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post #1591 of 1955
The legacy "Night mode" setting has been replaced by the Audyssey Dyn Volume setting which can be accessed by pressing the "Dyn Vol" button on the remote as shown below ...




Each time you press it, you cycle between the various settings (OFF, Heavy, Medium, Light). This feature not only will compress loud explosions and noisy commericals but also increase the dialogue at lower volume levels.
post #1592 of 1955
Quote:
Originally Posted by Raikku View Post

Does SR5006 has "night mode"?
You know, the option which compress volume dynamics, so you can watch movies on night
and be able to hear the lines but effects doesn't shake whole house.
In my old Yamaha RXV750 there was button in its remote to do that, in Marantz I don't
even have a clue where it is.

Not sure how Yamaha implements theirs, but the closest thing I believe is the Dynamic Vol => light, medium, heavy (pg 20 in the manual). Has to be used with Audyssey MultEQ.
post #1593 of 1955
But isn't that dyn.volume same option which also mess up bass/trebles totally? Which is at default "on" after
you have made auto adjust with Audyssey(?)

Quite a stupid thing that they doesn't use simple night mode anymore.
post #1594 of 1955
Wasn't aware it messes them up, but yes, it is set to Medium by default after running Audyssey. As noted, you can very easily set it to OFF with that remote button.
post #1595 of 1955
If I use/leave it "on", that dyn.volume make huge boost in some low frequency(don't know which frequency)
and sound is just horrible.

Oh well, this just demonstrates again how manufacturers doesn't understand what is important
to their customers and what is not. Have to watch movies via tv's speakers then(nightime, I mean).
post #1596 of 1955
Sorry it's not meeting your approval as most owners find it very helpful with no issues in audio quality with its use.
post #1597 of 1955
would anyone have a list of all the firmware updates that marantz has released for SR6006 in the last 6 months? cheers
post #1598 of 1955
AFAIK, there's only been one update in the past 6 months and that was the Pandora fix released last week.
post #1599 of 1955
Quote:
Originally Posted by fsmith72345503 View Post

According to the owner manual, the OCD only displays through the HDMI outputs.
fsmith72345503

i can confirm the OSD works over the COMPOSITE output (SR6006), i have it hooked up to a mini monitor on the system rack
Edited by JayNYC - 12/26/12 at 11:22am
post #1600 of 1955
For those of use who are not fond of Audyssey on the SR6006, here is some bad news: Dynamic range compression without Audyssey does not seem possible when watching Blu Rays in DTS MA. Here is my transcript with Marantz support. Read from the bottom. I am curious if anyone here is able to achieve a different behavior of "D. Comp" with DTS MA. Is using LPCM our only alternative?



Communication History

Response NJ Customer Service & Support via Email 12/26/2012 10:02 AM
Hello Jay,

I've contacted Engineering twice and have yet to receive a response. Being that D.Comp is not usable with DTS MA when Audyssey is disabled, my guess is that it's a misprint in the manual and D.Comp will not work with DTS MA when Audyssey is disabled.


Thank you,

Technical Support / Custom Install
D&M Holdings NA

Response NJ Customer Service & Support via Email 10/23/2012 12:18 PM
Hello Jay,

I've duplicated the issue here in our lab and will forward the problem to Engineering in Japan. They will look to see if the chart in the manual is a misprint or if D.Comp should be seen as a selectable option when decoding DTS HD Master in the 6006 with Audyssey Off.


Thank you,

Technical Support / Custom Install
D&M Holdings NA

Customer Jay B via Web 10/03/2012 05:36 PM
Hi there. I have read the manual, but I think I may have found an inconsistency.

With Audyssey off, play a Blu Ray with a DTS Master-HD soundtrack.

Go into settings, Audio, Surround Parameters.

I don't see a setting for D. COMP

I do see D. COMP for all the other formats like PrologicII and Dolby Digital, and DRC for Dolby TrueHD.

Can you please try this and confirm what I am doing wrong?

