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post #211 of 277
Does anyone know where you can buy an Onkyo PR-SC5509, I have not been able to locate any.
post #212 of 277
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Originally Posted by Jack T View Post

Does anyone know where you can buy an Onkyo PR-SC5509, I have not been able to locate any.

What country are you in? I don't think they are available in the USA, although there were rumours that they would be any time now.
post #213 of 277
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Originally Posted by mjf_uk View Post

What country are you in? I don't think they are available in the USA, although there were rumours that they would be any time now.

I've heard they are supposed to come to the USA in the second or third quarter this year, but we won't really know for sure until it actually happens...
post #214 of 277
^^^

That would be a nice option for many....

Is this information solid/reliable?



Thanks
post #215 of 277
For what it is worth, I spoke to a reputable dealer today in Virginia and his Integra rep told him the 5509 will not be released in the US. I guess time will tell. I looked at the Integra DHC 80.3 in person and it looks better than I thought so I bought it.

No more waiting for me!
post #216 of 277
You have been taken hook, line and sinker by Onkyo's dirty plan designed to increase Integra dealer's profit margins.
post #217 of 277
In the back of mind, I knew this was a possibility. However, I have come to terms with it since the 80.3 isn't an eyesore like I thought it was. Besides, you do get a 3 yr warranty and my dealer has a trade up policy.

Couldn't keep waiting on the sidelines for Onkyo!
post #218 of 277
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Originally Posted by FOH View Post


Is this information solid/reliable?

No, it's nothing more than a rumor & wishful thinking, no one has ever supplied a reliable source.
post #219 of 277
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Originally Posted by Frank F View Post

You have been taken hook, line and sinker by Onkyo's dirty plan designed to increase Integra dealer's profit margins.

No, I don't believe so at all. It is what it is, and the 80.3 is available, the 5509 is not. I've been waiting for the Onkyo, however I really don't have the strong opposition to the appearance that I once did. With the lack of availability of the Onkyo, it's the only game in town. If they were both available, then yes, the buyer succumbs to the conundrum.

I equate it to a certain degree to the various club cards,... at many grocers. The store will sell you the item either full price, or somewhat less than full price. Some buyers don't care,...they merely get the item they want,...largely forgoing price as the primary consideration.

Buy the one you want, enjoy. It's a superb product, with little competition.




Just sayin'
post #220 of 277
Does anyone think this thread should be merged with the Integra 80.3 thread?
post #221 of 277
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Originally Posted by DeathPoobar View Post

Does anyone think this thread should be merged with the Integra 80.3 thread?

Nope.
post #222 of 277
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Originally Posted by DeathPoobar View Post

Does anyone think this thread should be merged with the Integra 80.3 thread?

Maybe not, but I do think 300x, 500x and 550x threads should all be combined.
post #223 of 277
I'm deciding b/w a 5509 vs. 80.3. The integra has a 15 eq band vs the onlyo 7. Would this NOT matter if i plan on using the xt32? Basically i think a 7 band eq is insufficient for any good tuning capabilities. But i don't know if plunking down more money for the 80.3 is worth it if i just plan on using xt32 to adjust the sound.
post #224 of 277
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Originally Posted by sharpie28282 View Post

I'm deciding b/w a 5509 vs. 80.3. The integra has a 15 eq band vs the onlyo 7. Would this NOT matter if i plan on using the xt32? Basically i think a 7 band eq is insufficient for any good tuning capabilities. But i don't know if plunking down more money for the 80.3 is worth it if i just plan on using xt32 to adjust the sound.

The Manual EQ can only be used when XT32 is off, so it won't make any difference if you are using XT32 all the time.
post #225 of 277
The manual EQ is practically of no real value, because it is much less useful and powerful than the Audyssey EQ system.
I would never use this as a decisive factor.
post #226 of 277
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Originally Posted by sharpie28282 View Post

I'm deciding b/w a 5509 vs. 80.3. The integra has a 15 eq band vs the onlyo 7. Would this NOT matter if i plan on using the xt32? Basically i think a 7 band eq is insufficient for any good tuning capabilities. But i don't know if plunking down more money for the 80.3 is worth it if i just plan on using xt32 to adjust the sound.

You do get the extra year warranty if that is of any consequence.
post #227 of 277
Good news, Crutchfield and 2 others in the US have it for preorder:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1385965/onkyo-pr-sc5509-is-coming-to-the-us/60#post_22432742
Edited by bobpaule - 10/18/12 at 9:49am
post #228 of 277
After some hesitation I finally pulled the trigger.

You can see my DHC-80.3 on the classies.

