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post #1141 of 1955
Hello, I have a question that I couldn't find an answer to... does the 6006 remember different eq/audyssey/level settings for different inputs? Or are those settings applied globally? Meaning, if I like audyssey flat for movies, but off for music, will it remember these settings or do I have to switch it every time?

Thanks!
post #1142 of 1955
The setting should be saved by input based on the Personal Memory Plus feature, although perhaps a 6006 Owner can confirm?

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post #1143 of 1955
I have the Reference Offset set differently for different sources (0 for BD, 10 for SAT and CD) and the 6006 remembers that. Since the other options are on the same screen ... It is likely to work as well, but I haven't tried that yet - now you've given me an idea to try though!
post #1144 of 1955
New update on my situation, all of a sudden the receiver now has to be between 20-15 db. In the same boat as the other poster who has to have the dynamic volume on to have any decent sound levels. With the dynamic volume on though the sound is awful . I tried adjusting the reference levels to no avail and even tried turning off the eq and no change. Not really sure what to do now since I have never had a receiver just lose volume levels over night. Any suggestions ?
Edited by sumbadhatharry - 6/28/12 at 7:37pm
post #1145 of 1955
I'd give Marantz a call in the morning for possible repair efforts.
post #1146 of 1955
I think I may just exchange it. I reset the processor and volume levels went back to normal but I have had problems with this thing since I got it, at least in my opinion. Must have got a lemon.
post #1147 of 1955
Of course ... if you still have the ability to exchange it ... do so.
post #1148 of 1955
I know, dumb statement on my part but I just wanted to check to see if anyone had any idea what could have caused the problem. I dont know why but I always feel bad exchanging things . Feel like I'm costing the company money but I know they are covered by just returning it to Marantz but then I think about their shipping cost . In today's economy I worry about My favorite vendors like crutchfield , based in VA they are in a sense a part of my community and I am tired of seeing my community disappear. At the same time I don't want the 800 I paid for the receiver to just disappear either so I hope their overhead is good.
post #1149 of 1955
Been lurking here for awhile while researching what receiver to upgrade to and finally bit on the SR6006. So far so good, no issues with airplay, audessey, or network setup, however, there is a lot to learn. Thankfully, this thread has answered a lot of my questions. i have gotten through the first 500 posts and plan to read the rest before going through the manual in great detail as i have not kept up with technology. One question i have is that when im playing a BD Movie, lets say in true dolby HD, is it playing in the proper surround sound mode if the SR6006 says the audio source says "Multi Channel IN" rather than True Dolby HD. I have the Sr6006 set to "Auto" for audio source. On the display of my old Pioneer elite receiver it would indicate the format being played back. Just making sure i have it set up right. Thanks.
post #1150 of 1955
^^

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1334369/the-official-denon-avr-xx12-model-owners-thread/0_100#user_L26
post #1151 of 1955
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1badvette View Post

One question i have is that when im playing a BD Movie, lets say in true dolby HD, is it playing in the proper surround sound mode if the SR6006 says the audio source says "Multi Channel IN" rather than True Dolby HD. I have the Sr6006 set to "Auto" for audio source. On the display of my old Pioneer elite receiver it would indicate the format being played back. Just making sure i have it set up right. Thanks.

The receiver is OK. It's indicating the type of signal coming from the player. Apparently you have the player configured to convert Dolby and DTS HD audio into LPCM. In most players, this is necessary if you've enabled the mixing in of the "secondary audio" tracks. If you want the audio decoding to be done in the receiver (so the receiver's lights indicate Dolby or DTS), you'll have to go through the player's configuration options to ensure that HDMI bitstreaming is on for both Dolby and DTS and that "mix" is off. This does preclude hearing some of the audio options available on some BDs. (Some of the supplemental features on Tintin make use of the secondary audio track, for example.)
post #1152 of 1955
Thx JD and SB! I am using a PS3 as a BD player for the time being and will play with the settings when i get home. If im understanding this correctly, the sound is fine as is, its just a user preference of having either the BD player or the AVR decode the audio track, right?
post #1153 of 1955
Correct, and if you have the older "fat" PS3, you must leave it on LPCM as it cannot bitstream HD codecs.
post #1154 of 1955
I recently exchanged my 5006 with the 6006 - mainly because of prices and the 6006 has a few more goodies etc..

