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post #871 of 1093
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Originally Posted by nil5 View Post

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?

LOL, I'll pass. I've since gotten the speakers sounding good anyways. I did some listening and adjusting.
post #872 of 1093
Hey guys,

Is the general consensus that the best mode to be in on TV/Movie 5.1 sources is "THX Surround EX" to expand to 7.1 playback?

What's the best mode that you find for PS3 games - is it "THX IX Games"?
post #873 of 1093
Just ordered my Onkyo HT-S9100THX today through OneCall.com, which is a authorized Onkyo dealer. I got it for 978 total. I had a couple of questions about the system, and OneCall answered them promptly. Good site. I can't wait for this beast to come in.
post #874 of 1093
Has any one changed out the subwoofer cable on the HT-S9100THX? Also, would it make a difference if you were 2?
post #875 of 1093
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Originally Posted by TCA Rockers View Post

Has any one changed out the subwoofer cable on the HT-S9100THX? Also, would it make a difference if you were 2?

I grabbed a new cable for the sub from Monoprice. It was longer, and feels much nicer than the one Onkyo gave us.
post #876 of 1093
looks like onkyo is skipping the 9200 and going to the 9300 for 2010.
post #877 of 1093
I have this system and have my DirectV HD receiver recorder connected to it useing a HDMI cable. Then I have the amp connected to my Samsung HD tv. When I listen to FM radio the volume will go way louder then you could stand to listen to. Will almost shake the house. Same when I play my Ipod through the amp. The DirectV/HD tv volume is nowhere near as loud as the other sources. I have tried many different setting adjustments and have gotten better volume but still would like to get it on par with fhe other imputs. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
post #878 of 1093
I think there is a gain setting for each input on that receiver. turn it up to match the other input levels. Or turn the others down a little bit so they're not so much louder.

There's also more distortion when using the tuner and distortion sounds louder than a clean signal.
post #879 of 1093
I have adjusted the setting for the DirectV box as high as it will go in the receiver settings. That helped some but I was still hopeing to get more volume out of my tv similar to what I get with the other imputs.
Thanks for the suggestion.
post #880 of 1093
I'm fairly well fed up with my 9100 system. It was great at first but now just one HDMI input works and only then intermittently. It has never produced as much power out as my ancient Sony 5.1 system. Anyway, I'm wondering if I could get a receiver to replace it. A RELIABLE receiver with several HDMI inputs would be desireable. Something I could use as a direct replacement would be perfect. Anybody here have any ideas or is this the wrong forum?
post #881 of 1093
"It was great at first but now just one HDMI input works and only then intermittently."

The HT-S9100 was introduced at September 2008 (in the Netherlands, I don't know when worldwide).
So the system is younger then two years. In the Netherlands you have 2 years guarantee.
So why don't you let it repair ?

Greetz.
post #882 of 1093
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Originally Posted by echoes2009 View Post

"It was great at first but now just one HDMI input works and only then intermittently."

The HT-S9100 was introduced at September 2008 (in the Netherlands, I don't know when worldwide).
So the system is younger then two years. In the Netherlands you have 2 years guarantee.
So why don't you let it repair ?

Greetz.

I wish I could get a factory repair. When I did the research into a top notch stereo system I discovered that the Onkyo HT-S9100 was supposed to be the best available. I then did the same thing I have always done before making a purchase, I searched the internet for the best price.

What I didn't know was that Onkyo only honors a warranty when the customer pays the maximum price from one their authorized retail sellers. I bought it for about $250 less than anywhere else but the seller was not an authorized Onkyo dealer. So, according to Onkyo, they won't fix it.
post #883 of 1093
Hey guys I've got a question about my Onkyo. As it's well known that these get hot, I've tried fitting both my center channel speaker and receiver both in the middle compartment of my entertainment center.

Theres a wooden divider creating 2 levels leaving about 2 inches of headroom between the top of the receiver and the wooden divider thats holding the center speaker up. Is this enough?

I've taken off the door for the time being that has a screen that would allow heat to escape but the frame of it seemed that it would close off heat even more. I was even considering leaving this on as it keeps the dust out.

I guess what I'm asking is what priorties/solutions should I be taking in terms of circulation and keeping dust away?
post #884 of 1093
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Originally Posted by thefused View Post

Hey guys I've got a question about my Onkyo. As it's well known that these get hot, I've tried fitting both my center channel speaker and receiver both in the middle compartment of my entertainment center.

Theres a wooden divider creating 2 levels leaving about 2 inches of headroom between the top of the receiver and the wooden divider thats holding the center speaker up. Is this enough?

I've taken off the door for the time being that has a screen that would allow heat to escape but the frame of it seemed that it would close off heat even more. I was even considering leaving this on as it keeps the dust out.

I guess what I'm asking is what priorties/solutions should I be taking in terms of circulation and keeping dust away?

