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After a new setup run i got this results, and a look at the GUI http://www.minhembio.com/forum/index...&#entry3026885

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Just pre-ordered from a local dealer. I was told they will be shipping in one to two weeks.
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Audessy always pulls the subs lower then we like, you have to go into the menu and change the settings. Mine were both set to -15db, I increased both to -13.5db and this made a huge difference.

If it set the sub to -15db, that may be the limit of the range of adjustment. You should turn down the gain on the sub itself and re-run Audyssey. If, then, you want to bump up the sub, that's fine but, at least, you will know you are working from the base of a proper setup.

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Okay efter spending almost 2 days with auto setup im finished. And the results is amazing. Bad that i have to do it all over next weekend when my Paradigm Sub 25 arrives
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Trying to figure out if I should go with the 80.2 or the Onkyo Pro PR-SC5508. I have no idea why there is Intgra and Onkyo Pro company and why they are releasing a similar product. Any ideas as to what sets these two apart?

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Trying to figure out if I should go with the 80.2 or the Onkyo Pro PR-SC5508. I have no idea why there is Intgra and Onkyo Pro company and why they are releasing a similar product. Any ideas as to what sets these two apart?

You have 3 years warranty on the Integra vs 2 on the Onkyo. Integra can be pro calibrated. And of course the look seperates them.
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You have 3 years warranty on the Integra vs 2 on the Onkyo. Integra can be pro calibrated. And of course the look seperates them.

Also...the Integra has a 6 month advanced exchange vs straight repair on the Onkyo and OnkyoPro.
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Straight from the Integra General Product Information 2010 CD .. from CEDIA

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Pretty hefty price increase...

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Pretty hefty price increase...

Just wait until Denon refreshes the AVP-A1HDCI. It'll seem like a bargain.

But I know what you mean. I'm using the OP 885.
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Pretty hefty price increase...

Yeah. I was pretty interested in this unit but it's priced too high for me.
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Straight from the Integra General Product Information 2010 CD .. from CEDIA .. MSRP $2800

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I think you may be quoting the DTR 80.2 not the DHC 80.2. Check the 9/20/10 press release. The DHC 80.2 has an MSRP of $2,300. That's what I was quoted from my dealer and I got a nice discount off of that price.
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I think you may be quoting the DTR 80.2 not the DHC 80.2. Check the 9/20/10 press release. The DHC 80.2 has an MSRP of $2,300. That's what I was quoted from my dealer and I got a nice discount off of that price.

My mistake. That was the "DTR."

I deleted the erroneous info!

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Whew! Thanks - Don

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Meller,

Can you confirm that the equalizer is 15 band like the 9.8, or have they downgraded it to 7 bands like the onkyo 5008
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Can you confirm that the equalizer is 15 band like the 9.8, or have they downgraded it to 7 bands like the onkyo 5008

No its 15.
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With Audyssey on board, does anyone contemplate using the equalizer?
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I have a couple of questions for you guys...

Does anyone know if the 80.2 has a metal faceplate and knob? I'm guessing it does, just wanted to confirm.

Does this have Control4 integration built in?

And I read the the 2 Ch/stereo performance of the 80.1 was nothing to rave about. Has anything changed in the 80.2? Has it improved? I ask because I'm guessing I will use the 80.1 mostly for listen to my music streamed from iTunes.

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I have a couple of questions for you guys...

Does anyone know if the 80.2 has a metal faceplate and knob? I'm guessing it does, just wanted to confirm.

Does this have Control4 integration built in?

And I read the the 2 Ch/stereo performance of the 80.1 was nothing to rave about. Has anything changed in the 80.2? Has it improved? I ask because I'm guessing I will use the 80.1 mostly for listen to my music streamed from iTunes.

yes to both...metal....call Integra 800 225 1946 for the Control 4 question.
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I have a couple of questions for you guys...

Does anyone know if the 80.2 has a metal faceplate and knob? I'm guessing it does, just wanted to confirm.

Does this have Control4 integration built in?

And I read the the 2 Ch/stereo performance of the 80.1 was nothing to rave about. Has anything changed in the 80.2? Has it improved? I ask because I'm guessing I will use the 80.1 mostly for listen to my music streamed from iTunes.

