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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-23-2014, 12:25 PM
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Posted By luismanrara
Thank you for that lengthy response. I think the...

Thank you for that lengthy response. I think the Denon X7200 makes the most sense to me since I do not have a multi channel amp.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-23-2014, 07:48 AM
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Posted By luismanrara
I wonder which of these units, the Denon 7200 or...

I wonder which of these units, the Denon 7200 or the Marantz 7702 would make a better pre.

The Marantz has a toroidal transformer, but the Denon has better dacs as the Marantz 8802 pre. I do not...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-21-2014, 06:41 PM
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Posted By luismanrara
Can the human ear detect any differences between...

Can the human ear detect any differences between 0.002 and 0.00025 THD?

The word sublime caught my attention, I have the Oppo 105 and they have the ESS SABRE32, do the dacs in the Oppo fall under...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-20-2014, 11:37 PM
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Posted By luismanrara
No I haven't, but I will take a look at it. thank...

No I haven't, but I will take a look at it. thank you.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-20-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 1,887
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Posted By luismanrara
Of those who have the ceiling speakers installed,...

Of those who have the ceiling speakers installed, which brand are you using? I am trying to find the best possible speakers for that task without costing an arm and a leg. I was thinking maybe the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-20-2014, 09:46 AM
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Views: 74,007
Posted By luismanrara
Of those who have the ceiling speakers installed,...

Of those who have the ceiling speakers installed, which brand are you using? I am trying to find the best possible speakers for that task without costing an arm and a leg. I was thinking maybe the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-19-2014, 07:40 PM
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Views: 74,007
Posted By luismanrara
Planning on getting the 7702 early next year. ...

Planning on getting the 7702 early next year.

Are the JBL Professional Control 1 Pro Speakers any good for the four ceiling Dolby Atmos extra channels?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-27-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1,887
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Posted By luismanrara
:) Very much looking forward to it. :)

:) Very much looking forward to it. :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-26-2014, 07:48 PM
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Posted By luismanrara
Wow..It has been a couple of weeks since people...

Wow..It has been a couple of weeks since people starting getting the 7702, but no signs of comparisons with other units like the 8801 or the stereo performance, general audio quality. I think I read...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-15-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1,887
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Posted By luismanrara
Based on the information that we have so far...

Based on the information that we have so far looking into the 7702 service manual and the "less than ideal parts" used in it for plain stereo music playback and taking into account the comments by a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-14-2014, 07:19 AM
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Posted By luismanrara
It has been mentioned on this thread that some...

It has been mentioned on this thread that some Onkyo units use better parts than Marantz, it is also widely accepted based on what I've read on this and other forums that most people prefer the sound...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-13-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 1,887
Views: 74,007
Posted By luismanrara
Thank you, now I understand. Given the...

Thank you, now I understand.

Given the praise that the 8801 has been getting from owners for the last couple of years, my guess would be that the 7702 is a hell of a pre with Atmos, Audyssey...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-13-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 1,887
Views: 74,007
Posted By luismanrara
I find your post confusing, are you trying to say...

I find your post confusing, are you trying to say that the 7702 is expected to be better than the 8801 or the other way around?
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   11-13-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 347
Posted By luismanrara
I agree with 100%. It doesn't change the fact...

I agree with 100%. It doesn't change the fact that somebody is getting hosed. :D
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   11-13-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 347
Posted By luismanrara
What a way to scam people :eek:

What a way to scam people :eek:
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-30-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 1,887
Views: 74,007
Posted By luismanrara
Do XLR outputs work together with rca outputs in...

Do XLR outputs work together with rca outputs in these units?

For example, If I want to use the L&R XLR and the RCA's surround outputs at the same time?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-25-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1,887
Views: 74,007
Posted By luismanrara
So, since I never route my video through the...

So, since I never route my video through the receiver, it is safe enough for me to buy the 7702 now and then upgrade my blu ray player and projector as we make the transition to 4K. I haven't...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-24-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 1,887
Views: 74,007
Posted By luismanrara
A question born out of ignorance. In...

A question born out of ignorance.

In looking at the 7702 vs the 8802, is the HDCP 2.2. deal crucial to the audio or video side of things, when 4k kicks in
is it possible that a blu ray player...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-16-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 12,087
Views: 989,657
Posted By luismanrara
I hear a significant difference with the player...

I hear a significant difference with the player at 720. I put my wife at the switch a couple of nights ago, late at night, no noise' and she switched back and forth without me knowing if the player...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-14-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 1,777
Views: 217,425
Posted By luismanrara
Yes, I am using analog out and the difference is...

Yes, I am using analog out and the difference is not subtle.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-14-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1,777
Views: 217,425
Posted By luismanrara
Interesting, the 3d dimensionality change that...

Interesting, the 3d dimensionality change that you hear with the Cambridge player is the "same" that I feel when changing 1080p to 720 in the Oppo. Maybe the 105D and the 105 are not exactly the...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-10-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 1,777
Views: 217,425
Posted By luismanrara
Inarbi, as I said in a reply to a poster who was...

Inarbi, as I said in a reply to a poster who was not happy with the Oppo sound quality a couple of days ago, the biggest difference is heard when the player is set from 1080p to 720, so I advised him...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-10-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 1,777
Views: 217,425
Posted By luismanrara
I agree 100%. Since I am always switching...

I agree 100%.

Since I am always switching between music and movies, I sometimes forget to set back the player for the specific task, I notice the difference in sound quality quicker when I am...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-09-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 1,777
Views: 217,425
Posted By luismanrara
Excellent, let us know how it goes. After hours...

Excellent, let us know how it goes. After hours of listening I don't find the difference to be subtle though, but more like going from just listening to music to really enjoying everything about the...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-09-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 1,777
Views: 217,425
Posted By luismanrara
Just for the record, I am using an Arcam analog...

Just for the record, I am using an Arcam analog inputs and using it just for volume control. I am using Oppo's analog outputs as expected and the speakers are the Gallo reference 3.5 which I run as...
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