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post #121 of 1093
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Originally Posted by wilddoktor View Post

Well, I pulled the trigger and my box should arrive today! Woo Hoo! I'll be headed to Frys for some 12awg speaker wire.

I sure hope I can use my wireless headphones with this receiver...anybody using wireless headphones?

It did, indeed, arrive; what a glorious sound! I took a couple of pictures of the packaging (mine arrived in pretty much perfect shape) and size of the speakers for those of you still wondering about it; will post in the next couple of days.

Looks like I don't have enough room in my living room for 7.1; so I bolted the surrounds to the walls last night for a 5.1 setup and plan to run speaker wire to them this week...hopefully I'll be able to convince my wife to let me pull the couch out from the wall a bit to put the other 2 behind it, but that's not likely.

I really don't like the looks of the bookshelf speakers, nor the fact that I had to spend another $60 on mounts that will actually hold them; and the wife acceptance level is hovering around zero. Fronts and center are livable, but those surrounds are just plain ugly and inconvenient.

Just to be clear, from a non-audiophile's perspective the speakers sound TERRIFIC, even with the included speaker wire and just kind of set around the room ghetto-style. The auto-adjust works well with a few tweaks, as mentioned; but it takes more like 5 minutes (rather than one, like I've read here), and everybody has to be "very quiet"...not easy with a 3 year-old in the room!

Oh, and I'm not sure where I'm going to put that HUGE sub...but I'm ok with that.

First Impressions: 1) this is a great system! 2) I hope your room is big enough to use the full 7.1; 3) your friends WILL be jealous!
post #122 of 1093
Hello all,
I am looking at the HT-S9100THX for my new HT room and I have a couple of questions.
I am wondering what type conections are on the backs of the speakers?
What have you done to hang your speakers on the wall and do you get any vibration and if so how did you adress that?
What type of speaker wire comes with the system?
Last question...what type of conections are on the sub and what does Onkyo provide to hook up the sub?

Thanks in advance for all the help.
post #123 of 1093
User guide can be downloaded from here. Speaker diagram is on page 14. You can clearly see the backs of each speaker.
http://63.148.251.135/redirect_servi...9100THX_En.pdf

All the speakers have binding post so you can use bare wire, spades or banana plugs. If you're gonna mount it flush with the wall, bare wire is your best bet. They have keyhole slots to hang the speakers on the wall, even the center channel.

Subwoofer takes a standard RCA cable.

Onkyo wire in general is pretty thin, including the sub cable. You'd be better off buying some 14ga wire from monoprice and ordering a subwoofer cable while you're at it.
post #124 of 1093
Errr...I think 2 guage would fit; the holes are huge.

Seriously; others here have used 12 guage. I'm using 14 guage and they fit, no problem.

Spring for the banana clips if you can; as careful as I was screwing those terminals down, I still eneded up with a few wires breaking off the strand on almost every terminal. :-(
post #125 of 1093
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Originally Posted by mastershak3z View Post

ya i don't know how to install banana clips..

ill just have to read up on it....thank you for info anyway

First thing, they're called banana plugs, not clips!

And they're a piece of cake to install. And it makes your installation look cleaner and its much easier disconnect or reconnect your speakers with the plugs.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

On the same page there's a link to the instructions on how to use them.
post #126 of 1093
I'm thinking of purchasing an HT-S9100THX. However, it's quite likely that I'll be moving to Europe in 2 or 3 years time. Onkyo's documentation says it requires 120V 60Hz electrical power. Stepping down the European power supply Voltage to 120V is no problem with an external transformer, but it would be at 50Hz (i.e., 120V / 50Hz). I've tried asking Onkyo's technical support if this will work but they say they don't know what the tolerance on the input power's frequency is, they only have 60Hz specified in their documentation for the receiver and powered subwoofer.

Does anyone out there know more than Onkyo's technical support?
post #127 of 1093
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Originally Posted by afrogt View Post

First thing, they're called banana plugs, not clips!

And they're a piece of cake to install. And it makes your installation look cleaner and its much easier disconnect or reconnect your speakers with the plugs.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

On the same page there's a link to the instructions on how to use them.

Banana PLUGS...I stand corrected!

Thanks for the link! All the ones I saw had to be soldered, and were twice that expensive. I believe I'll be ordering me some of these!!
post #128 of 1093
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Originally Posted by wilddoktor View Post

...I took a couple of pictures of the packaging...

So where are your pictures?
post #129 of 1093
ah, banana clips, brings back memories of the 80's!
post #130 of 1093
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Originally Posted by REDBULL View Post

ah, banana clips, brings back memories of the 80's!

