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The safe max volume limit is 80 so best to set the Volume Limit setting to 80 to ensure no one can accidentally go above that level.
Thanks for your reply. So you're suggesting that I should avoid listening to music at levels higher than 80. As mentioned I have used volume at 85 and I haven't noticed any strange sounds, but maybe I'm wrong
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I've noticed that I have to crank this rcvr up to rock out.
This is normal with any modern D&M AVR as it uses a logarithmic volume scale such that average volume will be 50-70% of max.
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This is normal with any modern D&M AVR as it uses a logarithmic volume scale such that average volume will be 50-70% of max.
Hi jdsmoothie,

I have question,

I want to use sub in direct mode, so i change bass management to LFE+Main
Bookshelf speaker set to small. connection to sub using sub out-->lfe
The question, "is the crossover setting in avr still applied in direct mode?"

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There is no bass management when using DIRECT mode so the FL/FR speakers are treated as LARGE and get a full range signal. If you are passing a stereo 2.0 signal, the sub will not be active. If you do want the sub to receive a signal, set the sub to LFE+MAIN and the lower freq < FL/FR crossover will ALSO be sent to the sub in addition to being played by the FL/FR speakers (aka "double bass" mode).

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There is no bass management when using DIRECT mode so the FL/FR speakers are treated as LARGE and get a full range signal. If you are passing a stereo 2.0 signal, the sub will not be active. If you do want the sub to receive a signal, set the sub to LFE+MAIN and the lower freq < FL/FR crossover will ALSO be sent to the sub in addition to being played by the FL/FR speakers (aka "double bass" mode).
I have bookshelf speaker that capable produce lowest freq around 48-50hz, so if want the sub blend with speaker and minimize the double bass effect, i should adjust the crossover in sub woofer?

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Best configuration is to set bookshelf speakers to SMALL/80Hz.

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Hello all--please forgive if this question has been previously posted and answered, I confess I haven't read the entire thread (lots of it, though...) My question concerns the 1403. I am seriously thinking of picking one up from A4Less at their nice price and using its FL pre-outs to drive an external two-channel amp for my Boston Acoustics T1000s. I am looking at the Crown XLS1000 but am concerned that the voltage output of the Marantz will not be sufficient. I THINK that the 1403 outputs 1.3 volts, but I'm not SURE on that spec. I THINK the Crown requires 3.0 volts to be cleanly driven, but I'm not SURE on that spec, either! Any experts out there that can help me with this question? Also, any one else using an external amp with the 1403 that wants to chime in with what amp they're using and their opinions, please do!
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Hello all--please forgive if this question has been previously posted and answered, I confess I haven't read the entire thread (lots of it, though...) My question concerns the 1403. I am seriously thinking of picking one up from A4Less at their nice price and using its FL pre-outs to drive an external two-channel amp for my Boston Acoustics T1000s. I am looking at the Crown XLS1000 but am concerned that the voltage output of the Marantz will not be sufficient. I THINK that the 1403 outputs 1.3 volts, but I'm not SURE on that spec. I THINK the Crown requires 3.0 volts to be cleanly driven, but I'm not SURE on that spec, either! Any experts out there that can help me with this question? Also, any one else using an external amp with the 1403 that wants to chime in with what amp they're using and their opinions, please do!
I have used the 1403 preouts with a class D TPA3116 DIY amp, and it works great, but I don't know if the 1403's output voltage is an issue with the Crown.

BTW/ why do you think you will need more power to drive the T1000's? I think the 1403 should have plenty of power to drive those fairly efficient speakers. I think everyone gets nervous when they see "50 WPC" That 50 watts is at a low distorion, and is plenty enough power for most applications.

IMO the 1403 is the sweetspot in AVR's It is not bloated with bells and whistles, has enough power, it's a small profile, and most of all, it REALLY sounds good.
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Thanks lacro I don't doubt the 1403 will drive the T1000s but what I'd love is the flexibility of an outboard amp stable at 4 ohms so I can swap out any speakers I might pick up off Craig's etc...(I love checking out different speakers esp vintage.) From your comment it sounds like the 1403 can drive the crown effectively...
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I wouldn't have bought the 1403 if it didn't have preamp outs to the towers.
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One of the differences between the Marantz and Denon models is that all Marantz models have at least FL/FR pre-outs (NR series) with the SR series having a full set of at least 7.1 pre-outs.

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Anyone else with opinions about driving a crown amp with the 1403? Of course the investment would be so modest I suppose I can just go ahead and see for myself!
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Anyone else with opinions about driving a crown amp with the 1403? Of course the investment would be so modest I suppose I can just go ahead and see for myself!
From what I see of the specs... I don't see a problem. I have a SR5009, but they have the same voltage specs... I am driving an external amp with the same voltage specs as the Crown. It works fine/great.
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While watching a movie and the there's an immediate loud boom, my NR1504 immediately goes into standby mode. After a few seconds I'm able to turn the receiver on and it works fine. This has happened several times while watching movies and it's becoming annoying. Is there any way to disable the protection mode?

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While watching a movie and the there's an immediate loud boom, my NR1504 immediately goes into standby mode. After a few seconds I'm able to turn the receiver on and it works fine. This has happened several times while watching movies and it's becoming annoying. Is there any way to disable the protection mode?
Although you cannot disable protection mode (for obvious reasons), you can either simply lower your subwoofer volume level or enable Audyssey Dynamic Volume and Audyssey Dynamic EQ.

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Although you cannot disable protection mode (for obvious reasons), you can either simply lower your subwoofer volume level or enable Audyssey Dynamic Volume and Audyssey Dynamic EQ.
Thanks...I'll check my Audyssey settings when I get home.

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Although you cannot disable protection mode (for obvious reasons), you can either simply lower your subwoofer volume level or enable Audyssey Dynamic Volume and Audyssey Dynamic EQ.

Per Audyssey, my subwoofer level is -6.5dB, Dynamic Volume is Off & Dynamic EQ for movies is On with Ref Level Offset at 0dB.


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