Direct\/pure direct is different than no room correction. Turning Audyssey off or using "bypass L\/R" still utilizes a lot of the processing in the receiver (besides just room correction). Direct and Pure Direct bypass these additional processing steps giving a sound that is closer to what is on the source.\n\nExactly!! It eliminates all DSP like RC and bass management... the sole excpetion being the D\/A converters at the input stage. This is how it is with my Yamaha as well. I think my confusion lies in the fact that he mentioned that he turns off Auddessy and I thought this is only possible through Pure Direct Mode and not stereo mode. On my Yammy, Stereo mode still engagaes RC.... ermm and yes I can turn it off seperately. This thread made me re read my owners manual.