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I saw in a tutorial video recently that you can set up bi-wiring for L/R via OSD using the SR6008. How does this process work exactly? I'm guessing it takes away from another channel in the 7.1 set up corrrect? So bi-wiring L/R mains takes up 4.1 sort of? So out of curiosity would the LF and RF mains also use up say Surround L and Surround R connector on the back of the receiver to complete the bi-wiring of L/R? On top of the and the main reason I'm asking is that my center channel speak can also accept bi-wiring and hence I wanted to see if I'd be able to bi-wire all 3 speakers L/R/C and where the cabling would connect to on the receiver. I don't have any surrounds and such at this time so I realize it may take up 6 of 7 channels available on this receiver if my idea is possible. Thanks!

Is what I'm thinking of passively bi-amping and not bi-wiring? The speakers have 4 binding posts in which I can remove the bridge. Run a pair of +/- from LR to one pair of binding posts and another pair say from LS to the second set of binding post on the same speaker.
Bi-wire: Connect 2 sets of wires from the FL/FR speaker posts to each set of posts on the speaker
Bi-amp: Connect 1 set of wires from each of FL/FR and SBL/SBR speaker posts to each set of posts on the speaker

Neither is going to add any additional benefit in either improved audio or power, so not recommended.

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Hey all,

I am seriously considering a Marantz 5008 that a local hi-fi store is putting on clearance sale and I just wanted to ask you guys' opinions on it ...

I am a Marantz fan, and my current A/V receive is a Marantz 5300 that is 11 years old now ... it doesn't even do video switching at all and HDMI didn't even exist when I bought it lol ... but the 5300 sounds nice and it's still rocking in my HT room today. I use a HDMI switch for video today, and I look forward to running the video's into my receiver with the new unit. I also wired my HT room for 7.1 setup, but currently I'm only using 5.1 cause my receiver doesn't support 7 speakers.

Recently some modes (M-stereo) have failed on my 5300 and I figure, 11 years, it's about time to upgrade it. Being a Marantz fan, when I saw the 5008 on sale I took notice immediately. I listened to it, and it sounds nice.

I wonder how you guys like it.

I also read some reviews about video quality degrade / dropped frames to audio out of sync when using the HDMI video pass through on the 5008 ... have you guys experienced anything like that? That does concern me a bit because at least 70% of the time the AVR is used for movies and videos ...???

My HT has the BenQ W1070 PJ and I don't have any plan to upgrade to 4K anytime soon, so don't think I'll be using the 4K upscale at all for a while ... I don't even know if I'll use the HD upscale. I'll probably pass through the video signal untouched.
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I can't figure out how to engage my subwoofer when using Pure or Direct playback...is this not an option at all on the 6008? It only engages when I set it to Stereo, which uses Audessey. I'm trying to get no Audessey but play full 2.1, not just 2.0.
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You can either simply disable Audyssey by setting it to OFF, or if you prefer to use DIRECT, then set the sub to LFE+MAIN.

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