for surround and centre and a pair of Wharfedales for mains with an OM200 sub. I bought a SPL meter on Ebay after I found out that our former Radio Shacks no longer carry their venerable unit. The one I got was ultimately cheaper anyway. After sitting in my center position and running through the 1070 setup everything seems pretty well balanced now. I will eventually be checking with other frequency tones but it was quick and easy.
Everything I've read about using auto-setup systems has been moderately negative with the system often not setting levels quite right. For $35 and 15 minutes of my time I believe manual setup is probably the way to go.
1070, Arcam CD73T, Pioneer DV46-AV, Project Xpression-Grado Red-NAD PP2, Monster HT1600, Wharfedale 8.3 Diamond, Mirage OM200 sub, Omnisat Micros x 5, homemade speaker cables, Dell Axim 51v remote


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