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post #3211 of 4252
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Originally Posted by mlknez View Post

You might also want to take a look at the Marantz AV8801. It is now available as well and has a few nice features missing from the 80.3. I went from a 9.8 to an 80.3 and am very happy, but if this other product were out a year ago, it would have been a tough decision.
http://us.marantz.com/us/Products/Pages/ProductDetails.aspx?CatId=AVSeparates&SubCatId=0&ProductId=AV8801

What features do you believe the Marantz has that the 80.3 does not? I'm still undecided between the two, but may be able to get a 80.3 for a steal, which I may have to jump on.
post #3212 of 4252
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Originally Posted by Manchild View Post

What features do you believe the Marantz has that the 80.3 does not? I'm still undecided between the two, but may be able to get a 80.3 for a steal, which I may have to jump on.

Sounds like it may have HD-radio built in, instead of an add-on. It will pass 4K video. I don't remember the 80.3 having this either: "Audyssey’s LFC (low frequency containment) option, which custom tailors deep bass response to minimize deep bass leakage into adjacent rooms or apartments, while still providing a satisfying wide range listening experience."

It also claims 11 channels instead of 9 on the specs.

-james
post #3213 of 4252
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Originally Posted by JHillyerd View Post

Sounds like it may have HD-radio built in, instead of an add-on. It will pass 4K video. I don't remember the 80.3 having this either: "Audyssey’s LFC (low frequency containment) option, which custom tailors deep bass response to minimize deep bass leakage into adjacent rooms or apartments, while still providing a satisfying wide range listening experience."
It also claims 11 channels instead of 9 on the specs.
-james

11.2 vs. 9.2 is fair despite my personal low likelihood of ever utilizing all those channels. Correct on the LFC though I don't really know the value of it. Passing 4K is a nice checkmark, but in my opinion will be rather meaningless for good while for both TV and movie viewing.

Conversely it looks like the AV8801 has no processor whereas the 80.3 has a solid HQV Vida.

Both are great units.
post #3214 of 4252
Has anyone had any problems or successes running the Pro MultiEQ Audyssey V3.6 (not the included mic and setup wizard)?

Here are my findings, I've encountered this with two different DHC-80.3 units purchased over a year ago;

On Measurement 2 ONLY, when it plays the test tone for Right Surround, sound comes out of the Left Surround Speaker, then when it plays the tone for the Left Surround, no sound is heard, then when it plays the tone for the subwoofer, no sound is heard again and I receive the message;

Channel 7, Left Surround - Warning: No Speaker Detected
Channel 12, Main Subwoofer- Warning: No Speaker Detected

This has happened on several attempts, Microphone Position 1 goes through fine, then things fail at Microphone Position 2 when the right surround is tested.

This is a 5.2 System, using balanced outs for the L,C,R,SR,SL and un-balanced out SW1, SW2. The DHC-80.3 has current firmware, factory reset was preformed and with the All Clear Audyssey, same results.

Note: The built-in Audyssey for the Integra goes through fine without a hitch.

Here is a link to my post and the response from ask.audyssey.
https://audyssey.zendesk.com/forums/64676/entries/21608921.html

Thanks,
Nick

post #3215 of 4252

A thought: Have you tried mike "2" behind the MLP, in front of the MLP, or even keeping the same position?

post #3216 of 4252
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Originally Posted by Cigarjohn47 View Post

Don't forget to check to see that all speakers are set to small and make sure your Dynamic EQ is set to on.

Thanks for the heads-up on the 'Dynamic EQ' setting. It wasn't clear to me whether this should be on or off. I assumed that with 'Audyssey" set to on it would apply this also.

If by setting the speakers to small you mean that I should manually raise the cutoffs in Audyssey to 60 or above I have done this. Picked up that tidbit when I read the Audyssey link on the 1st page of this thread. Thanks to whoever it was who compiled that link.

