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#86311 - 03/03/11 04:20 PM Re: Current 978 Feature List [Re: EricTheBlue]
Patrick Williams Offline
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I like the looks, and I don't feel a few logos on the front would hurt the appearance at all. I notice that the 978 has a headphone jack. Might be nice if Dolby headphone was included!

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#86313 - 03/03/11 04:49 PM Re: Current 978 Feature List [Re: Patrick Williams]
tkntz Offline
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Originally Posted By: Patrick Williams
I like the looks, and I don't feel a few logos on the front would hurt the appearance at all. I notice that the 978 has a headphone jack. Might be nice if Dolby headphone was included!


The Sherwood R-972 has Dolby Headphone and I believe the 997 was going to have it. I thought I remembered reading that the 978 had Dolby Headphone too, but I can't find it.

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#86314 - 03/03/11 04:50 PM Re: Current 978 Feature List [Re: pepar]
tkntz Offline
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Originally Posted By: pepar
No RJ45 or RS-232...

I have emailed Audyssey to ask if their MultEQ Pro (the Pro kit) ever interfaces via USB. Not Pro-ready is a deal breaker for me...

Jeff

Forgive my ignorance, but what does the "Pro kit" give you? What does it add?


Edited by tkntz (03/03/11 04:51 PM)

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#86315 - 03/03/11 05:09 PM Re: Current 978 Feature List [Re: tkntz]
pepar Offline
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Originally Posted By: tkntz
Originally Posted By: pepar
No RJ45 or RS-232...

I have emailed Audyssey to ask if their MultEQ Pro (the Pro kit) ever interfaces via USB. Not Pro-ready is a deal breaker for me...

Jeff

Forgive my ignorance, but what does the "Pro kit" give you? What does it add?

An individually calibrated mic (and a really nice boom stand), software that can take up to 32 measurements, the ability to edit, save and load different target curves.

Just the Pro cal alone is worth it, but tweaking the target curve made a noticeable difference. Plus, I have an "alternate" set of surrounds that I swap in for SACD/DVD-A and a corresponding calibration file for them that I load.

Jeff
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#86316 - 03/03/11 05:14 PM Re: Current 978 Feature List [Re: tkntz]
gonk Offline
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Originally Posted By: tkntz
The Sherwood R-972 has Dolby Headphone and I believe the 997 was going to have it. I thought I remembered reading that the 978 had Dolby Headphone too, but I can't find it.

The Model 990 had it, too, as did the Model 1070/970...
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#86319 - 03/03/11 05:55 PM Re: Current 978 Feature List [Re: gonk]
tkntz Offline
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Originally Posted By: gonk
The Model 990 had it, too, as did the Model 1070/970...

Side issue here, how does the 990 handle the sound when DTS is the source? Does it bypass Dolby Headphone?

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#86320 - 03/03/11 07:43 PM Re: Current 978 Feature List [Re: tkntz]
Wrong Hombre Offline
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I'm a little disappointed. I was really hoping for 9.2/11.2 output for the 978. as I'll be wiring my theater for 11.2. But then again I was planning on the 998; any news on 9.x or 11.x on the 998? I agree that the silver knob looks goofy.

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#86327 - 03/03/11 11:48 PM Re: Current 978 Feature List [Re: tkntz]
gonk Offline
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Originally Posted By: tkntz
Side issue here, how does the 990 handle the sound when DTS is the source? Does it bypass Dolby Headphone?

I never tried it, but Dolby Headphone was a processing mode applied after the original signal (whether Dolby Digital, DTS, or PCM stereo) was decoded. The Model 990 could apply Pro Logic IIx to a DTS source, so I would expect that it could apply Headphone to DTS as well.
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#86353 - 03/05/11 02:44 PM Re: Current 978 Feature List [Re: Wrong Hombre]
pepar Offline
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Originally Posted By: Wrong Hombre
I'm a little disappointed. I was really hoping for 9.2/11.2 output for the 978. as I'll be wiring my theater for 11.2. But then again I was planning on the 998; any news on 9.x or 11.x on the 998? I agree that the silver knob looks goofy.

I'm with you. I'm replacing an Onk Pro 885 mainly motivated by Audyssey MultEQ XT 32, but I want DSX Wides as well as much improved sound quality that will come with a 978, an Integra 80.2 or an Onk 5508. Plus I use Audyssey Pro and the pics of the 978 don't show a way to interface with a laptop running the Pro software.

I suppose I can wait until the 978 is released to see what the "state of the art DACs" bring to the marketplace and maybe influence the next Onk/Integra models which *do* have DSX.

I don't want to diss this model, so I should probably just lurk for a while ... smile

Jeff


Edited by pepar (03/05/11 02:45 PM)
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#86354 - 03/05/11 03:15 PM Re: Current 978 Feature List [Re: pepar]
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It's been so long ago now that my memory is unclear, but wasn't the aborted 997 suposed to support Dolby PLIIz ? Isn't that 9.1 ?
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