Again, I am trying to achieve dynamic range compression with DTS Master HD content, WITHOUT using Audyssey.

Thank you
Response NJ Customer Service & Support via Email 10/03/2012 04:15 PM
Hello Jay,

Yes it does. There's actually a good list of what formats D.COMP and DRC work for on page 137 of the manual.

Thank you,

Technical Support / Custom Install
D&M Holdings NA

Customer Jay B via Web 10/03/2012 03:34 PM
does D. COMP work with DTS-MA ?

Response NJ Customer Service & Support via Email 10/03/2012 03:33 PM
Hello Jay,

Without using Dynamic EQ (Audyssey) you can use "D. COMP" which does the same thing as DRC except it works for all formats other than Dolby True HD.


Thank you,

Technical Support / Custom Install
D&M Holdings NA

Customer Jay B via Web 09/18/2012 07:15 PM
specifically, on page 100 of the manual, it mentions the DRC feature.

Does the DRC feature ONLY work for TrueHD, or will it work for DTS MasterHD, Dolby Digital ?

thank you


Customer Jay B via Web 09/18/2012 07:11 PM
Hi. On my SR6006, when watching BluRay connected via HDMI, is there any way to control the volume range (ie: compress the range so loud is not as loud and soft is louder) without using the Audyssey mode?

thank you

--jay

Edited by JayNYC - 12/26/12 at 11:40am
post #1601 of 1955
^^
The D.Comp setting is often confused. Does it even work with Audyssey enabled when DTS-HD MA is playing? The following was plucked from the 7005 Outlaw manual and indicates DD sources only.

“DRC” stands for dynamic range compression, and it is a setting that is applied to Dolby TrueHD sources only. This is a function that reduces the dynamic range of the signal. The result is less difference between high and low audio levels, suppressing the peaks in volume during movies while still allowing dialogue to be clearly audible. It offers an “Auto” option as well as “Low,” “Mid,” “High,” and “Off.” The “DRC” setting is only available for adjustment when a Dolby TrueHD input is playing.

“D. COMP” is similar to “DRC” and also controls dynamic range compression, but it is a separate adjustment for Dolby Digital sources. It can be set to three different levels or disabled using the settings of “Low,” “Mid,” “High,” and “Off.” The “D. COMP” setting is only available for adjustment when a Dolby Digital input is playing.

and then from Denon's own website ....

http://denon.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/61/~/d.-comp-%26-dialog-normalization
Edited by jdsmoothie - 12/26/12 at 12:40pm
post #1602 of 1955
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

^^
The D.Comp setting is often confused. Does it even work with Audyssey enabled when DTS-HD MA is playing? The following was plucked from the 7005 Outlaw manual and indicates DD sources only.
“DRC” stands for dynamic range compression, and it is a setting that is applied to Dolby TrueHD sources only. This is a function that reduces the dynamic range of the signal. The result is less difference between high and low audio levels, suppressing the peaks in volume during movies while still allowing dialogue to be clearly audible. It offers an “Auto” option as well as “Low,” “Mid,” “High,” and “Off.” The “DRC” setting is only available for adjustment when a Dolby TrueHD input is playing.
“D. COMP” is similar to “DRC” and also controls dynamic range compression, but it is a separate adjustment for Dolby Digital sources. It can be set to three different levels or disabled using the settings of “Low,” “Mid,” “High,” and “Off.” The “D. COMP” setting is only available for adjustment when a Dolby Digital input is playing.
and then from Denon's own website ....
http://denon.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/61/~/d.-comp-%26-dialog-normalization

interesting. seems consistent. D. COMP does not apply when Audyssey is active.
Edited by JayNYC - 12/26/12 at 3:42pm
post #1603 of 1955
Is it possible to save Dynamic Volume settings by source? I use Dynamic Volume when watching movies, but have to switch it off when listening to music as it squashes the life out of the songs. It would be nice to save the on/off state with the source. Possible?
post #1604 of 1955
Yup. smile.gif Should be remembered by source.
post #1605 of 1955
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

Yup. smile.gif Should be remembered by source.

