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Originally Posted by drhankz View Post

You Mean like THIS ONE

You want to use the info I have on the 1st page? Just cut & paste?
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Originally Posted by neilcrumpton View Post

UPS wouldn't leave my 608 at my doorstep despite my request to do that, through Abt. UPS said (when they called me), they are not allowed to leave electronics or alcohol without a signature....unofficially it's at the driver's discretion.

By the way - my 608 came in a huge box (approx. 3 x 3 x 1) - I thought Abt had mistakenly shipped a 30" LCD or something - Abt pack this thing to protect it against everything!!! You probably don't want such a large box lying around while you're not at home.

Has everyone's 608 from ABT come double boxed like neilcrumpton's? I hope so and am really glad to hear this since mine will be shipping half way across the country (to Nevada) and is scheduled to arrive on Monday. The last receiver I bought from Amazon, a Panasonic SA-XR55S shipped only in the box the unit came in, no double boxing. It arrived in one piece but surprised me that they would ship it like that.
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ABT seems like a class act to me
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Feeling powerless! My thread starter tag has been removed! Dying! dying...
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Has everyone's 608 from ABT come double boxed like neilcrumpton's? I hope so and am really glad to hear this since mine will be shipping half way across the country (to Nevada) and is scheduled to arrive on Monday. The last receiver I bought from Amazon, a Panasonic SA-XR55S shipped only in the box the unit came in, no double boxing. It arrived in one piece but surprised me that they would ship it like that.

My 608 came in a large box and the inner box was surrounded by air pillows. There was also a thin layer of plastic air pillows on top.

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My 608 came in a large box and the inner box was surrounded by air pillows. There was also a thin layer of plastic air pillows on top.


Also from ABT? If so, these guys really do a great job packing these units, I'm impressed.
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Also from ABT? If so, these guys really do a great job packing these units, I'm impressed.

I hate to think I have to wait 36 more hours
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Also from ABT? If so, these guys really do a great job packing these units, I'm impressed.

I WANT TO WATCH THE CAPS BEAT WASHINGTON in 7.1 SO BAD!
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Yes, it's from Abt. Here's another pic to get you drooling.

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This is my 1st 7.1 receiver, i've never even heard 7.1 or 5.1 before... I am drooling
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Yes, it's from Abt. Here's another pic to get you drooling.


Thanks. I can't take it anymore, please be sensitive! J/K keep the photos coming, it will make the 4 day wait easier.
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Compared to 605. Dusty 605 is on the left.



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Compared to 605. Dusty 605 is on the left.


Huge difference in size there... I would have went away from Onkyo if I needed to buy a receiver only 3 years later. Wassup with that?
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Originally Posted by tunaman4u2 View Post

Huge difference in size there... I would have went away from Onkyo if I needed to buy a receiver only 3 years later. Wassup with that?

The 605 works great. I'm going to keep it for future use in the bedroom or basement. I didn't need to buy a new one, but the 605 only has 2 HDMI inputs and I have 4 HDMI devices now.
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The 605 works great. I'm going to keep it for future use in the bedroom or basement. I didn't need to buy a new one, but the 605 only has 2 HDMI inputs and I have 4 HDMI devices now.

There it is! Great to hear! Enjoy your unit, its a beauty
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Originally Posted by tunaman4u2 View Post

This is my 1st 7.1 receiver, i've never even heard 7.1 or 5.1 before... I am drooling

Hard to believe - I have been using 7.1 since 1996.
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Originally Posted by drhankz View Post

Hard to believe - I have been using 7.1 since 1996.

I bought the house 3 years ago, never knew it was pre-wired in the ceiling for sound! Once I found out it was off to the races.

My friends don't have any... just a $200 HTIB
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HA! My thread starter has returned, go figure!
I found out that the ground line in my outlet was disconnected, easy fix although I did zap myself. Ready to hook up now
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Pre-ordered mine from electronicsforless, ships in 10 long days, can't wait to put my 667 out for sale it'll make up for most of the SR608 purchase price. I'd probably have gone for a MultiEX Onkyo receiver but man those are hard to get for under a grand in Canada.
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I am new to this thread - just started my receiver search today, and based on all the enthusiasm in this thread I decided to get one now.

I did a search through fatwallet , which led me to tigerdirect.com who claim they have them in stock. I got one that is supposed to ship tomorrow, I get 3% rebate from fatwallet (eventually), and they also had a coupon for free shipping.

A lot more painless than ABT.
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Originally Posted by sandstones View Post

I am new to this thread - just started my receiver search today, and based on all the enthusiasm in this thread I decided to get one now.

I did a search through fatwallet , which led me to tigerdirect.com who claim they have them in stock. I got one that is supposed to ship tomorrow, I get 3% rebate from fatwallet (eventually), and they also had a coupon for free shipping.

A lot more painless than ABT.

Never heard of fatwallet, but bing cashback gives you 10% back at tigerdirect.
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Originally Posted by tunaman4u2 View Post

This is my 1st 7.1 receiver, i've never even heard 7.1 or 5.1 before... I am drooling

The receiver I am replacing is a Kenwood from about 1993. It has Dolby Pro Logic - not even Dolby Pro Logic II, LOL.
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The receiver I am replacing is a Kenwood from about 1993. It has Dolby Pro Logic - not even Dolby Pro Logic II, LOL.

Its going to be a blast!
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hello all,

I'm a newb to this site but not to forums, and I must say the 608 has me sold!

I've read most of the comments so far, but haven't much in regards to what types/compliment of speakers you guys are running with them... any comments?

