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post #361 of 4252
could someone with Audyssey PRO post if are able to run calibration
with latest MULTEQ PRO 3.5 update - Thanks
was waiting on confirmed support prior to picking one up
post #362 of 4252
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Originally Posted by GPBURNS View Post

could someone with Audyssey PRO post if are able to run calibration
with latest MULTEQ PRO 3.5 update - Thanks
was waiting on confirmed support prior to picking one up

Not yet. This is what Luke at Audyssey said when I asked when Pro will be available for the 5509, which is essentially the same as the 80.3:

"Onkyo/Integra has delayed the release of their firmware for the .3 and PR-SC5509. It is now expected in January.

Regards,
Luke
Audyssey Laboratories
Installer Support"
post #363 of 4252
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Originally Posted by FilmMixer View Post

I love oRemote for the iPad (works with iPhone also...)

You can also get different apps specific to your needs... IMO, its the way to go and is useful for so much more.

Greetings,

I couldn't agree more Marc. I use the iRule Pro Universal remote control app with my iPad to control my entire home theater. I also use oRemote and love its replication of every control feature found on my Onkyo 5508.

Regards,
post #364 of 4252
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Originally Posted by wyliec2 View Post

Are you using 9.2?? If so, which '2-of-3' combination front-wide, front-height, back surround??

I use Heights. I have 6 subs connected. Four mtx Lolita subs which you feel instead of hear.
post #365 of 4252
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Originally Posted by misterkit View Post

What amps are you all using this with? Anyone running emotiva with this? Appreciate pm's with prices you all paid on the DHC so I know what to expect. Thanks

I am using a Parasound Halo A51 (center, fronts, heights) and a Sherwood Newcastle A 965 (rears and backs) with impressive results.
post #366 of 4252
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Originally Posted by joerod View Post


I use Heights. I have 6 subs connected. Four mtx Lolita subs which you feel instead of hear.

You should try it with four.

You will probably get better results.
post #367 of 4252
Hey guys,

Im thinking of selling my 4311 and getting either an 80.2 or 80.3. How much better sound would I get if I did upgrade?...I am running the pro kit on my 4311 which has awesome sound. But I want to upgrade to a dedicated processor. My speakers are Seaton 12C Catalysts and 2 Submersives.

Cheers,
Kevin
post #368 of 4252
I made the buy, should have the 80.3 in a week
post #369 of 4252
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Originally Posted by kbarnes701 View Post

Not yet. This is what Luke at Audyssey said when I asked when Pro will be available for the 5509, which is essentially the same as the 80.3:

"Onkyo/Integra has delayed the release of their firmware for the .3 and PR-SC5509. It is now expected in January.

Regards,
Luke
Audyssey Laboratories
Installer Support"

wonder what the problem is
its basically same unit as 80.2 - odd
finding anything with MultEQ XT32 / pro support and balanced connections is thin pickings
post #370 of 4252
Does the 80.3 pass thru the HDMI signal when it's powered down?

Also would love any PMs on best places to purchase.

Thanks.
post #371 of 4252
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Originally Posted by buddhamus View Post

Hey guys,

Im thinking of selling my 4311 and getting either an 80.2 or 80.3. How much better sound would I get if I did upgrade?...I am running the pro kit on my 4311 which has awesome sound. But I want to upgrade to a dedicated processor. My speakers are Seaton 12C Catalysts and 2 Submersives.

Cheers,
Kevin

My 80.3 just arrived and I run a full Seaton setup, so will let you know
post #372 of 4252
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Originally Posted by GPBURNS View Post

wonder what the problem is
its basically same unit as 80.2 - odd
finding anything with MultEQ XT32 / pro support and balanced connections is thin pickings

Could be some small internal differences in circuit design I guess, that then needs new FW to accommodate it.
post #373 of 4252
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Originally Posted by AndyN View Post

Does the 80.3 pass thru the HDMI signal when it's powered down?


Thanks.

Yes, you can set it to do that.
post #374 of 4252
On the 80.3, can the sub be enabled in stereo mode? I've been trying but can't seem to do it.
post #375 of 4252
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Originally Posted by op76 View Post

On the 80.3, can the sub be enabled in stereo mode? I've been trying but can't seem to do it.

I don't think so. What would be the point of 'stereo' subs? Deep bass (below 80Hz) is not localisable so there is no point in having 'stereo' deep bass. One of the main benefits of a sub or subs is that they can be located where they perform best for bass, with regard to room modes etc, and the main speakers can be positioned for imaging and, obviously, in front of the listener. The main benefit of using two subs is that it smooths out the bass response in the room.
post #376 of 4252
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Originally Posted by kbarnes701 View Post

I don't think so. What would be the point of 'stereo' subs? Deep bass (below 80Hz) is not localisable so there is no point in having 'stereo' deep bass. One of the main benefits of a sub or subs is that they can be located where they perform best for bass, with regard to room modes etc, and the main speakers can be positioned for imaging and, obviously, in front of the listener. The main benefit of using two subs is that it smooths out the bass response in the room.

