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Marantz SR7008 (MSRP: $1,999.00)

Power and Processing:

  • 9-channel amplifier
  • 125 watts per channel into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.08% THD, with 2 channels driven
  • Dolby® and DTS® surround sound decoding, including Dolby Pro Logic® IIz and DTS Neo:X
  • analog-to-HDMI video upconversion (up to 1080p and 4K)
  • Audyssey Laboratories' MultEQ® XT32 and Sub EQ HT eight-point auto setup and room calibration system (microphone included)
  • Audyssey LFC (low frequency containment) system limits the amount of bass that leaks into other rooms
  • Audyssey DSX® processing for enhanced surround sound height or width effects using additional front speakers
  • Audyssey Dynamic Volume mode to keep listening levels steady
  • Audyssey Dynamic EQ for fuller sound at lower listening levels

Digital and Streaming Music Options:

  • Internet-ready for listening to music from a networked PC, free Internet radio, and music services
  • includes support for Spotify, Pandora, and SiriusXM (subscription required for some services)
  • Apple AirPlay for streaming music from an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch® or computer running iTunes
  • DLNA and Windows® 8 compatible for streaming music with compatible devices and computers
  • front-panel USB input gives you a direct digital connection for your iPod for improved sound quality
  • supports DSD playback
  • add Bluetooth streaming capability with the Marantz wireless audio adapter

Multi-room Audio:

  • three-room/three-source output
  • HDMI dual-zone switching for watching HD content from different sources on two HDTVs simultaneously
  • powered and line-level stereo audio output for 2nd and 3rd rooms (using powered 2nd- and 3rd room outputs allows 5.2 home theater in main room)
  • power amp assign function lets you use surround back, front height, and front wide speaker outputs for Zones 2 and 3, Front B speakers, or bi-amping compatible front speakers
  • supports 2nd and 3rd zone output from digital sources


Audio Performance Features:

  • 24-bit/192kHz digital-to-analog converters for all channels
  • Marantz's Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module (HDAM) offers improved dynamic range and detail while reducing noise
  • Marantz Dynamic Audio eXpander (M-DAX) improves sound quality of MP3s and other compressed digital music files
  • high-current power transformer
  • Pure Direct mode turns off unused circuitry for cleaner audio signals
  • bi-amp capability with compatible front speakers by reassigning "surround back" channels

Connections:

  • HDMI 1.4a audio/video switching: 7 in (includes 1 front-panel input), 3 out (includes one Zone 2 output)
  • component video switching: 3 in, 1 out
  • composite video switching: 4 in (includes 1 front-panel input), 3 out (includes one Zone 2 output)
  • digital audio inputs: 2 optical and 2 coaxial
  • 6 analog stereo audio inputs (includes 1 front-panel input)
  • 7.1-channel preamp inputs
  • 11.2-channel preamp outputs include outputs for 2 powered subwoofers
  • phono input for connecting a turntable
  • front-panel USB port for audio playback from USB flash drives and portable music players
  • Ethernet port for network connection
  • outputs for 11 speakers (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, Front Height L/R, Front Wide L/R)
  • receiver can power a maximum of 9 channels at once
  • RS-232C input for use with external controllers
  • remote control input/output
  • IR flasher input
  • 12-volt trigger output
  • full-sized headphone jack
  • detachable power cable


General Features:

  • 3D and 4K HDMI pass-through
  • streams photos from a DLNA-compatible computer or portable device for display on your TV
  • HDMI standby pass-through allows HDMI switching without powering up receiver
  • InstaPrevue offers live picture-in-picture preview of connected HDMI sources
  • Setup Assistant guides you through the initial connection process and settings
  • intuitive, full-color on-screen menu
  • free downloadable Marantz Remote app lets you use your Apple or Android device as a Wi-Fi® remote
  • built-in HD Radio™ tuner
  • AM/FM tuner
  • remote control
  • 17-5/16"W x 7-3/8"H x 16"D
  • weight: 30 lbs.
  • warranty: 3 years

MARANTZ SR7008 PRODUCT LINK



Marantz SR6008 (MSRP: $1,199.00)

