Auto Room EQ/MCACC/YPao: Must Have Feature or Overrated.

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Shane Martin, Mar 18, 2004.

  1. Shane Martin

    Shane Martin Producer

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    Well I'm deciding on 2 recievers at the moment: Denon 3805 or the Rotel 1056 as the others have been ruled out(Pioneer Elite/Yamaha etc).

    The only feature worth noting that is "lacking" on the Rotel(besides 2 amp channels) is the lack of the Auto room eq that is on the Denon and most of the other newer receivers. Is this feature REALLY that big of a deal?

    Is there another way to compensate for the lack of this feature and do you think it is a must have at this point?
     
  2. ChadLB

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    I think a SPL Meter and DVE/AVIA get part of it done. If you want more done then get a BFD and tweak it all.
     
  3. BenK

    BenK Stunt Coordinator

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    Its more than just a gimmick in my opinion. Normally they work really well. This is from experience and from reading. The Rotel unit is most likely superior but the Denon is feature rich with the auto setup/eq. Knowing this alone I'd get the Denon. If the Rotel had the auto setup I wouldnt think twice and get the Rotel. If you dont mind me asking why did you rule out the Yamaha and Pioneer?
     
  4. Shane Martin

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    Yamaha because of the lack of the three component ins.
    Pioneer because it lacks PLIIx
     
  5. itai

    itai Stunt Coordinator

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    For setting your reciever and than leaving it set for 2/3 years, untill you replace it, why would i need this feature?
    both these machines seems close in specs, weigh about the same (17kg), which can hint at amp section size, but the denon has extra channels (7.1).
    i would a/b them.
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