At what price point does one get real bass management?

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  1. Robert Lovejoy

    Robert Lovejoy Stunt Coordinator

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    When my old Denon Pro-Logic receiver gave up the ghost a while back, I needed a quick replacement and picked up an Onkyo 494. It has sounded wonderful and I have generally been happy with it.

    Then I got a new SVS 20-39PC+. Of course, I knew I had to calibrate, so I picked up Avia and the infamous Radio Shock SPL meter, and off I went.

    Now the Onkyo has trims for the speakers all right. I found, in calibrating, my centers were 2 db hot (I have the JBL NSP1 set for mains). At any rate, I am able to set the trims, but when I power down the receiver, the trims come back all set at 0. It's not a big deal for me to reset them all the time, but I can't see my wife doing it.

    So, can anyone recommend a receiver perhaps a tad less modest than the Onkyo that remembers your trims? I was happy with Onkyo's features and performance, so I don't think I'll be wanting a top-of-the-line receiver, but I'm curious as to the price point of a receiver that remembers your trims.

    Thanks for any help here!
     
  2. StephenL

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    Sounds like you're temporarily changing the speaker output levels with the CH SEL and LEVEL buttons on the remote. If your Onkyo is like mine, you need to go the Speaker Setup > Level Calibration menu.
     

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