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Yes, this is unfortunately how it works on all 2012 and 2013 D&M models, while the new 2014 models now have a Channel Level Adjust setting which can be set without having to hear test tones. However, if the AV7701 is connected to your home's Wifi network, you can use the Web Control feature and manually adjust speaker volume by entering the AV7701's IP address into a web browser on a laptop/tablet without any having to display anything on the TV.
Second that... Didn't see your response so apologies for duplicating the thought here. Absolutely correct

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Thanks very much for the reply.

What are your feeling on overall reliability as it relates to the 7701? My processor would sit on a shelf in a cabinet where there is maybe 1.5" of clearance on top. I have removed the back entirely though to let the components breathe. While it gets pretty hot down here we've always got the A/C going so it's no more than 74 degrees inside. The comments on software locking up and the repairs inside 2 years make me a little unsure. Then again, you can find an Av7701 for less than $800 used so there's pretty good value there...
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Thanks very much for the reply.

What are your feeling on overall reliability as it relates to the 7701? My processor would sit on a shelf in a cabinet where there is maybe 1.5" of clearance on top. I have removed the back entirely though to let the components breathe. While it gets pretty hot down here we've always got the A/C going so it's no more than 74 degrees inside. The comments on software locking up and the repairs inside 2 years make me a little unsure. Then again, you can find an Av7701 for less than $800 used so there's pretty good value there...

So, as you know squeaky wheels get the grease...

I've had marantz running on my parents system and mine, theirs a bit longer than 10 years, mine for about 3. My friends have not had problems withing any 3 year window, and probably had more to do with them than the unit when they moved across the country.

Electronic components are all susceptible to similar circumstances (dust is a plague to any hp amp or circuit) and with that, I would not say marantz has any issues with longevity and the deals on a 7701 right now are great I'd get the same receiver again if I had a problem and would get another if needed to expand into another system.

Hope that helps (there are also good warranty shops across the country)

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So, as you know squeaky wheels get the grease...

I've had maranta running on my parents system and mine, there's a bit longer than 10 years, mine for about 3. My friends have not had problems withing any 3 year window, and probably had more to do with them than the u it when they moved across the country.

Electronic components are all susceptible to similar circumstances (dust is a plague to any hp amp or circuit) and with that, I would not say maranta has any issues with longevity and the deals on a 7701 right now are great I'd get the same receiver again if I had a problem and would get another if needed to expand into another system.

Hope that helps (there are also good warranty shops across the country)

Thanks very much for the feedback Dutch. I'll seriously consider getting one then. My Source One is very good but it's got no HDMI inputs and I stream most everything so I need that for my Roku.
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Thanks very much for the feedback Dutch. I'll seriously consider getting one then. My Source One is very good but it's got no HDMI inputs and I stream most everything so I need that for my Roku.


You mentioned kids... The next step up is supposed to have a night time mode where it reduces the bass levels and tries to mimick the lost oomph with some lighter waves (decrease wall penetration) in the 8801 if you were interested.

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You mentioned kids... The next step up is supposed to have a night time mode where it reduces the bass levels and tries to mimick the lost oomph with some lighter waves (decrease wall penetration) in the 8801 if you were interested.
Audyssey Low Frequency Containment (LFC) in addition to being featured on the AV8801, is also featured on the newer SR7008, SR7009, AV7702, and AV8802.

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Thanks very much for the reply.

What are your feeling on overall reliability as it relates to the 7701? My processor would sit on a shelf in a cabinet where there is maybe 1.5" of clearance on top. I have removed the back entirely though to let the components breathe. While it gets pretty hot down here we've always got the A/C going so it's no more than 74 degrees inside. The comments on software locking up and the repairs inside 2 years make me a little unsure. Then again, you can find an Av7701 for less than $800 used so there's pretty good value there...
You really should have at least 3-4" clearance on top; however, if not possible purchase 1-2 PC fans to exhaust the warm air away from the unit.

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Dutch - my Marantz AV550 ran for 16 years without a glitch until I replaced it last year. Even got $250 for it in trade when I bought my 7701.

http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/volum...processor.html

I expect my 7701 to do the same.

btw, I am thinking of bi-amping my front speakers - not using the XLR in or outputs - whats the best way to split the signal without an external crossover? There's gotta be a better way than just Y - RCA connectors?

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Dutch - my Marantz AV550 ran for 16 years without a glitch until I replaced it last year. Even got $250 for it in trade when I bought my 7701.

http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/volum...processor.html

I expect my 7701 to do the same.

btw, I am thinking of bi-wiring my front speakers - not using the XLR in or outputs - whats the best way to split the signal without an external crossover? There's gotta be a better way than just Y - RCA connectors?

That's beautiful and do appreciate you sharing. Almost shocked the transistors on the volume dial worked that long


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Dutch - my Marantz AV550 ran for 16 years without a glitch until I replaced it last year. Even got $250 for it in trade when I bought my 7701.

http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/volum...processor.html

I expect my 7701 to do the same.

btw, I am thinking of bi-amping my front speakers - not using the XLR in or outputs - whats the best way to split the signal without an external crossover? There's gotta be a better way than just Y - RCA connectors?

Unfortunately, bi-amping without external active crossovers between the pre/pro and the amps does nothing useful. The same signal is sent to both high and low frequency speaker drivers and the same crossover circuits are used in the speaker itself. Since most of the power is used by the woofer and minimal power is needed for the high frequency drivers, you don't even get additional audible headroom.

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Unfortunately, bi-amping without external active crossovers between the pre/pro and the amps does nothing useful. The same signal is sent to both high and low frequency speaker drivers and the same crossover circuits are used in the speaker itself. Since most of the power is used by the woofer and minimal power is needed for the high frequency drivers, you don't even get additional audible headroom.
would one of these help or would it degrade the signal too much?

http://www.minidsp.com/products/mini...ox/minidsp-2x4

if so, can you recommend some reasonable active external crossovers?

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Sorry, I have no experience with those devices. I think you'll get the best advice if you ask in the DIY speaker forum at http://www.avsforum.com/forum/155-diy-speakers-subs/

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Sorry, I have no experience with those devices. I think you'll get the best advice if you ask in the DIY speaker forum at http://www.avsforum.com/forum/155-diy-speakers-subs/
thank you Selden, I have posted over there.

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