Returned AVR advice on Audyssey Version?
Hi, I've returned my previous AVR (with audyssey) and it's replacement pioneer with (MCACC) as I'm struggling to find an amp that does what I need it to do at under £800? I've tried the Onkyo and Pioneer and now looking at Marantz and Denon etc... Can you please confirm what version Audyeesy I would need to allow me to do the following. Play a 5.1 DTS movie (via hdmi) bit-streamed to the AVR, then played through all my "7.1 wide" speaker setup... while, at the same time, adding some kind of dynamic range compression (but not standard/default "DRC" as it doesn't seem to work on all DTS movies) while still maintaining the 7.1 wide configuration. What options do Audyssey have that allows listeners to reduce the dynamic range on movies while in Audyssey wide mode? I've returned 2 AVRs as when I play my DTS movies and enable "DRC" it either drops them back to 5.1 ??? And adds compression, or the movie doesn't support standard DRC and therefore does nothing and says loud as hell in 7.1 wide mode? Can anyone please advise me what I need ensure Is in my specification when buying the new amp. I have a £800 budget, and so far have failed on 2 occasions to get what I need? I just want to have all my content bit streamed into the AVR, up mixed to "7.1 wide" with an option to have a "night mode" added to that 7.1 configuration. Standard "DRC" that is available on the AVR in both pioneer 2021 and onkyo does not work on all DTS bit streamed content... For example DRC works on my TopGun bluray but not my inception bluray.. Meaning I can watch topgun in 7.1 wide (with the dynamic range compressed) but DRC on inception does nothing... Meaning I have to switch to another mode (on the pioneer ALC) which reverted the movie to 5.1 and onkyo did the same? Do audessy have a certain version or feature i must look for to ensure I can do what it is I want to do. Thanks in advance.