One thing I'm a little fuzzy on is the sub lfe/lpf setting. Is this for crossover or cutoff??
Any suggested setting or is it trial and error.

Thanks,
Tom
post #3217 of 4252
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Originally Posted by tngiloy View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cigarjohn47 View Post

Don't forget to check to see that all speakers are set to small and make sure your Dynamic EQ is set to on.

Thanks for the heads-up on the 'Dynamic EQ' setting. It wasn't clear to me whether this should be on or off. I assumed that with 'Audyssey" set to on it would apply this also.

If by setting the speakers to small you mean that I should manually raise the cutoffs in Audyssey to 60 or above I have done this. Picked up that tidbit when I read the Audyssey link on the 1st page of this thread. Thanks to whoever it was who compiled that link.

One thing I'm a little fuzzy on is the sub lfe/lpf setting. Is this for crossover or cutoff??
Any suggested setting or is it trial and error.

Thanks,
Tom

 

 

Hi Tom,

 

The LPF of LFE is dealt with in the FAQ, here:

 

c)5.   What is the LPF of LFE and what should it be set to?

post #3218 of 4252
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Originally Posted by Jason30 View Post

Looking to get a DHC 80.3 to replace my 9.8. Problem is only dealer around where I bought my 9.8 went out of business. Are there any dealers anyone can recommend that would sell me a unit and ship it to me? Thanks

Try Sound Advice. http://www.soundadvice.com/
post #3219 of 4252
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Originally Posted by calentz View Post

A thought: Have you tried mike "2" behind the MLP, in front of the MLP, or even keeping the same position?

Carl,

To answer your question, yes, I have moved the mic around the listening position and after haveing so many failed attemts I've just left it in the MLP. The problem the test tone is not playing through the surround speaker or the subwoofer at all on mic position #2.

Thanks.
post #3220 of 4252
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Originally Posted by Manchild View Post

What features do you believe the Marantz has that the 80.3 does not? I'm still undecided between the two, but may be able to get a 80.3 for a steal, which I may have to jump on.

Many other features as well:

Airplay
Blue-tooth
Built-in Ethernet switch
HDMI out to another zone
more streaming formats supported
true 11.2 out
others as well
post #3221 of 4252
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Originally Posted by mlknez View Post

Many other features as well:
Airplay
Blue-tooth
Built-in Ethernet switch
HDMI out to another zone
more streaming formats supported
true 11.2 out
others as well

However you're paying considerably more for those features. The marantz is a very nice unit regardless.
post #3222 of 4252
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Originally Posted by Vega128 View Post


Carl,
To answer your question, yes, I have moved the mic around the listening position and after haveing so many failed attemts I've just left it in the MLP. The problem the test tone is not playing through the surround speaker or the subwoofer at all on mic position #2.
Thanks.

 Another question: Have you gone into the 80.3's Setup > Speaker setup > level Calibration and seen if the graphic speaker represention matches where the sound is coming out of?

post #3223 of 4252
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Originally Posted by calentz View Post

 Another question: Have you gone into the 80.3's Setup > Speaker setup > level Calibration and seen if the graphic speaker represention matches where the sound is coming out of?

Yes, everything checks out with the test tone from the Integra.
post #3224 of 4252
I am coming from using an Anthem D2 with ARC (their room correction system) that is more similar to the Pro- kit in how it works, and I was able to find a new Pro-kit for a good price.

A couple of questions regarding the Audyssey pro kit.

I know I will need to buy a license. Is that license tied to the one 80.3 I own, or will I be able to use it to help someone else if the need arises??

Does the pro-kit software recognize my unit-- does it find the serial number when hooked up to my 80.3 and only allow me to use it on that unit??

If I can only use it for that unit with that serial number, is there another kind of license I can get, maybe thru my dealer, that will allow me to use it on other intega/onkyo/denon/ marantz/etc units??

