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Might be including that video enhancement that was alluded in the review.http://www.hometheater.com/content/marantz-av8801-surround-processor-amp-mm8077-amplifier . I hope there other fixes for 43 minutes.


I hope its more as I run all video direct to my display ( but may see what happens later through the 8801). Did you down load it yet?

Oppo better watch out eek.gif Marantz is TCB and has at this point exceeded my support expectations!
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I just finished "Argo" I got it and "Zero Dark Thirty" today from Netflix, Now I really can't wait to watch the latter , as I've mostly kept away from spoilers and have no clue what its about but have heard many good things from the few peaks I took at Ralphs review!

Thanks for the heads up smile.gif



I just watched zero dark thirty on blu-ray. There are a few scenes that are pretty amazing. The 8801 was definitely showing off at my house last night. Your in for a treat wink.gif
Ralph Potts's Avatar Ralph Potts
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I just finished "Argo" I got it and "Zero Dark Thirty" today from Netflix, Now I really can't wait to watch the latter , as I've mostly kept away from spoilers and have no clue what its about but have heard many good things from the few peaks I took at Ralphs review!

Thanks for the heads up smile.gif

Greetings,

I think you'll be pleased audiofan 1. smile.gif

Speaking of which, I set up my 8801 yesterday and spent some time with it. It's pretty sweet indeed... cool.gif


Regards,
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New firmware is up. Damn, 43 minutes. ......

I don't see it on the Marantz site?
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Hello all!!!!

i am just curious what speakers and amps is everyone using with the av8801 for their hometheaters?

Thank you,
Bill
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Anyone know what the David Schultz upgrade is supposed to be? Just read the home theater review, URL provided by another member, and one of the comments mentions an "upgrade" for our units that is supposed to be quite nice....
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I currently run

b&w 804"S" for my fronts and rears and a htm3"S" for my center,

paradigm reference servo 15a ( the original old one) for my sub

Anthem statement P5 for my amp.

BILL
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Are  you off your meds? confused.gif

Yes sorry, i know you don't take bribes but are you on the payroll!
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I have a minor quibble with Kal's review. It mentions

The multichannel AV9000 pre/pro was released in summer of 1999. I don't believe it was considered part of their Reference line. The AV8003 was their second multichannel pre/pro, but the first to support HDMI.
Yeah.  I forgot about that.  Surprises me that Marantz didn't spot it when they had the opportunity to "fact check." 

I noticed because I still have one. smile.gif It's boxed in a closet, though. There wasn't much point in selling it since not having HDMI resulted in an extremely low resale value. frown.gif
Hugo S's Avatar Hugo S
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Hi,
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I have a minor quibble with Kal's review. It mentions

The multichannel AV9000 pre/pro was released in summer of 1999. I don't believe it was considered part of their Reference line. The AV8003 was their second multichannel pre/pro, but the first to support HDMI.

Yeah. I forgot about that. Surprises me that Marantz didn't spot it when they had the opportunity to "fact check."

I noticed because I still have one. It's boxed in a closet, though. There wasn't much point in selling it since not having HDMI resulted in an extremely low resale value.

Now if we go back to Mathusalem, before the Marantz AV9000, there has been a Marantz AV500 (@ 1994) and an excellent AV600 THX (@1995), I had both, used with 5* Marantz MA500 THX 100W mono modules. Were they Reference? Nobody cared at that time. wink.gif

Ah memories...

Hugo
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my first Marantz preamp was the 7 which I think dates back to the 1960's: it used 12AX7 tubes as I recall:

and yes it sounded great smile.gif

wish I had kept it
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Yes sorry, i know you don't take bribes but are you on the payroll!

For someone with 2000+ posts, one would think you would know to have some class and not attack someones reputation, especially Kal's.

Maybe you don't understand how the process works, but every review that's written is sent to a manufacturer to make sure there aren't FACTUAL errors in the piece. For example, saying an amp is 125 watts when it's actually 140 watts. At no time is a manufacturer allowed to change any subjective or objective opinions that a reviewer puts in a piece, i.e. "the bass is too boomy, the UI stinks, etc."

