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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-20-2015, 04:43 PM
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Posted By smfins
Thanks for the tip. I will try that once I get...

Thanks for the tip. I will try that once I get them Back :rolleyes: I let a friend borrow them to experiment in his room. I have a projector in the room as well, so I'm wondering if the saran-wrap...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-20-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 262
Posted By smfins
I will give that a try, and it is true my room...

I will give that a try, and it is true my room has had no acoustic treatment other than some Thick curtains, but The end result in my case definitely did not sound good at all. I have some friends...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-20-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 262
Posted By smfins
Sdurani, Actually I used 4 panels and had the...

Sdurani, Actually I used 4 panels and had the other two at the 'contra-lateral" reflection points. I left those in place after removing the ones closer to the speakers. it seems to me to helping some...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-19-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 262
Posted By smfins
My first acoustic treatment not what I was hoping

After years and years of reading
Various articles and watching so called expert videos on room treatments the most important treatment seems to be at the first reflection points mainly on the side...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   09-06-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,163
Posted By smfins
Yes I agree. I just mess around with various ...

Yes I agree. I just mess around with various
options until I find what shnds best to my ears.
Forum: Surround Music Formats   09-06-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,163
Posted By smfins
Fold down. :-)

Fold down. :-)
Forum: Surround Music Formats   09-06-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,163
Posted By smfins
Thanks for the reply. For whAtever reason,...

Thanks for the reply. For whAtever reason, atleast to me it sounds much better doing the food down.
Forum: Surround Music Formats   09-04-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,163
Posted By smfins
question regarding listening to bluray concerts in stereo

I prefer to listen to some of my bluray concert disc in stereo. In general should I select Lpcm stereo on the disc menu or is it ok to select dts master audio and just select to play that in 2...
Forum: Audio Gear   08-27-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 818
Posted By smfins
Hi is the center still available? What color is...

Hi is the center still available? What color is it?
Forum: Audio Gear   04-23-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 203
Posted By smfins
Unfortunately due to some unforeseen family...

Unfortunately due to some unforeseen family medical issues, I'm going to have to sell my brand new in the box Marantz AV8801 processor. it was actually purchased in January 2014 for $3,599.00 from...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   03-31-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By smfins
This is the one with Michael McDonald, Donald...

This is the one with Michael McDonald, Donald Fegan and Boz Scaggs. I was really looking forward to this release, but I read some reviews stating the audio sucks. Anybody have it yet??
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-17-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 12,490
Views: 720,060
Posted By smfins
@waboman, I didn't know a stereo cable would...

@waboman, I didn't know a stereo cable would work??
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-16-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 12,490
Views: 720,060
Posted By smfins
Well I had a bad experience with the Denon...

Well I had a bad experience with the Denon AVRX4000 and was far from pleased with the support from D&M. One trigger out completely quit powering on my Emotiva, and the other one would struggle to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-16-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 12,490
Views: 720,060
Posted By smfins
Has anyone had any issues with the triggers...

Has anyone had any issues with the triggers failing on the 8801? I had a Denon AVRX4000 that both triggers failed on. Now my Trigger two has failed on the Marantz 8801.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-16-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 3,715
Views: 460,077
Posted By smfins
Well I'm hoping somebody sees this since this...

Well I'm hoping somebody sees this since this thread has been dead for a while. I'm just now replacing my bulb in my hc4900, and I'm having a frustrating problem. When the lamp is plugged in, the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-31-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 12,490
Views: 720,060
Posted By smfins
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by beastaudio http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1431914/marantz-av8801-preamp-processor-official-owners-thread/10350#post_24292343)
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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-30-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 12,490
Views: 720,060
Posted By smfins
First of all I want to thank everyone on this...

First of all I want to thank everyone on this great forum for all the outstanding feedback and help with setup on the 8801! I have another question. I was getting some sibilance after running...
Forum: Speakers   01-30-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By smfins
Quote:Originally Posted by Bill...

Quote:Originally Posted by Bill Fitzmaurice http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1515148/how-to-get-rid-of-sibilance#post_24290617)

Sibilance is sourced from...
Forum: Speakers   01-30-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By smfins
I'm hoping someone here can help me out. I'm...

I'm hoping someone here can help me out. I'm using the same speakers and amps that I've been using for a good while now. My speakers are the paradigm Signature 8v2 with matching center. My amps are...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-30-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 12,490
Views: 720,060
Posted By smfins
Quote:Originally Posted by Roger...

Quote:Originally Posted by Roger Dressler http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-29-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 12,490
Views: 720,060
Posted By smfins
Quote:Originally Posted by Selden...

Quote:Originally Posted by Selden Ball http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1431914/marantz-av8801-preamp-processor-official-owners-thread/10320#post_24285628)
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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-29-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 12,490
Views: 720,060
Posted By smfins
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by audiofan1 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1431914/marantz-av8801-preamp-processor-official-owners-thread/5550#post_23319484)
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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-29-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 12,490
Views: 720,060
Posted By smfins
I ended up contacting Marantz, and they had me...

I ended up contacting Marantz, and they had me set the front speakers to small and then it allowed me to change the LFE setting to 80. However, With my Denon AVRX4000 This wasn't necessary. The...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-29-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12,490
Views: 720,060
Posted By smfins
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by kbarnes701 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1431914/marantz-av8801-preamp-processor-official-owners-thread/10290#post_24283609)
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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-29-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 12,490
Views: 720,060
Posted By smfins
I just got my new 8801 setup over the last few...

I just got my new 8801 setup over the last few days. This may have been answered on here already. Why can't I lower the LFE setting below 120? I know that 120 is supposed to be the standard setting,...
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