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post #511 of 763
My Mirage M3si mains go down to about 30 Hz +/- 3db and I really don't want to give up any bandwith to my Energy sub that hits 20 Hz -3db. I know this might sound like splitting hairs to some of you who are fine with a 40 Hz crossover for your mains but my Mirage M3sis sound great without a sub and I'd rather the sub handled only those main frequencies below the Mirages, plus bass frequencies the surrounds and center speaker miss, with some necessary overlap, of course.

I want to share how I have figured I might be able to get around the 40 Hz crossover limitation and I'd love to have you home theater savants with audiophile IQs above 180 to wade in on this since I am a newbie and want to raise my own such IQ.

As my mains are biampable, I figure I will run my Marantz sr5005 mains speaker wire to the Mirage top ends and set them as "large" (meaning no main frequency going to the sub). Then I will run a cable from the main preamp thru a comparable (sound quality) second amp, out the second amp's sub output to a Behringer feedback destroyer set to cut anything above 33 Hz (or thereabouts), then to the Energy sub via a Y connector that will also be connected to the Marantz sub out. The second amp would also power the bottom end of the Mirages.

Theoretically, then I would probably get a slightly better sound out of my now biamped Mirage mains, have the benefit of them sounding like unadulterated "large" speakers with no inhibiting Marantz 40 Hz crossover, and have the Energy pick up the remaining 13 Hz in addition to the cutoff bass for the surrounds and the center channel.

Opinions please...remember, I am hoping to be educated so if anything I have said sounds problematic in any way, I want to know. Thanks in advance for your time....
post #512 of 763
I recently joined AVS to participate in a Panasonic Plasma TV discussion. Following great feedback from a number of forum members, i ended up purchasing a Panasonic TC-P55GT30... and it was a great decision. All is well in TV land; however, i now need to upgrade my current Onkyo TX-SR705 to a receiver with HDMI v1.4 so that i can pass 3D video signals from my PS3, through a receiver, to the plasma TV (The TX-SR705 is not 3D compatible).

So hear i am, wondering if a Marantz SR6005 should end up in my living room. The price point for these has lowered significantly recently and i'm on the verge of snagging on from Crutchfield.

My speakers are as follows
L & R: Klipsch RB-81 (series I)
C: Klipsch XL-23
Surround: Klipsch RB-51 (series I)
Sub: Outlaw Audio LFM-1 EX

The 110watt output from the SR6005 is pretty much exactly what the speakers want. 3D pass-through is obviously a requirement, i dig the styling of both the unit and remote, and i've read glowing reviews about sound reproduction...

Has anyone come across a reason not to purchase this receiver?

Thanks.

EDIT: after reading through a bit more of this thread it seems the POP of death is still very much an issue with these units. Any estimates on the percentage of faulty units?
post #513 of 763
sticking with Onkyo,
can't pass up the TX-SR709 considering the price Amazon is currently selling it.
post #514 of 763
I've read most of the thread, and also searched it, didn't find what I was looking for.

Just wondering how the receiver performs in terms of FM radio reception sensitivity?
post #515 of 763
What's FM radio?

Seriously? With tens of thousands of internet radio stations? To answer your question though, it would depend on your proximity to the station itself.
post #516 of 763
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Originally Posted by Al Kuenster View Post

Anyone having video dropouts with the sr5005. Using component only as my tv is Mit."65 rptv 1080i no HDMI. works fine for awhile then the video starts cutting out no signal. If I go direct to the tv no problem. Taking it back to the dealer tomorrow since under warranty.
Audio is quite good however!

Did you get this resolved?

My SR6005 have video dropouts on occasion. At first I was concerned that it might have been a heat issue, but it starting happening upon start up as well. No real connection to one source either. Blu-ray, Netflix streaming thru XBOX.
post #517 of 763
So anyone program there Harmony with the SR6005 codes? I just got the spread sheet and maybe it's cause I'm at work but I'm like how the hell will I do this? LOL I'm about to buy a Harmony 650 or possibly the 1000, but if it's not going to be sufficient I guess i have to get the Marantz.

Any help is appreciated.. I just need the Mic and get this setup with my new TV any day/week now I'll be stoked

P
post #518 of 763
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

What's FM radio?

Seriously? With tens of thousands of internet radio stations? To answer your question though, it would depend on your proximity to the station itself.

FM radio still has it's charm for me. And I beleive the SR7005 lists a HD radio tuner, don't know how big of a difference it really makes compared to the regular radio tuner in the 5005/6005.

Problem with streaming content up here, in Canada, is most of the major ISPs have very low monthly bandwith caps. I can reach speeds of 25Mbps, but limited to 60Gb per month... and only 1.5Mbps upstream.
post #519 of 763
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Originally Posted by rxheaven View Post


FM radio still has it's charm for me. And I beleive the SR7005 lists a HD radio tuner, don't know how big of a difference it really makes compared to the regular radio tuner in the 5005/6005.