So by attacking Kal you make yourself look like a tool, IMO and I'm sure many others here. I think you owe him an apology.
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Oh really ? eek.gif
Can't believe that judging by experience... biggrin.gif
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I'm not going to quote anyone since this is my opinion. wse you owe a couple people I know of an apology. When you attack and rant and rave it not only is unbecoming, I'm sick of reading it. Especially when you do it to a couple of guys that are well respected and go out of their way to be helpful. PM people if you have a problem with their reviews or opinions but please quit making a fool of yourself. I'll guarantee others do not see the people you singled out the same way as you do. I would have PM'd you but since you did it publicly I thought maybe you'd get the hint if it was done to you. Apologies to other members I don't mean to be an a$$.
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Bug?

When using the web interface, on the Audio screen, in the "Surround Parameter" section, it says "Home Theater EQ: OFF" and "Loudness Management: ON". It doesn't matter how many times I click the radio button to change "Loudness Management:" to OFF - the web interface always says it's on.

Just me?
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Anyone know what the David Schultz upgrade is supposed to be? Just read the home theater review, URL provided by another member, and one of the comments mentions an "upgrade" for our units that is supposed to be quite nice....

I have an SE Onkyo PR-SC5508 from The Upgrade Company, and it is very, very nice. It was better than my Arcam AV888, so I sold the AV888. The upgrade can take a while to break in - it depends how picky you might be. I am very picky, so I wasn't completely satisfied (with the audio) until it hit the 600-700 hour mark. There are positives right off the bat, but over the period of 300 hours on up to 600-700 hours, it gets the refinement that I really like and look for. Regarding video, after about 150-200 hours, the video is much better than stock.

I was going to try an AV8801 for kicks, but because I have a Krell S-1500 amplifier, I thought I'd try a Krell processor first. I just purchased a demo Krell S-1200 (retail $13.5K) for a very good price, which I should get next week. I'm definitely going to compare that to my SE Onkyo and determine which one is better. Once I finish with that, I may end up trying an AV8801. My primary purpose for the processor is movies and music over hdmi, and I like what I'm hearing with the comments about the movie sound of the AV8801.

Dave
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If/when you get around to trying the AV8801, take the time and effort to also wire up the analog inputs (including the 7.1 RCA inputs). And compare to the HDMI sound. It's worth your time and trouble.

Depending on the source I will choose differently. For example, (like others here) I often choose RCA from an Oppo player instead of HDMI. Unless it's an old stereo-only movie or TV show on DVD that needs DTS: Neo X or Dolby PL-IIx processing added. In that case, definitely HDMI.
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Hello all!!!!

i am just curious what speakers and amps is everyone using with the av8801 for their hometheaters?

Thank you,
Bill

I use a Parasound A-51 to my front LCR and front sides LR. All speakers are Dali
LR Helicon 300 MKII, center Helicon C200 MKII, sides Helicon 300 MK1
Marantz MM8077 for front heights LR, and all 4 rears.
Front heights, Ikon on-walls, will replace with Helicon 300's
Rear sides Ikon 7 will replace with Helicon 300's
Rear LR Montor 2's
Just got the Marantz and like it so far.
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I us an Outlaw 7500 and that is all since I have a 5.1 system smile.gif

I am looking at either a Parasound Halo A51 or an ATI3005 as a potential upgrade to increase the power.
I want to stay with a one amp system.

Edit: Forgot the Speakers:

Revel Salons, Studios, and Voice.

- Rich
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Hello all!!!!

i am just curious what speakers and amps is everyone using with the av8801 for their hometheaters?

Thank you,
Bill

Amps:

Sunfire 7401
LabGruppen FP14k
Behringer epx4000
Crown XLS1500

Speakers: ALL DIY BABY!!!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by baranowski View Post

Hello all!!!!

i am just curious what speakers and amps is everyone using with the av8801 for their hometheaters?

