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post #23251 of 23273 Old 04-24-2015, 07:21 AM
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You are listening to stereo music in your small bedroom with these magnificent hi-end loudspeakers, and you're going to power them with a receiver like the Onkyo 805?

Power wise no problem; but if I was you I would give them dignified/refined/clean amplification, like say from a Bryston stereo amp. Then you'll have the lowest distortion and the cleaner bass, midrange and highs articulation and resolution.

www.bryston.com/products/power_amps/4BSST-2.html
Haha, yeah. Unfortunately, I don't quite have the funds for a high-end amp and just need something with enough power to do the speakers some justice. I bought them used and got an amazing deal on the Mozarts so couldn't pass them up. I've been reading up on 2 branches of thoughts here - that given enough clean power (and you're not pushing the amp in any way), that amps should sound the same? And then the other opinion is that amps sound different, even when operating comfortably within spec.

I know the 805 has enough power for my needs and listening levels. In your opinion, by upgrading to a high-end emp, would the audible improvements be significant enough to justify the additional cost?
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If you get a quality amp like the one I just suggested in that link; you would notice. ...Your loudspeakers are high enough resolution for you to discern between several amps and their characters.

Don't take my word for it, experience it for yourself; that is the least your speakers deserve, and in the name of the love for ♪ music.
...Both from the amp and the preamp, or a quality integrated amp, for two components in one (simplicity & space).

Also, the fact that you got your Mozarts for a good price (deal) don't mean you need to match them with a receiver that you got for a good price as well.
I'm sure you can get a good deal on a second-hand stereo integrated amp from Bryston. ...That seems more like it to me.
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And if you don't have a stereo preamp, Bryston also makes integrated amplifiers.
The Onkyo 805 has pre-outs, so no pre-amp is necessary.



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Haha, yeah. Unfortunately, I don't quite have the funds for a high-end amp and just need something with enough power to do the speakers some justice. I bought them used and got an amazing deal on the Mozarts so couldn't pass them up. I've been reading up on 2 branches of thoughts here - that given enough clean power (and you're not pushing the amp in any way), that amps should sound the same? And then the other opinion is that amps sound different, even when operating comfortably within spec.

I know the 805 has enough power for my needs and listening levels. In your opinion, by upgrading to a high-end emp, would the audible improvements be significant enough to justify the additional cost?
Yes, that is the question. Is the audible difference worth 4-5 times the cost of the Onkyo?

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I was thinking of a stereo preamp; for purists, like the OP with his Mozart loudspeakers.

And only him can evaluate performance/value ratio wise. ...Nobody else.
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I was thinking of a stereo preamp; for purists, like the OP with his Mozart loudspeakers.

And only him can evaluate performance/value ratio wise. ...Nobody else.
Agreed.

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...And I was simply sharing my own thought. ...But sure, the 805 has ample power for his speakers; no problemo here.
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I have owned this receiver since 08 and after doing the firmware update with the jig and one version of the DTS bomb fix the unit has been pretty rock solid with extensive usage over the years.

Alas there is a problem becoming more common overtime, it is increasing in regularity with at least one of my optical inputs. Specifically with the optical connected from my TV the audio stutters for a while but it will eventually self-correct. Originally it seemed to help to turnoff the unit or switch inputs to fix the issue but now that no longer does anything so I have to wait, if it occurs.

Plus it has happened with at least one of my HDMI inputs that is connected to my PC so it is not solely isolated to that optical input.

Guess my 805 maybe hinting at giving up the ghost.

I have been debating on getting a Denon 4520ci refurb but it seems a lot of folks have been mentioning issues with those units from A4L recently. My budget is limited and 1,000 is the upper limit for now. If I have to seek out a replacement does anyone of have some advice?

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When my Onkyo died, I replaced it with a Denon AVR-X4000. Now that the newer models are out, you should be able to find one within your budget. It's been outstanding so far!
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When my Onkyo died, I replaced it with a Denon AVR-X4000. Now that the newer models are out, you should be able to find one within your budget. It's been outstanding so far!
I opted for the same replacement for my 805 (which I still haven't gotten rid of - maybe I can use it as a 2 channel or prepro). My center channel and sub went out on my 805 (second time for the center). Ended up getting a refurbished X4000 on Amazon from an authorized Denon refurb dealer for a good price. Been happy with it so far.
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On mine, the display went out first. I knew from this thread how to fix that, so I kept using it. Then the HDMI board went out. Both are known issues, and as I understood things, those boards are hard to come by any more. I still have mine, but I have no idea where I'd ever use it again.
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On mine, the display went out first. I knew from this thread how to fix that, so I kept using it. Then the HDMI board went out. Both are known issues, and as I understood things, those boards are hard to come by any more. I still have mine, but I have no idea where I'd ever use it again.
My display went out early on (before instructions were posted). It was still within warranty so I brought it into a local authorized repair center and got it fixed. HDMI board was still good when I replaced it back in November.

