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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-20-2014, 01:17 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Fortunately, you've misread something somewhere....

Fortunately, you've misread something somewhere. The AV7702 and SR7009 support the selection of 11 active channels out of 13 possible, all EQ'd.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-20-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8,649
Views: 295,192
Posted By Selden Ball
Sorry to stretch out the D+M discussion, but I...

Sorry to stretch out the D+M discussion, but I couldn't let this get by:

Fortunately, you are incorrect. I suspect you're confusing it with the Denon AVR X4100, which is limited to 9 active out of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-20-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 22,744
Posted By Selden Ball
It's a mixture. Last week's purchase (with the...

It's a mixture. Last week's purchase (with the white insulation) is 14 gauge. The oldest (in the transparent insulation) is about 14 years old and is labelled "AudioLine UltraStream AC-10", so I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-20-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8,649
Views: 295,192
Posted By Selden Ball
The AV7702 doesn't have power amps to add heat in...

The AV7702 doesn't have power amps to add heat in the chassis and shorten the lifetime of the electronics (statistically speaking), and it has latching XLR connectors which are somewhat more reliable...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-20-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 18,140
Posted By Selden Ball
The SR7009 is in between the two: more features...

The SR7009 is in between the two: more features than the X4100, fewer than the X5200. But it has a Marantz logo and analog circuits, so it costs as much as the X5200.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-20-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 22,744
Posted By Selden Ball
Of course! They even have directional arrows and...

Of course! They even have directional arrows and everything! Do you think I'd use anything less with a Marantz??? ;) (You can't see me chuckling over the foolishness. The picture doesn't show the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-20-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 22,744
Posted By Selden Ball
I updated my initial response to show the current...

I updated my initial response to show the current situation with the back panel :) The black shoulders are a little hard to see, just due to contrast.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-20-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 22,744
Posted By Selden Ball
Normally, yes, but I didn't have enough when...

Normally, yes, but I didn't have enough when doing the initial installation. The person delivering the AVR and speakers had accidentally left the ones I'd ordered on the counter at the store. Also,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-20-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 22,744
Posted By Selden Ball
The 7009 that I received seems well constructed...

The 7009 that I received seems well constructed and performs well, too. (I've only had it a few days, though.) I do have issues with some of the design choices (like the speaker binding posts not...
Forum: Latest Industry News   09-19-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,744
Posted By Selden Ball
My understanding is that Dolby, DTS, et al. make...

My understanding is that Dolby, DTS, et al. make most of their money from decoder licenses, not from encoders. As a result, it's in their best interest to persuade us that their technologies are...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 335
Posted By Selden Ball
My impression is that some people equate "more...

My impression is that some people equate "more power" with "sounds better" because they use that additional power to turn up the volume. Our auditory system is very nonlinear. Our sensitivity to bass...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-18-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 8,649
Views: 295,192
Posted By Selden Ball
FWIW, the Marantz SR7009 and AV7702 have...

FWIW, the Marantz SR7009 and AV7702 have multichannel analog inputs, unlike the currently available Denon AVRs.

For me, the major tie breaker was that D+M is shipping Atmos *now* (although the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-18-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 1,234
Views: 60,098
Posted By Selden Ball
Yes, you can. Changing the "size" of speaker...

Yes, you can. Changing the "size" of speaker channels does not affect the Audyssey calibration in any way. It just tells the AVR to apply bass management to the "small" speaker channels. Then you can...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-18-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 1,234
Views: 60,098
Posted By Selden Ball
My understanding is that the Sony media player...

My understanding is that the Sony media player has dual HDMI outputs, so you don't have to use a single HDMI connection for both audio and video: one can be used for video to a display and the other...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-18-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 22,744
Posted By Selden Ball
Bear in mind that you'll have to do the amp usage...

Bear in mind that you'll have to do the amp usage assignments manually. The lead-you-by-the-hand setup script assumes that 10-13 channel configurations include Front Wide speakers, which usurp the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 72,387
Views: 6,099,971
Posted By Selden Ball
I would suggest trying to determine why Audyssey...

I would suggest trying to determine why Audyssey is not hearing the low frequencies from the back surrounds. Are they being blocked by the back of the seating, for example? Or are the woofers or...
Forum: Community News & Polls   09-17-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 6,174
Posted By Selden Ball
MAGNIFICAT is being released by 2L on 2 discs in...

MAGNIFICAT is being released by 2L on 2 discs in a few weeks in multiple formats: Atmos, Auro3D, DTS-HD MA, LPCM, FLAC and MP3, plus stereo and multichannel DSD. See...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1,458
Views: 107,725
Posted By Selden Ball
Audyssey determines a speaker's f3 point (the low...

Audyssey determines a speaker's f3 point (the low frequency at which the speaker's output has fallen off by 3dB) and then the receiver chooses which of its preconfigured crossover frequencies is...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-17-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 17,006
Views: 2,055,566
Posted By Selden Ball
As sold by Sony, the 5100 is *not* region free....

As sold by Sony, the 5100 is *not* region free. You'll have to indicate where one can purchase a modified 5100.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-16-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 8,649
Views: 295,192
Posted By Selden Ball
If your equipment can't decode Atmos, the object...

If your equipment can't decode Atmos, the object info will just be ignored. You won't lose anything. All of the sounds are provided in the standard 5.1 or 7.1 soundtrack, just without the additional...
Forum: Community News & Polls   09-16-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 6,174
Posted By Selden Ball
If you have only overhead speakers, you can...

If you have only overhead speakers, you can reassign some of them to correspond to some of the upper channels, but Atmos will not work or sound as designed. To have the proper soundstage, you need...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-16-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 1,234
Views: 60,098
Posted By Selden Ball
You need to explicitly check the woofers in each...

You need to explicitly check the woofers in each of the speakers.
As another poster discovered, if the woofer in a speaker is non-functional, Audyssey will fail, but the speakers will sound "normal".
Forum: Latest Industry News   09-16-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 510
Views: 17,830
Posted By Selden Ball
So far as specs are concerned, the SR7009 (AVR)...

So far as specs are concerned, the SR7009 (AVR) and AV7702 (pre/pro) manuals are available at
http://manuals/marantz/SR7009/NA/EN
http://manuals/marantz/AV7702/NA/EN
The 7702 is exactly the same...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-16-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 22,744
Posted By Selden Ball
Most of the time most of the power consumption...

Most of the time most of the power consumption (and thus heat generation) is not by the power amps, but by the digital electronics. The HDMI circuits are one major source, as is the video circuitry....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 8,649
Views: 295,192
Posted By Selden Ball
If you listen to a soundtrack not encoded in...

If you listen to a soundtrack not encoded in Atmos, you have to have one of the upmix algorithms (Dolby Surround, DTS Neo:X, Audyssey DSX, Yamaha's presence, etc) running in order for any of the...
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