Thank you,
Bill

I use a Parasound A-51 to my front LCR and front sides LR. All speakers are Dali
LR Helicon 300 MKII, center Helicon C200 MKII, sides Helicon 300 MK1
Marantz MM8077 for front heights LR, and all 4 rears.
Front heights, Ikon on-walls, will replace with Helicon 300's
Rear sides Ikon 7 will replace with Helicon 300's
Rear LR Montor 2's
Just got the Marantz and like it so far.

Dr_Mark I was just wondering how cool/warm does your MM8077 run? Have you ever used it to power your front stage setup? I am basically interested in the temperature the Marantz amp generates during its operation.
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Anyone else getting "connection failed" trying to update the firmware? I can receive Pandora on the unit so I know its not on my end. Perhaps Marantz's servers are down?
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I hope its more as I run all video direct to my display ( but may see what happens later through the 8801). Did you down load it yet?

Oppo better watch out eek.gif Marantz is TCB and has at this point exceeded my support expectations!
All installed. I'm glad they are responsive.
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Dr_Mark I was just wondering how cool/warm does your MM8077 run? Have you ever used it to power your front stage setup? I am basically interested in the temperature the Marantz amp generates during its operation.

It runs pretty hot, especially if you have 4 ohm speakers.
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I had an update last night that said 10 minutes, was that the same one?
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I don't see it on the Marantz site?
marantz has not been releasing them on their website. You need to have the unit connected online.
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If/when you get around to trying the AV8801, take the time and effort to also wire up the analog inputs (including the 7.1 RCA inputs). And compare to the HDMI sound. It's worth your time and trouble.

Depending on the source I will choose differently. For example, (like others here) I often choose RCA from an Oppo player instead of HDMI. Unless it's an old stereo-only movie or TV show on DVD that needs DTS: Neo X or Dolby PL-IIx processing added. In that case, definitely HDMI.

I can tell you right now that I would agree with you. Utilizing analog inputs on my Arcam AV8 was probably better than using HDMI on my AV888. I think this is where the upgrade from the The Upgrade Company is so effective. It's made HDMI sound actually better than going the analog inputs route. And, the improved picture is awesome too. It's nice to be able to use HDMI and not have all of the cables. It's also allowed me to buy a better HDMI cable and put some money there, rather than the 7-8 analog cables. Plus, with improved hdmi performance, my Dish Network Hopper looks and sounds great coming through my SE Onkyo 5508.


Dave
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Originally Posted by Dave Vaughn View PostFor someone with 2000+ posts, one would think you would know to have some class and not attack someones reputation, especially Kal's. Maybe you don't understand how the process works, but every review that's written is sent to a manufacturer to make sure there aren't FACTUAL errors in the piece. For example, saying an amp is 125 watts when it's actually 140 watts. At no time is a manufacturer allowed to change any subjective or objective opinions that a reviewer puts in a piece, i.e. "the bass is too boomy, the UI stinks, etc."

So by attacking Kal you make yourself look like a tool, IMO and I'm sure many others here. I think you owe him an apology.

That was not meant for Kal and yes he is one of the few that doesn't take but many others do, when I read a review on how great that power cord sound I smile.

 

PEACE


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Dr_Mark I was just wondering how cool/warm does your MM8077 run? Have you ever used it to power your front stage setup? I am basically interested in the temperature the Marantz amp generates during its operation.

I was planning on firing it up with my 4 ohm speakers this weekend, might just have to do it tonight. But will get back to you by Saturday on it. I drive my amps hard FYI. As a 7 channel amp doing surround duty, it's not to hot. I do have it in the open though.
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Hello all!!!!

i am just curious what speakers and amps is everyone using with the av8801 for their hometheaters?

Thank you,
Bill

Greetings,

Bill, I am using a Sherbourn 7/200 amp for the fronts, Center, front wides, and surrounds. I use a B&K Reference 200.7 Series Two for the rear channels. I use Canton Ergo speakers.


Regards,
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