Power and Processing:

  • 7-channel amplifier
  • 110 watts per channel into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.08% THD, with 2 channels driven
  • Dolby® and DTS® surround sound decoding, including Dolby Pro Logic® IIz and DTS Neo:X
  • analog-to-HDMI video upconversion (up to 1080p and 4K)
  • Audyssey Laboratories' MultEQ® XT six-point auto setup and room calibration system (microphone included)
  • Audyssey DSX® processing for enhanced surround sound height or width effects using additional front speakers
  • Audyssey Dynamic Volume mode to keep listening levels steady
  • Audyssey Dynamic EQ for fuller sound at lower listening levels


Digital and Streaming Music Options:

  • Internet-ready for listening to music from a networked PC, free Internet radio, and music services
  • includes support for Spotify, Pandora, and SiriusXM (subscription required for some services)
  • Apple AirPlay for streaming music from an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch® or computer running iTunes
  • DLNA and Windows® 8 compatible for streaming music with compatible devices and computers
  • front-panel USB input gives you a direct digital connection for your iPod for improved sound quality
  • supports DSD playback
  • add Bluetooth streaming capability with the Marantz wireless audio adapter


Multi-room Audio:

  • dual-room/dual-source output
  • HDMI dual-zone switching for watching HD content from different sources on two HDTVs simultaneously
  • powered and line-level stereo audio output for 2nd room (using powered 2nd-room output allows 5.2 home theater in main room)
  • power amp assign function lets you use surround back speaker outputs for Front Height/Wide, Zone 2, Front B, or bi-amping compatible front speakers
  • supports 2nd zone output from digital sources


Audio Performance Features:

  • 24-bit/192kHz digital-to-analog converters for all channels
  • Marantz's Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module (HDAM) offers improved dynamic range and detail while reducing noise
  • Marantz Dynamic Audio eXpander (M-DAX) improves sound quality of MP3s and other compressed digital music files
  • high-current power transformer
  • Pure Direct mode turns off unused circuitry for cleaner audio signals
  • bi-amp capability with compatible front speakers by reassigning "surround back" channels


Connections:

  • HDMI 1.4a audio/video switching: 7 in (includes 1 front-panel input), 2 out
  • component video switching: 2 in, 1 out
  • composite video switching: 3 in (includes 1 front-panel input), 1 out
  • digital audio inputs: 2 optical and 2 coaxial
  • 6 analog stereo audio inputs (includes 1 front-panel input)
  • 7.1-channel preamp inputs
  • 7.2-channel preamp outputs include outputs for 2 powered subwoofers
  • phono input for connecting a turntable
  • front-panel USB port for audio playback from USB flash drives and portable music players
  • Ethernet port for network connection
  • outputs for 9 speakers (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back/Bi-amp/Zone 2 L/R, Front Height/Wide L/R)
  • RS-232C input for use with external controllers
  • remote control input/output
  • IR flasher input
  • 12-volt trigger output
  • full-sized headphone jack
  • detachable power cable


General Features:

  • 3D and 4K HDMI pass-through
  • streams photos from a DLNA-compatible computer or portable device for display on your TV
  • HDMI standby pass-through allows HDMI switching without powering up receiver
  • InstaPrevue offers live picture-in-picture preview of connected HDMI sources
  • Setup Assistant guides you through the initial connection process and settings
  • intuitive, full-color on-screen menu
  • free downloadable Marantz Remote app lets you use your Apple or Android device as a Wi-Fi® remote
  • AM/FM tuner
  • remote control
  • 17-5/16"W x 6-5/16"H x 16-3/8"D
  • weight: 24.69 lbs.
  • warranty: 3 years

MARANTZ SR6008 PRODUCT LINK



Marantz SR5008 (MSRP: $899.00)

Power and Processing:

  • 7-channel amplifier
  • 100 watts per channel into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.08% THD, with 2 channels driven
  • Dolby® and DTS® surround sound decoding, including Dolby Pro Logic® IIz
  • analog-to-HDMI video upconversion (up to 1080p and 4K)
  • Audyssey Laboratories' MultEQ® XT six-point auto setup and room calibration system (microphone included)
  • Audyssey Dynamic Volume mode to keep listening levels steady
  • Audyssey Dynamic EQ for fuller sound at lower listening levels


