It can be difficult to get Disney+ to sound great on big blockbuster movies. I give you some pointers for both Audyssey and Yamaha YPAO.
Since more and more companies are switching to Dirac Live in their receivers - Onkyo and Pioneer being two of the latest ones to do so - I thought it would be important to compare Dirac to Audyssey and YPAO. I don't see a lot of reviewers or sites fully explaining the pros and cons... Continue Reading →
Not everyone is aware that they can control Yamaha receivers with a web browser. However, even fewer people know that there are TWO web interfaces on higher-end Yamaha receivers, with one geared towards installers. Find out more in this article.
Yamaha introduced Surround:AI with their previous-generation receivers. I had a RX-A3080 with me to test for a month - not provided by Yamaha. While I appreciated the clean beautiful sound of the receiver - Surround:AI did not leave me impressed. Read on to see why! What is Surround:AI? I have written at length about Yamaha's... Continue Reading →
Yamaha's new line-up tries to sexy things up with a slightly controversial new look and a new platform. The 3 top end receivers correspond to their old line up as below: RX-A4A to RX-A1080 RX-A6A to RX-A2080 RX-A8A to RX-A3080 Let's look at a summary of their differentiating features like we did for the current... Continue Reading →
Getting started with manual audio calibration is not an easy task. This manual guides you through the theory and the practice of starting out step by step.
Have you spent hours configuring your Yamaha system and you are still not satisfied with the results? Maybe you just got your Yamaha system and you want to get the very best performance out of it? Then this guide is for you!
Here you were thinking you had it all sorted once you applied EQ to your system, hey? Not so fast... a flat EQ is not going to give you correct tonal balance after all. Meet Loudness Correction.
Good sound is dependent just as much on doing the setup correctly, than it is on buying great gear. In this guide, I show you how to get the very best out of your Yamaha Receiver by configuring YPAO correctly.
YPAO - The Lost Manual Since this guide was written many years ago, I have spent 100s of hours learning about and testing all the Room Correction solutions as a way to create my perfect dedicated Home Cinema. While I have achieved that goal - and then some, I want you to be able to... Continue Reading →