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I need some help with my HTPC. I have a dvi monitor. So my pc has an HDMI output. So I use a hdmi to dvi to connect monitor. So today I connected to my Onkyo 805 by splitting the HDMI from PC. One to monitor and then other to receiver. Once I did all that I get video but absolutely no sound. Can someone help me with this?
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I need some help with my HTPC. I have a dvi monitor. So my pc has an HDMI output. So I use a hdmi to dvi to connect monitor. So today I connected to my Onkyo 805 by splitting the HDMI from PC. One to monitor and then other to receiver. Once I did all that I get video but absolutely no sound. Can someone help me with this?
If you pull the cable out of the monitor, does the sound work then?
If so, most likely what is happening, is that the PC is giving the lowest common denominator of audio output
for both devices it is connected to... and since the monitor can't receive audio, then there is no audio sent out at all.
There are devices out there that can cure this issue, but I don't have anything specific I have experience with or could recommend.
Another option would be a video card with dual HDMI outputs, or '1 HDMI and 1 DVI' output.

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If you pull the cable out of the monitor, does the sound work then?
If so, most likely what is happening, is that the PC is giving the lowest common denominator of audio output
for both devices it is connected to... and since the monitor can't receive audio, then there is no audio sent out at all.
There are devices out there that can cure this issue, but I don't have anything specific I have experience with or could recommend.
Another option would be a video card with dual HDMI outputs, or '1 HDMI and 1 DVI' output.
Thank you for the quick response. I figured this out myself. So what I did to eliminate the issue is keep my Onkyo on hdmi and my computer monitor on vga. Now the audio works perfectly. The only thing now is to try and figure out how to Bitstream the audio. I get multichannel and DD seems to work but not HD AUDIO. I want the audio to be handled by receiver not PC.
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Thank you for the quick response. I figured this out myself. So what I did to eliminate the issue is keep my Onkyo on hdmi and my computer monitor on vga. Now the audio works perfectly. The only thing now is to try and figure out how to Bitstream the audio. I get multichannel and DD seems to work but not HD AUDIO. I want the audio to be handled by receiver not PC.
Update: found a good tutorial on how to Bitstream from PC. Got everything up and running with Bitstreaming to onkyo.
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Zone 2 half-way working?

EDIT - I figured it out! I was playing via airplay to an airport express -- the 3.5mm to rica cable was failing. I diagnosed it by playing airplay to the local 5.1 setup instead of to zone 2. I had the exact same problem of only the left channel playing, which now makes sense.

Have had this receiver for a long time with zero issues and I originally bought it as a refurb.

Ive had the receiver hooked up to a zone 2 for over a year now with great results. We have 3 places in the house where the zone 2 plays, each with a right and left speaker.

However, a couple days ago I noticed that the left speaker in all zone 2s was not making noise (or a million times quieter at least). I went to the back of the receiver and swapped the left and right for zone 2 and it reversed the problem -- all the right speakers became quiet.

Has anyone run into this? Any ideas? The thing has been such a rock that I have not been keeping up on all the latest and greatest developments in new receivers.

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Double check all your interconnect cables, and speaker wires for all your "zone 2s". ...Try other ones that you know are in good condition.

We'll start from there, the wiring.
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I have an Onkyo 805 and a Ps4. I split the signal with this splitter. Can not get the audio to work. Just getting stereo. Anyone got it to work on there Onkyo receiver? I want to get HD audio. I have the audio during movies set up to bitstream and ps4 audio settings set to pcm.


Update: I used an older splitter and now it works great. This is the one I used.

ViewHD 2 Port 1x2 Powered HDMI Mini Splitter for 1080P & 3D | VHD-1X2MN3D https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004F9LVXC..._tjLyvb16P5WK0

This is the one that did not work.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00..._st_dp_summary


UPDATE 2: I got the HD audio but now my projector does not switch to 3D movies.

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So has anyone got the HD audio and 3D video working properly withe the Onkyo 805? Using an HDMI SPLITTER for ps3 or ps4. I have a ps4.
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The 805 does NOT pass 3D video.
And I don't now much about the PS3 and PS4 and their limitations about 3D.

* Best: Get a 3D Blu-ray player with TWO HDMI outputs; Sony has some, Panasonic, Samsung, and Oppo.

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The 805 does NOT pass 3D video.
I know that. That is why I am using a splitter one hdmi for audio to receiver and the other hdmi to projector.
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I know that. That is why I am using a splitter one hdmi for audio to receiver and the other hdmi to projector.

...and it doesn't work for 3D

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