Digital and Streaming Music Options:

  • Internet-ready for listening to music from a networked PC, free Internet radio, and music services
  • includes support for Spotify, Pandora, and SiriusXM (subscription required for some services)
  • Apple AirPlay for streaming music from an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch® or computer running iTunes
  • DLNA and Windows® 8 compatible for streaming music with compatible devices and computers
  • front-panel USB input gives you a direct digital connection for your iPod for improved sound quality
  • add Bluetooth streaming capability with the Marantz wireless audio adapter


Multi-room Audio:

  • dual-room/dual-source output
  • powered and line-level stereo audio output for 2nd room (using powered 2nd-room output allows 5.2 home theater in main room)
  • power amp assign function lets you use surround back speaker outputs for Front Height, Zone 2, Front B, or bi-amping compatible front speakers
  • optical/coaxial digital and HDMI audio sources are not output to Zone 2


Audio Performance Features:

  • 24-bit/192kHz digital-to-analog converters for all channels
  • Marantz's Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module (HDAM) offers improved dynamic range and detail while reducing noise
  • Marantz Dynamic Audio eXpander (M-DAX) improves sound quality of MP3s and other compressed digital music files
  • high-current power transformer
  • Pure Direct mode turns off unused circuitry for cleaner audio signals
  • bi-amp capability with compatible front speakers by reassigning "surround back" channels


Connections:

  • HDMI 1.4a audio/video switching: 7 in (includes 1 front-panel input), 1 out
  • component video switching: 2 in, 1 out
  • composite video switching: 3 in (includes 1 front-panel input), 1 out
  • digital audio inputs: 2 optical and 2 coaxial
  • 5 analog stereo audio inputs (includes 1 front-panel input)
  • 7.1-channel preamp inputs
  • 7.2-channel preamp outputs include outputs for 2 powered subwoofers
  • no phono input — to connect a turntable you'll need to add a phono preamp
  • front-panel USB port for audio playback from USB flash drives and portable music players
  • Ethernet port for network connection
  • outputs for 7 speakers (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R)
  • RS-232C input for use with external controllers
  • remote control input/output
  • IR flasher input
  • 12-volt trigger output
  • full-sized headphone jack
  • detachable power cable

General Features:

  • 3D and 4K HDMI pass-through
  • streams photos from a DLNA-compatible computer or portable device for display on your TV
  • HDMI standby pass-through allows HDMI switching without powering up receiver
  • Setup Assistant guides you through the initial connection process and settings
  • intuitive, full-color on-screen menu
  • free downloadable Marantz Remote app lets you use your Apple or Android device as a Wi-Fi® remote
  • AM/FM tuner
  • remote control
  • 17-5/16"W x 6-5/16"H x 14-5/16"D
  • weight: 22.25 lbs.
  • warranty: 3 years


MARANTZ SR5008 PRODUCT LINK

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New toy is in the house biggrin.gif




Now back to work!!! More pictures tomorrow....
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Here some pictures of my SR7008:




















Everything is working fine. I'm using all HDMI inputs and both outputs (projector and TV). I still need to run Audyssey and check on the network, AirPlay and iPhone app.

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Nice pics! Just installed the 7008 and so far so good.
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Hi Steven,

I did install mine just few hours ago, just waiting for my daughters to leave the house to run Audyssey biggrin.gif

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Just ordered my 7008 from avs for a superb price. Can't wait to see other reviews and info while I wait for shipment.
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Here some pictures of my SR7008:

Everything is working fine. I'm using all HDMI inputs and both outputs (projector and TV). I still need to run Audyssey and check on the network, AirPlay and iPhone app.
Thanks for posting the images. smile.gif

The Marantz SR7008 represents a interesting choice compared to the Denon lineup (x4000 and 4520). 9 ch amp (125 watt) and 7.1 multi channel analog inputs.