I'm looking to pair it with the SKS-HT870 setup... everything for under $1k isn't too shabby for a well-rounded system!
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Originally Posted by rocketlaw View Post

The receiver I am replacing is a Kenwood from about 1993. It has Dolby Pro Logic - not even Dolby Pro Logic II, LOL.

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Originally Posted by tunaman4u2 View Post

This is my 1st 7.1 receiver, i've never even heard 7.1 or 5.1 before... I am drooling

I'm with you guys. This is my first "true" receiver so I think I'm in over my head with all this, LOL.

It should be ... fun(??) trying to figure this out.

So I do scream for HELP now or later??
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Welp, got mine in and installed...

Started at 4pm, rewired all the speakers, installed 2 rear surrounds and an extra sub for 7.2, rewired all the HDMI with 1.3a cabling (I have no need for audio return or ethernet over hdmi and 1.3a cables have no issue with 3D video so I saved some cash and ordered a bunch from Monoprice) and relocated my wireless router for my HTPC... Took until 11:30 to get everything done and cleaned up...

Well, I like HDMI-CEC, but I hate Mitsubishi for farking it up by not allowing me to select Game video mode for AVR connections with CEC... I may hate it less when I get the TV dialed in better via the advanced setting, but for me Game-mode on the 73" DLP is damn near perfect for HTPC usage. So, I just had to turn off CEC and do things like I hve so far with my Harmony remote...

Comparing the sound with my old SLS Audio Q-Line Gold reciever (which is a rebranded Sherwood unit), I will say the audio is good, but not as "lively"... the Onkyo sounds more "sterile" than anything, which is something I have come to understand about good amplifiers (I have a $25-35k stereo system in one of my cars, so I know what good audio sounds like) just that it new reuqires me to re-tweak the piss out of everything over the next couple of weeks...

One thing I did notice, while "testing" the unit (ie, watching some movies on it and tweaking it before I moved the console back into place permanently), I did notice the receiver once (and only once) turn itself off when I went to change the volume. Now the system was not cranked (maybe 58 on the volume) and was not switching video or anything at the time. I turned it back on via remote and it has worked the rest of the evening without issue. I also went and felt the unit and it was not hot either, so running 7 speakers at 4 ohms each at a mid-volume I can't believe would cause the receiver to shutdown on it's own.

I will just have to watch it over the next few weeks and see if it does it again.

The next project for tomorrow is installing 3 92mm fans with rubber isolators, filters and electronics thermostats for each cabinet to keep things cool... Biggest issue there is the time factor as I am sure it won't go quickly...
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Just got done running my speaker wire (all 14ga oxygen free) as I'm expecting my 608 tomorrow. My basement theatre rear surround speakers took 50' 14ga wire spools each! Some really long runs going up / down / around walls and so on. Any of you have wire runs that long on your rear surround speakers? Any issues?
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Originally Posted by dbphelps View Post

Welp, got mine in and installed...

Started at 4pm, rewired all the speakers, installed 2 rear surrounds and an extra sub for 7.2, rewired all the HDMI with 1.3a cabling (I have no need for audio return or ethernet over hdmi and 1.3a cables have no issue with 3D video so I saved some cash and ordered a bunch from Monoprice) and relocated my wireless router for my HTPC... Took until 11:30 to get everything done and cleaned up...

Well, I like HDMI-CEC, but I hate Mitsubishi for farking it up by not allowing me to select Game video mode for AVR connections with CEC... I may hate it less when I get the TV dialed in better via the advanced setting, but for me Game-mode on the 73" DLP is damn near perfect for HTPC usage. So, I just had to turn off CEC and do things like I hve so far with my Harmony remote...

Comparing the sound with my old SLS Audio Q-Line Gold reciever (which is a rebranded Sherwood unit), I will say the audio is good, but not as "lively"... the Onkyo sounds more "sterile" than anything, which is something I have come to understand about good amplifiers (I have a $25-35k stereo system in one of my cars, so I know what good audio sounds like) just that it new reuqires me to re-tweak the piss out of everything over the next couple of weeks...

One thing I did notice, while "testing" the unit (ie, watching some movies on it and tweaking it before I moved the console back into place permanently), I did notice the receiver once (and only once) turn itself off when I went to change the volume. Now the system was not cranked (maybe 58 on the volume) and was not switching video or anything at the time. I turned it back on via remote and it has worked the rest of the evening without issue. I also went and felt the unit and it was not hot either, so running 7 speakers at 4 ohms each at a mid-volume I can't believe would cause the receiver to shutdown on it's own.

I will just have to watch it over the next few weeks and see if it does it again.

The next project for tomorrow is installing 3 92mm fans with rubber isolators, filters and electronics thermostats for each cabinet to keep things cool... Biggest issue there is the time factor as I am sure it won't go quickly...

My wife said my new Sharp TV shut down twice yesterday for no reason... Its hard to say whats up with stuff like that.

What speakers are you using for a "sterile" sound btw?

Do you notice the unit is hot to have to install fans? Do you leave your receiver on for extended times?
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Originally Posted by Elfy1234 View Post

Just got done running my speaker wire (all 14ga oxygen free) as I'm expecting my 608 tomorrow. My basement theatre rear surround speakers took 50' 14ga wire spools each! Some really long runs going up / down / around walls and so on. Any of you have wire runs that long on your rear surround speakers? Any issues?

My house was pre-wired with long runs to in-ceiling speakers... I'll let you know how it goes this weekend
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