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post #451 of 464
There is a new firmware for 3009 / 5009 / 5509 dated 05.07.2012 over on the Onkyo website in Europe.
post #452 of 464
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Originally Posted by gurkey View Post

There is a new firmware for 3009 / 5009 / 5509 dated 05.07.2012 over o
n the Onkyo website in Europe.[/quot


Also now on us site
post #453 of 464
Has anyone done it yet? I would like to know if there are any problems before I try it.
post #454 of 464
I got brave & did it. Everything seems ok. I wasn`t having any problems guess I am just bored & wanted to update.
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I got brave & did it. Everything seems ok. I wasn`t having any problems guess I am just bored & wanted to update.


I did the same no issues just did it saw and heard no difference. Wish they would give us some of the new features like opportunity to go 11.2 with external amps.
post #456 of 464
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This was a quickie. Fingers crossed on another update.... smile.gif
post #457 of 464
This will be my first post so I plead for a swift death if I do this wrong. Last week the BOSS gave the go ahead for a new AVR. So went with the 3009. Connected the speaker wires, the TV and the DVD. Turned the AVR on and went thru the speaker quick check. Found one of the SWF was dead so ordered a new amp from parts-express. It came today, was installed and it works fine. Here comes the interesting part, In the start up you can do the full 8 mic positions or just the one. The onscreen shows which speaker is being poked as it goes around the room. Because of room limmitations did not set it up for wides and did the heights instead. The 3009 would pause the same length of time for each speaker including the wide which was not connected which got me to thinking. I had a pair of speakers that were not going to be used again so set then up with the old amp to see what would happen. Sure enough with an extra two speakers and an amp I now have a 11.2 system. The only difference in equipment is the (B) after the 3009
post #458 of 464
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Originally Posted by DenverBlue View Post

This will be my first post so I plead for a swift death if I do this wrong. Last week the BOSS gave the go ahead for a new AVR. So went with the 3009. Connected the speaker wires, the TV and the DVD. Turned the AVR on and went thru the speaker quick check. Found one of the SWF was dead so ordered a new amp from parts-express. It came today, was installed and it works fine. