Morning all. Hoping I can get some direction on this one please.
Got lots of Sonos, all S2 and all amplified to decent in-ceiling speakers. Works a treat, always has.
But I’m adding a new room. Essentially a home cinema room with the normal speakers, SW, large TV, AVR etc. I’ve plugged in a new Port via RCA to the SAT I/P.
It works but sounds a bit meh.
I’m not trying get any cinema type functionality, just good sound, stereo, surround, anything really.
Is there a rule of thumb or best practice for settings an AVR to get a decent sound out? It just doesn’t sound great.
The AVR itself is old but a solid performer …. A Pioneer VSA-AX10Ai feeding B&W Matrix fronts & rears and a B&W ASW800 sub.
Best answer by Belly M
Well you certainly have a beast of an AVR, a solid performance giver but let’s not rule it out totally. Ensure you are testing with a stereo direct / pure mode on the Pioneer.
Fix the volume on the port and use the volume control on the Pioneer.
Try a different analogue in port such as tape and perhaps different leads.
Test using both the digital outputs from the port
beyond that… another manufacturers streamer.