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post #1351 of 1955
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Originally Posted by ccotenj View Post

^^^
hmmm...
let's do some "outside verification"... do you happen to have a spl meter? if not, do you have a smartphone? if so, go download a freebie spl meter app for it (jl audio has one on the apple store if you are an apple wonk like me)... they aren't real "good" for precision work, but it'll do for this...
go here:
http://www.audiocheck.net/soundtestsaudiotesttones_index.php
and download the pink noise track...
fire it up... put the volume to 0db... measure... what do you get?

Good idea, I'll give it a try, but it will have to wait until I get back home on Friday. I have an iPhone, which way should I orientate it or doesn't it matter?
post #1352 of 1955
ok cool... that'll allow us to eliminate at least one potential issue...

yea, point the iphone at a speaker... the "best way" to so this test would be to disconnect all the speakers except for one, measure, then repeat for each speaker...
post #1353 of 1955
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Originally Posted by KPT View Post

Good idea, I'll give it a try, but it will have to wait until I get back home on Friday. I have an iPhone, which way should I orientate it or doesn't it matter?

I've downloaded it on to my computer and it plays - "Sine 1 Frequency 440.00Hz" . So do I just connect my computer to the 6006 through the USB and play the tone?

Thanks
post #1354 of 1955
Hi,

does anyone know what does the two horizontal line mean? I don't remember i see them before. I really appreciate your help.

They appear whether it is on or standby. I uploaded the photo for illustration. thanks.http://www.flickr.com/photos/diluculo/7979594309/in/photostream

http://www.flickr.com/photos/diluculo/7979594309/in/photostream
post #1355 of 1955
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Originally Posted by KPT View Post

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Originally Posted by KPT View Post

Good idea, I'll give it a try, but it will have to wait until I get back home on Friday. I have an iPhone, which way should I orientate it or doesn't it matter?

I've downloaded it on to my computer and it plays - "Sine 1 Frequency 440.00Hz" . So do I just connect my computer to the 6006 through the USB and play the tone?

Thanks

yup... make sure you select the "pink noise" track, not the sine sweeps....
post #1356 of 1955
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Originally Posted by iceblade88 View Post

Hi,
does anyone know what does the two horizontal line mean? I don't remember i see them before. I really appreciate your help.
They appear whether it is on or standby. I uploaded the photo for illustration. thanks.http://www.flickr.com/photos/diluculo/7979594309/in/photostream
http://www.flickr.com/photos/diluculo/7979594309/in/photostream

The manual denotes a single bar as ....

post #1357 of 1955
Unless that's your intend, you want to turn zone 2 off. Otherwise AVR will be on all the time and it will get pretty warm.
post #1358 of 1955
I have few questions about the pre-outs before buing the 6006.

So in my current setup I have Elektrocompaniet pre + power amp and in addition Anthony Gallo S.A stereo subwoofer amp to drive the woofers in my main speakers (gallo reference 3.1).

While this is a great system I will need more flexibility (+hdmi inputs) and I found a 6006 that seems to fit to my current budget

My question is:
a) If I connect the main speakers to L/R speaker terminals and power them from Marantz -> Will I be able to still get the exactly same signal from L/R pre-out (or some other pre-out) to my S.A amplifier as well? I can't use the sub-outs because they are not stereo.

b) If I continue to use my Elektrocompaniet power amp with 6006 as a pre stage -> Can I get the same L/R signal from 2 separate pre-out connections? One for power amp and one for stereo sub amp. Or can I just use a Y-splitter without losing sound quality?

Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
post #1359 of 1955
1. Yes, but Marantz posts a warning not to use this configuration.
2. Perhaps when using the Multi CH Stereo mode, otherwise a splitter would be required.
post #1360 of 1955
Thanks! I think I'm just going to buy it and see what configuration works best. Seems flexible enough to find a solution.

