The **OFFICIAL** Marantz SR5008, SR6008 and SR7008 AV Receiver Owner's Thread - Page 124 - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
Baselworld is only a few weeks away. Getting the latest news is easy, Click Here for info on how to join the Watchuseek.com newsletter list. Follow our team for updates featuring event coverage, new product unveilings, watch industry news & more!


Forum Jump: 
Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #3691 of 4023 Old 04-05-2015, 07:28 PM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Liked: 0
Hi Gents, I am new here, and I just bought a set of audio equipment, and I need your advice how to set things.
My inventory is this:


  • Polk Audio 275-Watt Tower Speaker (TSi500)
  • Polk Audio Bookshelf Speaker (TSi200)
  • Polk Audio Center Channel Speaker (CS20)
  • Polk Audio PSW125 12-Inch Powered Subwoofer
  • Marantz 9.2 Channel A/V Network Receiver (SR7008)

Any advice for setting them up, gauge wires, bi-crossing, any experience with the receiver and the speakers, any cautions are welcomed.

Thank you!!
bitolamkd is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #3692 of 4023 Old 04-06-2015, 12:50 AM
AVS Special Member
 
steveting99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 1,950
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 974 Post(s)
Liked: 309
Quote:
Originally Posted by bitolamkd View Post
Hi Gents, I am new here, and I just bought a set of audio equipment, and I need your advice how to set things.
My inventory is this:


  • Polk Audio 275-Watt Tower Speaker (TSi500)
  • Polk Audio Bookshelf Speaker (TSi200)
  • Polk Audio Center Channel Speaker (CS20)
  • Polk Audio PSW125 12-Inch Powered Subwoofer
  • Marantz 9.2 Channel A/V Network Receiver (SR7008)
Any advice for setting them up, gauge wires, bi-crossing, any experience with the receiver and the speakers, any cautions are welcomed.

Thank you!!
Hi bitolamkd,

Welcome to AVS!

Post number 3,367 shows the basic 5.1 layout that you want to your speakers to be set up as, the same diagram is available in your Marantz SR7008 owner's manual.

What you want to do is setup the front sound stage consistiing of the front left, center and front right so that it forms an equilateral triangle to your Main Listening Position (MLP). This will give you the best stereo imaging for music playback as well as a smooth panning for films. Aim for the angles shown in the pictures. Your front Polkies are very efficient (91dB/W/m) so not alot of power is needed to drive them to reference levels of 105dB peak.

The LFE channel is another matter. The Polk sub (PSW125) has a 12" driver and it's -3dB point is rated for 34Hz. This can be an issue for movies where 20Hz and below information is available in the soundtrack and your PSW125 may struggle reproducing it.

How big is your room? Front to back, side to side and floor to ceiling dimensions please. A rough sketch of your room, speaker layout and MLP would be useful. The idea is to place the front left and front right speakers to give the best stereo imaging. The sub needs to be placed where there is the best bass response. The best bass response is dependent on where the MLP is and where the sub is going to be. Do a sub crawl test shown in Axiom Audio's youtube video and linked in jdsmoothie's 2014 Denon receiver thread to determine some good locations where the sub can be placed.

If you haven't done so, have read of the Audyssey FAQ done by AVS member Keith Barnes. It contains a wealth of useful information in getting the room correction setup properly. It is highly recommended to grab the boom stand mic and adapter when doing the Audyssey auto calibration.

Maranatz SR-7009, Oppo BPD-93, MTV 7000D, aTV, WDTV Live, Harmony 650 remote, KEF E301+T101, MiniDSP(2x4) & 10x10HD, Emotiva 2xXPA-5 (Gen2), Rythmik 2xF12G+2xF8, HiMedia Q16, LG 55EC9300.
steveting99 is online now  
post #3693 of 4023 Old 04-06-2015, 05:01 PM
gce
Senior Member
 
gce's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Anaheim CA
Posts: 399
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
Liked: 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by bitolamkd View Post
Hi Gents, I am new here, and I just bought a set of audio equipment, and I need your advice how to set things.
My inventory is this:


  • Polk Audio 275-Watt Tower Speaker (TSi500)
  • Polk Audio Bookshelf Speaker (TSi200)
  • Polk Audio Center Channel Speaker (CS20)
  • Polk Audio PSW125 12-Inch Powered Subwoofer
  • Marantz 9.2 Channel A/V Network Receiver (SR7008)
Any advice for setting them up, gauge wires, bi-crossing, any experience with the receiver and the speakers, any cautions are welcomed.