Are those like roach clips?
post #131 of 1093
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Originally Posted by ROB-USA View Post

I'm ready to pull the trigger and purchase this before the end of the year. I'm hopeful to catch a black Friday sale of some sort, but I'm prepared to pay in the $900 range (inclusive of tax and shipping). I'll be matching this up with the Panasonic Plasma TV TH-50PZ800U (also THX certified) and the Panasonic BluRay Player DMP-BD55K. I'll keep the forum posted on set-up issues and follw-up with PQ & AQ discussions.

Cheers!

No need to wait until black Friday - check out Amazon.
post #132 of 1093
Just ordered the 9100 last night under $900 and FREE shipping at "rhymes with BluKeg".

Will post pictures and a review once setup.

Additional parts of system:
New Samsung PN50A550 ($1,259.10)
New 80gb PS3 w/ 2nd DS3 and BR remote (pd $399.99)
New Harmony 550 Universal remote ($69.99)
Old Onkyo CD/CDR deck
Old Onkyo dual Cassette Tape Deck...yes you read that right...I am old. However with this receiver I intend to run an optical cable to run the tapes into the CDR deck with as little loss as possible.

My old Onkyo HTIB has seen too many moves and it no longer plays DVDs...the rest of it still works...off to the garage with it for surround sound music while I piddle around in there.
post #133 of 1093
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Originally Posted by Saturnas View Post

So where are your pictures?

They are right here!

For the size comparison, the boy-man is 16 years old, about 5'10/145lbs. The little one is 3 years old, 40" tall, and about 37lbs. The TV is a Samsung 61" DLP.

Enjoy...I know I am!!
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post #134 of 1093
I love the great feedback from people on this system. I am thinking of ordering it also.

Recommendations on a DVD player that will be compatible and not be the weak link for this system?

Blue ray capability is not required (we dont own any).

Thanks.
post #135 of 1093
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Originally Posted by wilddoktor View Post

They are right here!

For the size comparison, the boy-man is 16 years old, about 5'10/145lbs. The little one is 3 years old, 40" tall, and about 37lbs. The TV is a Samsung 61" DLP.

Enjoy...I know I am!!


ahhh, the wait is killing me.. thanks for pics

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Originally Posted by Kreyson View Post

I love the great feedback from people on this system. I am thinking of ordering it also.

Recommendations on a DVD player that will be compatible and not be the weak link for this system?

Blue ray capability is not required (we dont own any).

Thanks.

Why you are thinking of it if you will not use HD audio????? If you don't thinking about blu-ray player just buy older model Onkyo HT-S990THX and save your money
post #136 of 1093
Sorry

Havent kepted up on the specs on the new HD players out there.

Recommendations on what to get?
post #137 of 1093
I purchased this HTIB and coupled it w/ the new panasonic bp35 bluray and a panasonic 50" z00u. As said above, no need to get this system if you arent going w/ a bluray player. i did alot of research and found the panasonic bluray to be one of the best.
post #138 of 1093
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Originally Posted by advantix00 View Post

I purchased this HTIB and coupled it w/ the new panasonic bp35 bluray and a panasonic 50" z00u. As said above, no need to get this system if you arent going w/ a bluray player. i did alot of research and found the panasonic bluray to be one of the best.

Do you mean the BD35? If so - yes I agree - can't go wrong with that player. Seems Panny is discontinuing it as well so the price is dropping like a rock. Sears had a 1 day special on it for $150 the other day and it sold out in minutes. I think there's some places that are selling it in the $240-$250 range - you can also pick it up on Ebay as a lot of people are selling theirs as Panny had a special - buy a plasma get the BD35.
post #139 of 1093
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Originally Posted by Eryeal View Post

Do you mean the BD35? If so - yes I agree - can't go wrong with that player. Seems Panny is discontinuing it as well so the price is dropping like a rock. Sears had a 1 day special on it for $150 the other day and it sold out in minutes. I think there's some places that are selling it in the $240-$250 range - you can also pick it up on Ebay as a lot of people are selling theirs as Panny had a special - buy a plasma get the BD35.

Its not being discontinued, the Panny BD35 just came out in October. Why did Sears put them on sale for $150? Don't know/don't care but I was lucky enough to get one for that price.

Why are K-Mart and Sears putting the Sony S350 on sale for $179 this weekend? To get you in the stores to spend more money. Its a brand new model too.

By the way, the Panasonic got Editors Choice on Cnet, the first award they've given to a BD player.
http://reviews.cnet.com/video-player...?tag=mncol;lst
post #140 of 1093
A quick question that will help me make up my mind on buying this HTiB...

Do the Zone 2 channels can output a different source than the surround simultaneously?
post #141 of 1093
Yes, that's essentially what zone 2 is for. You can listen to two different sources in two different locations at the same time.
post #142 of 1093
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Originally Posted by afrogt View Post

Its not being discontinued, the Panny BD35 just came out in October. Why did Sears put them on sale for $150? Don't know/don't care but I was lucky enough to get one for that price.

