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I totally hear ya, Rob -- I feel the exact same way about my 605. It powers our room just fine, does all the decoding I need it to do and is refreshingly un-complex, unlike most of the AVRs and processors out today. Until we're ready to get into DTS:X or Dolby Atmos (which requires additional processing unfortunately) the 605 is remaining in my cabinet.

Do you have any pics of your setup with the 705 doing its thing?
Sure do, will have to wait until I get home though. To be honest I am not interested in atmos and I stream everything off my pc straight to the onkyo via hdmi so do not need anything else lol. Xt32 would be about the only thing I would want that the onkyo doesn't have but xt with separate sub eq is doing just fine!
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Sure do, will have to wait until I get home though. To be honest I am not interested in atmos and I stream everything off my pc straight to the onkyo via hdmi so do not need anything else lol. Xt32 would be about the only thing I would want that the onkyo doesn't have but xt with separate sub eq is doing just fine!
I, too, am on the fence about Atmos but it's just not a reality in our current room. I see you're using your 705 as a pre-pro and an amp for your surrounds...that's what I wanted to do with a new AVR, use it to power the surrounds and then add an amp for my mains and maybe center...however, the 605 really does provide all the volume we need...

Did you ever run your 705 as an amp for all your channels?

Looking forward to your pics!
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I, too, am on the fence about Atmos but it's just not a reality in our current room. I see you're using your 705 as a pre-pro and an amp for your surrounds...that's what I wanted to do with a new AVR, use it to power the surrounds and then add an amp for my mains and maybe center...however, the 605 really does provide all the volume we need...

Did you ever run your 705 as an amp for all your channels?

Looking forward to your pics!
This Onkyo is the 1st upgrade I ever made in HT. I went from a Sony htib receiver to this and it has stayed ever since. I have upgraded everything around this. I had run just the internal amps for years on a variety of speakers until I got my 1st amp, the NAD.
I now have the NAD running my main L/R, an AMC 3ch amp running my center and surrounds and a Behringer 2ch amp running the subs. I did have the Onkyo running the surround back channel/s but have since dropped back to 5.1.
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This Onkyo is the 1st upgrade I ever made in HT. I went from a Sony htib receiver to this and it has stayed ever since. I have upgraded everything around this. I had run just the internal amps for years on a variety of speakers until I got my 1st amp, the NAD.
I now have the NAD running my main L/R, an AMC 3ch amp running my center and surrounds and a Behringer 2ch amp running the subs. I did have the Onkyo running the surround back channel/s but have since dropped back to 5.1.
Thanks for the pics!

Those Onk's sure are sexy, aren't they?

When you were running the 705 as a sole amplifier for all channels, how did it sound?

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Thanks for the pics!

Those Onk's sure are sexy, aren't they?

When you were running the 705 as a sole amplifier for all channels, how did it sound?
Sure sounded good to me! The difference with the amps I find is in 2ch music with some added bass eq. The Onkyo used to run out of steam at higher levels while with my NAD I can increase the bass tone controls by +6 and have the main volume at +6 before I notice any distortion. Obviously I cannot be in the room listening at those levels but my rf83s sure do slam! They hit harder in the 40-80hz region than a lot of subs I have had/heard. Do you need this performance? No, especially if a decent sub is in the system. But it sure is nice to have the performance on tap when I choose to turn my subs off.
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Sure sounded good to me! The difference with the amps I find is in 2ch music with some added bass eq. The Onkyo used to run out of steam at higher levels while with my NAD I can increase the bass tone controls by +6 and have the main volume at +6 before I notice any distortion. Obviously I cannot be in the room listening at those levels but my rf83s sure do slam! They hit harder in the 40-80hz region than a lot of subs I have had/heard. Do you need this performance? No, especially if a decent sub is in the system. But it sure is nice to have the performance on tap when I choose to turn my subs off.
I hear you...

I never turn the volume up that high but our 605 slams just fine with ZERO distortion, even at somewhat loud levels...of course, I have a sub in the mix which relieves the AVR of stress...

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