Hi,

I built a custom cabinet one year ago and left about 4-5 inches above the amps. Before that, I only had 2 inches above. A most annoying, on the upper level (so just above the amps) I had my BD player....which didn't liked it at all. Too warm. Now, it's just fine. I also paid attention to leave the rear side quite open with a big opening of about 3 inches on the entire width.

Some friends of mine pushed the concept a little bit further by adding a fan that extracts the heat. Personnaly, I do without and it's just fine

Oli
post #885 of 1093
Thanks for the reply. I might just try out that Antec AV cooler and cut out more vent holes in the back of the ent center.
post #886 of 1093
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Originally Posted by osofast240sx View Post

looks like onkyo is skipping the 9200 and going to the 9300 for 2010.


Do you have a link to where you learned of this, or the specs of the 9300 ?
post #887 of 1093
Hi,

I wanted to buy a 3D television and the Onkyo HT-S9100THX. I was just wondering if the Onkyo with HDMI 1.3 instead of 1.4a is going to cause any performance issues and I should wait for Onkyo to release a new version of 9100 with HDMI 1.4a.

Thanks

Cheers!
post #888 of 1093
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Originally Posted by funkyfuturist View Post

Hi,

I wanted to buy a 3D television and the Onkyo HT-S9100THX. I was just wondering if the Onkyo with HDMI 1.3 instead of 1.4a is going to cause any performance issues and I should wait for Onkyo to release a new version of 9100 with HDMI 1.4a.

Thanks

Cheers!

If your concern is watching 3D content then you will need a receiver that uses HDMI 1.4a. HDMI 1.3 is not capable of displaying 3D content.
post #889 of 1093
JP is correct, but if you want a system that will blow ur mind this is it-- without the 3d capabilities of course.
post #890 of 1093
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Originally Posted by JPCarl View Post

If your concern is watching 3D content then you will need a receiver that uses HDMI 1.4a. HDMI 1.3 is not capable of displaying 3D content.

You could send the video directly to the display to get by. Also, I think some 3D systems will be backwards compatible with HDMI 1.3, but just use a lower resolution.
post #891 of 1093
I"m using the HT-S9100 system for about an year and I'm glad with the system. Only (little for me) problem is that the system is getting very hot.

I'm using the system together with:
Philips TV 42PTFL9664
Philips BluRay Player BDP7500
Logitech Harmony 515 Universal Remote

Further :
I'm using the 5.1 setup, because my room is to small for 8 boxes.
I'm using the original speakercables.
The setting of the subwoofer is standard (the setting at the back: THX position).

There's much possible with setting up the system, here are my settings.

What settings do you prefer ?

MY SETTINGS :

After Audyssey 2EQ Setup (optimized for sofa 1, see figure) I've changed the following :

2.3 Level Calibration
Left -2 dB
center 0 dB
right -2 dB
surr right -3 dB
Surr left 0 dB
Subwofer 0 dB

2.4 Equalizer Settings (manual)

Center 0,+4,+4,+4,+4 dB at 63, 250 Hz and 1, 4 and 16 kHz
Front 0, 0,+4,+4,+6 dB at 63, 250 Hz and 1, 4 and 16 kHz
Surround 0, 0,+4,+4,+4 dB at 63, 250 Hz and 1, 4 and 16 kHz
Subwooder +4, +6, +6, +4, +4 at 25, 40, 63, 100 and 160 Hz

2.5 THX Audio Setup
BGC On
Loudness Plus On

3.5 LFE Level
Everywhere 0dB

5.2. Listening Mode Preset , (input TV via SP/DIF)
PLII THX Music
5.2. Listening Mode Preset , (input BluRay via HDMI),
Last Valid (depends on the BR or DVD disc)

post #892 of 1093
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Originally Posted by thefused View Post

Hey guys I've got a question about my Onkyo. As it's well known that these get hot, I've tried fitting both my center channel speaker and receiver both in the middle compartment of my entertainment center.

Theres a wooden divider creating 2 levels leaving about 2 inches of headroom between the top of the receiver and the wooden divider thats holding the center speaker up. Is this enough?

I've taken off the door for the time being that has a screen that would allow heat to escape but the frame of it seemed that it would close off heat even more. I was even considering leaving this on as it keeps the dust out.

I guess what I'm asking is what priorties/solutions should I be taking in terms of circulation and keeping dust away?