Thank you!!

If you want TON's more info on you Polk setup go here. http://forum.polkaudio.com/ but don't bring your wallet!

Last edited by gce; 04-06-2015 at 05:05 PM.
gce is offline  
post #3694 of 4023 Old 04-06-2015, 07:28 PM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Liked: 0
Thank you for your replies, I will post room layout and listening area measurements.

Bit
bitolamkd is offline  
post #3695 of 4023 Old 04-06-2015, 07:28 PM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Liked: 0
Thank you
bitolamkd is offline  
post #3696 of 4023 Old 04-06-2015, 07:29 PM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Liked: 0
I'll check that out!
bitolamkd is offline  
post #3697 of 4023 Old 04-06-2015, 08:47 PM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Liked: 0
Here is the room layout:

Thank you for the advices guys!!

bitolamkd is offline  
post #3698 of 4023 Old 04-07-2015, 07:17 AM
Advanced Member
 
Tweaked05's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: McKinney, TX
Posts: 511
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 22 Post(s)
Liked: 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post
Could be HDMI handshake issues or possibly just a loose HDMI cable seating.
I think I have resolved the issue. I have a cable that was just a hair too short going from my receiver to the TV in the wall, so the connection was a bit tight. I added an HDMI extender cable and watched netflix all evening on my Xbox One without a single blank out. I hope that resolved the issue. It was getting so annoying.
Tweaked05 is offline  
post #3699 of 4023 Old 04-07-2015, 07:50 AM
Member
 
TurboTropic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Markham, ON Canada
Posts: 126
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 29 Post(s)
Liked: 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by bitolamkd View Post
Here is the room layout:

Thank you for the advices guys!!

Towers either side of the screen. Bookshelfs on the walls, 2-3 ft above seated head height, a little behind the rear of the couch and towed in a little if possible. Subwoofer wherever you like but it's best to do the "subwoofer crawl" to find the best spot. Assuming the screen is not acoustically transparent, centre speaker should go below and angled up a little.

If you could move the couch away from the wall it would be better in my opinion.

Optoma HD131xe on 106" Accuscreens 16:9 pull-down screen
Marantz SR7008 AVR / Sony PS3 Fat / Sony BDP-5200 / Mac Mini / Synology 212j NAS
Polk Monitor65T Series II LR / Polk CS1 centre / Polk Monitor30 Series II heights / Monoprice in-wall 5-1/4 Inch surrounds / SVS SB12-NSD sub
TurboTropic is offline  
post #3700 of 4023 Old 04-07-2015, 07:59 AM
585-645-1006
 
jdsmoothie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 52,563
Mentioned: 54 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4739 Post(s)
Liked: 2477
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tweaked05 View Post
I think I have resolved the issue. I have a cable that was just a hair too short going from my receiver to the TV in the wall, so the connection was a bit tight. I added an HDMI extender cable and watched netflix all evening on my Xbox One without a single blank out. I hope that resolved the issue. It was getting so annoying.
Glad to hear it was resolved. Thanks for reporting back with your resolution.

------------------
"JD" – jd@avscience.com ; http://shop.avscience.com/ Call for sales info --> 585-645-1006
Daily - 8am to 8pm EST
AVScience sells Denon, Marantz, Yamaha, Pioneer, Onkyo, Def Tech, Oppo, and more
** Think the AVR is defective? Reset the microprocessor 4-5 times.
jdsmoothie is offline  
post #3701 of 4023 Old 04-07-2015, 12:18 PM
Advanced Member
 
mthomas47's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 635
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 280 Post(s)
Liked: 233
Quote:
Originally Posted by sebdub View Post
Guys I'd really appreciate if somebody with a premium Spotify account could confirm the app is working on their Marantz SR (ideally 6008, but I guess it's the same software everywhere).

It stopped working for me somewhere around the most recent firmware update, so I'm trying to find out if other people are experiencing the same problem.