Thanks,
Tom
post #3225 of 4252
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Originally Posted by tngiloy View Post

I am coming from using an Anthem D2 with ARC (their room correction system) that is more similar to the Pro- kit in how it works, and I was able to find a new Pro-kit for a good price.
A couple of questions regarding the Audyssey pro kit.
I know I will need to buy a license. Is that license tied to the one 80.3 I own, or will I be able to use it to help someone else if the need arises??
Does the pro-kit software recognize my unit-- does it find the serial number when hooked up to my 80.3 and only allow me to use it on that unit??
If I can only use it for that unit with that serial number, is there another kind of license I can get, maybe thru my dealer, that will allow me to use it on other intega/onkyo/denon/ marantz/etc units??
Thanks,
Tom

License is for the particular unit you are calibrating, based on the ethernet MAC address of the pre/pro/avr. There is no blanket license I'm aware of - its $150 per device.
post #3226 of 4252
Quote:
Originally Posted by tngiloy View Post

I am coming from using an Anthem D2 with ARC (their room correction system) that is more similar to the Pro- kit in how it works, and I was able to find a new Pro-kit for a good price.

A couple of questions regarding the Audyssey pro kit.

I know I will need to buy a license. Is that license tied to the one 80.3 I own, or will I be able to use it to help someone else if the need arises??

Does the pro-kit software recognize my unit-- does it find the serial number when hooked up to my 80.3 and only allow me to use it on that unit??

If I can only use it for that unit with that serial number, is there another kind of license I can get, maybe thru my dealer, that will allow me to use it on other intega/onkyo/denon/ marantz/etc units??

Thanks,
Tom

 

The licence is tied to one unit.

 

If you want to use Pro on any other unit but yours, you need to buy a licence for that unit ($150 IIRC).

 

It doesn't find your serial number, you have to enter a Key which is generated for your particular unit on the Installer website. Keys expire after 30 days but are renewable free of charge.

 

There is no other kind of licence.

post #3227 of 4252
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Originally Posted by OzHDHT View Post

Well I've officially jumped ship from my 80.3 this weekend to a Denon 4520.... They share the same model Audessey mic - even used my already tripod mounted one from the 80.3 to save time.

I could be wrong, but I thought I had read that each mic was calibrated to the pre-amp it came with, and the preamp had the response curve stored on it for the microphone supplied. This way the only way to remove the response curve of the microphone out of the equation when tuning the room using Audyssey. I could be way off here, maybe someone can confirm?
post #3228 of 4252
Hey look, KBarnes has links to the Audyssey FAQ's... it says:

d)4. Do I have to use the mic that came with my AVR or PrePro?

The easy answer to that is yes. Your Audyssey mic has a calibration file which is stored inside your AVR or prepro. If you use a mic from another unit, then there is a chance that the calibration file will be inappropriate for that mic and the whole calibration will be off as a result. So to be absolutely sure, then always use the mic that was bundled with your unit.

However, it is also possible to use the mic from another unit of the same brand as your unit - eg, a Denon mic with a Denon unit, an Onkyo mic with an Onkyo unit and so on. The caveat to this is that the mic must be of the same type and model. Early Onkyo units, for example, were supplied with a black, round, flat mic (often called a 'puck' mic for its vague resemblance to an ice hockey puck). Later Onkyos were supplied with a silver mic shaped like a long pyramid or the Eiffel Tower. These 'puck mics' and 'Eiffel Tower' mics are notinterchangeable. The current mic used by Onkyo is designated ACM1H and this is printed on the box the mic comes in.