So, should I somehow rerun Audyssey for each source?
post #1606 of 1955
No ... not at all. Audyssey only needs to be run once and then applies to all sources (except the multi channel analog and when DIRECT, or PURE DIRECT surround modes are used in which case Audyssey is disabled). You can then set either Dyn EQ or Dyn EQ/Dyn Vol independently for each source and the setting should be remembered.

Note though that Audyssey must be enabled in order to use Dyn EQ and Dyn EQ must be enabled to use Dyn Volume.
post #1607 of 1955
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

No ... not at all. Audyssey only needs to be run once and then applies to all sources (except the multi channel analog and when DIRECT, or PURE DIRECT surround modes are used in which case Audyssey is disabled). You can then set either Dyn EQ or Dyn EQ/Dyn Vol independently for each source and the setting should be remembered.
Note though that Audyssey must be enabled in order to use Dyn EQ and Dyn EQ must be enabled to use Dyn Volume.

Excellent! Thanks.
post #1608 of 1955
Heres the issue with SR6006.

Out of the Box, there were some HDMI issues with the AVR. When switched on, Display comes on the LED. When I tried switching to other Source, Display was lost sometimes. If I go back to Original Source, Display still wont work. Only solution was to Switch off the AVR for couple of hrs. When switched on agan, HDMI works. Problem again starts when switched to other sources.

So I replaced this Unit with a new one. But the new one had similar issues. Also switched a couple of HDMI cables but no luck. Also tried new firmware but no luck. Same Cable works flawless when connected from HTPC directly to LED TV.

Today, I tried connecting my HTPC (Win7, Nvidia GT430) to AVR, there is no display at all on LED TV. However, When I connect HTPC directly to LED TV, it works flawless. Both VGA and HDMI from GPU works gr88. But no luck thru AVR.

HTPC is on 60hz. LED is B7000 series, 100hz Mtion Flow, Non 3D.
Cables used from HTPC to AVR and AVR to TV is 1.4v and of decent Quality.

Pls give ur suggestions and help. Thanks in Advance !!
post #1609 of 1955
Hi. On the SR6006, if I change the Tone settings, ie: I boost the bass or cut the treble, etc.... Does that affect just the front L & R channels, or does it affect ALL channels, including Center, Surrounds, etc.. ?
post #1610 of 1955
AFAIK, just the FL/FR .. although to do so you must first disable Dyn EQ and once enabling it again, those settings are ignored.
post #1611 of 1955
Quote:
Originally Posted by seanj View Post

Heres the issue with SR6006.
Out of the Box, there were some HDMI issues with the AVR. When switched on, Display comes on the LED. When I tried switching to other Source, Display was lost sometimes. If I go back to Original Source, Display still wont work. Only solution was to Switch off the AVR for couple of hrs. When switched on agan, HDMI works. Problem again starts when switched to other sources.
So I replaced this Unit with a new one. But the new one had similar issues. Also switched a couple of HDMI cables but no luck. Also tried new firmware but no luck. Same Cable works flawless when connected from HTPC directly to LED TV.
Today, I tried connecting my HTPC (Win7, Nvidia GT430) to AVR, there is no display at all on LED TV. However, When I connect HTPC directly to LED TV, it works flawless. Both VGA and HDMI from GPU works gr88. But no luck thru AVR.
HTPC is on 60hz. LED is B7000 series, 100hz Mtion Flow, Non 3D.
Cables used from HTPC to AVR and AVR to TV is 1.4v and of decent Quality.
Pls give ur suggestions and help. Thanks in Advance !!

Are these video display issues only with the HTPC or with all sources? If only the HTPC, review the following post ...

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1334369/the-official-denon-avr-xx12-model-owners-thread/0_100#user_L12
post #1612 of 1955
Problem arised with all the sources. After changing the HDMI Cable for 4th time (This time cheapest HDMI cable of all used earlier), problem got solved. Now i do not loose the Display.