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After running Audyssey and check on the network stuff, I can report that everything is working fine. Coming from a receiver with Audyssey MultEQ XT the improvement in SQ is very noticeable. I really love this AVR smile.gif

BTW, like jd mentioned over the Denon E/X series thread, the SAVE/LOAD option only works with IE. I'm a Mac guy, so I took a 12 years old HP laptop that was in the closet to save my setup. It worked well, for now!!!

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It looks like the SR5008 has the same DAC as the SR7008, right? They both support 24/192. If you strip away the differences in features, Audyssey, and wattage, is it safe to say that the SR5008 will sound just as good as the SR7008?

Also, what does the SR5008 compare to in D&M's sister company, Denon? Is the SR5008 similar to the X3000? Or perhaps between the X3000 and X4000?
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Enrico what are you using for speakers? Do you listen to much 2ch music or Blu ray concerts?
I'm between the SR 6008 and the Cambridge audio 651r recievers right now.....
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Rick,

I have Polk Audio RTi A9s as front speakers, CSi A6 center and RTi A3s surr. But I'm upgrading to Polk Audio LSiM705 fronts, LSiM706 Center and LSiM703s surr. I listen to a lot music and blu ray concerts. My subwoofers are Rythmik Audio F12SE. You can see my room right below my signature.

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enrico nice set up....so you upgraded from the Onkyo to the Marantz? I'm upgrading from a older Yamaha 5550 to the marantz 6008 or cambridge audio......I can get the marantz for 1000. opposed to 1800 for the CA....The only thing stopping me is that people saying even though there isn't alot of bells and whistles with the CA from the Marantz, I hear the Sound quality and video is alot better than the Marantz......So I'm still very confused..I have the Golden ear Triton II's for fronts a SVS pb-12 nsd sub and average center and surround speakers, but because I listen to alot of music over home theatre I'm more concerned with my fronts and sub and having something good to get the most out of them.....
Let me know how you like the Marantz with musci and concert videos....
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just booted the 7008. first i listened in 2-channel direct mode and it's much better sounding to me than the X4000 was. highs are better on my picky Usher S520s. less bass, not as fun. no subs or audyssey yet.

amazing how different they sound.

put the mic on the boom and ran audyssey. it detected both my subs in my 5.2 setup. calibrated them to 75db. did the 8 points in 2 ft. squares. stored that, and crossover point is set to *full band* on all speakers, put on a CD and no subs, only 2 channels working.

I know CDs don't have LFE channel, but usually audyssey sets a xover and enables the subs? strange.

also in pure direct mode the TV stays on, usually that goes off?

i'll unplug it from the wall and redo the audyssey.
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Mingus,

You need to set the front speakers "Small" to get the subwoofers working in a 2.2 setup. Then set the front speakers crossover between 60-80 Hz. If you set your front speakers as Large you will get 2.0 sound.

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Rick,

I was listening last night Sting Live in Berlin DVD Concert and It sounds INCREDIBLE!!! I can hear things that I never heard. Audyssey XT32 is just Awesome.

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Mingus,

You need to set the front speakers "Small" to get the subwoofers working in a 2.2 setup. Then set the front speakers crossover between 60-80 Hz. If you set your front speakers as Large you will get 2.0 sound.

second running of audyssey I set them to small manually first and it still ended up *full band* on all speakers and no xover point, except this time it set only the surrounds to small and the xover at 40hz.

still no subs with CD audio, tried both HDMI and Coaxial inputs.

I thought audyssey set everything regardless of manual settings. maybe not.

I put on a blu-ray and the subs work, but doesn't have the impact it should. it's goofy.
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I was listening last night Sting Live in Berlin DVD Concert and It sounds INCREDIBLE!!! I can hear things that I never heard. Audyssey XT32 is just Awesome.
Then you should get the Sting Live In Berlin [Blu-ray] and be really impressed. No lossless sound on DVD's. smile.gif

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I have the Blu-ray too but I do like more the mix on the DVD because for some reason Sting's vocals on the Blu-ray version sounds distorting. Looks like Sting vocals are clipping on the Blu-ray version. I read that report on Amazon reviews but I moved forward and bought the Blu-ray just to realize that it was truth.
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It looks like the SR5008 has the same DAC as the SR7008, right? They both support 24/192. If you strip away the differences in features, Audyssey, and wattage, is it safe to say that the SR5008 will sound just as good as the SR7008?