Note for Denon units:

The ACM1H mic is interchangeable with the DM-A409 mic used with Denon AVR-XX09/X89 through AVR-XX12 models. Older Denon models use the following mic types, neither of which is compatible with each other or the newer DM-A409/ACM1H mics:

XX06: DM-S205 (hockey puck style)
XX08/X88: DM-A405 (tower style)
4308/5308/AVP: DM-A505Z
5308/AVP (w/3D upgrade): DM-A409


With the introduction of the new Denon AVR-XX13 models, Denon is now including the new "ACM1HB" black mic which Audyssey has confirmed is interchangeable with the DM-A409 (Denon) and ACM1H (Onkyo, Marantz) mics.
post #3229 of 4252
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Originally Posted by AI Limited View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by OzHDHT View Post

Well I've officially jumped ship from my 80.3 this weekend to a Denon 4520.... They share the same model Audessey mic - even used my already tripod mounted one from the 80.3 to save time.

I could be wrong, but I thought I had read that each mic was calibrated to the pre-amp it came with, and the preamp had the response curve stored on it for the microphone supplied. This way the only way to remove the response curve of the microphone out of the equation when tuning the room using Audyssey. I could be way off here, maybe someone can confirm?

 

You're wrong, but it's complicated - see the FAQ answer:

 

d)4.   Do I have to use the mic that came with my AVR or PrePro?

post #3230 of 4252
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Originally Posted by AI Limited View Post

Hey look, KBarnes has links to the Audyssey FAQ's... it says:

d)4. Do I have to use the mic that came with my AVR or PrePro?

The easy answer to that is yes. Your Audyssey mic has a calibration file which is stored inside your AVR or prepro. If you use a mic from another unit, then there is a chance that the calibration file will be inappropriate for that mic and the whole calibration will be off as a result. So to be absolutely sure, then always use the mic that was bundled with your unit.

However, it is also possible to use the mic from another unit of the same brand as your unit - eg, a Denon mic with a Denon unit, an Onkyo mic with an Onkyo unit and so on. The caveat to this is that the mic must be of the same type and model. Early Onkyo units, for example, were supplied with a black, round, flat mic (often called a 'puck' mic for its vague resemblance to an ice hockey puck). Later Onkyos were supplied with a silver mic shaped like a long pyramid or the Eiffel Tower. These 'puck mics' and 'Eiffel Tower' mics are notinterchangeable. The current mic used by Onkyo is designated ACM1H and this is printed on the box the mic comes in.

Note for Denon units:

The ACM1H mic is interchangeable with the DM-A409 mic used with Denon AVR-XX09/X89 through AVR-XX12 models. Older Denon models use the following mic types, neither of which is compatible with each other or the newer DM-A409/ACM1H mics:

XX06: DM-S205 (hockey puck style)
XX08/X88: DM-A405 (tower style)
4308/5308/AVP: DM-A505Z
5308/AVP (w/3D upgrade): DM-A409


With the introduction of the new Denon AVR-XX13 models, Denon is now including the new "ACM1HB" black mic which Audyssey has confirmed is interchangeable with the DM-A409 (Denon) and ACM1H (Onkyo, Marantz) mics.

 

Ooops - didn’t see your post before I also replied.

post #3231 of 4252
I was watching the Celion Dion: A New Day concert on blu ray and this concert sounds absolutely phenomenal. Only thing is I was experiencing something strange, that I don't know if it's the disc, the Integra processor or my Oppo BDP-93. The concert is in the Dolby TrueHD format and I will occasionally get audio drop outs. I've watched parts more then once, and the drop outs are not in the same spots each time. It'll last no more then a split second, and there's nothing visual that goes with the audio drop out. Nothing on the screen, nothing on the Integra display, nothing. Just random drop outs, like someone tapped the mute button for a second. What could be causing this? I'm gonna be checking for drop outs on other BD with Dolby TrueHD, but I don't remember any drop outs like this ever before.
post #3232 of 4252
Hi im the new proud owner of an Integra dhc 80.3 ,which i'm finding absolutley perfect in just about every way .let me first say smartest move I ever made was returning a Marantz AV7005 and spending another 900 bucks on buying the Integra. What a huge audible difference musicaly and in sound stage theirs just no comnparison .Anyway My friends talked me into using the net connection and down loading Jriver as a music server on my personal PC, well its got me hooked..But I'm not quite there yet in audio heaven that is ,I have a little problem . I've tried posting this problem on the Jriver forum but to no avail . this is a quote of my post to save time .

