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Hey guys, I racked up the Ada suite 7.1 last night but I have not had time to use all the features yet, like EQ, but I ran some demos last night to give it a go. First, this is a tweakers processor, not for someone who wants automatic setup. I am a tweaker and I have owned the Marantz 8003, denon DN-7100, and Denon avr 890. They are all very good but the difference to me and always has been is bass. The Ada just has more dynamic bass, not spl, but bass that surprises you. The tone is also neutral where the others sound more higher pitched if that makes any sense. That could be from the weight of the bass. The detail is more than I can remember but I did not have all of these side by side. I know I always compared the others to my Ada cinema reference(older 5.1) and always liked the sound of the cinema reference better but I like the suite 7.1HD better than the reference. Same sound or tone as the reference but with more detail and separation of the channels(as expected with DTS-hd and true HD).
Marantz 7702 Atmos
3 Inuke NU4-6000 amps for all speakers.
Speakers- 7 Behringer B215XL's, 4 212xl's for ceiling speakers.
Front subs 12 SI 18ht ported SLLT powered by Inuke 6000
Rear subs 2 XXX ported SLLT powered by IPR2-7500.