Also, what does the SR5008 compare to in D&M's sister company, Denon? Is the SR5008 similar to the X3000? Or perhaps between the X3000 and X4000?

5008 <==> X2000
6008 <==> X3000
7008 <==> X4000

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just booted the 7008. first i listened in 2-channel direct mode and it's much better sounding to me than the X4000 was. highs are better on my picky Usher S520s. less bass, not as fun. no subs or audyssey yet.

amazing how different they sound.

put the mic on the boom and ran audyssey. it detected both my subs in my 5.2 setup. calibrated them to 75db. did the 8 points in 2 ft. squares. stored that, and crossover point is set to *full band* on all speakers, put on a CD and no subs, only 2 channels working.

I know CDs don't have LFE channel, but usually audyssey sets a xover and enables the subs? strange.

also in pure direct mode the TV stays on, usually that goes off?

i'll unplug it from the wall and redo the audyssey.

If the speaker is capable of going < 50Hz (in your room), then the AVR will set the speaker to LARGE. With a sub in the setup, you would then set it to SMALL/60 or 80Hz. Also, in PURE DIRECT mode, an HDMI signal will still pass through to the TV.
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second running of audyssey I set them to small manually first and it still ended up *full band* on all speakers and no xover point, except this time it set only the surrounds to small and the xover at 40hz.

still no subs with CD audio, tried both HDMI and Coaxial inputs.

I thought audyssey set everything regardless of manual settings. maybe not.

I put on a blu-ray and the subs work, but doesn't have the impact it should. it's goofy.

Audyssey ignores any settings prior to running it.

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just booted the 7008. first i listened in 2-channel direct mode and it's much better sounding to me than the X4000 was. highs are better on my picky Usher S520s. less bass, not as fun. no subs or audyssey yet.

amazing how different they sound.

put the mic on the boom and ran audyssey. it detected both my subs in my 5.2 setup. calibrated them to 75db. did the 8 points in 2 ft. squares. stored that, and crossover point is set to *full band* on all speakers, put on a CD and no subs, only 2 channels working.

I know CDs don't have LFE channel, but usually audyssey sets a xover and enables the subs? strange.

also in pure direct mode the TV stays on, usually that goes off?

i'll unplug it from the wall and redo the audyssey.

If the speaker is capable of going < 50Hz (in your room), then the AVR will set the speaker to LARGE. With a sub in the setup, you would then set it to SMALL/60 or 80Hz. Also, in PURE DIRECT mode, an HDMI signal will still pass through to the TV.
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second running of audyssey I set them to small manually first and it still ended up *full band* on all speakers and no xover point, except this time it set only the surrounds to small and the xover at 40hz.

still no subs with CD audio, tried both HDMI and Coaxial inputs.

I thought audyssey set everything regardless of manual settings. maybe not.

I put on a blu-ray and the subs work, but doesn't have the impact it should. it's goofy.

Audyssey ignores any settings prior to running it.

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I will check again on the Blu-ray. Maybe I got a bad copy because it's the only Blu-ray concert that sounds not right in my system. Thanks, John!!!

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If the speaker is capable of going < 50Hz (in your room), then the AVR will set the speaker to LARGE. With a sub in the setup, you would then set it to SMALL/60 or 80Hz. Also, in PURE DIRECT mode, an HDMI signal will still pass through to the TV.
Audyssey ignores any settings prior to running it.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1465528/the-official-2013-denon-e-series-x-series-avr-model-owners-thread-faq/0_100#user_A2

not sure what i was thinking, but in direct mode it will be 2 channels no sub, funny thing is, when i go to regular stereo mode still no subs because audyssey set the fronts to large /40hz. i manually set it to small and the subs come on, but it doesn't sound right.

audyssey set it up, changing the settings manually after doesn't seem to work well. so audyssey thinks all i need is 5 inch woofers in the s520s and subs are not needed in this room?

didn't work like this with the x4000, even tho it had a way different sound, the audyssey set the *same* speakers to small and the subs worked in regular stereo mode.

i'll read over the audyssey link when i have some time, maybe i'm missing something.