Anyway, with regard to the HDMI control function - I have it set to "On" and assuming the main use of this is to watch the TV without turning on the AVR, e.g. pass thru when the kids are watching.

It works fine but is there a "power on sequence" when wanting to use the AVR instead of the passthru or a "button" sequence on the AVR remote? Meaning, if the last time the TV was used was in pass thru mode:

1. When I turn on the AVR (while the TV is currently on, pass thru) the sound still goes through the TV and it seems that I have to power everything off and then on again for the audio / video to go through the AVR?

2. Starting with everything off - it "seems" like #1 comes into play depending on how components are turned on?

I set the last used to HDMI 3 which is the SAT device as well.

I hope that makes sense.

FWIW - everything is hooked up with HDMI and consists of panny plasma + BD player, comcast DVR.
post #1155 of 1955
Different components may require a different power on/off sequence, so the best advice is to use what works for you.
post #1156 of 1955

Picked up a SR5006 and it's (currently) not attached to a display, I want to do some basic configuration and such before it gets installed at a different location. Anyway, I connected it to my network, booted it up, located it on my network and started playing around. First things first I figured I'd best update the firmware and I fired the update off no problem. To my some what surprise it disconnected me although I can see it's still on the network. I presume it's updating although the receiver's display still shows the input it was on and nothing about updating. My question is how do I know if/when the update is completed? Will it turn itself off and or back on allowing me to access it remotely? 

 

Update: I'm presuming you can't update via the Web interface as it was never fired off... standby flashing, etc. I just remembered such with the Denon AVR-2112.

Last update: Does anyone know if you can run Audyssey without an attached display? Such that the prompts are displayed on the receiver.... can't see where you can run it via the Web interface.


Edited by Charles R - 7/3/12 at 4:39pm
post #1157 of 1955
Quote:
Originally Posted by Charles R View Post

Picked up a SR5006 and it's (currently) not attached to a display, I want to do some basic configuration and such before it gets installed at a different location. Anyway, I connected it to my network, booted it up, located it on my network and started playing around. First things first I figured I'd best update the firmware and I fired the update off no problem. To my some what surprise it disconnected me although I can see it's still on the network. I presume it's updating although the receiver's display still shows the input it was on and nothing about updating. My question is how do I know if/when the update is completed? Will it turn itself off and or back on allowing me to access it remotely? 

Update: I'm presuming you can't update via the Web interface as it was never fired off... standby flashing, etc. I just remembered such with the Denon AVR-2112.
Last update: Does anyone know if you can run Audyssey without an attached display? Such that the prompts are displayed on the receiver.... can't see where you can run it via the Web interface.

When the firmware is done, it should go back to the default display (on the porthole) e.g. should display SAT, BD etc.. From my experience, during the updates, the porthole is always displaying its progress so it should be pretty obvious if it is still in the process of updates or completed. Mine took about maybe 20min max to do about 4'ish updates.

As to the Audyssey, I can't imagine it running without a display. It doesn't seem possible to fit all the info / steps into the porthole, but I could be wrong.
post #1158 of 1955
Is there a way to get PAL output from a BD/DVD player (via HDMI) to be converted to another resolution on the SR6006? Since it has a video processor this should be possible, right?
post #1159 of 1955
Quote:
Originally Posted by aiyagari View Post

Is there a way to get PAL output from a BD/DVD player (via HDMI) to be converted to another resolution on the SR6006? Since it has a video processor this should be possible, right?

The resolution can be changed, but not the frame rate. That has to be done in the player. See page 95 in the 6006's manual, where it says
Quote:
• It is not possible to convert a 50 Hz signal into 1080p/24Hz. It is output at a resolution of 1080p/50Hz.
post #1160 of 1955
New owner here:
The other day I ordered a 3312ci from EE. I am an admitted denon fan-boy. I was sad to loose the 6ch ext in as I love the sound of my dvd-a discs but I didnt want to spend 3-400 on an new oppo. I rarely listen to these disc but I would hate to see them go. I figured the upgrade from my old but trusty 3803 would offset the loss (hdmi switching, newer codecs, network, etc. Literally hours after I order, I discover the 3312ci more mature twin brother the 6006. Cancelled the denon and ordered up the 6006.

