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There's no problem using the external amp to power the FL/C/FR speakers but you do NOT want to connect the matching speaker posts on the AVR to the same speakers as well as doing so could cause damage.
Should I try out bi amp, I will use the external amp for the FL/C/FR and use pre-out with SR7008, and use SR7008 for the rear channels. And in Amp Assign, use 5.1ch(Bi-Amp) mode.
Is above correct?

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That is correct. No problem if you set [AMP ASSIGN = 5.1/Bi-amp + Zone 2] and you use the Surr Back speaker posts to connect to the 2nd set of speaker posts on the FL/FR speakers (be sure to remove bar connecting both sets of speaker posts first though), although not likely to be beneficial.

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That is correct. No problem if you set [AMP ASSIGN = 5.1/Bi-amp + Zone 2] and you use the Surr Back speaker posts to connect to the 2nd set of speaker posts on the FL/FR speakers (be sure to remove bar connecting both sets of speaker posts first though), although not likely to be beneficial.
I thought I just use channel 1 for HF and channel 2 for LF for the FL on the external amp, and use pre-out on the SR7008, and so on for the FR and C. The external amp is Classe CAV-150.
I will then use SR7008's Surround post for the two rear channels. Please correct me!

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So then, you want to use the external amp for all but your "side" surrounds (what you call rears) which you would use the SURROUND speaker posts on the AVR. Correct.

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So then, you want to use the external amp for all but your "side" surrounds (what you call rears) which you would use the SURROUND speaker posts on the AVR. Correct.
Thank you JD!

The CAV-150 can be bridged from 6 channels to 3 channels, so I thought to use the bridged 3 for the FL/C/FR, and use pre-out on SR7008, and put the surround on SR7008.
However, I don't know how to connect ML SL3 to the amp in bridged mode...
Perhaps it's better to leave everything as it is, and add more speakers in the near future.

I appreciate your time. Have a good weekend.
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Adding more power isn't going to provide any benefit if the speakers don't need to use the extra power (ie. loud movie reference volume). Keeping your current configuration is likely your best option.

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Adding more power isn't going to provide any benefit if the speakers don't need to use the extra power (ie. loud movie reference volume). Keeping your current configuration is likely your best option.
You working hard JD! It's 9 in the morning here in Europe.

I shall listen to your advise, and stop reading the bloody bi-amp thing.
Thank you JD, as always!
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Saturday I bought a Marantz 5008 second for a very reduced price (300 euro). Yesterday i connected the the device and the sound is amazing. One question dough, i use spotify a lot for new music. I think the build in app is not that great. And the 5008 does not has bluetooth connectivity. So my question is, what is the best way to connect to spotify.

- Use the build in app..

- Buy a bluetooth connector (for the marantz it is very expensive), what is the difference between the one marantz sells and a cheap one ? (For Marantz is more than 120 euro's !)

- Connect a small pc (which i still have) to my Marantz and play with an app like Spotimode.

- Use my Chromecast for google music or spotify...

Thanks... Frank
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Saturday I bought a Marantz 5008 second for a very reduced price (300 euro). Yesterday i connected the the device and the sound is amazing. One question dough, i use spotify a lot for new music. I think the build in app is not that great. And the 5008 does not has bluetooth connectivity. So my question is, what is the best way to connect to spotify.

- Use the build in app..

- Buy a bluetooth connector (for the marantz it is very expensive), what is the difference between the one marantz sells and a cheap one ? (For Marantz is more than 120 euro's !)

- Connect a small pc (which i still have) to my Marantz and play with an app like Spotimode.

- Use my Chromecast for google music or spotify...

Thanks... Frank
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Welcome to AVS!

If you can connect your SR5008 to the home router via hard wire (wireless connection is less reliable), you should be able to stream across to it using Spotify connect app on the mobile phone or tablet. Your receiver, router and mobile device must be on the same network.

I have the bottom end Marantz receiver for 2013 (NR-1504) and using the iPad with Spotify app, able to stream via the network.

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Greetings! - intermitten pause when on headphones on SR5008

Hi Guys, new to this forum. I am a new owner for the SR5008 and indeed, the sound is pretty decent! (I got the Denon AVR X3000 initially but got it changed as I did not have the depth to properly sit the AVR)

Even as the the X3000 has more features(neo x, front wide speakers,etc) , the sound from the marantz is detailed.

I am using it mainly for my bedroom so I do not need a loud setup. I guess the Marantz really suited my needs. I could hear the details without pumping up the volume late at night.

I have 1 issue though, whenever I watch TV (via my cable set top box with HDMI input) the sound is good, but when I plug in my Sennheiser wireless headsets (RS180) via the front headphone Jack, there will be an intermitten very short pause in the audio every 2 minutes, when I am watching movie channels (Fox movies) with dolby output.


I have tried to solve the issue by doing as much changes to the setting as possible but to no avail.
  1. tried with my normal wired earphones, same issue
  2. changed the audio type, (stereo, virtual, direct), same issue
  3. changed the settings within the audio settings tab, same issue
  4. changed the settings from my cable TV set top box (between surround and stereo modes), same issue
  5. Tried swapping the HDMI cables around, same issue
I really do not know what else may be the problem. I wanted to check with you guys before I bring the set back again, which is quite a hassle. And I am not sure if this can be justified as an issue. the pause is once every 2 minutes appx. (believe me, it is happening every time until I got a stop watch to time it!) The pause is very short, but then again, it destroys the experience having to hear it all the time. Sound is still great!

Having said tat, I did not notice the issue when I was using the AVR X3000 for a couple of days before I changed it to the Marantz.

As mentioned, during normal listening with the speakers, its all good across all functions, sources. The problem is with headphones on my cable tv channels that has dolby surround mode.

I do not have a DVD player and am not intending to install 1 soon. So I am only using 3 inputs, (Cable TV, Computer (HTPC) and xbox, all are on HDMI connection and I did not encounter any issues like this. even when watching cable tv, the normal channels are fine on my headphones, only with channels that are on dolby surrond then I have the pause.

If i plan to use the earphones for a while, I was recommended to a dedicated headphone amp to be connected to the pre outs of the AVR. will this solve the problem?

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Hi Frank,

Welcome to AVS!

If you can connect your SR5008 to the home router via hard wire (wireless connection is less reliable), you should be able to stream across to it using Spotify connect app on the mobile phone or tablet. Your receiver, router and mobile device must be on the same network.

I have the bottom end Marantz receiver for 2013 (NR-1504) and using the iPad with Spotify app, able to stream via the network.
Thanks for your reply Steve, i will try that out...
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If i plan to use the earphones for a while, I was recommended to a dedicated headphone amp to be connected to the pre outs of the AVR. will this solve the problem?
Possibly, but as another test you can also try connecting the RS-180's to the pre-outs as well.

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