I just cannot swallow the look of the Integras over the years,
and the Christmas is almost here:)
post #229 of 277
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Originally Posted by bobpaule View Post

After some hesitation I finally pulled the trigger.
You can see my DHC-80.3 on the classies.
I just cannot swallow the look of the Integras over the years,
and the Christmas is almost here:)

Let us know if they have solved the infernal clicking problem

The only complaint I have with my 5508...for the price I paid...is the clicking

In my old set up...in Direct Tv anyway...I used video direct to the TV and coax out for sound

So I only dealt with the clicking during blu ray movies

Not too bad once the movie started as it was a solid signal

Moved to a new house and thought I would simplify my life by using all HDMI

Well..every commercial on Direct TV...click...click...click..then when the commercial is over and back to regular programming 30 seconds later...click..click..click

WTF..Onkyo

Warren
post #230 of 277
I am getting ready to also buy the 5509.I was waiting to buy the Emotive XMC-1 but it has been delayed again so this is my next choice.I have a Onkyo-3008 and have had no problems as of today and I use a fan on the top which helps with the heat issue.Does the 5509 have a heat problem?Does the clicks still come as I have no clicks on my 3008 except turn on and off?Are there any problems I should be aware off with the 5509?
post #231 of 277
Not to many users out there just yet to get a firm answer. The one we have does not have any of the issues noted. I will say we do have the unit on a different floor than it is used on. With this said these issues you are asking about would be hard to notice.
post #232 of 277
Chris: Thanks for the info as I purchased a 5509 on XMAS day.I am very excited as this is the Processor I have eyeing for a few months.I will keep all posted as to if I have any problems.
Thanks Bruce
post #233 of 277
I just wanted to post an interesting issue that Bruce had with his Harmony remote and the 5509. I forget the model Harmony (880?) Bruce has but it worked fine with his 3008. But when it was changed to the 5509 the Harmony would not switch inputs when changing activities. When going from CBL/SAT to BR/DVD (or the opposite) the input of the 5509 would not switch to BR/DVD (stays on CBL/SAT). Bruce and I reprogrammed the Harmony numerous times and all settings were correct. We ended up switching back to the 3008 and the 5509 works great using the 3008's commands. So if any future 5509 owners plan on using a Harmony you might have some issues with it.

Bill
post #234 of 277
There is almost zero interest in the 5509. How come? Did everyone bail to the 8801 (which IMO offers you nothing additional)?

Does anyone know (for a fact) if the 5509 can handle Audyssey Pro? I've heard both yes and no. Chris, as a dealer, can you check into this for us?

-Brian
post #235 of 277
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Originally Posted by Bghead8che View Post

There is almost zero interest in the 5509. How come? Did everyone bail to the 8801 (which IMO offers you nothing additional)?

Does anyone know (for a fact) if the 5509 can handle Audyssey Pro? I've heard both yes and no. Chris, as a dealer, can you check into this for us?

-Brian

I think the biggest reason for lack of interest with the 5509 is the reliability issues with the xx08 series Onkyos. I had three Onkyos (805, 885 and 886) without a single problem. But when it came time to upgrade my 886 to get XT32 I went with the Denon 4311. From what I have read the newer Onkyos are much more reliable but it will take awhile to gain the trust back for many that had Onkyos with issues.

Bill
post #236 of 277
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Originally Posted by Bghead8che View Post

There is almost zero interest in the 5509. How come? Did everyone bail to the 8801 (which IMO offers you nothing additional)?

Does anyone know (for a fact) if the 5509 can handle Audyssey Pro? I've heard both yes and no. Chris, as a dealer, can you check into this for us?

-Brian

I had an 885, 886, and a PR-SC5507

For the longest time, they refused to sell them in the US. I do not like the looks of the Integra so I couldn't buy one. Even more important, my wife didn't like the appearance smile.gif
Prior to that decision, there were a lot of outlets and they could be had with good pricing.

I have not heard the 5509 but I recently did a shootout comparing the Oppo BDP-105 7.1 Analog outs connected directly to my Amp, connected the the AV8801 7.1 inputs, and connected to the 5507 analog inputs.

The Oppo was the best, right behind it was the AV8801, and a ways back was the 5507.
The 5507 did not compare with the Oppo direct nor the AV8801 in detail.

So, even though the feature list is similar to between the 8801 and the 5507 that does not mean these will sound the same.

- Rich
post #237 of 277
Did the 5507 have xt-32? I had the 885 also and really like the perfomance of the xt-32. In my opinion that is the big upgraded. I have just the 5508 but, for right now, do not need the extra scaling available in the 5509.
post #238 of 277
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Originally Posted by kkpro View Post

Did the 5507 have xt-32? I had the 885 also and really like the perfomance of the xt-32. In my opinion that is the big upgraded. I have just the 5508 but, for right now, do not need the extra scaling available in the 5509.

The 5507 has XT.
The 5509 and 8801 have XT32.

- Rich
post #239 of 277
My 5508 is up for sale in the classifieds.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1455599/onkyo-pr-sc5508-pre-pro/0_100
post #240 of 277
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Originally Posted by nezff View Post

My 5508 is up for sale in the classifieds.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1455599/onkyo-pr-sc5508-pre-pro/0_100

What will you be buying to replace the 5508?

Bill
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