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post #3781 of 4252
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Originally Posted by TheFactor View Post

Just curious how many folks are using the dynamic EQ on or off ? And why ..

 

Always on. Because I don't usually listen at Reference Level.

 

g)2.   What is Dynamic EQ?

post #3782 of 4252
Off, and same with Audyssey for music. Prefer a least modified signal (DSP) as possible. For movies not as picky. What really matters is whether the listener prefers it and I just have not tried it much.
post #3783 of 4252
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Originally Posted by kbarnes701 View Post

Always on. Because I don't usually listen at Reference Level.

g)2.   What is Dynamic EQ?

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Originally Posted by jima4a View Post

Off, and same with Audyssey for music. Prefer a least modified signal (DSP) as possible. For movies not as picky. What really matters is whether the listener prefers it and I just have not tried it much.
Thanks for the link and replies . I was experimenting with it off last night just watching direct tv . It seemed to have tamed the bass for late night viewing . I know there's that other option for late night that turns the subs down to . I'm going to try a Bluray movie tonight with dynamic off and see how it sounds . I was just wondering how many other folks weren't using it to .
post #3784 of 4252
Always on and at ref level it doesn't make any difference.
post #3785 of 4252
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Originally Posted by bsoko2 View Post

Always on and at ref level it doesn't make any difference.
True but for me I'm really never at reference levels .
post #3786 of 4252
My comfort level is -5.
post #3787 of 4252
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Originally Posted by bsoko2 View Post

My comfort level is -5.
Depending on the recording of music or movies I'm normally between -5 and -15 . I actually played Oblivion on bluray today experimenting with the dynamic EQ on and off . It was enjoyable both ways although the LFE was hands down better as far as hitting hard with bass you feel before you hear it with Dynamic EQ on .
post #3788 of 4252
Does the 80.3 convert DSD to PCM before converting to analog when sent via HDMI (Oppo 103)?
post #3789 of 4252
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Originally Posted by jima4a View Post

Does the 80.3 convert DSD to PCM before converting to analog when sent via HDMI (Oppo 103)?
Wish I could help you . Anyone ??? Out there ???? smile.gif
post #3790 of 4252
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Originally Posted by jima4a View Post

Does the 80.3 convert DSD to PCM before converting to analog when sent via HDMI (Oppo 103)?

If not mistaken I believe it will accept a native DSD stream from the 103 assuming you set the 103 to bitstream over hdmi and set it to DSD using hdmi 2 as hdmi 1 will not . now if you engage Audyssey or any of the 80.3's bass mngt. it will convert it to PCM. the display should also read DSD on the 80.3.
post #3791 of 4252
I am using HDMI2 and have everything in Factory defaults. The 80.3 display indicates DSD. I read the 8801 converts DSD to PCM so I wondered about the 80.3. My Oremote indicates DSD but at 44.1 Hz.
post #3792 of 4252
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Originally Posted by jima4a View Post

I am using HDMI2 and have everything in Factory defaults. The 80.3 display indicates DSD. I read the 8801 converts DSD to PCM so I wondered about the 80.3. My Oremote indicates DSD but at 44.1 Hz.

The 8801 doesn't convert DSD to PCM unless bass mgnt or audyssey is engaged, it accepts a native bitstream over hdmi using the setting in my post above.
post #3793 of 4252
Hi,
Newb question i guess.
I would like to buy two JL Audio Fathom f113 subs. I have Integra DHC 80.3 pre/pro which has two outputs for two subs.
Here is processing it does:

PROCESSING:

THX Processing Modes & Loudness Plus
Audyssey Room Correction & Calibration MultEQ XT32
Audyssey Sub EQ HT
Audyssey MultEQ Pro / Installer Ready
Audyssey Dynamic EQ & Dynamic Volume


My question is: do i use this Integra stuff with the JL Fathom f113 sub automatic room correction (ARO) features? Do i use both at same time (Integra and f113) or just one or the other?

thanks
Edited by bao01 - 8/19/13 at 10:58am
post #3794 of 4252
I'm using the JL Audio F112. What I was told to do by JL Audio was to first run the ARO on the subwoofers first then run your audyssey and the audyssey should correct the room acoustics dealing with the sub. I hope this helps.
post #3795 of 4252
I have a question for any 80.3 users that may have had the chance to hear the same setup with a Marantz 8801 and are willing to share. I have asked a few 8801 users, as well as in the 8801 thread about comparisons. The general opinion seems to be that the 8801 is a step up...with the exception of a few that like the 80.3 just as much. I thought it wise to seek the opinion of some who may not be biased toward the Marantz. Thanks in advance.
post #3796 of 4252
I have not heard the 8801 but I would also conclude a step up on SQ based on others who I trust. However I am still not sure to go to something like the Krell Foundation or at least wait on reviews of the Yamaha CX-A5000.
post #3797 of 4252
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Originally Posted by jima4a View Post

I have not heard the 8801 but I would also conclude a step up on SQ based on others who I trust. However I am still not sure to go to something like the Krell Foundation or at least wait on reviews of the Yamaha CX-A5000.

