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Old 13-06-2020, 10:44 PM   #1
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Advice : Flac music sound bad on Avr

Need advice.

I got AVR Onkyo RZ 730 with Q Acoustic 3010i & Elac sub woofer.

When I play movies it sound good.
When I play dolby / dts demo file with mtv clips it sound good.

However when I play Flac 16-24 bit rate file & lame mp3 file it sound bad.

There is a usb input on the AVR
I connect thumbdrive with flac file to the Usb

I toggle from pure audio , direct & other mode
It still sound bad

Do I need addition equipment or Avr sound not good for music file ??
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Old 14-06-2020, 12:30 AM   #2
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Does it sound bad with line in or other sources like a DVD/BD player or even your TV? (Connect the USB stick to your TV and use your TV to play) You can also try BT and Chromecast/Airplay...

Check if there is sound coming from your subwoofer too
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Old 14-06-2020, 01:46 AM   #3
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Need advice.

I got AVR Onkyo RZ 730 with Q Acoustic 3010i & Elac sub woofer.

When I play movies it sound good.
When I play dolby / dts demo file with mtv clips it sound good.

However when I play Flac 16-24 bit rate file & lame mp3 file it sound bad.

There is a usb input on the AVR
I connect thumbdrive with flac file to the Usb

I toggle from pure audio , direct & other mode
It still sound bad

Do I need addition equipment or Avr sound not good for music file ??
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What do you expect from lossy vs lossless sources?

The plus side? Your amp has decent sound quality and your ears are working fine.
If you can't hear the difference, sell the amp and use Bluetooth speaker and be done with it.
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Old 14-06-2020, 02:08 PM   #4
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We dont know your level of experience so... Think u have to slowly figure out yourself how to improve the sound. Could be some mistakes in your setup or settings also. Don't rush to spend money or u may regret.
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Old 15-06-2020, 11:04 AM   #5
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When playing music I always use 2.1 only. Off any Calibration system example : AccuEQ or Audyssey.
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Old 15-06-2020, 11:29 AM   #6
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what is bad btw?

compared with what?

AVR tested with flac... before buying at the store?
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Old 15-06-2020, 12:04 PM   #7
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I think playing music on AVR don't sound best as compare to a standalone streamer with HDD like Auralic or USB input from Oppo player which have build in DAC....then go directly to analog or XLR on a integrated amplifier....you can't expect much from a AVR
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