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post #91 of 2742
Thx Larry - I'll wait then until its Audyssey features are confirmed before considering this unit further.
post #92 of 2742
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Originally Posted by stephenbr View Post

Thx Larry - I'll wait then until its Audyssey features are confirmed before considering this unit further.

Spoke with Audyssey a few months ago regarding the 5507 and the tech I spoke with said they expected the 5508 to have be PRO Installer capable.

He said he had no idea why 885, 886, and 5508 were, or were slated to, and the 5507 did not. I could almost hear him shaking his head over the phone.

Maybe there needs to be an 8 in the model #. (JK)
post #93 of 2742
Can anyone confirm that I can have subwoofer output in all modes, including stereo and direct modes? The manual is not very clear.
post #94 of 2742
I checked last night; you do have sub output in stereo and direct mode. In the menu, you are given the choice of turning sub on or off for direct mode.
post #95 of 2742
Awesome!

So now it's just a matter of getting rid of my Denon 4308A, which is proving difficult...
post #96 of 2742
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Originally Posted by cobyhughey View Post

I checked last night; you do have sub output in stereo and direct mode. In the menu, you are given the choice of turning sub on or off for direct mode.

Hi Coby,

Thanks for the information.

To clarify, in the previous Onkyo models, assuming a subwoofer is in the system and a crossover has been selected for the mains, the Stereo listening mode always has bass management, and there are no options to turn it on or off via a special "Direct" menu item. The previous models also permit the user to enable Audyssey in Stereo mode. Am I correct that this is the same for this model and the difference is that now this new "Direct" feature of turning the subwoofer output On or Off applies to just Pure Audio or Direct listening modes?

Thanks.

Larry
post #97 of 2742
Onkyo released new FIRMWARE for PR-SC5508. This new release resolve some issues also discussed in this thread.

DOWNLOAD HERE

The 10/27/2010 update addresses the following:
1. Stabilizes "Now Initializing" process to activate [NET/USB] mode in a busy network;
2. Improves the playback speed of particular VR (Variable Bit Rate) mp3 files.
3. Changes the timing of volume operation start. (thereby avoiding problems of no sound output after power is
turned on from Standby mode with network control enabled).
post #98 of 2742
This has likely been covered but I haven't seen it.

Most all my 5507 and now 5508 customers have hardwired the unit to their dsl modems.

Now I have a client who can only go wireless.

Anyone using a wireless connection for the 5508?

If so, what wireless network adaptor are you using?
post #99 of 2742
Even if there are no other options, when it comes to applying new firmware upgrades they should not use it for that, instead D/L any new firmware files and do it through USB. Wireless is not a method I would recommend for directly doing firmware updates.
post #100 of 2742
Dlink DAP 1522 is a nice wireless bridge.
post #101 of 2742
Yeah, I've had very good luck and good performance with quite a few of the D-Link wireless devices. Their DIR-655 has by far been the most reliable wireless router I have ever had. It's been good enough that after trying about 8 or 9 various other ones before it, that it has never given me any reason to look for something else.
post #102 of 2742
Might want to try the WD Live Wire. Uses electrical outlets and is much better than wireless.
post #103 of 2742
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Originally Posted by bioforce View Post

Spoke with Audyssey a few months ago regarding the 5507 and the tech I spoke with said they expected the 5508 to have be PRO Installer capable.

He said he had no idea why 885, 886, and 5508 were, or were slated to, and the 5507 did not. I could almost hear him shaking his head over the phone.

Maybe there needs to be an 8 in the model #. (JK)

Hi John,

I sent the following message to Onkyo:

To onkyo@onkyousa.com

Subject PR-SC5508P related question from Onkyo PRO website

Comments: Can you please definitively confirm that the PR-SC5508P will be released as Audyssey Pro Installer-Ready without a future firmware upgrade.

The reason I ask is because your website initially indicated that the previous model, the PR-SC5507P, was Installer-Ready, but later the website was changed to remove that feature.

Thanks.



Here's the response:

Thank You for contacting Onkyo USA Product Support.

Audyssey Pro is only being offered on the Integra models not Onkyo or Onkyo Pro.

Thanks
Jose


Again, thank you for contacting Onkyo and Integra USA Product Support, if you need further assistance feel free to call us at:

Onkyo Product Support: 800-229-1687
Integra Product Support: 800-225-1946

Product Support Team Hours of Operation:
Monday thru Friday 9am to 8pm EST
Saturday & Sunday 10am to 4pm EST

Or visit our websites at integrahometheater.com, onkyousa.com or shoponkyo.com for product information, purchasing new and refurbished products, catalogues, hookup diagrams, authorized service & sales center locations, and warranty information.

If you need to contact our Parts, Customer Relations, Orders and Credit Departments for Onkyo Products, please call 201-785-2600.

If you need to contact our Parts, Customer Relations, Orders and Credit Departments for Integra Products, please call 201-818-9200.

Parts, Customer Relations, Orders and Credit Department Hours of Operation:
Monday thru Friday 9am to 5pm EST




I have since emailed Onkyo suggesting that they correct the misleading information posted on their websites stating the PR-SC5508 is Installer-Ready.

Larry
post #104 of 2742
Anyone gone from a decent receiver to the 5508? If so, how big of a jump in sound quality?

