Take a look at this from there website. Why do they have the Surrounds L/R saying .09 THD at 8 Ohms and then underneath they again say LSurround/RSurround at .7% THD at 8 Ohms.Yeah...I've seen that and it's very confusing. Makes you go 'huh?'. I think I just figured it out though.
I think it's giving the specs for the front L/R twice...once for just stereo and again for surround. So when it says:
Surround Power (Left/Right): 100 Watts + 100 Watts (20Hz - 20kHz, 0.09% THD, 8 ohms)
it's talking about the FRONT L/R speakers when you're in a Surround mode, i.e. all 5 speakers being driven at once.
1% THD was an unheard of amount of distortion back in the old audiophile day's. Sure, radio shack car stereo's might have that amount, but you would never see anything higher than .0? in any home stereo equipment/receivers that were worth owning.Did I miss something I thought we were talking about an entry level receiver. Nobody is going to consider this unit Audiophile stuff. Some would argue that nothing from Kenwood is but that is another debate. If you are trying to get audiophile performance at this price, go home, it ain't going to happen. Save you money until you can get what you want. Otherwise why degrade a product that at its price has gotten good reviews and is as good as anything in its class because yours happened to be defective and you are upset that you spent money an a cooling fan instead of having Kenwood fix it.
and 2nd why would the surround back be rated at 0.09% and the surrounds be at 0.7%. That doesn't make sense.That's not what it's saying. it's saying 'in surround mode' (i.e. the amp is driving all 6 channels at once) the L/R are .09...meaning the FRONT L and R. It's giving the specs for the Front L/R twice....once in stereo and again for surround mode.
So are you complaining that your $300 receiver does not sound like a multi $K system.I think the point he was trying to make is that we're talking about a receiver that sold for $500 originally and is THX select having crappy amplification to the surround speakers.