I wasn't implying that i wanted stereo subs, well i only have one anyways but what i was looking for was some more bass out of the stereo mode. I thought when i first set up the 80.3, before I did any changes, the sub icon was there in stereo mode.
post #377 of 4252
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Originally Posted by op76 View Post

I wasn't implying that i wanted stereo subs, well i only have one anyways but what i was looking for was some more bass out of the stereo mode. I thought when i first set up the 80.3, before I did any changes, the sub icon was there in stereo mode.

In your unit, in Stereo mode sound is output by the front left and right speakers and subwoofer. If you want higher bass SPL than Audyssey is giving you, then turn up the bass trim, either permanently in the Speaker Settings menu or temporarily, on a per session basis, via the menu accessed by the Home button on your remote.
post #378 of 4252
For those of you who are pairing the DHC80.3 remote with the latest LCD Elite TV (60 or 70X5FD), the remote code for the Elite is 11457.

Scott
post #379 of 4252
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Originally Posted by N8DOGG View Post

I made the buy, should have the 80.3 in a week

Can you tell me which dealer you used in Winnipeg, that
said you can get it that fast.
post #380 of 4252
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Originally Posted by joerod View Post

I use Heights. I have 6 subs connected. Four mtx Lolita subs which you feel instead of hear.

Thanks...I'm not familiar the Lolitas (well maybe the female type)...I have been following the VPL-VW95ES discussions though

I'm wondering how many people use the multichannel analog inputs - to use Audessy EQ and extract 9.x out 5.1 or 7.1 sources I'm thinking the input must be digitized - how well is the A/D conversion handled??? Has anyone found any issues digitizing the analog inputs for processing???
post #381 of 4252
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Originally Posted by wyliec2 View Post

I'm wondering how many people use the multichannel analog inputs - to use Audessy EQ and extract 9.x out 5.1 or 7.1 sources I'm thinking the input must be digitized - how well is the A/D conversion handled??? Has anyone found any issues digitizing the analog inputs for processing???

Why would they not use HDMI for this?
post #382 of 4252
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Originally Posted by adol290 View Post

Can you tell me which dealer you used in Winnipeg, that
said you can get it that fast.

Yes, www.americanhifi.com . It got ordered today and Dennis said it will take 4-5 days for it to get here. Seems like a good guy and good to deal with, thought I've never dealt with them before.
post #383 of 4252
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Originally Posted by Kal Rubinson View Post

Why would they not use HDMI for this?

I listen to quite a bit of music and I have not found anything I enjoy better for music than Logic-7 which obviously ties me to Lexicon for many stereo/multi-channel sources. I currently take the 7.1 analog out from my MC-12 and feed it into a Marantz AV8003.

I would be interested in applying Audessy EQ and possibly adding wide-fronts. I'm planning on a projector upgrade for 3D - the AV8003 has limitations with audio processing and doesn't do HDMI 1.4a so I have multiple reasons to look at a processor change. Good analog input processing and balanced outputs are requirements. Seeing that the Integra has a balanced stereo input infers that it has some level of analog competency....hence my interest and question.
post #384 of 4252
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Originally Posted by wyliec2 View Post

I listen to quite a bit of music and I have not found anything I enjoy better for music than Logic-7 which obviously ties me to Lexicon for many stereo/multi-channel sources. I currently take the 7.1 analog out from my MC-12 and feed it into a Marantz AV8003.

I would be interested in applying Audessy EQ and possibly adding wide-fronts. I'm planning on a projector upgrade for 3D - the AV8003 has limitations with audio processing and doesn't do HDMI 1.4a so I have multiple reasons to look at a processor change. Good analog input processing and balanced outputs are requirements. Seeing that the Integra has a balanced stereo input infers that it has some level of analog competency....hence my interest and question.

I do not know about the Marantz, but the Integra will not convert Mch analog to digital for Audyssey processing. It will for stereo analog.

Personally, I think d to a in the Lexicon, then a to d to a in another processor is a really bad idea that cannot possibly benefit the sound, in addition to being expensive (two processors). I have not heard Logic 7 of course, but I have a hard time believing it is worth it to sustain the setup you describe, with attendant colorations from all the conversions. I do not use synthetic listening modes for stereo myself, but friends who do are high on Neo 6 at the moment. I have a hunch one of those modes would equal Logic 7 and simplify your signal path. But, there are plently of other listening modes in the Integra.