I'm wanting it for the ability to go balanced, and of course XT32. Maybe even Pro, if we're lucky.
post #105 of 2742
Hi all I'm looking at the new pre-pro systems from ONKYO and INTEGRA can anyone tell me the difference ??
the ONKYO looks much better than the INTEGRA and I can't find any difference in the specs.
post #106 of 2742
There is (almost) no difference. Same origin. Only the dealership differs.
post #107 of 2742
Same guts, different skin.
post #108 of 2742
I ordered my 5508 today. Should be here in a few days! Can't wait! 8)

Biggest problem is I sent my DCX2496 in to be serviced today, and that may take a few weeks. That is the crossover for my active LCRs, so there's not much pretty sound without it. I'm betting I'll still try it out, though..
post #109 of 2742
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Originally Posted by Woody B View Post

Hi all I'm looking at the new pre-pro systems from ONKYO and INTEGRA can anyone tell me the difference ??
the ONKYO looks much better than the INTEGRA and I can't find any difference in the specs.

There are small differences which may be big differences to some, depending on personal needs. The differences have been pasted on AVS many times, so I suggest you poke around with Search or Google.
post #110 of 2742
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Originally Posted by atledreier View Post

I ordered my 5508 today. Should be here in a few days! Can't wait! 8)

Biggest problem is I sent my DCX2496 in to be serviced today, and that may take a few weeks. That is the crossover for my active LCRs, so there's not much pretty sound without it. I'm betting I'll still try it out, though..

i'm thinking about the 5508 also, can't find it available online?

where are you ordering from? good prices?

thanks
post #111 of 2742
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Originally Posted by bigyela View Post

i'm thinking about the 5508 also, can't find it available online?

where are you ordering from? good prices?

thanks

Local store. We're not supposed to discuss prices here, but it was about 10% off from the price of most norwegian online shops, and this was over the counter. Can't argue with that!
post #112 of 2742
Is $????.oo a good quote for 3 new ONKYO Pre Pro and Bluray THX certified products from an authorized ONKYO dealer.

* ONKYO PR-SC5508 MSRP $2199
* ONKYO PA-MC5500 MSRP $1699
* ONKYO BD-SP808 MSRP$599

* Total MSRP $4497 before tax

Please PM me for the quote I have as I respect the policy of no price chatter on the forums.
I'm just looking for anyones opinion on the quote I have.

Thank you in advance
post #113 of 2742
Hi,

Audyssey's chief technical officer has posted the following in the Audyssey thread resolving the issue of whether the 5508 will be installer-ready.

Quote:
Originally Posted by audyssey View Post

Onkyo PR-SC5508

We received official confirmation today from Onkyo that the PR-SC5508 will indeed be MultEQ Pro ready. Apparently there was confusion with their customer support because the 5507 did not have this feature last year...

Larry
post #114 of 2742
5508 is still not listed on the Audyssey website, though.

Is it supported in the 3.4 software yet?
post #115 of 2742
Quote:
Originally Posted by atledreier View Post

5508 is still not listed on the Audyssey website, though.

Is it supported in the 3.4 software yet?

Hi,

I asked Chris over at Audyssey about this a couple of days ago during the weekend. He's usually pretty prompt with providing responses so I'm assuming he needs to confer with other Audyssey employees during the business week.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showp...ostcount=32695

The attachment that he provides in the above posting showing the supported devices in version 3.4 doesn't list the 5508, but it does show the Integra DHC-80.2.

However, their website hasn't been updated yet to show that the Intgra 80.2 is installer-ready.

Larry
post #116 of 2742
Thanks, Larry.

I'll pick up my 5508 tomorrow. I still don't have the pro kit, and I'll hold off ordering it for the confirmation.
post #117 of 2742
Any deals on the 5508 in the U.S?

Any PM's are welcome

- Rich
post #118 of 2742
Quote:
Originally Posted by atledreier View Post

Thanks, Larry.

I'll pick up my 5508 tomorrow. I still don't have the pro kit, and I'll hold off ordering it for the confirmation.

I have been negotiating with Onkyo/Integra about a review sample for a while now. They wanted to send the Onkyo SC5508 because it is from the regular retail line. I wanted the Integra 80.2 because it is definitely AudysseyPro compatible per their info. Well, just today, they agreed to send an SC5508 with the assurance that it was AudysseyPro compatible. Good news.
post #119 of 2742
Quick question guys, I have a 875 Onkyo and a Denon 4308 which just went out on me. The Denon is in my theater room and the Onkyo in another room. One thing I noticed on the 875 was how slow it changed channels compared to the Denon. I don't know if this is the processing or what it was and was curious as to what kind of delay there is an switching TV channels with the 5508.

Also, any one have any idea if the video processing in this unit would be better than a VP50Pro as that's what I currently have in my theater room. Thanks guys.

Steve
post #120 of 2742
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Originally Posted by Kal Rubinson View Post

I have been negotiating with Onkyo/Integra about a review sample for a while now. They wanted to send the Onkyo SC5508 because it is from the regular retail line. I wanted the Integra 80.2 because it is definitely AudysseyPro compatible per their info. Well, just today, they agreed to send an SC5508 with the assurance that it was AudysseyPro compatible. Good news.

Hi Kal,

That's great, I look forward to reading your review!

Do you intend to try the DSX wides?

Have you had a chance to download version 3.4 of Audyssey Pro? If so, does the Onkyo PR-SC5508 show on the device drop-down list yet?

Thanks.

Larry
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