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Some cracking deals on the sr in uk at moment making av much more expensive than the receiver
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I'm ordering parts today and would like to know what length XLR cable(monoprice) I need to go from a XPA-5 to a AV7005. The AV7005 will be right on top of the XPA-5 and I don't know if the 1.5ft is enough so should I go with the 3ft?
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I've been waiting for this preamp to become available with anticipation. I presently have a Marantz sr6003 with a Emotiva-Xpa 5 Amp. Setup is 5.1. I listen mainly to concert dvd's and some 2 Channel. Perfectly happy with the sound of this system but always looking to upgrade, my wife says i have a fever. I prefer analog over hdmi unless it is a movie. I have a oppo bdp-83se which i thoroughly enjoy. My spkrs are Monitor Audio RS6 fronts, rslcr center and rs1 surround. My sub is a AV123 Mfw-15. My tv is an LGpk550 50 inch Plasma. My question is would i be better served upgrading my spkrs to Monitor Audio Gold series or upgrading to this preamp. Which direction would i get the most bang for my buck. I can't get both. thanks in advance for any opinions that are offered.
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I'm ordering parts today and would like to know what length XLR cable(monoprice) I need to go from a XPA-5 to a AV7005. The AV7005 will be right on top of the XPA-5 and I don't know if the 1.5ft is enough so should I go with the 3ft?

Besides the physical distance there are other things you might want to consider in planning cable lengths. Might you ever need to pull one component forward and out of the rack without yanking all the connections and having them damage the ports? Might you need to not only pull the component out but also spin it around to examine or access the rear panel to make or disconnect connections? If you have easy access to the rear panel of these devices while they are in place with everything in plain view, because you can walk behind and fully see and reach all of the back surfaces, these things may not seem important, but I thought I'd throw them out there.

In A/V reproduction accuracy, there is no concept of "accounting for taste". We don't "pick" the level of bass any more than we get to pick the ending of a play. High fidelity is an unbiased, neutral, exact copy (or "reproduction") of the original source's tonal balance, timing, dynamics, etc..

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I'm ordering parts today and would like to know what length XLR cable(monoprice) I need to go from a XPA-5 to a AV7005. The AV7005 will be right on top of the XPA-5 and I don't know if the 1.5ft is enough so should I go with the 3ft?

Mugen, I don't know if you have ever used monoprice.com before but they have very reasonable priced cables in general. I just ordered 8 of the XLR 3 ft cables myself this morning. I just ordered the 3ft length to be safe. The difference in price at Monoprice between lengths is extremely reasonable. Just an FYI.


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What does anyone think about this processor compared to the onkyo pr-sc5508?
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Of course to the marketers this is exactly what they want to see; this year we buy XT, XT32 (only on the market for 4 months, or so, at this point) the next, "XT64" after that...."XT128" after that. Does it ever stop?

I hope not. That said, I cannot answer your basic question as to whether XT32 is superior to XT and I doubt anyone will since they are never available in the same piece of equipment. However, I cannot see why anyone would buy a new AVR or processor simply to make that transition. What I find more interesting, at least on paper, is the ability of XT32-equipped processors with dual sub outputs to effectively deal with two separately-situated subs.

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What does anyone think about this processor compared to the onkyo pr-sc5508?

Since we've come to learn from a previous post that the model number determines the sound quality, at least according to contacts at Marantz, I believe the answer is the Marantz is better by (7005 - 5508 = ) 1497. [joke]

In A/V reproduction accuracy, there is no concept of "accounting for taste". We don't "pick" the level of bass any more than we get to pick the ending of a play. High fidelity is an unbiased, neutral, exact copy (or "reproduction") of the original source's tonal balance, timing, dynamics, etc..

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For some humans, it already has.

And then for some they delusionally think, or at least claim, they can hear things which in fact they actually can't.

In A/V reproduction accuracy, there is no concept of "accounting for taste". We don't "pick" the level of bass any more than we get to pick the ending of a play. High fidelity is an unbiased, neutral, exact copy (or "reproduction") of the original source's tonal balance, timing, dynamics, etc..

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For some humans, it already has.

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And then for some they delusionally think, or at least claim, they can hear things which in fact they actually can't.

Yup. Humans vary a great deal both in their abilities and in their beliefs.

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Just placed my order at onecall.com Can't wait to replace my Rotel RSP-976 that has served me well for a decade!
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Just placed my order at onecall.com Can't wait to replace my Rotel RSP-976 that has served me well for a decade!

I had one. Lovely bit of kit at the time. That was in the days when Rotel could keep pace with the technology.
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And then for some they delusionally think, or at least claim, they can hear things which in fact they actually can't.

Ah zillchy. Such a sense of humor!
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Well I set up my Win 7 Media center on my PC and I can play all my FLAC files and photos from my PC on my AV7005. Here is my rack I just finished building. All I need is my Oppo 93 to replace the Denon 2900 and my Rythmik Sub kits to finish it up.





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Just placed my order at onecall.com Can't wait to replace my Rotel RSP-976 that has served me well for a decade!

I know the feeling. I ordered one too to replace my Denon AVR2801. What's this Pro Logic II I hear people talking about?
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Just placed my order at onecall.com Can't wait to replace my Rotel RSP-976 that has served me well for a decade!

