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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-21-2015, 04:24 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
^^ Ensure Audyssey Dynamic EQ is engaged which...

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Ensure Audyssey Dynamic EQ is engaged which will help boost the bass at lower volume levels. Other than that, as suggested raise the master volume as the audio you're listening to may not have...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-21-2015, 04:17 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
^^ Depends on whether your speakers really need...

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Depends on whether your speakers really need that much power. In all likelihood, the X7200W will have more than enough power for your speakers. Not to mention, you could always use the 5800...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-21-2015, 03:15 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
In many cases there will be no HDMI handshake...

In many cases there will be no HDMI handshake issues at all. Keep in mind folks come to a forum mostly because they are having problems. The many thousands of others that have no problems have no...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-21-2015, 03:09 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By jdsmoothie
When a BDP is connected directly to the TV, in...

When a BDP is connected directly to the TV, in most cases the TV can only accept stereo 2.0 audio so that is what the BDP passes. So when you connect the BDP to an AVR (which can accept multi channel...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-20-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By jdsmoothie
The first two are 2014 models with 2 year...

The first two are 2014 models with 2 year warranties using their own brand of speaker EQ with neither EQ'ing the sub and AccuEQ on the Onkyo not even EQing the FL/FR speakers whereas the Marantz is a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-20-2015, 04:06 PM
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Views: 312,849
Posted By jdsmoothie
^^ Hardly. However, you could try calling back...

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Hardly. However, you could try calling back and maybe you might get a soft hearted CSR. :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-20-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 1,200
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Posted By jdsmoothie
Audio should be passed to either the Front Height...

Audio should be passed to either the Front Height or the Front Wide when Multi CH Stereo is selected. The "Speaker Select" setting (p. 114 Owner's manual) must be set to either Front Height or Front...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-20-2015, 03:45 PM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
The "Video Conversion" setting must be enabled if...

The "Video Conversion" setting must be enabled if you want the GUI to overlay on the BDP source video.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-20-2015, 03:43 PM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
^^ Unfortunately bench tested does not...

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Unfortunately bench tested does not necessarily mean any issue was found with the unit. History shows that a small % of refurbished units are DOA just as a small % of new in box units are DOA. ...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-20-2015, 12:48 PM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
^^ You mean other than the source device...

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You mean other than the source device Owner's manuals? Otherwise, the HDMI connections should be plug-n-play.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-20-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1,200
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Posted By jdsmoothie
^^ Yup. The Adcom amp would be set to roughly...

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Yup. The Adcom amp would be set to roughly 80% of max (if adjustable) and any volume changes would be made via the Manual Setup on the AVR not the Adcom amp. If you connect another set of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-20-2015, 12:37 PM
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Views: 174,965
Posted By jdsmoothie
^^ Did you try swapping back the original cable...

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Did you try swapping back the original cable when the issue presented?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-20-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7,061
Views: 331,893
Posted By jdsmoothie
D&M has only announced that the X7200W will get...

D&M has only announced that the X7200W will get the update. No official word has been released on the X5200W or X4100W.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-20-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 559
Posted By jdsmoothie
I don't use Spotify Connect but AFAIK, it works...

I don't use Spotify Connect but AFAIK, it works the same way Airplay does in that you must first stream to the main zone and once playing in the main zone you can then select the Zone 2 source to be...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-20-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 50
Posted By jdsmoothie
What is the sub level set to after running...

What is the sub level set to after running Audyssey? If not close to 0db (eg. -6db), the subs may not be kicking in at lower volume levels, so raise it using Manual Setup to between -3db to 0db.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-20-2015, 10:29 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
Okay .. so what I suggest in post ##3 is for...

Okay .. so what I suggest in post ##3 is for "troubleshooting" purpose only so no reason to do unless you experience handshake issues. And might as well use the Setup Assistant as it's there for...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-20-2015, 10:26 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
^^ Still not possible.

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Still not possible.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-20-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11,420
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Posted By jdsmoothie
Sennheiser makes a good product. If connected to...

Sennheiser makes a good product. If connected to the Zone 2 pre-outs and the source is connected with analog audio cables (in addition to HDMI), you'll be able to simply mute the main zone audio and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-20-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 115
Posted By jdsmoothie
Most Atmos AVR owners have been far more...

Most Atmos AVR owners have been far more impressed with what the Dolby Surround upmixer does with non-Atmos movies so the lack of Atmos titles at this point is moot.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-20-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 115
Posted By jdsmoothie
Yes, this would work, however, if you're looking...

Yes, this would work, however, if you're looking for someone with the same configuration you may want to review the spreadsheet available at the bottom of post #1...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-20-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 262
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Posted By jdsmoothie
In some cases, the Marantz servers get bogged...

In some cases, the Marantz servers get bogged down for a few days so best to just wait and try a few days later.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-20-2015, 08:12 AM
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Views: 107,442
Posted By jdsmoothie
D&M usually makes an announcement late April or...

D&M usually makes an announcement late April or early May regarding the new "lower level" models with news on the mid/higher models announced later in the summer. Only the two "flagship" D&M models...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-20-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 115
Posted By jdsmoothie
With only 2 Height speakers, you'll ideally want...

With only 2 Height speakers, you'll ideally want to place them just slightly forward of the seating position. If you can add 2 more Height speakers, you can place them either at the top of the Front...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-20-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 7,061
Views: 331,893
Posted By jdsmoothie
Those are not very efficient speakers so wiring...

Those are not very efficient speakers so wiring them in parallel for 4ohm would definitely not be advised. Your best bet would be to purchase an impedance matching speaker selector ... either a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-20-2015, 04:46 AM
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Views: 1,874,105
Posted By jdsmoothie
^^ From our sales experience, the X4100W ......

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From our sales experience, the X4100W ... but nationwide, likely fairly even.
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