However does anyone know if option 1 could potentially damage the amplifier? Or is there a possibility to route the main L/R signal to some other pre-out?
post #1361 of 1955
Hi JDSmoothie,

thanks. RTFM to myself! I turned it off. I need to do read up on that zone 2/3 thing. I have never used them. wonder what it does.
post #1362 of 1955
The use of Zone 2/3 allows you to pass an analog/network source to another set of speakers usually in another room (eg. patio, back porch, den, office, bedroom) independent from what is playing on the main zone 5.1 setup.

Although written for Denon AVRs, the below info applies to the Marantz 5006 and 6006 as well ....

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1334369/the-official-denon-avr-xx12-model-owners-thread/0_100#user_M
post #1363 of 1955
can I bi-amp Front B using the amp assign inputs for my separate set of music speakers while keeping my soundbar on Front A, Ctr, Surr L/R?
post #1364 of 1955
I just bought an SR6006 and am in the setup process. I expected to be prompted to update the firmware during network setup, but it didn't come up. When it asked me to test Internet Radio, nothing came up either. The next day, I was able to access Internet Radio, so I know I am on the internet, but in the network settings menu, it said there wasn't any new firmware. Doesn't seem right. I have also been unable to get Airplay to function, though I can get music to play through my Airport Express through an optical cable.

A couple of weeks ago, I was running an SR5006 successfully over Airplay with the same network configuration. Unfortunately, that receiver was a demo from Best Buy and had a blown center channel.

The receiver is connected to an extended Airport Express network. Any ideas?
post #1365 of 1955
If the firmware is already updated on that unit the firmware would be up to date.
post #1366 of 1955
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

If the firmware is already updated on that unit the firmware would be up to date.
I guess I just figured that the product had probably been sitting around in the stockroom for awhile - especially since it's last year's model. I won't worry about it for now. I just hope I can figure out this Airplay thing enough to make sure the unit isn't defective in any way. I'm on an iMac with an Airport extended network and kind of hoped it would just work.
post #1367 of 1955
Doing a search on this thread, there were a couple of 6006 owners that indicated having to do a firmware update on their units purchased just last month. Use the "Check For Update" setting (p. 119 OM) to confirm whether the unit is up to date or not. Try cycling the iMac on/off a few times while connected to the network as well as simply unplugging the 6006 for a few minutes in order to gain Airplay connectivity.
post #1368 of 1955
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Originally Posted by ccotenj View Post

ok cool... that'll allow us to eliminate at least one potential issue...
yea, point the iphone at a speaker... the "best way" to so this test would be to disconnect all the speakers except for one, measure, then repeat for each speaker...

Guys a quick update on this. My second subwoofer arrived last week and was connect up at the weekend, set both to the same volume/gain on the sub at approx. 10 o'clock. I re-ran Audyssey and got a similar set of speaker levels - subs at -9.5 dB speakers between -6.5 to -5.5 dB. It was a busy weekend so I didn't have time to test and tune th e system properly so I simply added 3dB to all speakers and sub (yes I know not very scientific). Whilst not perfect, there is improvement in the volume and the second sub really improves the punch during movie action scenes.

Will continue with the tuning next weekend. Thanks to all for your help.
post #1369 of 1955
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Originally Posted by hblack40 View Post

