The DTC I was able to set up the DTC The standard auto calibration is easy to accomplish with the included microphone and guides you step by step using onscreen menus. The soundstage was opened up quite a bit, especially the side-wall imaging, and the bass response was tighter across all of the seating positions. The MultEQ Pro calibration produced slightly different results. It allows you to select from four different EQ curves tailored to specific room sizes.
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The DTC I was able to set up the DTC The standard auto calibration is easy to accomplish with the included microphone and guides you step by step using onscreen menus. The soundstage was opened up quite a bit, especially the side-wall imaging, and the bass response was tighter across all of the seating positions. The MultEQ Pro calibration produced slightly different results.
It allows you to select from four different EQ curves tailored to specific room sizes. Bass response improved yet again, especially in my second row of seating, which is close to the back wall. While the standard calibration did an impressive job with this, the MultEQ Pro calibration virtually eliminated any difference between the rows in terms of bass performance.
I was surprised that every seat now sounded nearly as well balanced as the sweet spot, apart from the expected variations in imaging at different seating positions. I was far more impressed than I thought I would be with both solutions from Audyssey. The pro calibration is expensive, especially in comparison with the cost of the processor, but it does yield nice results.
In the end, I think most consumers would be more than satisfied with the onboard EQ, but the consummate tweaker might want to look into the pro calibration. I mated the DTC I was impressed with the increase in spatial resolution and clarity in the lower end that the Master Audio decoding offered. Both films showcased engaging soundstages and impressive dynamics, and their standard, lossy audio tracks came up a tad short when compared with the full lossless Master Audio.
Movie soundtracks actually sounded considerably better than I was used to, thanks to the Audyssey processing, a statement I thought I would never make. The benefits of the Audyssey post processing actually have me leaning a bit more in favor of the DTC The Anthem did, however, sometimes trump the Integra with dialogue. I thought this may be a result of the EQ, but it was there with or without EQ.
With digital music playback, both units were exceptional. The Integra is an as-is design with software updates available but no hardware upgrade paths. While I had little to complain about with the DTC Mating the DTC Detail and depth of image suffered with musical selections. This shortcoming of the DTC The video processing is superb, and its ability to decode literally every sound format on the market today makes it a rarity and a safe bet for long-term compatibility.
Honestly, at twice the price, I would call this a steal.
Onkyo Integra DTC-9
Integra raised a lot of eyebrows when it announced the new DTC This may just be the most fully featured value-priced surround processor out there. The back panel looks almost identical to those of the higher-end Integra receivers, less the speaker-output terminals. Integra has also included a balanced two-channel input. Despite the fact that the Integra uses balanced audio outputs, this is not a true dual-differential design. There are four HDMI 1. These support every audio and video format currently on the market.
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