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    Default Woah, Pure Audio is the best thing ever

    I just tried that little pure audio button on the front of my onkyo 701 and it just about got rid of all the noise I was getting during flat spots with little playing during the song.

    I still think I'm gonna pick up one of those monster stage 2 power filters, and maybe get some of the THICK white monster cable and run it up along the wall a bit away from all my electrical cables, however.

    Edit: For those who don't know what it is, it turns off everything not needed to simply amplify an input and drive the speakers. It shuts off the power supplies to the video stuff, and all the other accessories, making it pretty much a power amp.

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    A lot of better preamps and receivers will offer a 'tone bypass' or 'direct' switch. Anytime I've had the option, I've used it.

    Good to hear it is to your liking.

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    I've found that as my equipment got better thru the years, I was slowly 'weening" myself off the tone controls as well. I've been running my system flat for about 2 years now, and never looked back.

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    On the 898 the pure audio is super clean but very bland.
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    Originally posted by scottvamp
    On the 898 the pure audio is super clean but very bland.
    At first, it takes a little getting used to. You have to "train" your ears out of the over-emphasized bass/treble. What I did was ran my system for a full week with the treble turned at -6db. It was pretty nasty, but after that, the flat 0db setting sounded great. It makes you realize how "artificial" the treble emphasis is; and also made me realize that "burn-in" should probably be called "ear burn-in." LOL
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    Holy crap! Man, with good recordings...the direct switch is good! You turn on something like Everlast and it's shot! Overall, I don't like the Polks on FLAT. I prefer like... -6 in treble! Bright little tweets they are!
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    You don't have the new Rti's yet. I hope the mellow out a little with break-in but right now they are quite bright!

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    Adding to Russ' comment, as you move further up the audio chain tone controls and even the balance feature are not to be found. That should tell you something.
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