Marantz SR5006 Receiver
There's actually (2) issues at hand. Internet Radio and Pandora are not working properly. Although they are both related, the Marantz reciever has separate functions for setting both of these functions up. Setting up the "Internet Radio" is completely separate than setting up "Pandora radio". The only common thing between the two is obviously having a network connection. I get different results from both.
With Pandora radio, you first have to acquired the activation code and entered it onto the pandora/marantz website as instructed and registered it. From there, I can log into my account of Pandora from my receiver using the "remote control" to type in my username and password on the GUI screen. I can log in successfully. It will then load all of my stations that I have saved. But once I select a station, it gives me the "Connection Down" error. The troubleshooting answer in the back of the user manual tells me that to just try it again later. I don't think so. If you were to go on the internet via a computer and play one of these stations it plays music all day long. I get this error for all stations I try to play. And I do try it over and over again to no avail. I don't know what else to do......
With Internet Radio, I went through the Network Setup Wizard for Internet radio and am coming up with a similiar response. First I try to register the device through the online website "radiomarantz.com" and provided my MAC address but when doing so I get an error on the website as it doesn't recognize this MAC address. I double and triple check the entry of my numbers and letters of the MAC address and it matches what I see on my screen for Network Info. So my registration on the website never succeeds there. Marantz uses vTuner for its database of internet radio stations. After looking into the website of vTuner it appears that Marantz is no longer listed as a supported partner on that site. So perhaps this is why they do not recognize my product's MAC address. In any event....registering my product is not successful.
So as I proceed forward with the Network Setup wizard it goes through the first step of checking for a network connection. It finds the connection successfully. The next step is to push the button for Internet radio and I should hear sound. If I hear sound properly (adjusting volume to make sure you can hear it) then I am to proceed to the next step. However if I don't hear sound then I am to press the button "No sound" Of course I hear "No sound" and press this button and get a message that server connection has failed. Check your configurations and try again. etc. etc.
So these are the problems I am having. Any help my friends....
Thank you

What router are you using? Is there a wired connection or wireless connection to the router? Have you tried resetting the router?
post #1370 of 1955
Using a Netgear wirelss router (don't recall the model #) however, the Marantz Sr5006 receiver is hard wired from the router to the receiver. And yes, I've reset the router, modem, etc.. a few times I have done this. I keep getting the same results.
post #1371 of 1955
Try disabling the UPnP setting on the router.
post #1372 of 1955
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

You could use it to power your FL/FR speakers or as a Zone 2 amp if you have a 7.1 setup in the main zone.

Thank you. Which SR6006 input do I need to connect SR8300 to power up FL/FR speakers? Also, what would be the benefit of this? Thanks.
post #1373 of 1955
You would connect the FL/FR pre-outs shown in the image below to any set of analog inputs on the 6006. Doing so would help take some of the load off of the 6006, although if you never raise the volume very loud, would not really be necessary. Rather, to put the 8300 to better use would be to connect it to either the Zone 2 or 3 pre-outs to pass audio (internet radio, USB, or analog connected sources) to another Zone (eg. back patio, deck, office, bedroom) independent from what is playing in the main zone if desired. If you only have a 5.1 setup in the main zone, you can use the 6006 onboard amps to power Zone 2 and then use the 8300 to power a Zone 3 which would provide independent audio in each of three different Zones.


post #1374 of 1955
Thank you Jdsmoothie
post #1375 of 1955
Thank you JDsmoothie. By default, the UPnP setting is diable on the router to begin with. Still clueless of where to go from here.

Someone suggested to me that the Internet Radio function may need to be set up first prior to accessing the Pandora radio function. Where if you read from my original posting the setup procedure with the Internet Radio comes to a complete halt when I try to input the MAC address on the online website at www.radiomarantz.com. The instructions say explicitly to enter the MAC address (which has a hyphen in the address) so perhaps you need to admit the hypen and only enter numbers and letters. I haven't tried this yet but will later tonight.

However, on the instructions from the vTuner internet radio website it says the following:
1) Enter your ID in the "Sign in with your ID" area, then click the "Go" Button (ID = MAC address)
2) To log in, you must access internet radio from your own products beforehand. Some models require a download list.

So how the hell do you access internet radio from the Marantz SR5006 product beforehand when clearly it states on page 35 of the UM to "follow this procedure to play internet radio stations or music or still picture (JPEG) files stored on a computer"...then a few bullets down the page it states, " The function is managed for individual users, so you must provide your MAC or email address. Exclusive URL: http://www.radiomarantz.com "

What came first? The chicken or the egg here? Do I enter the MAC address first online or do I access internet radio from the Marantz first...wtf?
post #1376 of 1955
Do you have an automatic find feature in the router? We use a Linksys/Cisco router; E3200 with no complications. As long as I allow the auto feature play, all I need to do is enter the passcode and let the router do the rest; zero thinking on our part..

