Krell's 7-channel digital room equalizer:Similar to MCACC in the 49TX??

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  1. Kelly Scott Rickards

    Kelly Scott Rickards Stunt Coordinator

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    After reading Krell's Home Entertainment 2002 Show press release, I saw this quote about a feature on the upcoming Showcase Pre/Pro:
    http://www.krellonline.com/html/m_KAV_p_SHCSp_news.html
     
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    I know TacT Audio has a Home Theater correction component. I don't know that many details about it, namely whether it functions as a pre/pro too, or how expensive it is, but it looks interesting none-the-less. Personally, I think room correction is hard to do right (setting up that is) and I don't want another variable to have to deal with. I think room correction is best done with acoustic treatment, but that is me.
     
  3. Michael Langdon

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    Room correction is automatic on the Pioneer Elite 49TX. It is a manual process on the Krell Showcase (i.e. you will have to analayze the room by another means and enter your findings/values into the Krell Showcase).

    Mike
     
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    Mike,

    How is the Pioneer's automatic? Do you somehow program the layout and placement of your setup? This doesn't seem like true correction to me. When I think of room correction I think of busting out the measuring instruments and trying to correct for room nodes, reflections, and room decay. But a couple of speaker designers that I respect have indicated that such software doesn't seem to work because the measurements are too crude.
     
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  6. Michael Langdon

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    Thanks RajeeK. I may also add that after the Pioneer 49TX determines its' values, you can change them.
     
  7. Michael Langdon

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    After looking through the Showcase manual, it looks as if the processor does not have separate channel level settings for the different modes (DD, DTS, DPLII, etc.). The crossover settings are 40, 60, 80, 100, 120 Hz (I believe). I would like to have seen maybe a 10 Hz increment. The Krell Showcase doesn't seem to offer or be THX Ultra2 certified. This certification, among other things, adds THX Cinema and THX Music formats (7.1?) that can be applied to 5.1 material for those with surround back speakers.

    There are other units available in the same price range with better crossover selection, THX Ultra2 certification, and the ability to store separate channel level settings per mode. The assumption is, of course, that these units including the Krell sound similar.

    Mike
     
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    It should be noted that the 9 band equalization applies only to the 49TX. The 47TX uses 5 band equalization.

    -Lyle J.P.
     
  10. Jeffrey Chin

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    common sense dictates that you usually get what you pay for w/ Krell. the showcase line has pricing similar to the older kav line

    i would say the showcase series is the "budget" line, much like the "c class" mercedes benz

    showcase processor = hts1
    showcase amp = kav-500

    i was at the he2002 expo as well
    krell had one of the nicer demos
    7ch on an amp is a great idea

    however i could not pass up on the deal i got for the
    KRELL THEATER AMP STANDARD

    happy listening and remember...
    KRELL OWNZ JOO
     

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