I would guess it is, and agree, the Yamaha could be interesting. The thing is, this processor will be HT only, no music to speak of (BR concert maybe, but nothing critical). It sounds silly because street price of the 8801 is only a grand or so more than a used 80.3, but every extra thousand I can save is going to really help my PJ budget. I have a Denon 450 for the living room and that sounds great to me.
post #3798 of 4252
I know someone in the UK who prefers the 80.3 (5509 actually) for movies over the 8801 but the 8801 for music. Guessing not as big a difference on movies.
Edited by jima4a - 8/19/13 at 6:16pm
post #3799 of 4252
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Originally Posted by jima4a View Post

I know someone in the UK who prefers the 80.3 (5509 actually) for movies over the 8801 but the 8801 for music. Guessing not as big a difference on movies.

Interesting...I wish I had the ability to test both of them.
post #3800 of 4252
If you are doing movies I would go with the Integra for music I would seriously consider Yamaha they make great music sounding equipment including Pianos... So they know what real instruments sound like smile.gif
post #3801 of 4252
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Originally Posted by wse View Post

If you are doing movies I would go with the Integra for music I would seriously consider Yamaha they make great music sounding equipment including Pianos... So they know what real instruments sound like smile.gif

I would be interested to see what folks think of the Yammy 5000. I don't have much experience with their electronics. I actually haven't been paying much attention to new units lately and just stumbled upon the new Yamaha last week.
post #3802 of 4252
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Originally Posted by Cigarjohn47 View Post

I'm using the JL Audio F112. What I was told to do by JL Audio was to first run the ARO on the subwoofers first then run your audyssey and the audyssey should correct the room acoustics dealing with the sub. I hope this helps.

It helps - thanks !
post #3803 of 4252
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Originally Posted by ChopShop1 View Post

I have a question for any 80.3 users that may have had the chance to hear the same setup with a Marantz 8801 and are willing to share. I have asked a few 8801 users, as well as in the 8801 thread about comparisons. The general opinion seems to be that the 8801 is a step up...with the exception of a few that like the 80.3 just as much. I thought it wise to seek the opinion of some who may not be biased toward the Marantz. Thanks in advance.

 

I read an article in this month's UK mag Home Cinema Choice where they interview the head designers from Denon and Marantz. Interestingly, the Denon design chief says that they aim for a transparent, neutral-to-the-source sound while the Marantz guy says they aim for 'musicality' - that is a deliberate distortion that 'favours' music reproduction. To some, the Marantz sound will be more pleasing I guess, in the way that tube amps sound pleasing to some. Personally, any unit that deliberately deviates from transparency to the source is as much use as a snooze button on a smoke alarm AFAIAC.

post #3804 of 4252
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Originally Posted by wse View Post

If you are doing movies I would go with the Integra for music I would seriously consider Yamaha they make great music sounding equipment including Pianos... So they know what real instruments sound like smile.gif

 

Do you have to manufacture pianos to know what one sounds like?? ;)

post #3805 of 4252
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Originally Posted by ChopShop1 View Post

Interesting...I wish I had the ability to test both of them.

I have the 5509 and tested and compared the 8801 over 2 weeks. I found the two units almost identical in sound. The one place where they differed was in their autocal levels. The Marantz set the surround levels 3db higher and the Onkyo set the dual subs 3db higher. When I level matched the units, I couldn't tell which was which. I also felt the Onkyo was better for surround, which I put down the possibly having higher gain on the sub level giving the impression of more impact. Music and particularly stereo was impossible to call the difference for me. So naturally I kept my 5509.
post #3806 of 4252
I got the 80.3 in October of 2011 and I've experienced my first major problem. It's no longer outputting sound, whether it's from an HDMI or a coaxial input. And then a day later I lost all HDMI video so I've lost the ability to see the menu screens. I did a factory reset which didn't help. Luckily I bought it from an authorized dealer and it's still under warranty. There's an authorized service center nearby so I can drive it over this weekend. Bummer.
post #3807 of 4252

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post #3808 of 4252
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Originally Posted by calentz View Post

I have had good luck with: Adams Electronics 7128 Edinger Ave. Huntington Beach CA 92647  (714)848-0110.
Yeah, that's where I'm taking it.
post #3809 of 4252
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Originally Posted by kbarnes701 View Post

Do you have to manufacture pianos to know what one sounds like?? wink.gif

Of course not but having one next to you to remind yourself as to what a real instrument sound like can help! You know same with violin, guitars....
post #3810 of 4252
Since we're on the topic of Yamaha electronics biggrin.gif Did you know there symbol is actually tuning forks cool.gif The Yamaha logo is comprised of three tuning forks overlapping one another .
Edited by TheFactor - 8/20/13 at 10:47am
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