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post #121 of 132 Old 12-22-2012, 02:16 AM
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Is there an existing thread for asking questions/sharing info on this unit or Onkyo processors in general? I just got a 5509 and could use a little support.
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post #122 of 132 Old 12-27-2012, 11:28 PM
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Same situation here. Looking for SC5509 owners thread. Mine will be delivered tomorrow via FedEx. Got it for Xmas to replace the NAD T163. I chose this one over the Marantz AV7701, mainly of the ravings over Audyssey XT32 and 4K upscaling.
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I'm not sure that there is a real dedicated thread other than this one, but you might consider the Integra DHC-80.3 as most consider it a nearly equivalent unit. Based on forum activity, it doesn't seem like PR-SC5509 is gaining much traction in the market.

Then again, not a ton of action on the Marantz AV7701 Owner's Thread either... and that's the most comparable unit to this.
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i was considering a onkyo upgrade for the longest time, i have the pr-sc5507,

very disappointed that onkyo decided to skip doing a XX10 model, aka what should be a pr-sc5510!

ended up with a marantz av8801. don't think i am going back to onkyo after this.
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i was considering a onkyo upgrade for the longest time, i have the pr-sc5507,

very disappointed that onkyo decided to skip doing a XX10 model, aka what should be a pr-sc5510!

ended up with a marantz av8801. don't think i am going back to onkyo after this.

Yes, I went from a 5508 to a Denon 4520 (with a very short period with a 4311). I much prefer the Denon.
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Hi guys,

Sorry I didn't reply a bit earlier, the avs email alerts were being eaten by my junkmail filters.

I apologize, the display is still green, but the new volume knob is blue. I think the rest of the ...09 onkyo series had this as well. The one volume knob now works for zone 2 and 3 as well, you hit the zone button and then turn the knob to adjust for that zone. the PR-SC5508 had left/right arrows under the front door that you used.

Other impressions - I ran the full MultEQ XT32 and I personally don't really like it I need to find some time and get out spectrum analyzer software and listen to what's going on but it makes my PSB Synchrony Ones sound... harsh in the trebles? It was the same on the PR-SC5508.

And let's be honest, if you don't like the Audyssey XT32, and you don't need balanced outputs (which i use but probably don't have to) then you can probably get a Denon AV7701 or AV7005 and save some coin. I really don't know, reviewers love the DHC-80.3 and so many forum members love MultEQ XT32, but for me it just doesn't seem right.

As far as buying one of these things, Abt.com has them in stock, and it looks our friend Chris at Cleveland Plasma is an Onkyo dealer, so you probably have some options now.
I have the DHC 80.3 and concur with your Audyssey observations. I have gotten three new mics and have made good strides but still prefer Audyssey off for music and makes my 205/2s a bit harsh on some material. Turning Audyssey off fixes it.

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i was considering a onkyo upgrade for the longest time, i have the pr-sc5507,

very disappointed that onkyo decided to skip doing a XX10 model, aka what should be a pr-sc5510!

ended up with a marantz av8801. don't think i am going back to onkyo after this.

I am in the same boat.

I have an Marantz AV88001 on order.
How does it compare sonically to the 5507?

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I have the DHC 80.3 and concur with your Audyssey observations. I have gotten three new mics and have made good strides but still prefer Audyssey off for music and makes my 205/2s a bit harsh on some material. Turning Audyssey off fixes it.

I have tried 5507 XT many times and came to the same concussion.

If you have good speakers and a good room, I think the extra processing takes you backwards.
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Is $1900 a good price for 5509?
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You can probably do better, check out audiogon or ebay... i'm actually about to sell mine, hit me up via PM if you are interested.
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Can anyone tell me if the 5509 lets you select whether HDMI output is RGB or YCbCr?
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You can probably do better, check out audiogon or ebay... i'm actually about to sell mine, hit me up via PM if you are interested.

What are you getting, i am always curious to get new ideas, upgraditis is a killer hobby for the wallet:)
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