My solution was getting a dual set of cooling fans with a thermal control from coolerguys.com for about $70. These things are awesome and very quite. The thermal control will turn the fan on at 86°F and Off @ 81°F, so you don't have to worry about it. I actually put the fans on top of the receiver towards the back of the unit where the grids are and is usually where it gets hotter and with the air blowing upwards. It keeps the unit nice and cool. I was experiencing drops in sound when the unit was getting very hot. I called Onkyo and they said it could the heat which I thought that too. My theory was proved correct because since installing these fans I have not experienced drop in sound. The kit is really simple to put together (5 min) and then it just sit on top of the unit. I have less than 4 inches clearance on top so these things come very handy. I always thought that heat will at one point damage the unit, so I rather try to keep it cool for longer performance. Check it out!...http://www.coolerguys.com/840556082224.html
Enjoy!
post #893 of 1093
We are now moving to a new home and I'm thinking of mounting the surround speakers. I looked at several users here and their surround wall installations so I have a couple of questions for those that already had. First, does the sound get compromised by installing the surrounds up in the ceiling? I know surrounds are suppouse to be be 2-3 feet higher above listening position so is putting up on the ceiling affect the sound, or would the auto microphone set up the correct distance etc? Anyone prefer surrounds down vs. up?

Also, I'm liking these mounts...
http://www.omnimount.com/Products/Sp...s_Steel_Series

Is it safe to drill holes in the back of the surrounds? The surrounds on the Onkyo's have a hook up but any other mount would require drilling holes? Anyone has done this already and what's the best spot to drill holes in the back of the surround speaker so as not to damage internal cables?

Thanks!
post #894 of 1093
I'm by no means an expert at this stuff, but I would venture to say that drilling holes into your speaker is a no no ...you should be able to find another way to mount the speaker correctly without compromising the integrity of the speaker itself.
post #895 of 1093
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Originally Posted by dcontto View Post

We are now moving to a new home and I'm thinking of mounting the surround speakers. I looked at several users here and their surround wall installations so I have a couple of questions for those that already had. First, does the sound get compromised by installing the surrounds up in the ceiling? I know surrounds are suppouse to be be 2-3 feet higher above listening position so is putting up on the ceiling affect the sound, or would the auto microphone set up the correct distance etc? Anyone prefer surrounds down vs. up?

Also, I'm liking these mounts...
http://www.omnimount.com/Products/Sp...s_Steel_Series

Is it safe to drill holes in the back of the surrounds? The surrounds on the Onkyo's have a hook up but any other mount would require drilling holes? Anyone has done this already and what's the best spot to drill holes in the back of the surround speaker so as not to damage internal cables?

Thanks!

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...8#post15712808

Definitely not what I would do!

My mounts as in the above post Link just clamps on and work great!

I just ordered these speaker mounts for the side speakers in this package after reviewing many. What I liked most is they do not require any mounting screws into the speakers. Was surprised to see in the reviews that another owner of a Onkyo HT-S9100THX had already purchased a set and recommends them. I already have mine mounted but with two row seating I would like to angle them forward and tilt them downward. These mounts should work out fine.


http://www.jr.com/btech/pe/BTH_BT77/
post #896 of 1093
Quote:
Originally Posted by dcontto View Post

We are now moving to a new home and I'm thinking of mounting the surround speakers. I looked at several users here and their surround wall installations so I have a couple of questions for those that already had. First, does the sound get compromised by installing the surrounds up in the ceiling? I know surrounds are suppouse to be be 2-3 feet higher above listening position so is putting up on the ceiling affect the sound, or would the auto microphone set up the correct distance etc? Anyone prefer surrounds down vs. up?

Also, I'm liking these mounts...
http://www.omnimount.com/Products/Sp...s_Steel_Series

Is it safe to drill holes in the back of the surrounds? The surrounds on the Onkyo's have a hook up but any other mount would require drilling holes? Anyone has done this already and what's the best spot to drill holes in the back of the surround speaker so as not to damage internal cables?

Thanks!

I picked up these mounts, and they work both for the back and front speakers. These are rated at 8 pounds, and the front speakers are 11 pounds but these mounts work perfect. You can also find these mounts at Lows for around the same price.

http://www.amazon.com/Universal-Sate...2300898&sr=8-3

I also debated on putting my back speakers up by the ceiling because of the cleaner look, but i decided to go with 2 foot above ear level.
post #897 of 1093
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Originally Posted by TCA Rockers View Post

I picked up these mounts, and they work both for the back and front speakers. These are rated at 8 pounds, and the front speakers are 11 pounds but these mounts work perfect. You can also find these mounts at Lows for around the same price.

Did you drilled holes or this these mount fit the holes already on the back of the speakers? Thanks!
post #898 of 1093
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Originally Posted by dcontto View Post

Did you drilled holes or this these mount fit the holes already on the back of the speakers? Thanks!

No holes. Yea, they fit right to the key holes on the back of the speakers.
post #899 of 1093
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Originally Posted by TCA Rockers View Post

No holes. Yea, they fit right to the key holes on the back of the speakers.

Do you have any pics of your set up? Thanks!
post #900 of 1093
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Originally Posted by dcontto View Post

do you have any pics of your set up? Thanks!

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