I'm leaving town tonight for a week so can not mess with it for now. i'll leave a key under the mat if you want to see what you come up with. there are some fresh young coconuts in the fridge, maca, goji, spirulina, and the vita-mix is on the counter. wink.gif

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I will check again on the Blu-ray. Maybe I got a bad copy because it's the only Blu-ray concert that sounds not right in my system. Thanks, John!!!
I reheard/research it a bit more as the blu-ray.com review I mentioned showed some people in the comments saying the DTS-HD 5.1 96 kHz/24 bit mix was not as nice sounding as 2.0 PCM that one would probably utilize Dolby PLII to expand it out to a 5.1 setup.

IMHO this all boils down to the rear surrounds in the lossless DTS mix amplifying Stings voice dramatically, perhaps a bit too much when Audyssey MultiEQ XT for example takes over. This is the downside of some of these room equalization techniques that while they really immerse you into a films soundtrack, they aren't always the best with music concerts where the center is more of a reverb speaker. smile.gif

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If the speaker is capable of going < 50Hz (in your room), then the AVR will set the speaker to LARGE. With a sub in the setup, you would then set it to SMALL/60 or 80Hz. Also, in PURE DIRECT mode, an HDMI signal will still pass through to the TV.
Audyssey ignores any settings prior to running it.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1465528/the-official-2013-denon-e-series-x-series-avr-model-owners-thread-faq/0_100#user_A2

after reading through the link, only thing i can think of is i had my subs in *auto* mode, not *on*

"Standby mode : “Off” (ie. sub should be powered ON and not in AUTO)"

will try early next week to get it right. thanks again.
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not sure what i was thinking, but in direct mode it will be 2 channels no sub, funny thing is, when i go to regular stereo mode still no subs because audyssey set the fronts to large /40hz. i manually set it to small and the subs come on, but it doesn't sound right.

audyssey set it up, changing the settings manually after doesn't seem to work well. so audyssey thinks all i need is 5 inch woofers in the s520s and subs are not needed in this room?

didn't work like this with the x4000, even tho it had a way different sound, the audyssey set the *same* speakers to small and the subs worked in regular stereo mode.

i'll read over the audyssey link when i have some time, maybe i'm missing something.

I'm leaving town tonight for a week so can not mess with it for now. i'll leave a key under the mat if you want to see what you come up with. there are some fresh young coconuts in the fridge, maca, goji, spirulina, and the vita-mix is on the counter. wink.gif

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1. Please review the Audyssey 101/FAQ Guide linked in my sig. Audyssey does not set the speaker to LARGE/SMALL rather each mfr does that based on the -3db point which is why Audyssey co-founder Chris K. recommends that you must manually change any speakers the AVR sets to LARGE, back to SMALL/80Hz (or 60Hz if you prefer) as a dedicated sub is generally far more capable to handle the lower frequencies than speakers.

2. If the AVR sets the FL/FR speakers to LARGE (and you leave them as LARGE), then CD 2.0 audio will only play to the FL/FR speakers in STEREO mode as there is no 0.1 LFE track as there is with DD/DTS 5.1 movies so nothing is directed to the sub. Changing the speakers to SMALL/80Hz will ensure that any frequencies < crossover setting will go to the sub in all modes except DIRECT and PURE DIRECT (in which case there is no bass management, ie. crossovers are ignored and speakers are treated as LARGE regardless of their setting).

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Oh yes. The jump to XT32 (7008) is a much more significant upgrade in audio fidelity than going from MultEQ (SR1504/SR1604) to MultEQ XT (5008/6008). In prior year models where all the 500X, 600X, and 700X models all used MultEQ XT, not so much.

Refer to the chart at the bottom of Audyssey's webpage below ....

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