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I'm only using one HDMI cable from my Oppo 93 to my panel and the OSD works for the 8801. Are you sure you have OSD enabled in the 8801's settings?
I am sorry, what is OSD?
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I am sorry, what is OSD?
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No problem, on screen display. Settings>video>on screen display> Set info to on.

Also settings>video>HDMI setup. Set video output to whatever monitor output your using from the 8801.
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Hi, thanks all for the thoughts.

I do have more then One HDMI Inputs on my T.V.
Did you mean, change the source on my display to the Marantz UD7007 or the AV8801?
Currently, Input 1 is connected to my AV8801, for Computers, PS3, and everything else.
Input 2 is recently being used to be connected to my UD7007 Blu-Ray player since I got it two days ago.
To use the UD7007's Pure AV Mode, I have to switch between my T.V. inputs from the usual Input 1 to Input 2; this is a hassle too.
I did not know about the Deremote App; but you probably need the RX101 Bluetooth Receiver/IR, $99, for your AV8801, right?

I am using the Dual Connections, just because it is "Supposed" to be better; but I have not had a time to test if I could really notice a sonical and/or visual differences in my setup.

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Deremote is a ios app for iPads and iPhones. You would need wi fi and an internet connection for the Marantz.

Using the source from the payer that goes to the 8801 will provide you all the setup info .
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Thanks for the reply.....but I now see if you just press 'movie','music' etc it just brings up the current audio mode....you have to press and HOLD the buttons to bring up OSD options to change available audio processing modes. After initial impressions....I continue to find vs. previous Onkyo PRC-886 the surround sound of the 8801 is night and day better....I have to assume it's due to XT32.

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Hello I had the same problem the other day and I turned the both monitors HDMI 1 & 2 on and that solved it for me. Hopefully it will work for you.

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I have no idea what you mean by this statement. Please clarify and I'll answer the best that I can.

Hi Dave!

What I ment was that when looking at the pics showing the guts of the processors - the Yamaha looks very empty inside - just a few circuit boards, while the Marantz is packed with circuit boards etc. The Yamaha seems more empty than even the Integra/Onkyo. Almost like they just ripped out the power section only....
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I noticed something strange.
After Audyssey I can check equalizing results of all speakers except the subwoofer. Is this normal?
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I can't answer that. One byproduct is the unit runs much cooler than the Marantz and Integra/Onkyo.

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I noticed something strange.
After Audyssey I can check equalizing results of all speakers except the subwoofer. Is this normal?

Unfortunately, yes. My understanding is that that design misfeature is present in all Audyssey implementations. To find out what Audyssey has actually done to the sound, you need to invest in a spectrum analysis package like OmniMic or REW.

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My 8801 is in the same closet as my Integra 80.2 used to be in. I keep the door open and a fan running when my equipment is in use. I can tell you for a fact the the 8801 runs MUCH cooler than the 80.2

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Unfortunately, yes. My understanding is that that design misfeature is present in all Audyssey implementations. To find out what Audyssey has actually done to the sound, you need to invest in a spectrum analysis package like OmniMic or REW.
Already got it. Strange nonetheless.
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My 8801 is in the same closet as my Integra 80.2 used to be in. I keep the door open and a fan running when my equipment is in use. I can tell you for a fact the the 8801 runs MUCH cooler than the 80.2

Agreed...but it still gets too warm for my liking, which is why I have a Coolerguys fan blowing above the HDMI board to keep it below 100 degrees.
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Integra is loosing ground to Marantz, Yamaha since they decided not to upgrade the 80.3!  They probably will release a new 80.5 next year at CEDIA since HDMi 2.0 will be current


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Integra is loosing ground to Marantz, Yamaha since they decided not to upgrade the 80.3!  They probably will release a new 80.5 next year at CEDIA since HDMi 2.0 will be current



I hope more of the main companies release a pre/pro in the $2,000 to $4,0000 range. We will reap the benefits in the end. I welcome Yamaha's release of their new pre.
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I'm holding my breath for Parasound ( Halo) pre/pro cool.gif
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Wouldn't that be something wink.gif
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2-4k? Good luck with that:)

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Maybe not on the lower end of that price point, but Parasound has had a big following for years. They would no doubt sell a bunch of them smile.gif
I still have a HCA-1500A that works perfect and I got it used off Audiogon 8 years ago. I just like my Sunfire better, but I'm sure I could get used to a Halo biggrin.gif
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Maybe not on the lower end of that price point, but Parasound has had a big following for years. They would no doubt sell a bunch of them smile.gif
I still have a HCA-1500A that works perfect and I got it used off Audiogon 8 years ago. I just like my Sunfire better, but I'm sure I could get used to a Halo biggrin.gif

Parasound is not a fan of HDMI. Unless, they change their mind, I do not see it happening.

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Parasound is not a fan of HDMI. Unless, they change their mind, I do not see it happening.

