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The AVR will set the Dialogue and Subwoofer Level settings at what the mixer intended. You can then adjust them to suit your own personal preference without impacting the Audyssey EQ. Keep in mind that Dialogue Level is nothing more than the center channel volume level. So if you hear dialogue just fine, no adjustment necessary, otherwise if not, increase it a few db. An initial Subwoofer setting of -12.5 db means your sub gain is set to high and should be lowered to say 8 o'clock or 9 o'clock if currently set at 12 o'clock. Then run Audyssey again so the final Subwoofer level is closer to 0db than to -12db. Most prefer a little more bass, so you'll want to likely increase the Subwoofer Level at least 3-5db as well such that after the increase the final value is near 0db.

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^^ Thx for your input..

Before I re-run Audyssey again..what settings should the Buttons be at on my SUBwoofer (Before and After Audyssey)

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6 - 9 o'clock instead of 12 o'clock
7 - maxed out at 140Hz
8,9,10 - leave at current settings

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^^ So to verify what I understood..

1. Before running the Audyssey, Turn Sub volume to 9 'o clock and change it to 140Mhz..and Hoping that after the Audyssey completes, it is closer to 0db than -12db?

2. Please clarify this - You said.."Most prefer a little more bass, so you'll want to likely increase the Subwoofer Level at least 3-5db as well such that after the increase the final value is near 0db"

- Is this after Audyssey completes its setup?
- Increase the db value via the AVR and leave the volume button on the SUB at 9 o'clock even after the Audyssey has been ran? and leave it at 9 O'clock permanently?
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1. Correct.
2. After Audyssey is run, the sub should be set to around -6db to -4db (estimate). To increase the bass to suit your preference, use the Subwoofer Level setting and raise it a few db (eg. -6db + 4db = -2db). After Audyssey, there is no further adjustment on the sub.

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For members with SR7005,6,7 , I have a question.

My source is Oppo 103, connected to Marantz S7007 using HDMI cable (audioquest forest)
For 2 channel music stereo playback do you recommend going with RCA's instead of HDMI? Will the imaging and detail improve noticeably?
Also does anyone use high quality speaker cable for the Marantz? Any noticeable improvement for Music?
Let's just disregard any surround sound part and base it solely for music listening in stereo mode.
I would like honest feedback from members who has gone from HDMI to RCA analog.
Would it be a waste of money to get a pair of cardas speaker cable or nordost vs plain oxygen free 12 gauge copper speaker wire?
Any real experiences would be appreciated
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Hi Bypass911,

I have the same units but don't use RCA cables, so can't answer that question. However, when listening to music from the Oppo, I always set the Oppo to LPCM output (so it uses its DAC rather than the AVR's), but when watching films I revert back to Bitstream from the Oppo, as I find the AVR and Audyssey settings much better for films etc (that's the reason why we bought, I guess).

Basically I find the Oppo's LPCM setting much better for music. Sorry I can't comment re RCA. Am presuming on this front (RCA) your choice of interconnect cable will also affect the sound where as HDMI it doesn't matter whatsoever.

In terms of speaker cable you could go down the marketing route or you could save yourself a lot $$$ and go with Van Damme (interesting reading/googling!)

http://www.van-damme.com/25.html

http://www.van-damme.com/23.html

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On the subject of Audyssey etc, I know all the settings/things to do from the 101 section and apologies if it already says this but can't recall / find it.

After completing the first sound check (if carrying out an 8 position sound check), should the individual sit in the sweet spot for the remainder of the sound checks so it mirrors the user's listening environment.

For example I'll switch off my AC/Fridge etc (as this causes noise) but will also close my blinds/curtains, position cushions as normal and complete the sound check at night and step out of the listening zone.

Question is..... to sit in the sweet spot (after check 1) or doesn't make one iota of difference!

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Although guidance is that you'll want to stay out of the room the whole time, it is your setup so you could try it with you seated there after the first mic position and compare to the standard calibration.
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Is there a way to watch video from HDMI while listening to different audio source?


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No, not when using HDMI as an input source.

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Is the SR7007 @ $999 a deal or should I continue looking for a more newer model?

I need something that can put out 125-150watts at 6 ohms. Or have pre outs for L/R at least.
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Yes. Pass the HDMI video directly to the TV with separate audio cable to the AVR. Also, the newer 2013 models can now use the Video Select feature with an HDMI video source.

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Is the SR7007 @ $999 a deal or should I continue looking for a more newer model?

I need something that can put out 125-150watts at 6 ohms. Or have pre outs for L/R at least.
This model is on clearance so can be found at that price or even lower. Select an AVR based on your feature/input/output requirements.

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Is the SR7007 @ $999 a deal or should I continue looking for a more newer model?

I need something that can put out 125-150watts at 6 ohms. Or have pre outs for L/R at least.
i got my 7007 at Accessories4Less.com. They're an authorized Marantz dealer, and I got a factory refurb for $799 and free shipping. They sell refurb'd 7008s for similarly good prices. I found a couple of things about the 7008 that I like better than the 7007 (besides the obvious 9.2 capability), but only after buying the 7007. For example, using Airplay on the 7007 requires the main zone amps to be on even when using it in zone 2 or 3, but on the 7008 you can run Airplay in zone 2 and keep the main zone amps turned off.

I don't know if the extra features and tweaks on the 7008 would have ultimately induced me to spend the extra $500, but they sure would have made my decision harder.

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Not to mention the upgrade to Audyssey Mult EQ XT32 on the SR7008 would provide a considerable improvement in audio quality over the SR7007.

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Correct. I was just giving an example about something that someone probably wouldn't find easily (or at all) in the manual or product literature.

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Don't quite follow. What I want to do is listen to vinyl records while having picture from tv on. Are you saying don't run HDMI through receiver and instead run straight to tv from source?


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Correct. Either that or connect the video source with a component video cable.

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