How old is the router and the reason I ask this is due to the speed of newer requirements vs older requirement? Do you need a router upgrade?
post #1377 of 1955
Okay, firmware has been updated, Airplay is enabled. Now I have to figure out why my high end sounds so harsh! Center channel sounds terrible. I have to figure out if it's the speaker or the setting.
post #1378 of 1955
Thank you Beeman,

I have considered replacing my router. It is around 3-4 years old (I think) but it worked perfectly/flawlessly fine for all these years. If its not broke then don't fix it was my thought.

When you originally set your internet radio up on your SR5006 did you have to performed the step of registering your MAC address on the radiomarantz.com website? Isn't that the first step of the whole process? From there, I can see going through the network setup wizard on the marantz (assuming you have a network connection) and completing the process but for me I can't registered the MAC address on the website (unless my whole problem is the stupid hypen I put in the field when perhaps you should only put the numbers and letters ignoring the hypen)

But the other question I had regarding PANDORA.....can one skip the whole setup process of the Internet Radio function on the SR5006 and go into the menu and setup the Pandora account as I did. In doing so, I had to enter a Confirmation code on a website and then I did the typical log-in and password and it retrieves all of my Pandora settings I have used over the years. But when I go to play a station I get a "Connection Down" error. Is my problem with the issue that I haven't successfully set up the Internet Radio function on my SR5006 first?
post #1379 of 1955
Thank you Beeman,

I have considered replacing my router. It is around 3-4 years old (I think) but it worked perfectly/flawlessly fine for all these years. If its not broke then don't fix it was my thought.

When you originally set your internet radio up on your SR5006 did you have to performed the step of registering your MAC address on the radiomarantz.com website? Isn't that the first step of the whole process? From there, I can see going through the network setup wizard on the marantz (assuming you have a network connection) and completing the process but for me I can't registered the MAC address on the website (unless my whole problem is the stupid hypen I put in the field when perhaps you should only put the numbers and letters ignoring the hypen)

But the other question I had regarding PANDORA.....can one skip the whole setup process of the Internet Radio function on the SR5006 and go into the menu and setup the Pandora account as I did. In doing so, I had to enter a Confirmation code on a website and then I did the typical log-in and password and it retrieves all of my Pandora settings I have used over the years. But when I go to play a station I get a "Connection Down" error. Is my problem with the issue that I haven't successfully set up the Internet Radio function on my SR5006 first?
post #1380 of 1955
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Originally Posted by hblack40 View Post

Thank you Beeman,

I have considered replacing my router. It is around 3-4 years old (I think) but it worked perfectly/flawlessly fine for all these years. If its not broke then don't fix it was my thought.

Agreeing with you but I do occasionally replace router, modems, AVR's, etc. as in our case, we replaced the modem to take advantage of newer technology. We replaced the modem with a Motorola, SURFboard eXtreme (SB6120), cable modem, connected to Comcast. The benefit, newer technology and no modem rental charges. In doing so, the router can now take advantage of the next generation DOCSIS 3.0. There's mention in the article regarding the MAC access and security.

I have no idea if stepping up to DOCSIS 3.0 will cure your troubles or just give your troubles faster access to more troubles. tongue.gif After about a year, we've had no connection troubles and we've had need to unplug and reset everything once, maybe twice and that was due to cable company issues as opposed to equipment issues.

Basically, what we have is internet access at either the Blu-ray or the AVR level and then we register with any content provider such as Pandora, as to the best of my guessing, all the Ethernet cable and router do is provide direct internet access. The Samsung Blu-ray player is wireless and the Marantz, SR5007 is hardwired, connected by a long Ethernet cable. So far, I let everything stay on autopilot and just enter pass-codes when prompted. Regarding connection problems, considering the number of folks posting here, maybe we've just been stone-cold lucky.

As to our chain, we have replaced everything, modem > router > AVR and in doing so, (knock on wood) no troubles. The point, based on our personal experience model, I'm guessing some people's troubles are incompatibility issues but I have no empirical evidence to support this conjecture.

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Edited by BeeMan458 - 9/20/12 at 12:01pm
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