Setup and Initial Thoughts
The setup process went smoothly and within minutes we were just about ready to get our groove on. The system has a timer and with a timer you need a clock, both functions are changed in the set up menu. There are three pre-programmed settings that control the brightness of the display and you also have the network settings.
We ran into an issue with the WiFi setup. The unit didn't like all of my advanced wireless goodies so I had to change one of the bridges to run without turbo mode on. Once we made a strict compliance device for the X-SMC4-K to connect to everything went smooth.
The menu system is small and laid out in a convent manner.
Advanced options allow you to configure Bluetooth connections, set volume limits, pass code the system and even configure the power savings technology.
In the sound options you have access to the advanced settings. Virtual Surround gives your music a much larger sound. Sound Retriever restores frequencies lost in MP3 files, but with it on your FLAC music sounds too bright.
For MP3 files we enabled Sound Retriever and Virtual Surround, set the bass to +4 and the Treble to -1. The sound was very good and MUCH better than the stock settings with the enhancements turned off and zeroed out.
For FLAC files those settings were too bright and harsh. We turned Sound Retriever off, moved the bass to +3 and turned treble up to +1. Your ears will tell you what sounds good with your music, but this is a starting point.
We really don't like the fact that we needed to change settings depending on the quality of music we fed the system so over time we'll try to find a good compromise between the two.
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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [Specifications, Pricing and Availability]
- Page 3 [Packaging and Accessories]
- Page 4 [Pioneer Elite X-SMC4-K Music Tap]
- Page 5 [The Remote and Display]
- Page 6 [Putting it to Work - Using the Pioneer Elite X-SMC4-K]
- Page 7 [Final Thoughts]
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