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post #811 of 824 Old 12-28-2014, 02:38 PM
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I bought a 3700 six months ago as my Onkyo 876 had the hdmi switch fail. I knew it would not have enough power to push my Polk RTI 10's the way my onkyo did and was pretty nervous when I unboxed it and it weighed next to nothing. I bought it more as a future processor and finally bought an Emotiva XPA-5 to perform the heavy lifting. Now that I have 200W of real power per channel I bought a pair of Rti A9's as fronts and use the Rti 10's as surrounds and moved my Rti 4's as the 6th and 7th channel fed by the 3700. The Onkyo now drives 4 bass transducers bolted to the couches fed from the 3700's sub 2 output into an auxiliary input on the Onkyo. This works great because I can adjust the bass transducers output with the Onkyo volume. The Polk speaker setup gives me a total of 10 7" woofers and I have a 15" Premier Acoustic sub digging down low. Needless to say this setup is great for home theater and Godzilla took advantage of all the power feeding my system. At full volume there is zero distortion with the fronts and surrounds set to large. My theater is in a 900 square foot SPACE and I can use all of my volume if I want to. I do wish there was a bit more eq choices in the 3700 but overall am floored by the set up. Any other upgrades will just be out of boredom. I would like an SVS PB 13 eventually but really don't need it.

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Do not unzip the file. Copy it to the USB as downloaded. Do not unzip.
Problem solved. Had to power down AVR, insert USB and then Power back on. Update worked like a charm!


BTW...as instructed you do have to unzip directly to the USB root drive.
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I've ad my 3700 a year now and have no complaints, haven't seen many posts in this thread which makes me assume they have been very reliable, as everyone posts negative comments in these forums.


Anyone else have some problems or pro's and con's about the 3700? Solid AVR for me so far.


I have no complaints with the power or sound quality. I was worried when it came out of box and was half the weight of my old 354 but more wpc.


My airplay is cuts in and out but I really don't use it, just messed with it.

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No flagship AVRs from Harman again this year at CES huh?

Looks like it will be Yamaha from now on...
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No flagship AVRs from Harman again this year at CES huh?

Looks like it will be Yamaha from now on...


Is there a reason the 3700 isn't right for you? Have you had one?


I have stuck with HK because the 354 blew away my old Yamaha(Old-2000ish) and pioneer, so I ran with HK this round again.


I have seen Yamaha is supposed to be very reliable. But it's been a year since my last post and almost nothing posted for problems

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Is there a reason the 3700 isn't right for you? Have you had one?


I have stuck with HK because the 354 blew away my old Yamaha(Old-2000ish) and pioneer, so I ran with HK this round again.


I have seen Yamaha is supposed to be very reliable. But it's been a year since my last post and almost nothing posted for problems
Yeah, with all due respect, the 3700 is not a flagship AVR...

The last flagship AVR Harman made was the 7550 - years ago...

I am a long time Harman and Infinity lover - but Harman has let both brands just die in the last years.... sadly...

Yamaha seems to be the best bet now - especially since Pioneer has been sold to Onkyo...
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Yeah, with all due respect, the 3700 is not a flagship AVR...

The last flagship AVR Harman made was the 7550 - years ago...

I am a long time Harman and Infinity lover - but Harman has let both brands just die in the last years.... sadly...

Yamaha seems to be the best bet now - especially since Pioneer has been sold to Onkyo...

I heavily considered a used 7550 before my 3700, just couldn't drop 600-1k on a used AVR that going into the current time was lacking. Did you have one? A few have said the 3700 isn't too far off. Where in Wisco are you from, I spent 25 years in Lacrosse?


Have you had a HK amp? I'm looking for an old signature 2.1 to plug into my system to see if it makes any difference?

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I have this same issue. Anyone know how to fix it?

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My 3700 goes into energy save every night and locks down. Cant use the remote or the front panel switch. I have to unplug it. Once the orange light goes out I can plug it back and it will respond.
I've tried a number of things including the October firmware update. I've got the unit powered through a monster surge strip. Do you think it's a power issue? Should it be run through conditioned power?

Any other ideas?
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Hello Fellow HKers!

I have an "older" model HK flagship AVR - the 7200 (and a 7550HD)... that are in their boxes in the storage closet...

Can the 7200 be used as an effective amp with a newer 2015 AVR?


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My AVR 3700 is running great through an emotiva amp.
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Hello Fellow HKers!

I have an "older" model HK flagship AVR - the 7200 (and a 7550HD)... that are in their boxes in the storage closet...

Can the 7200 be used as an effective amp with a newer 2015 AVR?

Yes...
The 7200 can be used as a 7 channel power amplifier, with an AVR that has a 7 channel Pre-Outs..
Plug into the 7 Channel Direct inputs, set the 7200 volume control @ 0dB...
Will work great the 7200 had an incredible high current amplifier circuit.

Just my $0.02...
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Yes...
The 7200 can be used as a 7 channel power amplifier, with an AVR that has a 7 channel Pre-Outs..
Plug into the 7 Channel Direct inputs, set the 7200 volume control @ 0dB...
Will work great the 7200 had an incredible high current amplifier circuit.

Just my $0.02...
Thanks!

And it won't alter the sound at all, etc...?

It will basically just work as a "pass-through"?

In other words, I will be able to get HDMI sound through the direct inputs?

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Thanks!

And it won't alter the sound at all, etc...?

It will basically just work as a "pass-through"?

In other words, I will be able to get HDMI sound through the direct inputs?

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Great....

So, if I purchase the 3700 I can connect the outputs to the 7200's inputs... and get more/better sound...?

And I will be able to use all of the 3700's specs, sound processing, etc... without the 7200 interfering with anything?

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