The main advantage of the Integra is Audyssey XT/32. It would be a crime to have one and not use that fabulous feature. Your Marantz only has MultEQ, which is a far cry from XT/32.

It's your choice, though.
post #385 of 4252
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Originally Posted by fitzcaraldo215 View Post

I do not know about the Marantz, but the Integra will not convert Mch analog to digital for Audyssey processing. It will for stereo analog.

Personally, I think d to a in the Lexicon, then a to d to a in another processor is a really bad idea that cannot possibly benefit the sound, in addition to being expensive (two processors). I have not heard Logic 7 of course, but I have a hard time believing it is worth it to sustain the setup you describe, with attendant colorations from all the conversions. I do not use synthetic listening modes for stereo myself, but friends who do are high on Neo 6 at the moment. I have a hunch one of those modes would equal Logic 7 and simplify your signal path. But, there are plently of other listening modes in the Integra.

The main advantage of the Integra is Audyssey XT/32. It would be a crime to have one and not use that fabulous feature. Your Marantz only has MultEQ, which is a far cry from XT/32.

It's your choice, though.

Ahhh...2ch only A/D....thank you! That's what I needed to know.

I appreciate your discussion of general truisms regarding processing and sound modes - if done poorly such efforts usually detract from the result, on the other hand....

Logic 7 aside, there is not a sound mode (PLIIx, DTS NEO, et al) that I find usable....try it sometime!
post #386 of 4252
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Originally Posted by wyliec2 View Post

Logic 7 aside, there is not a sound mode (PLIIx, DTS NEO, et al) that I find usable....try it sometime!

Meridian Trifield. OTOH, you can wait for the new Lex.
post #387 of 4252
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Originally Posted by Kal Rubinson View Post

Meridian Trifield. OTOH, you can wait for the new Lex.

OK - you got me on Trifield - I should have qualified my statement to common sound modes. I've not experienced the Meridian nor hear it mentioned often.

The MP-20 does sound interesting...however, since a processor consideration is incidental to a projector upgrade and my funds are not without limit...I suspect the new Lex is not in the mix. I'm very happy with my current MC-12 but I'd like to tie its advantages to a more current, mainstream platform. The Integra/Onkyo options seemed (and are) too good to be true....

It will be interesting to see how the MP-20 fares considering the price-performance of equipment like the 80.3. Unless cost was immaterial, it's hard for me to rationalize the diminishing ROI...
post #388 of 4252
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Originally Posted by wyliec2 View Post

OK - you got me on Trifield - I should have qualified my statement to common sound modes. I've not experienced the Meridian nor hear it mentioned often.

The MP-20 does sound interesting...however, since a processor consideration is incidental to a projector upgrade and my funds are not without limit...I suspect the new Lex is not in the mix. I'm very happy with my current MC-12 but I'd like to tie its advantages to a more current, mainstream platform. The Integra/Onkyo options seemed (and are) too good to be true....

It will be interesting to see how the MP-20 fares considering the price-performance of equipment like the 80.3. Unless cost was immaterial, it's hard for me to rationalize the diminishing ROI...

Well, you may reconsider after you hear the MP-20 with QuantumLogic Surround processing.
post #389 of 4252
Well, just shipped my 80.3 back to onkyo, was sick and tired of having to press the remote control buttons multiple times before the processor would finally respond to it. Just like my 80.2 started doing. I have been a loyal customer of Onkyo since 1981 and have never had any problems with their equipment before the purchase of the 80.2 back in March. I was without a processor for 6 weeks before my dealer finally got me a replacement which was this 80.3. I guess i'm down in the water again for up to six weeks. I hope the third time is the charm. I thinks it's very bad to have to shell out almost $100.00 to ship something back to the factory twice that is under warranty instead of being able to return it to the dealer for an instant replacement.
post #390 of 4252
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Originally Posted by Kentuckytech View Post

Well, just shipped my 80.3 back to onkyo, was sick and tired of having to press the remote control buttons multiple times before the processor would finally respond to it. Just like my 80.2 started doing. I have been a loyal customer of Onkyo since 1981 and have never had any problems with their equipment before the purchase of the 80.2 back in March. I was without a processor for 6 weeks before my dealer finally got me a replacement which was this 80.3. I guess i'm down in the water again for up to six weeks. I hope the third time is the charm. I thinks it's very bad to have to shell out almost $100.00 to ship something back to the factory twice that is under warranty instead of being able to return it to the dealer for an instant replacement.

I also did not have an INSTANT response from the remote until I invested in a remote control repeater set-up needed for the control of other equipment.
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