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post #841 of 1093
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Originally Posted by zAudioLover View Post

I got mine shipped and the box was not in a good condition. The speakers and reciever did not have any dents.
I noted that when I try to switch off the reciever, the sub is still on; it does not go to standby. Has anyone got the same. Am I doing something wrong? If I put the reciver on standy (by remote or maunally), shouldn't the sub go to standby?

The sub doesn't go into standby at the same time you turn the receiver off. I believe it stays on for 3-5 minutes before going into standby itself. Yours is most likely doing the same (which is normal).
post #842 of 1093
Much appreciate your prompt reply Rig85 Thanks mate I feel better knowing that my beast is working fine. The box looked really bad when I got it.
post #843 of 1093
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Originally Posted by forestmoonstudio View Post

Do a video and post on youtube. I would love to see this setup in action. There is only one video on youtube that drags on till the end when you get to hear the system. The guy uses a PS3 game. I wish he would have used a Blu-ray movie instead.

Ervinarts should have a video of this system in action w/ a bluray eing displayed. Also has COD MW2 video.

Code:
http://www.youtube.com/ervinarts/
post #844 of 1093
Thanks for posting Billie. It sounds good. I know it would sound 10 times better if I was in the room. I have pretty much made up my mind in buying this setup.
This is my first HT. So I don't think I would know what I was missing if I haven't heard any other setups that were pieced together.
post #845 of 1093
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Originally Posted by zAudioLover View Post

Much appreciate your prompt reply Rig85 Thanks mate I feel better knowing that my beast is working fine. The box looked really bad when I got it.

No problem.

The box on mine, when delivered, was also in horrible shape. I was worried about its contents. Seems like the outer box wasn't the best for shipping, as I've read many others have had the same experience.

Enjoy the set!
post #846 of 1093
I'm thinking of selling my Polk setup and getting this. I'm guessing they aren't coming out with an updated version this year as there has been no news on it.
post #847 of 1093
I got the system and everything was fine except one of the feet on the sub was shattered. Now I've got an old vhs tape hidden in it's place. The system sounds really good! Automatic setup went perfect and the thx surround settings are really well balanced. The four surround speakers are in the mix but don't overpower the front end, great balance and seperation. I have the sub set slightly higher than the thx suggested point and it is very smooth.
Music has been a real treat! there are so many options for what you want the amp to do it makes me smile. I played some of my old stuff I haven't heard in a while and had a great time with it.
The only problem I've had is that I cant seem to get speakers B to work...I've got a set of exteriors on the deck and no way can I get them to come on. Any ideas boy's?
Dave
post #848 of 1093
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Originally Posted by BADASSBBQ View Post

I got the system and everything was fine except one of the feet on the sub was shattered. Now I've got an old vhs tape hidden in it's place. The system sounds really good! Automatic setup went perfect and the thx surround settings are really well balanced. The four surround speakers are in the mix but don't overpower the front end, great balance and seperation. I have the sub set slightly higher than the thx suggested point and it is very smooth.
Music has been a real treat! there are so many options for what you want the amp to do it makes me smile. I played some of my old stuff I haven't heard in a while and had a great time with it.
The only problem I've had is that I cant seem to get speakers B to work...I've got a set of exteriors on the deck and no way can I get them to come on. Any ideas boy's?
Dave


Dave,

Double check in the user guide but to what I remember, you can't drive B speakers if you have your system set up as 7.1. I think that in order to drive B speakers, you need to have the rest set up as 5.1

Oli
post #849 of 1093
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Originally Posted by forestmoonstudio View Post

Thanks for posting Billie. It sounds good. I know it would sound 10 times better if I was in the room. I have pretty much made up my mind in buying this setup.
This is my first HT. So I don't think I would know what I was missing if I haven't heard any other setups that were pieced together.