Problem with streaming content up here, in Canada, is most of the major ISPs have very low monthly bandwith caps. I can reach speeds of 25Mbps, but limited to 60Gb per month... and only 1.5Mbps upstream.

The SR 6005 also has a HD radio tuner.
post #520 of 763
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Originally Posted by rxheaven View Post

FM radio still has it's charm for me. And I beleive the SR7005 lists a HD radio tuner, don't know how big of a difference it really makes compared to the regular radio tuner in the 5005/6005.

Problem with streaming content up here, in Canada, is most of the major ISPs have very low monthly bandwith caps. I can reach speeds of 25Mbps, but limited to 60Gb per month... and only 1.5Mbps upstream.

Wow! Have never heard of bandwidth caps on home lines.

Same answer applies to HD radio though ... depends on your proximity to the station tower ... if you're not close enough, the signal reverts back to the analog signal.
post #521 of 763
Ok, well yesterday I bought my SR6005 from BB, got an amazing deal on it.. no remote or mic which sux, but hey I'll manage (That's why I'm asking about the logitech remote).

So anyways, I hook up my surround speakers & sub (waiting to get some floor speakers too) the Sub is humming? I don't have my TV yet, I'm waiting for my replacement from Mitsubishi. I did hook it up to my FiOS box via HDMI to BD1 HDMI port.

What's the issue? Is this the predecessor to the Pop Of Death?

Thanks
-P
post #522 of 763
^^
Could be from the FIOS box. --> http://oreilly.com/pub/h/4241
post #523 of 763
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

^^
Could be from the FIOS box. --> http://oreilly.com/pub/h/4241

I was going to call FiOS as well, simply because of the age of the cable box that maybe it wouldn't work very well with the New Receiver.

THanks JD..
Pete
post #524 of 763
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

Wow! Have never heard of bandwidth caps on home lines.

Same answer applies to HD radio though ... depends on your proximity to the station tower ... if you're not close enough, the signal reverts back to the analog signal.

Thanks again JD.

To further my inquest a bit more, I never experienced a HD tuner vs a regular one.What I'm wondering is, sound wise, is this really worth the extra money? I'm considering a SR5006 but to have the HD radio I'd have to jump up to the 6006 which comes at a significant price premium.
post #525 of 763
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

Wow! Have never heard of bandwidth caps on home lines.

Almost every provider in the US has a cap these days, though some don't publicize it and rely on vague language in the EULA as the basis for enforcing it.

The good news is, it's usually at least double and often four times the amount of our cousins to the North.

The bad news is that our household has actually hit the 250g comcast limit, during a summar month when the nephew was visiting and he watched Netflix streaming for several hours a day.
post #526 of 763
Yes and that's why up here, Cable/Satellite providers and other content vendors are lobbying the government to not take action against the big 3 providers. This prevents streaming services such has Netflix for example to take over the market. If you want to watch a decent amount of movies/TV shows, you have to subscribe to cable TV and pay for all that content (HBO etc) because streaming it easily goes over the caps and at 20$/Gb let me tell you it adds up rather quickly. Sure there are smaller independant providers with unlimited bandwith but they buy the service from one of the big 3... and the government is also on that case, they want to pass a law FORCING bandwith limits. So far, we dodged it but they're pushing hard for it.

The big 3 are not having any issues with the Conservative party in power at the moment, who are actually passing laws to further prevent competition and put spying mechanisms all over the internet etc (protect their rich friends but ironically goes against the free market approach of the right wing party). Oh well, that's a whole different debate which doesn't have its place here.

Bottom line, for those reasons I do use the regular FM radio and I'm wondering does HD radio really make that noticeable of a sound quality improvement to justify a few hundred dollars? I'm already pretty convinced it does NOT, but if anyone knows anything to show me otherwise...
post #527 of 763
Well, I just checked (yes, should've done that sooner) and there are no HD radio broadcasts in my area anyway. So, that becomes a moot point and I'm now aiming for the 5006 when/if I can find a place to try it and with a good price.
post #528 of 763
I finished the wiring of my speakers up last night, and put on some HD Radio last night real quick and it sounds great. BUT, and this is my question..
do the surround speakers need tob ecalibrated before they start getting sound? OR did i buy a bum AVR? LOL

Cause only sound is coming out of the center channel? I'm asking before I go and rewire the speakers.
post #529 of 763
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Originally Posted by ripsid View Post

I finished the wiring of my speakers up last night, and put on some HD Radio last night real quick and it sounds great. BUT, and this is my question..
do the surround speakers need tob ecalibrated before they start getting sound? OR did i buy a bum AVR? LOL

Cause only sound is coming out of the center channel? I'm asking before I go and rewire the speakers.

That is odd. I just calibrated mine yesterday, but I had it for a few months. I could use the surrounds even without calibration, but it will depend on your speaker settings and the surround mode you have on as to whether or not you hear them.
post #530 of 763
Quote:
Originally Posted by ripsid View Post

Ok, well yesterday I bought my SR6005 from BB, got an amazing deal on it.. no remote or mic which sux, but hey I'll manage (That's why I'm asking about the logitech remote).

