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#173047 - 09/09/07 02:39 AM Re: Axiom Pre/Pro Wishlist [Re: duckman]
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What about radio tuner as an external option? I don't need a tuner built in, as I never listen to the radio.

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#173048 - 09/09/07 01:36 PM Re: Axiom Pre/Pro Wishlist [Re: CV]
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I agree about the external tuner, to me it's just dead weight. There are so many kinds of radio now- satelite,web based, probably more to come in the future, it makes sense to me to have a separate tuner. They say it's cheap to include the tuner section in processors, but to me it's a "feature" I consider a detriment to the product.
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#173049 - 09/16/07 06:11 AM Re: Axiom Pre/Pro Wishlist [Re: duckman]
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Just to keep the thread going, when is parametric EQ going to become a standard feature in preamp-processors/receivers? I'm interested in the Velodyne SMS-1, but how much nicer would it be to have that kind of equalization built into the preamp? I wouldn't even mind a higher price bracket for that convenience.

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#173050 - 09/17/07 04:46 PM Re: Axiom Pre/Pro Wishlist [Re: CV]
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How about having the possibility (when 7.x is deployed in your room) to reconfigure easily (remembered by input?) into 7.1, 5.1 using side surround and 5.1 using back surrounds? That could be nice when playing multichannel audio that I find sometimes sounds better with speakers in the back than in the side.
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#173051 - 09/17/07 04:54 PM Re: Axiom Pre/Pro Wishlist [Re: EFalardeau]
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That's funny because for me, music sounds better with just sides rather than just rears. And for movies, just rears is better than just sides. Of course, all of them on is better than just half on.

I want to see a pre/pro that takes a frequency response measurement of my ears, then my room and provides the requisite compensation. And it should incorporate a "sound containment field" so that sound doesn't spill outside my designated listening area. And "sound shields" to prevent unwanted sounds from entering.

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#173052 - 09/17/07 04:59 PM Re: Axiom Pre/Pro Wishlist [Re: EFalardeau]
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One of the biggest obstacles to performing a passable A/B test at home is the ability to connect two pairs of main channel speakers, level match them, and be able to switch easily and instantaneously between them. I'd love to see a feature like this included. An extra geeky bonus feature would be to include a random speaker selection button so you could self-administer an ABX test.
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#173053 - 09/17/07 04:59 PM Re: Axiom Pre/Pro Wishlist [Re: Mojo]
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Actually, I may have incorrectly formulated my wish. It depends a lot if the music is coming from a 4-channel original and from which recording studio. This is why it would be nice to have something very easily configurable.

I actually too prefer the sides (the configuration that I use and never change unless to experiment), but some recordings are assuming a very specific "backstage" and it sounds very, very wide, especially with quadpolars like QS-8.
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#173054 - 09/17/07 05:02 PM Re: Axiom Pre/Pro Wishlist [Re: pmbuko]
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Great idea.

And since it already knows the transfer function of your ears and your room, it should automagically tell you which speaker is better.

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#173055 - 09/17/07 05:05 PM Re: Axiom Pre/Pro Wishlist [Re: EFalardeau]
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No also try this in PLIIx. Decrease the volume of your fronts by say 5db and increase your main volume. When I do that in my room, the soundstage gets really, really deep.

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#187924 - 12/13/07 07:24 PM Re: Axiom Pre/Pro Wishlist [Re: CV]
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Just another thought.

It would be really nice to be able to easily A/B when you're playing with settings. That's the only really annoying thing about the Integra so far. When you go into the setup, it interrupts both audio and video. It also takes a few moments to even get into the setup, so by the time you make your changes and hear the result, you may have forgotten your reference. It would be nice to be able to make changes without interrupting audio and video. I mean, you can only put so many functions into the remote, so for all of the settings that you have to access the setup meny for, it would be nice to have something like an undo/redo.

Also, I have to say again how nice it would be to be able to store multiple profiles per source. It would be cool to make independent experimental excursions into the settings and see how different your settings profiles turn out, then be able to cycle through them and see what end result you like the best.

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