Got my 818 yesterday, setup was a breeze! My fw version is 1110-8103-0101-0000 so I checked Onkyo's site about avail updates & "Latest Firmware Version: 1131-1104-0201-0000." It's USB only, do I really need to install this?
I can personally attest to the fact that using a boom mic stand/adapter while running Audyssey makes a difference! I've owned an Onkyo HT-RC180 for almost 3 yrs & never bothered with a mic stand til I upgraded my speakers recently & while on the Polk forum was in a discussion of the merits etc, much like here. Being that I got a stand at Monoprice for $15, adapter at Amazon for $10, was really a no brainer. When I reran Audyssey, was blown away at how the bass was truly,...
On a side note, did get a boom mic stand & adapter & reran Audyssey & OMG! What a difference it really does make! Bass is more integrated now than it ever was & overall sound is much improved. Didn't have to adjust the sound levels on surrounds or wides this time either! Thanks to Jason who recommended that I needed to do that!
The issue with the midrange driver of my A5 continues, after I called Polk Audio with what I thought was cat (no more kill the cat jokes, serious or not plz!) scratches in the rubber surround & the rep told me to put silicon on it which I did, got a response to the email I'd sent them Jan 14th yesterday inquiring about same & sent a pic & they offered to send me a driver as a courtesy. How cool is that!! Then now, when I'm looking at it, noticed the whole rubber surround...
Sometime's shipping is the only way to go. I had 2 pair M70s, M40s & CS2 center to sell, didn't get a bite on this forum's classified or CL either, so put them all up on eBay & had buyer pay shipping. Sold all of em in a matter of 2 weeks!!! Afforded me to move on the wonderful RTi A series
I think this makes a good case for keeping the grills on the speakers and a invisible fence around your AV gear
YOU'RE RIGHT THERE!
Called Polk & spoke to the rep, he suggested using silicone gel/glue to cover the holes since over time & the arid climate I'm in, they might tear. He said the driver just plugs in so that's a +, on the other hand it's $60 + shipping Food for thought, now I know lol.