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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 03:49 PM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
Set the speakers to SMALL/80Hz.

Set the speakers to SMALL/80Hz.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 02:07 PM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
^^ Many of the Oppo owners that have posted in...

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Many of the Oppo owners that have posted in the forum generally agree that connecting via HDMI and using Audyssey is better than using the better DACs in the Oppo with multi analog output cables...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 01:56 PM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
Both the S500BT and X500 can decode bitstream DD...

Both the S500BT and X500 can decode bitstream DD and DTS multi channel audio.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 12:17 PM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
As you note, you have a conflict. If you use the...

As you note, you have a conflict. If you use the Zone 2 pre-outs, although they can be connected directly to the Sonus Connect, your outdoor speakers would get the same audio as is going to the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 12:06 PM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
^^ So then, you want to use the external amp...

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So then, you want to use the external amp for all but your "side" surrounds (what you call rears) which you would use the SURROUND speaker posts on the AVR. Correct.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 11:34 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
^^ When the issue is on some sources, but not...

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When the issue is on some sources, but not all, more often then not it's a source issue, so either the SACD's themselves or the Oppo.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 10:58 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
^^ That is correct. No problem if you set [AMP...

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That is correct. No problem if you set [AMP ASSIGN = 5.1/Bi-amp + Zone 2] and you use the Surr Back speaker posts to connect to the 2nd set of speaker posts on the FL/FR speakers (be sure to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 09:45 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
^^ Doing so would not get the results you want...

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Doing so would not get the results you want as the output would be a 2.0 signal and not from HDMI sources. Instead, after running Audyssey with a single sub, connect the Buttkicker cable to the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 08:43 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
^^ There's no problem using the external amp to...

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There's no problem using the external amp to power the FL/C/FR speakers but you do NOT want to connect the matching speaker posts on the AVR to the same speakers as well as doing so could cause...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 07:49 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
Not that I am aware of, no. Have the exact same...

Not that I am aware of, no. Have the exact same issue going on with an old Technics turnable of mine (ie. static in one channel only). Depending on how long out of warranty, check with your credit...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 07:47 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
^^ Although certainly possible, why do you feel...

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Although certainly possible, why do you feel you need it at all? Try without and maybe save yourself from having to use an extra component.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 05:31 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
Your turntable is defective not the Sony or...

Your turntable is defective not the Sony or Marantz AVR.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By jdsmoothie
The 3311CI has a 3 year warranty, but if expired...

The 3311CI has a 3 year warranty, but if expired in your case, check with your credit card issuer as many will add an additional 4th year for free so you can then get the 3311CI repaired and sold on...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 02:08 AM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
Using the [AMP ASSIGN = 9.1] configuration simply...

Using the [AMP ASSIGN = 9.1] configuration simply lets the AVR know you will be using an external amp to power "at least" 2 speakers. The AVR's pre-outs are always hot, so you can easily use the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 17
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Posted By jdsmoothie
^^ Setup related issues are best posted in the...

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Setup related issues are best posted in the dedicated 2014 Denon Atmos AVR series thread linked below. Review posts 2-5 in that thread for additional helpful information.
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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By jdsmoothie
^^ 1. If the screen is "2' or 3' from the...

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1. If the screen is "2' or 3' from the ground" that means you have room for a stand, otherwise if not, ensure the center speaker is angled up towards the main listening position ear height and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By jdsmoothie
^^ 1. If the AVR is able to go to your max...

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1. If the AVR is able to go to your max preferred volume level without the speakers distorting, then you don't need a more powerful external amp. In this instance, adding a more powerful amp,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 1,212
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Posted By jdsmoothie
Why not? The speaker/sub level is set at the mic...

Why not? The speaker/sub level is set at the mic position 1, so you can do your gain matching of each sub at the initial part of Audyssey, and then, after moving the subs back to their original...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-18-2014, 04:14 PM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
^^ You can use Audyssey as long as you have not...

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You can use Audyssey as long as you have not added any additional speakers beyond what have been EQ'd.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-18-2014, 03:43 PM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
^^ Yup. Rated for 6-16 ohm.

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Yup. Rated for 6-16 ohm.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-18-2014, 03:42 PM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
Trade it in for a Denon X2000 on clearance for...

Trade it in for a Denon X2000 on clearance for $399 with Audyssey MultEQ XT which should provide much better audio quality. The AccuEQ on the 626 doesn't even EQ the FL/FR speakers nor even the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-18-2014, 03:36 PM
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Posted By jdsmoothie
^^ The flexibility is provided for those that...

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The flexibility is provided for those that have a 11.1 or 13.1 setup but will be unable to use the AMP ASSIGN = Dolby Atmos setting which can only use Top Front and Top Rear speakers as the (.4).
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-18-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By jdsmoothie
Not really a fair comparison as the SR5008 is...

Not really a fair comparison as the SR5008 is more comparable to the Yamaha RX-A1030. Also why must the center speaker go on the floor and not at least on a speaker stand to place it immediately...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-18-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 22,071
Posted By jdsmoothie
You're taking his quote (er my quote) out of...

You're taking his quote (er my quote) out of context. If you have 13 speakers in the main zone, then Audyssey will EQ them all, however, you will only be able to operate 11 at a time using one of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-18-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8,593
Views: 292,278
Posted By jdsmoothie
The new Marantz AV7702 pre/pro counterpart to the...

The new Marantz AV7702 pre/pro counterpart to the SR7009 should be available in October and both will have the same MSRP.
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