Thanks!
I hadn't checked the thread in a while, so I hope this information is still useful to you, but Spotify is working fine on my 7008.
mthomas47 is offline  
post #3702 of 4023 Old 04-07-2015, 09:49 PM
AVS Special Member
 
steveting99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 1,950
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 974 Post(s)
Liked: 309
Quote:
Originally Posted by bitolamkd View Post
Here is the room layout:

Thank you for the advices guys!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by TurboTropic View Post
Towers either side of the screen. Bookshelfs on the walls, 2-3 ft above seated head height, a little behind the rear of the couch and towed in a little if possible. Subwoofer wherever you like but it's best to do the "subwoofer crawl" to find the best spot. Assuming the screen is not acoustically transparent, centre speaker should go below and angled up a little.

If you could move the couch away from the wall it would be better in my opinion.
Hi bitolamkd,

TurboTropic has given some good suggestions. I would just add the following.

If possible, keep the vertical separation of the tweeters on the center channel with the front left and front right within 2'.

Your room is odd shape and difficult to determine the room volume with the limited dimensions shown. Are you able to estimate what the room volume is? If the total volume is more than 4,500 cu. ft. it is considered a large room. Again your Polk Audio PSW125 may struggle. You would need large drivers and multiple subs to pressurize the room. The main benefit of multiple subs is minimizing the peaks and nulls within the bass frequency response (before Audyssey room correction filters are applied) so that the overall response is smoother. There is no effective way in dealing with room nulls using a single sub.

Maranatz SR-7009, Oppo BPD-93, MTV 7000D, aTV, WDTV Live, Harmony 650 remote, KEF E301+T101, MiniDSP(2x4) & 10x10HD, Emotiva 2xXPA-5 (Gen2), Rythmik 2xF12G+2xF8, HiMedia Q16, LG 55EC9300.
steveting99 is online now  
post #3703 of 4023 Old 04-09-2015, 06:12 AM
Member
 
tim leonhardt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 64
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Liked: 15
has anyone gotten Flickr to work?
tim leonhardt is offline  
post #3704 of 4023 Old 04-10-2015, 04:51 AM
Member
 
TurboTropic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Markham, ON Canada
Posts: 126
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 29 Post(s)
Liked: 19
Liking the 7008 a lot so far - only had it a couple of days - and it's been pretty easy to set up. Looking forward to spending more time with it this weekend.

One question - does the second HDMI output need to be the same resolution as the main? E.g. 1080p projector on primary HDMI output, 720p TV on the 2nd.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Optoma HD131xe on 106" Accuscreens 16:9 pull-down screen
Marantz SR7008 AVR / Sony PS3 Fat / Sony BDP-5200 / Mac Mini / Synology 212j NAS
Polk Monitor65T Series II LR / Polk CS1 centre / Polk Monitor30 Series II heights / Monoprice in-wall 5-1/4 Inch surrounds / SVS SB12-NSD sub
TurboTropic is offline  
post #3705 of 4023 Old 04-10-2015, 06:28 AM
585-645-1006
 
jdsmoothie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 52,563
Mentioned: 54 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4739 Post(s)
Liked: 2477
Quote:
Originally Posted by TurboTropic View Post
Liking the 7008 a lot so far - only had it a couple of days - and it's been pretty easy to set up. Looking forward to spending more time with it this weekend.

One question - does the second HDMI output need to be the same resolution as the main? E.g. 1080p projector on primary HDMI output, 720p TV on the 2nd.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Depends on whether you are referring to the 2nd Main zone output or the Zone 2 HDMI output. If the former, yes, otherwise both outputs will be only 720p. If the latter, same as above if passing the same HDMI source to both zones, otherwise, no if passing a different HDMI source.

------------------
"JD" – jd@avscience.com ; http://shop.avscience.com/ Call for sales info --> 585-645-1006
Daily - 8am to 8pm EST
AVScience sells Denon, Marantz, Yamaha, Pioneer, Onkyo, Def Tech, Oppo, and more
** Think the AVR is defective? Reset the microprocessor 4-5 times.
jdsmoothie is offline  
post #3706 of 4023 Old 04-10-2015, 06:33 AM
Member
 
TurboTropic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Markham, ON Canada
Posts: 126
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 29 Post(s)
Liked: 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post
Depends on whether you are referring to the 2nd Main zone output or the Zone 2 HDMI output. If the former, yes, otherwise both outputs will be only 720p. If the latter, same as above if passing the same HDMI source to both zones, otherwise, no if passing a different HDMI source.
Thanks JD. it's the former that I was thinking of.

