Posts Categorized: Audio

Onkyo Receivers With AccuEQ Are A Poor Choice

Onkyo Receivers With AccuEQ Are A Poor Choice

I have worked on several new Onkyo receivers with AccuEQ.  I am finding that this auto calibration technique is much worse than others on the market.  While the others are not particularly great they are better than AccuEQ.  Onkyo in the past also offered manual equalization for front, center, surrounds and subwoofer along with automatic setup. … Read more

Recommended Home Theater Receivers For 2014

Recommended Home Theater Receivers For 2014

  I recommend the following receivers for home theater use based on observed performance of these products.  The power you need to drive your system will depend on your speaker efficiency, speaker impedance, desired sound levels and room size.  A product with some type of loudness correction is recommended if you listen at low levels regularly. … Read more

Which Is Better Bitstream Or LPCM Audio?

Which Is Better Bitstream Or LPCM Audio?

Many people are interested in seeing what type of audio data is coming into their receiver or preamp.  These can be things like PCM, Multi-Channel PCM or bitstream like Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio.  What many people are unaware of is that sending your receiver or preamp bitstream data could be reducing the quality of the sound you are… Read more