Why are K-Mart and Sears putting the Sony S350 on sale for $179 this weekend? To get you in the stores to spend more money. Its a brand new model too.

By the way, the Panasonic got Editors Choice on Cnet, the first award they've given to a BD player.
http://reviews.cnet.com/video-player...?tag=mncol;lst

Yes you are right - I assumed the BD35 was being discontinued, but it was more than just the Sears sale. It was the fact that Amazon was (and still is) giving them away with Panny plasma purchases, and the Panny website was also doing the exact same thing up until last week. It appears they wanted to move a lot of inventory. It is puzzling that if it's not discontinued, then why all the "free" specials, or heavily discounted specials, with this Blu-Ray? Normally that doesn't happen with a recent, well rated player.
post #143 of 1093
I have been looking for surround system and have been looking at the Onkyo HTIB. I had been looking at the 6100 or 7100 setups but because the price the 9100 isn't bad at all.

I have a Pioneer KURO, PS3, X360 both with HDMI and a Wii hooked up w/ components.

For some reason the wife has given the nod to get a system. She complains about the the money I spent on the 50' Kuro and PS3 but talks about how great it looks. Women....

I have read that its better to buy the parts seprately but I don't know enough about audio stuff to make a good choice.
post #144 of 1093
Can someone help me out with this system? I just purchased it and I am having some problems. I ran the calibration system. When I play a music cd with all the speakers going it is very loud at a setting of -61. If I play a dvd you can't hear anything at -61 and have to set it much higher around -30. Is it normal for a cd to be so much louder than a dvd if the same # of speakers are being used? I am also having problems hearing the subwoofer. I have switched back to my old subwoofer which was very loud on my old receiver and it is also hard to hear with the Onkyo receiver. Any help is very much appreciated.
Thanks
post #145 of 1093
I just purchased S9100THX from Amazon. Need help with the speaker stands. Any good suggestions? Onkyo AS-1E, AS-240 or AS-140? Which one of these should I use for front/surround/surround back speakers?

Thank you in Advance!!
post #146 of 1093
First of All, GREAT FORUM! Thanks for all the input.

I have been looking at this for a while. I saw it posted on Amazon for $763.48, free shipping, no tax (mis-price?). Only a week prior it was 900 bucks. Went ahead a pulled the trigger (at the $763). Says it should arrive on December 4th. Totally Stoked! Also sprung for the TIVO HD XL (says it is THX certified?), and the Samsung 61DLP LED. (Already had a PS3, though connected to a Samsung-Crap-in-a-box). Filed my Taxes late this year, stimulus check just came (which is the only reason wife was on board with all the purchases).

Will the THX in the TiVo give me any sound better than a regular TiVo HD?

What about using the PS3 as my Blu-ray player? Any issues there?

Thanks.
post #147 of 1093
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Originally Posted by Saturnas View Post

Good for u... I am really angry, that stupid Lithuanian shops don't have this htib! Fortunately one shop will ship it from European store, they says that i will need to wait about month And the price is 1500$ But the worst is that the wait is making me insane!

Hi Saturnas,

I am from Lithuania too


Contact AVPro (www dot avpro dot lt). They are official distributors in Lithuania of ONKYO products. I think they will offer for you good price.

Please, inform how it went and what price did they offer.
post #148 of 1093
does anyone know what the best format should be when it comes to the audio settings? I have the system set up and there's so many different settings to pick from im confused. THX Cinema TrueHD PLIIX, THX Surr EX, Neo 6, ect... I put in Transformers and turned it up and just kept flipping through the options. Some i was able to eliminate right off the bat but others I could only notice subtle differences. What would be the best setting to have it at, given the 20 something choices, in order to enjoy what this system can really do?
post #149 of 1093
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Originally Posted by advantix00 View Post

does anyone know what the best format should be when it comes to the audio settings? I have the system set up and there's so many different settings to pick from im confused. THX Cinema TrueHD PLIIX, THX Surr EX, Neo 6, ect... I put in Transformers and turned it up and just kept flipping through the options. Some i was able to eliminate right off the bat but others I could only notice subtle differences. What would be the best setting to have it at, given the 20 something choices, in order to enjoy what this system can really do?

It's all about personal preference. Personally I like as little electronic reprocessing as possible so all of my inputs are set to DIRECT.
post #150 of 1093
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Originally Posted by IcetomLT View Post

Hi Saturnas,

I am from Lithuania too


Contact AVPro (www dot avpro dot lt). They are official distributors in Lithuania of ONKYO products. I think they will offer for you good price.

Please, inform how it went and what price did they offer.


sveikas,

kaip tik is ju ir uzsisakiau mazdaug pries puse men. Is pradziu siule uz 4195lt, bet paskiau nusiderejau iki 3775lt su pristatymu i Kauna. Tai va dabar laukiu nesulaukiu kol atsius , iki gruodzio 15 tureciau gaut
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