Optoma HD131xe on 106" Accuscreens 16:9 pull-down screen
Marantz SR7008 AVR / Sony PS3 Fat / Sony BDP-5200 / Mac Mini / Synology 212j NAS
Polk Monitor65T Series II LR / Polk CS1 centre / Polk Monitor30 Series II heights / Monoprice in-wall 5-1/4 Inch surrounds / SVS SB12-NSD sub
TurboTropic is offline  
post #3707 of 4023 Old 04-10-2015, 07:00 AM
Senior Member
 
zoepup's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Northern NJ
Posts: 212
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 55 Post(s)
Liked: 14
Hey everyone. Long time marantx owner here. I currently have an SR7200 and SR6003 in my collection. I am building a media/theater room that is about 21x26 ft. The support beam runs down the middle, thus making a fake division of 13x21 and 13x21. One side will be the media/theater; the other an entertainment/game area. Current speakers are Mirage 7si with LF-150 sub. I am looking at a range of new speakers to demo on site. The short list: GoldenEar Aon3, Wharfdale Jade 3, Paradigm Signature or Prestige. For towers I will demo Sonus Faber Venere 2.5, Martin Logan EML, Magnapan 1.7 and a Canton set. I am looking at HSU and SVS subs (thanks to this board). I might still keep the Mirage (replace sub). The TV will probably be a 4k LED (dam the end of the F8500 plasma). Not sure 4k is important to me at the moment.

How does the SR7008 handle low impedance speakers? I also have a Halfer DM220 Amp that I could probably use but that seems like a waste. Anyone driving any of the above speakers with the Sr7008? What limitations will I have with 4k video?

I see a4less has the sr7008 at a great price.

MY Build in Progress >>> My Home Theater Build
Living Room: Samsung PN60F8500, KEF 3005 5.1, Marantz SR6003
HT: Selection in progress
In storage: Mirage M7si, Mirage LF-150, Marantz SR7200
zoepup is offline  
post #3708 of 4023 Old 04-13-2015, 06:08 PM
Member
 
mjoc13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 80
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Hi all,

Reading countless pages and am considering the sr7008 at the current clearance price.

I know this will be subjective, but is this still an ARV worth considering with the tech of today - with knowing HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2, atmos/dts:x, etc?

Thanks and any input into my conundrum is appreciated!

cheers
mjoc13 is offline  
post #3709 of 4023 Old 04-13-2015, 06:20 PM
Member
 
jedi1982's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 27
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 12
the SR7008 has been a great receiver for me (aside from my 1st was a lemon). regarding your points about the potential "future proofing" with newer tech coming out, honestly I'd say unless you plan on getting 16 speakers in the near future to fully take advantage of Atmos, get the 7008
jedi1982 is offline  
post #3710 of 4023 Old 04-13-2015, 07:57 PM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 0
SR5008 HDCP errors

I bought an SR5008 several months ago and have been using it with no problems until this evening.

I mostly use 2 devices connected to my receiver. an Apple TV and a PS3. When I try the Apple TV, I can navigate menus and so forth, but if I try to play back any video content, I get an error stating:

"This content requires HDCP for playback. HDCP isn't supported by your HDMI connection."

If I switch over the the PS3, there's just a black screen. Since the Marantz background isn't displayed, I assume that the signal is there.

Both players work if I connect them directly to my TV and I have rotated all the HDMI cables around.

All of this worked yesterday.

The troubleshooting I have done leads me to believe that the issue is with the receiver.

Am I missing anything?

Any suggestions or known workarounds?
Tardcore is offline  
post #3711 of 4023 Old 04-14-2015, 02:43 AM
585-645-1006
 
jdsmoothie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 52,563
Mentioned: 54 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4739 Post(s)
Liked: 2477
^^
Sometimes, the power on sequence can avoid HDMI handshake issues. Try powering on the TV first, wait a few seconds, AVR, wait a few seconds, and then finally the source device, allowing enough time between each power on for the previous device to fully power on. You may also want to try a HDCP reset as I list in the post below ....