Did they give any indication of delivery time? I have one on backorder and was wondering when they'd have them back in stock.
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Did they give any indication of delivery time? I have one on backorder and was wondering when they'd have them back in stock.

Never mind - just received shipping notice!
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Well I set up my Win 7 Media center on my PC and I can play all my FLAC files and photos from my PC on my AV7005.

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Any chance of getting a screenshot of what shows when playing FLACs?

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On a slightly related topic, I find it interesting that almost every post I read fully accepts, hook line and sinker, (as an example), that Audyssey XT32 is sonically superior to XT. [It may be, I don't know, I've never seen unbiased and controlled evaluations of the two.] There doesn't seem to be any degree of skepticism but instead a full acceptance of all the marketers' claims as "facts".

Of course to the marketers this is exactly what they want to see; this year we buy XT, XT32 (only on the market for 4 months, or so, at this point) the next, "XT64" after that...."XT128" after that. Does it ever stop? Will electronics ever exceed the resolution of human hearing?

Well, you can look at it that way if you want, but, as a self-anointed "audiophile," I won't settle for anything less than XT256.
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I know the feeling. I ordered one too to replace my Denon AVR2801. What's this Pro Logic II I hear people talking about?

Ahhh....you are light years ahead of me in technology though!
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Never mind - just received shipping notice!

I just ordered it yesterday and she didn't give me an ETA but said they had a shipment due very soon.
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I noticed exm that you own a .8003 and a mc8 how is the sq of the 8003 vs the more expensive but older mc8 please

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Outlaw is providing their 30-day in-home trial with this unit.

Thanks! I might give that a shot. This will give me the opportunity to try the AV8003 vs AV7005 vs Lexicon MC-8. Now I just have to talk to my wife
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Anyone know of a wireless bridge kit that will work with the AV7005? Wondering if the one on my Oppo BDP-83 would work?
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I made a mistake in reading my folders and it can not see FLAC files at this time. I have different music files including WAV as backup that have the same music.

It picked a Wav file instead of the FLAC file.

Still working on it. I will call Marantz Monday to see what the say.
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Been out of "current" AV news, so sorry for this question if it's obvious. Does anyone know if this unit will allow audio in via HDMI and video in via Component (simultaneously)? I have an older CRT projection TV but would like the new audio codecs that Blu-Ray has to offer. Thanks.
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^I don't own this unit, yet, but by my read of the on line manual, the answer is "yes" with some minor provisions. Some people in the SR7005 thread ( the receiver version of this device) have mentioned having issues with this feature working as stated however. The feature in this unit, at least, is called "video select".

The provisions:

-All devices must be hooked up simultaneously with both HDMI and component so they can run parallel through the AV7005. It will not convert HDMI down to component for you, a very rare feature in receivers, if you didn't already know that. [Although outboard devices like the HDFury (2) will do that and may be a good option for you; you may want to look into that path, effectively giving your projector an HDMI in.]

-Only 4 sources maximum will work in this way since there are only 4 component ins, which will need to be assigned to the proper HDMI sources you use for sound.

-I don't think you'll get any video processing done; the unit will be messing around with the video of the HDMI signal it sees. The unit will be acting as a component switcher only ("pass through") with no scaling, resolution changing, video adjustments, etc.

-You may need to select "video conversion off" for this to work.

That's my read but don't hold me to it.

Another possible work around if the alternative video select is messed up as others suggest in the SR7005 thread (but a firmware fix may very well come along, but when?) is to use the zone 2 component out as your actual main room video feed. Again, parallel component wiring would be necessary since there is no down conversion from HDMI.

In A/V reproduction accuracy, there is no concept of "accounting for taste". We don't "pick" the level of bass any more than we get to pick the ending of a play. High fidelity is an unbiased, neutral, exact copy (or "reproduction") of the original source's tonal balance, timing, dynamics, etc..

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Anyone know the trick to getting Dolby True HD and DTS HD working correctly via bitstream?

It keeps coming up as PCM or not recognizing it then running it in only Dolby Digital...

I tried it with my HD-DVD player and my PS3 I updated to the newest version of firmware which ironically doesn't play the movie Sunshine that we tried to watch tonight.

Is there a specific setting I need to set? I set the ps3 and HD-DVD to bitstream... Could it be a cable issue?

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Anyone know the trick to getting Dolby True HD and DTS HD working correctly via bitstream?

It keeps coming up as PCM or not recognizing it then running it in only Dolby Digital...

I tried it with my HD-DVD player and my PS3 I updated to the newest version of firmware which ironically doesn't play the movie Sunshine that we tried to watch tonight.

Is there a specific setting I need to set? I set the ps3 and HD-DVD to bitstream... Could it be a cable issue?

Things to check are:

Input assignment correct?

Input mode set to auto or HDMI?

and most important

Decode mode set to AUTO

Should work fine by Toshiba EP35 (HD-DVD) and Oppo Blu-ray are bitstreaming.
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Does anyone know if the flasher input on the AV7005 is compatible with the Logitech Harmony RF extender module?

As the IR sensor is not great I was considering hard wiring to the extender.

Cheers

In case anyone is interested, I have just tried connecting a stereo 3.5mm cable between my Logitech Harmony RF-extender to the 'flasher in' connector on the back of the amp and it works brilliantly. Very fast responce and I can point my Harmony anywhere in the room
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