Out of curiosity if your using it mostly for music why not buy a 2 channel pre with HT passthrough and just the 40.2?

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It's not that I won't be using for ht theater, it's just that I think I'll be a little more critical when it comes to music, so i want it to sound good. That being said, I'm not an audiophile, so I guess I want to hear it from somebody who knows better that the Integra 80.2 is no slouch when it comes to music.

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It's not that I won't be using for ht theater, it's just that I think I'll be a little more critical when it comes to music, so i want it to sound good. That being said, I'm not an audiophile, so I guess I want to hear it from somebody who knows better that the Integra 80.2 is no slouch when it comes to music.

Let's be more precise in our language. You say you are more critical when it comes to music and so am I but..................are your music sources analog or digital? I ask because the minor failings of the Integra prepros are with their analog inputs, not the digital inputs, and the number of channels is totally irrelevant.

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Just pre-ordered from a local dealer. I was told they will be shipping in one to two weeks.

My local dealer knew nothing about the 80.2 and had to contact Integra directly. They were told they cannot order it until the end of October but did confirm the $2300 retail price.

How does the 80.2 compare to the Marantz AV7005 which is $800 cheaper? If you listen to more music than HT, I am hearing that the Marantz will sound better for 2.1 audio and even on the HT front that the Anchor Bay 1080P processor on the Marantz is better than the HQV Reon chip in the Integra... so why is the Integra so much more $$$?

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My local dealer knew nothing about the 80.2 and had to contact Integra directly. They were told they cannot order it until the end of October but did confirm the $2300 retail price.

How does the 80.2 compare to the Marantz AV7005 which is $800 cheaper? If you listen to more music than HT, I am hearing that the Marantz will sound better for 2.1 audio and even on the HT front that the Anchor Bay 1080P processor on the Marantz is better than the HQV Reon chip in the Integra... so why is the Integra so much more $$$?

At least in existing models, Marantz has/had wimpy processors without enough snot to do common 96/24 DTS-HD and TrueHD and keep Audyssey room correction running. Audyssey drops out on those sources. That is buried in the @#$^^& manual. Don't know about the one you mention, but now you know what to look for.

Truth in posting: Onk and Integras drop Audyssey at 24/192 multichannel, but ... just find a source like that.

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At least in existing models, Marantz has/had wimpy processors without enough snot to do common 96/24 DTS-HD and TrueHD and keep Audyssey room correction running. Audyssey drops out on those sources. That is buried in the @#$^^& manual. Don't know about the one you mention, but now you know what to look for.

Truth in posting: Onk and Integras drop Audyssey at 24/192 multichannel, but ... just find a source like that.

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Yes. The Marantz AV7005 does that, too, and is an advance on the AV8003. In addition, it has Audyssey MultEQ XT (old one had only MultEQ) and Pro-compatibility. Of course, the Integra trumps that with XT32.

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Yes. The Marantz AV7005 does that, too, and is an advance on the AV8003. In addition, it has Audyssey MultEQ XT (old one had only MultEQ) and Pro-compatibility. Of course, the Integra trumps that with XT32.

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Let's be more precise in our language. You say you are more critical when it comes to music and so am I but..................are your music sources analog or digital? I ask because the minor failings of the Integra prepros are with their analog inputs, not the digital inputs, and the number of channels is totally irrelevant.

Kal...I will be listening to about 90% of my music streamed to my Apple AirPort Express and the other 10% will be from my CD/SACD player and my turntable. So does that mean that the steamed music will sound great since it goes into a digital source?

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Kal...I will be listening to about 90% of my music streamed to my Apple AirPort Express and the other 10% will be from my CD/SACD player and my turntable. So does that mean that the steamed music will sound great since it goes into a digital source?

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With Audyssey on board, does anyone contemplate using the equalizer?


I found with Audyssey my 5.1 system was good, but somewhat flat in the high end, and low end.

I did a test on a blu-ray concert with Audyssey on and then off. I noticed quite a bit more detail in the high end, and better bass in the low end, with Audyssey off.

I also liked the sound with a little more manual adjustment on the equalizer section. This is just my preference.

I like to use Audyssey to initially set up all the distances/spl etc, but turn it off after that.

It all boils down to listening preferences.

Maybe the Audyssey xt32 is better for preserving the high end. It would be nice to know.
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