Hi , .
I've just purchased a Integra dhc 80.3 processor for my multichannel audio system and I'm streaming audio files from my PC using Jriver media center 18 server from a different room . I started ripping files using Flac and had no problem in play back but then thought I'd try uncompressed Wave. The difference was noticeable between the two decoders the Wave being identical to my original Cd when A/B tested the Flac when A/b tested against the CD being alot less open on sound stage with less depth. Anyway here's the problem between the tracks on all the half dozen Cd's I've ripped in to my library using uncompressed wave I get a loud static hiss sound between each track . Nothing between the same WMA file albums when played back that were originally in the system when i first installed Jriver program (transfered From Wndow media player )and nothing between the new cds ripped to Flac . The only hiss is between the Uncompressed Wave CD's that are ripped . Has any one got any ideas how to illiminate the loud hiss. Cheers mav



Since then i've done some more experimenting and ripped the uncompressed music files onto a USB storge device from Jriver music server. To see if it still has the problem playing through USB and not the Net connection on the Integra dhc 80.3 . Well it does, the Muisc tracks play back sound fantastic possibly even better than my Denon 3910 uni player does in comparison to the original CD, untill the track finishes and the static hiss squeels out untill the next track . There's no hiss before the first track and no hiss when the album finishes ,just between tracks. I should also mention that there's no problem or Hiss playing back uncompressed wave tracks on the P.C's small sound sytem from the Jriver server...Does this mean there's a problem with decoding on the Integra ?? If anyone has any ideas it would be appreciated . Cheers Mav'
post #3233 of 4252
FLAC is lossless, there is no difference between it and the source as far as sound quality. JRiver may be having trouble decoding flac's, I'm not familiar with it. I use foobar2000 for playing my flacs.
post #3234 of 4252
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Originally Posted by whitespark View Post

Hi im the new proud owner of an Integra dhc 80.3 ,which i'm finding absolutley perfect in just about every way .let me first say smartest move I ever made was returning a Marantz AV7005 and spending another 900 bucks on buying the Integra. What a huge audible difference musicaly and in sound stage theirs just no comnparison .Anyway My friends talked me into using the net connection and down loading Jriver as a music server on my personal PC, well its got me hooked..But I'm not quite there yet in audio heaven that is ,I have a little problem . I've tried posting this problem on the Jriver forum but to no avail . this is a quote of my post to save time .
Hi , .
I've just purchased a Integra dhc 80.3 processor for my multichannel audio system and I'm streaming audio files from my PC using Jriver media center 18 server from a different room . I started ripping files using Flac and had no problem in play back but then thought I'd try uncompressed Wave. The difference was noticeable between the two decoders the Wave being identical to my original Cd when A/B tested the Flac when A/b tested against the CD being alot less open on sound stage with less depth. Anyway here's the problem between the tracks on all the half dozen Cd's I've ripped in to my library using uncompressed wave I get a loud static hiss sound between each track . Nothing between the same WMA file albums when played back that were originally in the system when i first installed Jriver program (transfered From Wndow media player )and nothing between the new cds ripped to Flac . The only hiss is between the Uncompressed Wave CD's that are ripped . Has any one got any ideas how to illiminate the loud hiss. Cheers mav

Since then i've done some more experimenting and ripped the uncompressed music files onto a USB storge device from Jriver music server. To see if it still has the problem playing through USB and not the Net connection on the Integra dhc 80.3 . Well it does, the Muisc tracks play back sound fantastic possibly even better than my Denon 3910 uni player does in comparison to the original CD, untill the track finishes and the static hiss squeels out untill the next track . There's no hiss before the first track and no hiss when the album finishes ,just between tracks. I should also mention that there's no problem or Hiss playing back uncompressed wave tracks on the P.C's small sound sytem from the Jriver server...Does this mean there's a problem with decoding on the Integra ?? If anyone has any ideas it would be appreciated . Cheers Mav'