The 'Official' 2014 Denon "S Series" / "X Series" AVR Model Owner's Thread & FAQ

------------------
"JD" – jd@avscience.com ; http://shop.avscience.com/ Call for sales info --> 585-645-1006
Daily - 8am to 8pm EST
AVScience sells Denon, Marantz, Yamaha, Pioneer, Onkyo, Def Tech, Oppo, and more
** Think the AVR is defective? Reset the microprocessor 4-5 times.
jdsmoothie is offline  
post #3712 of 4023 Old 04-14-2015, 02:53 AM
585-645-1006
 
jdsmoothie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 52,563
Mentioned: 54 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4739 Post(s)
Liked: 2477
Quote:
Originally Posted by mjoc13 View Post
Hi all,

Reading countless pages and am considering the sr7008 at the current clearance price.

I know this will be subjective, but is this still an ARV worth considering with the tech of today - with knowing HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2, atmos/dts:x, etc?

Thanks and any input into my conundrum is appreciated!

cheers
If you plan on purchasing a 4k TV and HDMI 2.0/HDCP 2.2 Blu Ray player, the work around would be to purchase a dual HDMI BDP in order to pass the video to the TV and audio to the AVR. Otherwise if not planning on placing "height" speakers for Dolby Atmos or Auro 3D, the SR7008 uses the same version of Audyssey MultEQ XT32. AV Science still has one left which would also come with a free Denon HEOS Link ($349 MSRP) which can be used to stream audio to wireless Denon HEOS speakers placed in other rooms or to stream audio to another AVR using the speakers connected to the AVR. Call for more information and pricing if interested.

------------------
"JD" – jd@avscience.com ; http://shop.avscience.com/ Call for sales info --> 585-645-1006
Daily - 8am to 8pm EST
AVScience sells Denon, Marantz, Yamaha, Pioneer, Onkyo, Def Tech, Oppo, and more
** Think the AVR is defective? Reset the microprocessor 4-5 times.
jdsmoothie is offline  
post #3713 of 4023 Old 04-14-2015, 06:50 AM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post
^^
Sometimes, the power on sequence can avoid HDMI handshake issues. Try powering on the TV first, wait a few seconds, AVR, wait a few seconds, and then finally the source device, allowing enough time between each power on for the previous device to fully power on. You may also want to try a HDCP reset as I list in the post below ....
Thank you for the tips. That sequence is basically how my system typically starts up today (via HDMI control), but I will disable HDMI control and give it another try in sequence before I move on to the HDCP reset.
Tardcore is offline  
post #3714 of 4023 Old 04-14-2015, 04:20 PM
Member
 
vodil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: SFO
Posts: 88
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 29 Post(s)
Liked: 15
Question Hookup with new 4K Smart TV

I have an SR7008 (and Oppo 103d) and am planning to get a new UHD Smart TV so I can see 4k content from DirecTV, netflix, amazon etc. (I use a Harmony remote.)

How to hook it up?
Currently all devices go into the 7008 and the TV is just a display, but with the new Smart UHDs they have plenty of HDMI inputs and suggest putting all video sources into them and piping the audio out from the TV. The TV will be HDMI 2.0 whereas the 7008 is not quite.
vodil is offline  
post #3715 of 4023 Old 04-14-2015, 04:24 PM
585-645-1006
 
jdsmoothie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 52,563
Mentioned: 54 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4739 Post(s)
Liked: 2477
^^
The only video you need to pass to the TV directly would be a 4k/60Hz/HDCP 2.2, otherwise you can pass 4k/30Hz, 1080p and lower resolution directly to the AVR. However, in every case, audio should go directly to the AVR and not come from the TV which in many cases is limited to only 2CH stereo.