So anyways, I hook up my surround speakers & sub (waiting to get some floor speakers too) the Sub is humming? I don't have my TV yet, I'm waiting for my replacement from Mitsubishi. I did hook it up to my FiOS box via HDMI to BD1 HDMI port.

What's the issue? Is this the predecessor to the Pop Of Death?

Thanks
-P

Ok now I really need some help, I think the humming blew my sub It's not humming anymore but it a click or tick or clacking.. what ever it is it's horrible! I had the HD radio on and it was making the sound.

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Originally Posted by wcmlutz View Post

That is odd. I just calibrated mine yesterday, but I had it for a few months. I could use the surrounds even without calibration, but it will depend on your speaker settings and the surround mode you have on as to whether or not you hear them.

I did hear sound out of the center and 2 front surrounds.. but faintly compared to the center.. and the rear 2 there was nothing. I was listening to HD radio btw.

I have to get these things configured...

-P
post #531 of 763
New owner of SR6005. Great price right now.
post #532 of 763
Anyone know what the latest firmware version is for the SR6005?

And does anyone know how to find out what firmware version is on my SR6005? Is there a button sequence you can push on the front panel, etc., that will display it?

Marantz cust. service (online) was not helpful at all , repeatedly insisting that I don't need to upgrade the firmware. I did not ask them how to do it, I asked a simple question: What is the latest version?

I downloaded an Excel sheet from their website with discrete remote codes, it mentioned some may need the firmware upgraded to the latest version (didn't say what it was).

Any help?

Thanks!
post #533 of 763
I guess Im curious at your irritation. If there is no need to update it, and you cannot without taking it to a service center, why care?
post #534 of 763
I've submitted a support ticket to Outlaw Audio on my SR5005 that I purchased from them, but I figured it couldn't hurt to ask here.

I'm not getting any audio from the rear speakers. Everything is setup for 5.1 input correctly. I've gone through the Outlaw guide and the SR5005 manual as well. I don't even get audio using the test tones. If I drop the old Outlaw 1070 I replaced in, the speakers are definitely working fine. And I've also tried two different sets of speakers for the rear.

Kind of a bummer. Does anyone have any ideas on what else I might try?
post #535 of 763
Just picked up the 6005 open box at B.B. for a great price..got the remote, mic and manual, but no power cord.

I notice the marantz only has 2 pins on the back instead of the standard 3 (like p.c. playstation etc.)..the question is will the standard computer plug screw it up by leaving one receptor open out of the three slots on the power cord?

May be a dumb question but alas I know nothing of how the power cords work. I guess I could order one on ebay if need be, but I would rather get this thing up and running so I can see what it can do, just don't want to blow it before I try it.
post #536 of 763
Quote:
Originally Posted by Figjr24 View Post

Just picked up the 6005 open box at B.B. for a great price..got the remote, mic and manual, but no power cord.

I notice the marantz only has 2 pins on the back instead of the standard 3 (like p.c. playstation etc.)..the question is will the standard computer plug screw it up by leaving one receptor open out of the three slots on the power cord?

May be a dumb question but alas I know nothing of how the power cords work. I guess I could order one on ebay if need be, but I would rather get this thing up and running so I can see what it can do, just don't want to blow it before I try it.

As long as it fits, it should work fine.
post #537 of 763
I'm looking at a used 6005 model. Does this unit have to go back to a dealer/service center to upgrade the firmware?
post #538 of 763
new owner of 5005... Awesome unit, especially after running auto-setup. Day-night upgrade over my 7 years old 7.1 HK 335 AVR. It plays fine with my 7.1 setup.
Energy C-500s fronts
Energy C1-100 center
Infinity sats surronds
non-name bookshelf for back rears...

I cannot believe the difference it made with my HT in the basement (110" DIY screen with Optoma HD65 pj).

the only thing I have notice is sometimes it seems to take long time between switch between sources. i.e. fm tuner to tv (optical from my htpc) or vice versa. Also I lost audio signal two times audio when skipping movie on my htpc (XBMC on windows 7). I had flick between different source to get it back. Does the input (on toslink) goes to idle/sleep or something? or is there something wrong with my unit? I've seen this problem with FM radio where there was no audio coming out and I think I had to press volume up or down and then audio started to come out... Too be honest I haven't had too much time to play with it, so maybe I was doing something wrong...

I did check Marantz website, but there are no new firmware upgrades/updates.

BTW... I did ordered a brand new unit from accesories4less.
post #539 of 763
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Originally Posted by drocpsu View Post

I'm looking at a used 6005 model. Does this unit have to go back to a dealer/service center to upgrade the firmware?

Yes. Only networking models are owner firmware upgradeable.
post #540 of 763
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Originally Posted by clark17 View Post

BTW... I did ordered a brand new unit from accesories4less.

AFAIK, AC4L only sells refurbished Marantz AVRs ... so with refurbs/open box/demo units, it's generally a good ideal to reset the microprocessor (directions in Owner's manual) to ensure all settings have been restored to their original factory level defaults.
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