I agree with Theresa, there should be no sound difference between the .wav and .flac files. I use both a Dune Player and HTPC hooked up via hdmi to the DHC-80.3 and I have not had the issues that you are experiencing. In both cases, the file is being streamed over Ethernet to the above players. There is no direct attached storage. Try foobar2000 to see if you experience any difference.
post #3235 of 4252
Thanks for the fast response. I don't know why i hear a difference between flac and wave , Im an old analog audiophile nut and and have listened to a lot of music in the last 50 years through a lot of expensive and inexpensive gear . I learnt about the dynamics of sound stage from my father (also an Audiophile nut) back in the late 60's, so i'm more in tune talking sound stage subtleties than talking today's functionality. My gear's audio output has always been very easily influenced by different tweaks from quality cabling, power supplies, bi-amping, bi-wiring and resonance tuning. So I'm not surprised to hear differences and to read many posts from different audio forums of people that hear and don't hear differences between Wave and Flac . It could be my Jriver program it will be interesting finding out . These are the joyful parts of the hobby I like .So as you can tell I'm a "What IF" Guy.

Not being a computer wizard and being a complete greenhorn with this networking idea after installing the Foobar in my system, I could not find how to get it to talk to my Integra using the DLNA inter-phase. I was spoilt with the Jriver program it was a lot more self explanatory .

Any help is appreciated . cheers.
post #3236 of 4252
As I mentioned earlier, Ive ordered a Pro Kit. While waiting for my kit I decided to down load the Pro Kit manual so that I would be somewhat informed when it comes.

I have a couple questions, though. The first is a big one.

1-What the heck is the 'Sound eqalizer" on pg 13 of the manual?? Is that in essence my 80.3 with Audyssey built in?? Or is there another peice of equiment I need to order?? I'm asuming there was an outboard audyssey component available before they started building it into different processors/receivers, but this is kind of confusing to me.
I'm hoping its just my 80.3 since there is no 'sound eqalizer' included in the kit.

2-How does it hook up to the 80.3-- serial rs-232 or usb or someting else??

3-What additional cables should I order if I need about 15 ft to have my laptop out of the listening area??

Is there a link on this thread for a specific 80.3/ Pro Kit setup explained?? I searched in the Audyssey thread and this one and didn't find anything, but I might not have entered the right search criteria.
Any help is greatly appreciated,

Tom
post #3237 of 4252
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Originally Posted by tngiloy View Post

As I mentioned earlier, Ive ordered a Pro Kit. While waiting for my kit I decided to down load the Pro Kit manual so that I would be somewhat informed when it comes.
I have a couple questions, though. The first is a big one.

1-What the heck is the 'Sound eqalizer" on pg 13 of the manual?? Is that in essence my 80.3 with Audyssey built in?? Or is there another peice of equiment I need to order?? I'm asuming there was an outboard audyssey component available before they started building it into different processors/receivers, but this is kind of confusing to me.
I'm hoping its just my 80.3 since there is no 'sound eqalizer' included in the kit.
2-How does it hook up to the 80.3-- serial rs-232 or usb or someting else??
3-What additional cables should I order if I need about 15 ft to have my laptop out of the listening area??
Is there a link on this thread for a specific 80.3/ Pro Kit setup explained?? I searched in the Audyssey thread and this one and didn't find anything, but I might not have entered the right search criteria.
Any help is greatly appreciated,
Tom

Audyssey documentation is sorely in need of updating

- Sound Equalizer was an outboard Audyssey pro correction processor, no longer shipping. Pro is in your 80.3
- 80.3 Pro calibration is via network, not RS-232
- with Wifi and a laptop, just walk out of the room and start calibrating. No wires needed.
post #3238 of 4252
Quote:
Originally Posted by tngiloy View Post

As I mentioned earlier, Ive ordered a Pro Kit. While waiting for my kit I decided to down load the Pro Kit manual so that I would be somewhat informed when it comes.