No problem. I had to post it the way I did because I didn't have enough posts elsewise. I think you'll be pleased. I am with mine and have only had it about a month. It had all the criteria I needed in a 1 package. I usually hate HTiB because they generally are crappy with built in DVD player and hardly have any sound formats. This one had everything I needed and more. Even though I am not an audiophile and was pleased to get this package for that reason I was a sucker for the THX branding on it. Mines generally for gaming and bluray watching. I intially bought it for my projector since it has no way of producing sound but at the moment I do not have a dedicated room or space to project so its hooked to my TV.
post #850 of 1093
Hey guys,
I am receiving my system tomorrow. I have read this whole thread pretty much. I did order a set of Lovan Affiniti 29" Speaker Stands as suggested on here. I am however still having trouble finding good ceiling/wall mounts for the surround sound speakers.

I know a lot of you guys have your systems set up. So what mounts did you use?

Leon
post #851 of 1093
Anybody have issues with these speakers playing loud enough or without distortion at reference level type listening since they are only rated sensitivity wise at 83 db's for the fronts and 81 for the surrounds??? Seems really low to me.

Also, since the receiver only has Audyssey 2eq which I hear doesn't do the subwoofer, if this is the case how are you figuring out the settings for the sub?
post #852 of 1093
Has anyone seen any deals on this system? Accessories4less.com doesn't even have it listed anymore.
post #853 of 1093
Best deal I have found so far is at Vann's $899.98 free shipping.
post #854 of 1093
What are some good websites to keep my eyes on that have good deals on this model and/or the S7200? All the sites I've found want retail or more on both. Other than Vanns obviously. I'd like to get the same kind of deals others have got.
post #855 of 1093
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Originally Posted by generic clone View Post

What are some good websites to keep my eyes on that have good deals on this model and/or the S7200? All the sites I've found want retail or more on both. Other than Vanns obviously. I'd like to get the same kind of deals others have got.

7200- 599

accessories4less dot com search for 7200 (wont let me post URLs)

shoponkyo dot com look at refurb section

Refurb, but condition is like new. There is a person who works for Onkyo on here and stated thats where he buys his Onkyo products for his family.
post #856 of 1093
Hey, im about to purchase the HT-S9100THX system from the US and have it shipped to Australia using Shipito. Has anyone had any experience in this area, as Australia has way overpriced AV equipment and even a $1500AUD imported Onkyo would beat anything in that price range.

Cheers.
Cheek
post #857 of 1093
hey guys and gals....

ordered my 9100 this morning and can't wait for it to get here... i have some 12 gauge speaker wire coming too....

question, is there anything else i may need to get set up? (cables, wires, etc.)

any ideas would b appreciated...

ThuDLux1
post #858 of 1093
hey ThuDLUx1. Have a look at the beggining of this thread. You may like to have a proper sub cable, banana plugs and stands for the peakers. Note that the speakers are quite heavy and you need to make sure that the stands you get can sustain the weight. I noticed a difference when I get these added to the stuff which came out of the box. The 12 g speaker wire was a good choice btw
post #859 of 1093
Just got mine today, unfortunately the box looked like it had been through war and upon taking all the speakers out tonight I thought I was home free until I got to the subwoofer. The bottom has one of the stands completely broken off and missing and there is some damage to the wood on that same corner.
post #860 of 1093
hello again...
got my package yesterday and was scared to death. i helped the ups lady get it out of the truck. when she rolled the door up, my box was open on both ends and layin on top of another crushed box...... i didn't know if i should even accept the pckg. took it inside and open and inspected everything. all was good.... didn't want to take pics cuz it woulda made u throw up...

anyways, set it up w/ fact. speaker wire and sounds amazing. missed my delivery for my 12 ga. wire.
ran the auddessy calibration and it was easy. onkyo made this system pretty user friendly.

there is still a ton to learn and tweek, but for video gaming and movies, it's OFF THE CHAIN!!!!!!!!!!!1

awesome product......
post #861 of 1093
What is the best way to plug my little mp3 player into my S9100THX?

Found the answer:

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Two solutions. The cheap on is to get a mini-jack to 2-RCA cable, plug the RCA into one of the entry at the front (the aux one) and plug the mini jack in the earphone plug of the ipod. Select the Aux source and there you are

You can also get the dock for Ipod availlable for this amp. It connects through a dedicated connector. Bonus, your Ipod will be fully integrated in the system and you can control it with the remote.
post #862 of 1093
This is my first post!