However all old cables worked well with DTH, Blu Ray, Directly to HTPC when connected to three other different AVR's I have tried in the past. Wouldn't believe so again tried the old cables with SR6006 and Bingo, connection lost when the sources were changed.

To all the FM's, please try using different Cables before taking the pain of sending the AVR back and replacing it.

Bottomline is not all Expensive Cables are good.

Problem still arises with HTPC. Will go thru the link you have provided. Thanks.
post #1613 of 1955
So, after the firmware update, I finally decided to try logging into Pandora on my SR6006. I was able to log in, but the pandora stations listed are not my stations. I've never even heard of many of these. Do I have to setup new stations? Also, are you able to thumbs up or down on the sr6006? I'm of the understanding that the quality for pandora through the SR6006 should be higher than the quality of pandora through my iphone over airplay, is that correct?
post #1614 of 1955
Not sure how or why the unknown stations appeared, eek.gif but if they are showing up under your account, then you'll likely have to delete them and recreate your original stations again. Have you also confirmed logging in to your account using a PC or smartphone? As noted on p. 51 in your owner's manual, you should be able to thumbs up/down. Max bitrate using AVR with Free account is 64bps and with Pandroa One is 128kbps. To get achieve the 192kbps max bitrate you must have a Pandora One account and stream from a PC or "iphone" (Safari) and use Airplay or connect a PC directly to the AVR.
Edited by jdsmoothie - 12/31/12 at 1:08pm
post #1615 of 1955
Wondering if anyone has purchased a dac, oppo 95 or 105 to go along with their avr.
I have marantz sr5006. old adcom 555 amps, snell 4c for fronts, velodyne spl 1200 sub, jbl center channel, and buying an oppo 105 (not 103 because i want to output analog for cds, sacd, dvda). I use the sr5006 more as a preamp. My adcom drives the fronts, while the sr5006 drives the center and surrounds.

Question, can the sr5006 marantz pass through analog multichannel inputs through the avr without going through the marantz avr dac and audussey. I want to use the oppo dac to process the cds, sacd, dvda. Is sr5006 able to do analog pass through?

If so, i can have the best of both worlds, oppo 105 processed hdmi output thru sr5006 with audussey for 3d/movies and i can have oppo 105 dac processed multichannel analog pass thru sr5006 multichannel rca inputs?? What settings would i have to change in the marantz? Is this pure direct mode?

Is this possible on a sr5006? If not then i will have to dumming down my system to an oppo 93 and using only hdmi output to the avr. I am under the assumption that the oppo 105 dac will give me better analog sound. Does anyone have any advice or has done it? Any benefit of sound improvement using an external dac compared to the sr5006 dac?

Thanks in advance.
post #1616 of 1955
<<I have marantz sr5006. old adcom 555 amps, snell 4c for fronts, velodyne spl 1200 sub, jbl center channel, and buying an oppo 105 (not 103 because i want to output analog for cds, sacd, dvda).>>

I just purchased a BDP-103. It has analog RCA outputs for left/right stereo.
post #1617 of 1955
You've mentioned that you updated your firmware..By any chance to you know whats new or different in this latest update
post #1618 of 1955
The latest firmware update only fixed the issue involving the inability to connect to the Pandora servers due to changes the Pandora folks made.
post #1619 of 1955
Quote:
Originally Posted by ptucker View Post

So, after the firmware update, I finally decided to try logging into Pandora on my SR6006. I was able to log in, but the pandora stations listed are not my stations. I've never even heard of many of these. Do I have to setup new stations? Also, are you able to thumbs up or down on the sr6006? I'm of the understanding that the quality for pandora through the SR6006 should be higher than the quality of pandora through my iphone over airplay, is that correct?

Interesting. I have all my Pandora statons listed without any problems. Logon to the site online using the same credentials and check with Marantz settings.
post #1620 of 1955
I have the SR6006 and wanted to know if I can run 9.1 with regular 5.1 plus two wides and two heights using all 7.1 plus the a/b speaker terminals?
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