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As a newbie, I have a lot of questions. I just bought a Marantz av8801 and it is described as "11.2". Does this mean that there are TWO subwoofer connections possible (i.e. the ".2). If so, then are the two subwoofer outputs the same (both subwoofers have identical output) or are there TWO different outputs. If the latter is true, would this make the placement of the subwoofers more difficult given that the output for two subs is not identical. Can anyone clarify this for me? Thanks.
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As a newbie, I have a lot of questions. I just bought a Marantz av8801 and it is described as "11.2". Does this mean that there are TWO subwoofer connections possible (i.e. the ".2). If so, then are the two subwoofer outputs the same (both subwoofers have identical output) or are there TWO different outputs. If the latter is true, would this make the placement of the subwoofers more difficult given that the output for two subs is not identical. Can anyone clarify this for me? Thanks.

Yes. 2 subs.
Think of it like stereo speakers or stereo subs. The levels are independent.
Placement is still non-trivial.
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Originally Posted by audioholics.com 
It also supports Audyssey Sub EQ HT, a feature we are really excited to see. Sub EQ HT integrates two subwoofers into a system by adjusting level, delay, and EQ independently for each sub. Of Course, careful subwoofer placement is still critical to best performance.

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Although the output will be the same, because the unit features Sub EQ HT, the level and delay for each sub will be set independently unlike the 7701 which although also having two sub pre-outs, in actuality is no different than a model using a single sub pre-out with a "Y" splitter as it does not use Sub EQ HT.

For more information, see the 8801 Owner's thread below ....

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1431914/marantz-av8801-preamp-processor-official-owners-thread/0_100
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Thanks. You answered my questions. I am thinking of buying two Rythmik F15HP subs for my system. My system will consist of a pair of lMagenpan 3.7 and 1.7; Marantz AV8001 and the new Marantz amplifier; I also have an Oppo 105.
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thanks for your info.
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