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His was setup like you want yours. Very helpful member who can answer your questions. Good luck.
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I recently purchased a 220 version to use here in the US. I got a step converter and all is well. Was able to power it up and make sure it functioned for sound only with limited time.


I was wondering if someone could give me some pointers on using this with my Home theater set up(in my sig)


Currently I have two set ups, HT and two channel using an amp switcher in the same room with my RF7ii's.


Questions looking for answers:


Is there a way to rid my HT system of the MM7025 amp/beresford switcher and replace and incorprate the 990, and use the 990 to power my mains for both 2ch and HT?


I have two subs for my HT, can those be passed through like the mains (HT bypass?)


Just wondering if anyone here has set up the home theater bypass with the 990, how you ran it, how the Auddyssey of my marantz will work with or through the 990. If the subs can be used with 2 channel and HT would the subs hav to ran into the 990 then out. Little confused on the HT bypass, but if it works the way I think i might, it could simplify my system greatly, while improving it.


Or I can just keep the two systems seperate and keep all the gear as it sits


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Yes, one of the really nice things about the HK990 is that is has a HT passthrough for both hi pass and a PAIR of subwoofers.

Set up the audessey with your AVR as you normally would. You will want to connect the the line outs F and R to the processor input, and the sub outs from the AVR to the sub pass through.

Then set up the 990 using it's room correction for stereo listening and it will also provide crossover for your subs, separately from the AVR.

One issue I found was that the level for the processor can be set at the factory very low. Getting to the level setting for the input is a little tricky, hopefully you got the manual, or you can get it on line. You may need to go in and increase the level setting for the processor input.

Enjoy, I loved mine!
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Yes, one of the really nice things about the HK990 is that is has a HT passthrough for both hi pass and a PAIR of subwoofers.

Set up the audessey with your AVR as you normally would. You will want to connect the the line outs F and R to the processor input, and the sub outs from the AVR to the sub pass through.

Then set up the 990 using it's room correction for stereo listening and it will also provide crossover for your subs, separately from the AVR.

One issue I found was that the level for the processor can be set at the factory very low. Getting to the level setting for the input is a little tricky, hopefully you got the manual, or you can get it on line. You may need to go in and increase the level setting for the processor input.

Enjoy, I loved mine!

Thank you for the reply and confirmation that it will work as I thought. Very cool, now just a matter having time to play with it. I love new toys, especially this one. Waiting to purchase this for many years has raised my anticipation/excitement levels. Working construction leaves me very little time during the working months, but 3 months of play time in the winter. Hopefully I can squeeze some 2 channel fun time in between work and family time before winter.

Marantz SR6010 -- Marantz MM7025 -- Marantz UD5007
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Had a few hours to set up and play with the 990.

I ran the ezseteq and started listening to different kinds of music and playing with the eq's.

I pushed it hard running it in the -10 to 0 range for a couple hours.

I could cook a pizza on this thing, I have limited area on left and right, but with two ac infinity fans on top it was still in the 130 degree range.

I have Klipsch speakers which with my two previous amps Marantz and B&K my ears would get fatigued after a listening session like this one. This was not the case with the 990. I even upped the tone control slightly on the treble. Not sure if it was ezseteq or just the 990 but my two channel set up has never sounded better.

With the output of my 7ii's I have zero desire to add a sub in the mix. Man can the 990 make those dual 10's pound.

I had planned on putting this in my main system with the bypass, but with the heat this thing shells out, I will just keep it set up to the side and use my amp switcher.

I am very very happy with this beast. I hope to get a few more sessions in shortly and continue to play with it and it's features.

I picked up an ERC 3000watts step converter as this 990 is the 220 version. With all shipping from over seas and the converter I pulled it in for under 1k$. I missed the last one on ebay that sold for $1400, so saved myself 4-500 going with the UK version.
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What it that sitting on top of your 990? It would seem the position of it would block good ventilation on the 990. Can it be moved to determine if it is blocking ventilation? That 990 needs as much room as possible.
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Its an amp switcher to switch between my HT(Marantz) and 2 Channel(990) for use with the same speakers. The heat sinks are open top to bottom and I have fans on top of them pulling air up through them.

It may be limiting a small amount of ventilation sitting up there, but imo not a significant amount.

Although it is convenient for me there, I'll see if there is another place that makes sense.
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Its an amp switcher to switch between my HT(Marantz) and 2 Channel(990) for use with the same speakers. The heat sinks are open top to bottom and I have fans on top of them pulling air up through them.

It may be limiting a small amount of ventilation sitting up there, but imo not a significant amount.

Although it is convenient for me there, I'll see if there is another place that makes sense.
As long as it's 130 F and not 130 C

Good ventilation is important for this unit.
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I was lucky enough to come across a HD990 on ebay that was brand new, never opened in box last week. I got it for about the price of a used one so glad I snagged it.

Pretty cool opening up a 6 year old brand new item.

I hooked it up using the HRS link.

Very happy to have the two. It's been a long time waiting.
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Marantz SR6010 -- Marantz MM7025 -- Marantz UD5007
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