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I'm sure they have looked into it. Yamaha hasn't made a pre/pro since? I'm not sure. One thing is for sure the AV7005 put Marantz back on the map, but they needed it and Parasound probably does not.
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This is never going to happen according to their CEO who I had a sit down with a number of months ago. HDMI is too big of a problem and the support kills small companies.

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I really wish Onkyo would joint venture with Bryston , Parasound or similar to create a prepro. Onkyo could bring the technology and the JV partner the analog section and DAC implementation for SQ. Marantz and Yamaha are close but not quite Krell Foundation or Bryston SP3 transparency, or at least my belief. D&M should be able to do it on their own.

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Hello, I have the AV8801 and a Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature 7 amp. I am trying to use the 12 volt trigger to turn on/off the amp. But when I turn on the Av8801 the amp turns on then right off after maybe 2 seconds. I have tried different cables and still the same thing. Anybody else run into this or know how to fix it? thanks

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Hello I had the same problem the other day and I turned the both monitors HDMI 1 & 2 on and that solved it for me. Hopefully it will work for you.

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I really wish Onkyo would joint venture with Bryston , Parasound or similar to create a prepro. Onkyo could bring the technology and the JV partner the analog section and DAC implementation for SQ. Marantz and Yamaha are close but not quite Krell Foundation or Bryston SP3 transparency, or at least my belief. D&M should be able to do it on their own.



I think Onkyo, Marantz and Yamaha could all move up the ladder so to speak but would have to charge a lot more money for their products and end up losing their customer base because people just wouldn't be able to afford them. Besides the ultra high end is not short on choices. I remember people having a bone to pick with Marantz for making the 8801 with such a high retail price. I'm just happy I got the quality I did at this price point as this is as high as I can go right now and still afford other gear occasionally. Ah yes it would be nice to have an ultra high end Marantz pre/pro able to run with the big dogs. Or is this fairly close as is? I'm asking because I have not heard an 8 or $10,000 pre/pro before. I'm assuming they charge more because they're better biggrin.gif
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Sorry forgot the quote!

Hello I had the same problem the other day and I turned the both monitors HDMI 1 & 2 on and that solved it for me. Hopefully it will work for you.




thanks for the info. that fixed it!!!
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I think Onkyo, Marantz and Yamaha could all move up the ladder so to speak but would have to charge a lot more money for their products and end up losing their customer base because people just wouldn't be able to afford them. Besides the ultra high end is not short on choices. I remember people having a bone to pick with Marantz for making the 8801 with such a high retail price. I'm just happy I got the quality I did at this price point as this is as high as I can go right now and still afford other gear occasionally. Ah yes it would be nice to have an ultra high end Marantz pre/pro able to run with the big dogs. Or is this fairly close as is? I'm asking because I have not heard an 8 or $10,000 pre/pro before. I'm assuming they charge more because they're better biggrin.gif

yes...they are better

on another note Onkyo, Denon and yamaha all have made higher end units than they have now( ditto with Pioneer)
they have all chosen..I assume for economic reasons...to discontinue them

None of them have what I call "flagship" products in their line up anymore


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I really wish Onkyo would joint venture with Bryston , Parasound or similar to create a prepro. Onkyo could bring the technology and the JV partner the analog section and DAC implementation for SQ. Marantz and Yamaha are close but not quite Krell Foundation or Bryston SP3 transparency, or at least my belief. D&M should be able to do it on their own.


Saying I was holding my breath for a Halo pre/pro was just a little wishful thinking out loud I 'm all aware its not going to happen as I'm a long time Parasound owner. Now as for the transparency of the Bryston or Krell Foundation rolleyes.gif, There nice piecses no doubt but explain there advantage? do they has less grain? higher resolution? cleaner audio path? My foundation upon which my 8801 sits is solid with clean power and a well treated room that allows me to hear it at its best and ! well I find the 8801 extremely transparent as it gets the very tone of instruments right ( what more could you ask for) not bright not rolled off and its very dynamic and as for its processing prowess it leaves the others in the past, as it does things they simply cant and never will.

I call it like it is, to best the 8801 you better look way up and good luck when you get there cool.gif

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I think Onkyo, Marantz and Yamaha could all move up the ladder so to speak but would have to charge a lot more money for their products and end up losing their customer base because people just wouldn't be able to afford them. Besides the ultra high end is not short on choices. I remember people having a bone to pick with Marantz for making the 8801 with such a high retail price. I'm just happy I got the quality I did at this price point as this is as high as I can go ri I'm assuming they charge more because they're better ght now and still afford other gear occasionally. Ah yes it would be nice to have an ultra high end Marantz pre/pro able to run with the big dogs. Or is this fairly close as is? I'm asking because I have not heard an 8 or $10,000 pre/pro before. I'm assuming they charge more because they're better biggrin.gif


Nope! leave price out and put them side by side on a multiplicity of playback material derived from different sources and lets see what happens biggrin.gif I'll race you for pinks with my setup cool.gif
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