I have a couple questions, though. The first is a big one.

1-What the heck is the 'Sound eqalizer" on pg 13 of the manual?? Is that in essence my 80.3 with Audyssey built in?? Or is there another peice of equiment I need to order?? I'm asuming there was an outboard audyssey component available before they started building it into different processors/receivers, but this is kind of confusing to me.
I'm hoping its just my 80.3 since there is no 'sound eqalizer' included in the kit.

2-How does it hook up to the 80.3-- serial rs-232 or usb or someting else??

3-What additional cables should I order if I need about 15 ft to have my laptop out of the listening area??

Is there a link on this thread for a specific 80.3/ Pro Kit setup explained?? I searched in the Audyssey thread and this one and didn't find anything, but I might not have entered the right search criteria.
Any help is greatly appreciated,

Tom

 

As you have discovered, Audyssey Pro documentation is very poor. Your best bet for finding accurate, reliable information is the Audyssey Pro Installer Kit thread and the Audyssey Pro FAQ.

 

The FAQ is hosted in the Pro thread, so if you click on the link in my sig it will take you to both.

post #3239 of 4252
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Originally Posted by Theresa View Post

I'm somewhat of a computer wizard and audio/video nut. I approach it as a science with measurable, reproducible results. JRiver should be able to play .flacs with identical results to playing waves. There might be a setting in JRiver that needs to be changed in order to get full fidelity out of both. Foobar has a steep learning curve so you may be better off sticking with JRiver and getting help from someone who is an expert in its use.

I'm kind of a big deal... !! Lol... biggrin.gif
post #3240 of 4252
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Originally Posted by thrang View Post

Audyssey documentation is sorely in need of updating
- Sound Equalizer was an outboard Audyssey pro correction processor, no longer shipping. Pro is in your 80.3
- 80.3 Pro calibration is via network, not RS-232
- with Wifi and a laptop, just walk out of the room and start calibrating. No wires needed.

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Originally Posted by kbarnes701 View Post

As you have discovered, Audyssey Pro documentation is very poor. Your best bet for finding accurate, reliable information is the Audyssey Pro Installer Kit thread and the Audyssey Pro FAQ.

The FAQ is hosted in the Pro thread, so if you click on the link in my sig it will take you to both.

Thanks guys. I went to the Pro Installers Kit thread and found a link to the specific setup for the 80.3. My 80.3 is already connected from my modem to the eternet connection on the upper left rear panel of the 80.3, so I'm set there.
I understand the mic connection.

Just to be clear on a couple points:
1-I will connect the line out of the pre-amp to one of the 25' 'microphone mini xlr' cables that comes with the kit to the 'rca to mini xlr adapter, and connect the rca male to the left 'PC 'in rca jack on the 80.3's rear panel (not the PC serial jack). And it is OK to leave that cable hooked to the back of the 80.3 once it is removed from the pre-amp after calibration. Right so far?
2-I don't need a hardwire ethernet connection to my modem if I have a good wireless connection, right?
3-#5 on the instructions: "then plug the pre-amp into the mains and a light comes on to tell you if it is working". I don't understand this at all. From what I can see on the picture, the pre-amp has 3 connections. The only one that isn't connected yet is the 'power'. Is that what the instructions are refering to??

Sorry to be a pita, but I want to get this right the first time. The connections that is. If my history with my Anthem D2/ARC is any indication,I will end up running the Pro Kit calibration a few times at first to try different mic positions/height, tweaking the values, etc., and as necessary when speakers are moved or changed, but i want to be as ready as possible when my Pro-Kit gets here tomorrow (if UPS tracking is right).

Thanks,
Tom
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