------------------
"JD" – jd@avscience.com ; http://shop.avscience.com/ Call for sales info --> 585-645-1006
Daily - 8am to 8pm EST
AVScience sells Denon, Marantz, Yamaha, Pioneer, Onkyo, Def Tech, Oppo, and more
** Think the AVR is defective? Reset the microprocessor 4-5 times.
jdsmoothie is offline  
post #3716 of 4023 Old 04-16-2015, 05:37 AM
Member
 
TurboTropic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Markham, ON Canada
Posts: 126
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 29 Post(s)
Liked: 19
Need to do a bit more investigation but maybe someone browsing here has a solution.

I hooked up height speakers the other day. Played music for the first time last night using PLiiz. The center channel was much louder than any other channel. Tried DSX and Neo:X too and although less pronounced the centre was still louder.

I need to rerun Audyssey when it gets quiet around here anyway but I checked speakers distances and levels and the centre hadn't changed in any way.

Thoughts? Or is this how the height processing is supposed to sound?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Optoma HD131xe on 106" Accuscreens 16:9 pull-down screen
Marantz SR7008 AVR / Sony PS3 Fat / Sony BDP-5200 / Mac Mini / Synology 212j NAS
Polk Monitor65T Series II LR / Polk CS1 centre / Polk Monitor30 Series II heights / Monoprice in-wall 5-1/4 Inch surrounds / SVS SB12-NSD sub
TurboTropic is offline  
post #3717 of 4023 Old 04-16-2015, 06:39 AM
585-645-1006
 
jdsmoothie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 52,563
Mentioned: 54 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4739 Post(s)
Liked: 2477
^^
Not sure what you're asking here? If you run Audyssey, all speakers are set to the same volume level at the main listening position (ie. mic #1 position). The Height speakers are for ambient audio and generally don't get much audio. If you want any speaker to be more pronounced, simply use Manual Setup - Test Tones and raise the speaker volume a few db.

------------------
"JD" – jd@avscience.com ; http://shop.avscience.com/ Call for sales info --> 585-645-1006
Daily - 8am to 8pm EST
AVScience sells Denon, Marantz, Yamaha, Pioneer, Onkyo, Def Tech, Oppo, and more
** Think the AVR is defective? Reset the microprocessor 4-5 times.
jdsmoothie is offline  
post #3718 of 4023 Old 04-16-2015, 09:20 AM
Member
 
jmh547's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 94
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 35 Post(s)
Liked: 13
Hello all

I am pickingup a second hand 5008 tonight to replace my Dennon AVR-591. I am very excited this is my first venture into Marantz. Obviously I plan to listen to it before purchasing but I was just curruious if there is anything specific I should look for before money exchanges hands?

Thanks
jmh547 is offline  
post #3719 of 4023 Old 04-16-2015, 10:15 AM
585-645-1006
 
jdsmoothie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 52,563
Mentioned: 54 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4739 Post(s)
Liked: 2477
^^
Have the seller reset the microprocessor and test it for you.

------------------
"JD" – jd@avscience.com ; http://shop.avscience.com/ Call for sales info --> 585-645-1006
Daily - 8am to 8pm EST
AVScience sells Denon, Marantz, Yamaha, Pioneer, Onkyo, Def Tech, Oppo, and more
** Think the AVR is defective? Reset the microprocessor 4-5 times.
jdsmoothie is offline  
post #3720 of 4023 Old 04-16-2015, 11:33 AM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Chicago
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 0
Having issues with quality of Apple lossless files as compared to CDs. My setup is a SR7008 in AV room, SR7007 in kitchen for rest of house, Windows 7 laptop, iTunes, NAS server (Seagate), gigabyte switch for the home network, CAT6 cable everywhere, AirPlay from laptop, and my CDs ripped to ALAC (Apple lossless) with error correction and the highest resolution possible. Music is routed into network connection on back of both AVRs. Sound quality is not WAV quality (can hear less detail in cymbals, etc.). Is it the DAC in the Marantz that's the shortcoming? Would HDMI be better than then network connection? Specs for SR7008 say the DAC supports 192 kHz/24-bit but is that for ALAC as well as WAV and FLAC? Specs for SR7007 say that ALAC files are only supported at 96/24. Thanks!
TigerChicago is offline  
Reply Receivers, Amps, and Processors

Tags
Marantz Sr5008 , Marantz Sr7008 , Marantz Sr6008
Gear in this thread



Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off