I spent some time researching HTIB systems, and this forum was very helpful. I was getting fairly convinced that the 9100 was a decent value, and would probably suit my needs. I like listening to music as well as movies. Anyway, I saw on this thread that some people had mentioned accessories4less about a month ago. They didn't have the 9100 in stock so I registered to be sent an e-mail when one came in stock.

I just happened to wake early this morning to go to work (unusual for the weekend), checked my e-mail briefly, and lo-and-behold, they got one in stock! It didn't take long, or much convincing of my bride, to bust out the credit card I think I'll be happy with the 9100 after all the good reviews I've read here. Note: we were previously considering the 6200 due to cost, but to the get better one for a little more--not bad at all.

Thanks to all the knowledgeable people on this forum!
post #863 of 1093
Are the optical ports assignable to a HDMI port on this system?

I have a home theater PC that doesn't pass the audio through the HDMI port so I'll need to assign an optical port to the same HDMI port I use for the PC.
post #864 of 1093
Hi all,

I am a New Zealander and I have been thinking of getting this Onkyo HT-S9100THX system but our distributor is not importing this model.

Does anyoneknow which online shop would do deal with oversea customers? I tried Amazon and Accessories4less but they both won't send it outside of US. Any recommendation??

Thanks
post #865 of 1093
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Originally Posted by dcaperton View Post

Are the optical ports assignable to a HDMI port on this system?

I have a home theater PC that doesn't pass the audio through the HDMI port so I'll need to assign an optical port to the same HDMI port I use for the PC.

HDMI and Optical ports are assignable (see page 46 & 47 in OM).
There is also a setup for audio to assign for each Input. (see page 49 in OM)
HDMI-2 and OPT-1 Input under name "VCR/DVR" is assigned as default.
post #866 of 1093
Has anybody programmed their STB remote to run the receiver? I just did but I can't find out how to switch the inputs with my STB remote. I can only power on the receiver and change volume level. I can also switch to CD (2 button) or Tape (8 button) or Radio (9 button) but can not select cable, dvd, aux, vcr etc. Not to much of a worry as I plan to get a Harmony 1100 at one point but it would help out in the meantime so I don't need 3 remotes. I got my STB to control TV, so that eliminates 1 remote.

This is my remote: http://www.rogershelp.com/DigitalCab...e.php?id=YX-B4
post #867 of 1093
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Originally Posted by cheekstar007 View Post

Hey, im about to purchase the HT-S9100THX system from the US and have it shipped to Australia using Shipito. Has anyone had any experience in this area, as Australia has way overpriced AV equipment and even a $1500AUD imported Onkyo would beat anything in that price range.

Cheers.
Cheek

Hi i am also interested to import one from US. Who did you order it from? Cheers.

It is very sad that our distributor went bust last year. There is no way you could buy Onkyo system in New Zealand. There iare only some major store selling old models.
post #868 of 1093
Just received mine yesterday and set it up. It sounds amazing! The speakers look and sound great. The only "problem" I've run into is that the subwoofer goes into standby while I'm listening to CD's. The manual suggests increasing the sub's input level, but I didn't notice any change. Any suggestsions?
post #869 of 1093
Been messing with mine. Sound is good but it just seems lacking on the highs. It can play loud for sure with no distortion but it lacks punch. Anybody think buying a more powerful/better receiver would help?
post #870 of 1093
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Originally Posted by Darth Indy View Post

Been messing with mine. Sound is good but it just seems lacking on the highs. It can play loud for sure with no distortion but it lacks punch. Anybody think buying a more powerful/better receiver would help?

i say this half-jokingly.

in parallel with one of the speakers, attach an input to your computer's sound card (mic port?). then run a software spectrum analyzer so you can see the input signal spectrum at the speaker. Drive the AUX port on the receiver with output from your computer's sound card (line out) with a controlled test signal, and then you can measure the frequency response of the receiver. To calibrate the setup, you would want to loopback the output from the computer to the input of the computer.

Sounds like fun, no?
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