This will be integrated with a panny 65gt50, dish hopper, ps3, dvd-a player and pump sound to b&w 602 (series 1 and 3) LCR600 center and a velodyne va1012x. I am considering replacing the front with 683 towers and adding sides/rear to the mix. I am sure I will be impressed with the features and sonic performance of this unit.

1) Can I plug my moto driod phone (with micro usb to full usb cable) into this receiver to get meda off my phone? I assume media must be in a specific directory. I'm not opposed to the bluetooth adaptor but I'll save the 100 bucks if I can. I guess I can always try the dlna too.

2) Would it be silly to bi-amp my fronts (6.5 driver/1" tweet)?
post #1161 of 1955
1. If your droid emulates a USB disk drive, the receiver should be able to read its contents.
2. Biamping does nothing to improve the sound.
post #1162 of 1955
1) I understand, I can enable usb storage mode on my phone. I assume there is a directory browser on the OSD.

2) So bi-amping would just make me feel warm and fuzzy inside, with no improvement in sound? Would each driver recieve more power? Would you biamp if it was available?
post #1163 of 1955
^^^

1) should work...

2) yes. no. no.
post #1164 of 1955
Has anyone measured the output voltage for the subwoofer preout on the 5006? I'm planning to add a pro amp for subwoofer duty in my system and need to see what kind of voltage my receiver should putting out.

Thanks,
post #1165 of 1955
Voltage will vary based on the sub trim that is set between -12db - 0 - +12db, although don't know the voltage range.
post #1166 of 1955
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

Voltage will vary based on the sub trim that is set between -12db - 0 - +12db, although don't know the voltage range.

that actually helps a little. I was not aware of the fact that the voltage would vary. I thought that output voltage would remain constant for a given input signal.
post #1167 of 1955
I am experiencing a problem with my SR5006 and wondering if it's a problem with my unit or a firmware issue affecting all units.

I have set up a media server that I access through net/USB. This works wonderfully when it works, and I am well on my way to transferring all our CD's to the server as FLAC files. Here is the problem - if I return after not using the unit for a while the net/USB GUI will be gone. I know the network is still connected because if I press the internet radio button I get music, however I can't get to the server because there is no GUI. I also can't get to the server with web control. The only way to get the GUI back is to power the 5006 off and back on (by unplugging it). Then it all works perfectly again, but that is a pain in the neck and I don't want the rest of the family to have to do it that way.

By the way, I also have an AV7005 in our theater room which does not have the problem.

Feels to me like a firmware issue. Is anyone else seeing this?

Thanks
Edited by Kabillyhop - 7/11/12 at 10:03am
post #1168 of 1955
Quote:
Originally Posted by jayHRC51 View Post

that actually helps a little. I was not aware of the fact that the voltage would vary. I thought that output voltage would remain constant for a given input signal.
The receiver has to increase the average output voltage (i.e. has to turn up the gain) of its subwoofer preamp line output to compensate for you having turned down the subwoofer's volume knob. The subwoofer's automatic turn-on circuit works better with that higher input voltage.
post #1169 of 1955
Got everything installed yesterday. Amazon shipped my 6006 overnight for $3.99 (prime)! The TV (Panny 65gt50) finally arrived at 10pm via a 3rd party shipper, 8 days after ordering. Amazon refunded my shipping costs (which I never paid due to prime, $80) and price adjusted ($200) to match an online vendor. Install was a breeze and I currently have it setup for 6.1. Internet radio, pandora, DNLA, HDMI pass thru all work. Andriod app is pretty cool and works well.

2 Questions:
1) How do I have the AVR upconvert signals to 1080p? This would be for my dish network input. Should I just let me tv scale the input?

2) Will this avr drive B&W 683 well? I am considering upgrading to 7.1.
post #1170 of 1955
^^
1. Change the "i/P Scaler" setting from "Analog" to "Analog & HDMI" (p. 95) although compare it to whether the Dish box or the TV itself can do a better job or not.
2. Yup, fairly easy to drive based on specs.
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