Guess back then, 80s, didn't mind changing records cuz I was usually wasted lol. Now it's a real pain. Most of my vinyl I have on cd anyway so guess a new tt would be more of a dust catcher kinda like the Dual is now hehe.
Just ordered some colorful hdmi cables from Monoprice. Figured might as well since I'm getting a new 818 tomorrow. I can barely wait lmao. Thinking my next toy would be an upgrade for my turntable, currently have a Dual from the 70s & really would like something that fits better on the tv stand. Have been eyeing ProJect etc for years now. Cds are so much easier to listen to, or dlna music that's on my pc. But I guess there's something to be said about the "vinyl sound" huh!
So, here's a thought. Now that I'm going to have 2 avrs, would it be worthwhile to bi-amp my A7s using the 818 & 180? Or just use the 818 to drive the mains & let the 180 drive the surrounds & wides? Or just let the 818 handle the whole shabang???
Don't know if the hdmi board had anything to do with the issue or not considering it was a brand new unit, just got it Feb 8th & by the 14th every time the listening mode changed from the tv program to a commercial, the sub would thump! Never had that prob with the 180. Turned off everything, tried everything under the menu, turned off the sub & put the A7s on Full Band & still a thump so RMA'd it back to OneCall. Called Onkyo cust support & they had no clue, posted a ? on...
Wow, that was an interesting read! Now for the weather, was 82 yesterday, 25 & freezing rain today! Just in time for my replacement 818 to arrive in Ft Worth, yet another ice storm. Was hoping for a Tues delivery, but ya never know with ice. Will be so nice to get my setup going again!
And I imagine the quality of the speaker adds to the equation as well, whether you can hear those subtle sounds or not. I know when I upgraded from the Monitor series to the RTi A line, the difference was apparent from movies to tv to music! I love it when sounds get passed to my wides & surrounds while watching Family Guy lol. Or Star Trek, or Prometheus, or... and the list goes on!
My Onkyo HT-RC180 just died one morn. Turned on, but wouldn't pass video thru to tv or bdp but could get audio from the cd player. Mine was out of warranty but Onkyo did a one time repair to the hdmi board & I had my unit back in just under 3 weeks. As for the clicking, it clicked every time I changed channels & the listening mode changed, but the new 818 I have doesn't do that. Some do, some don't.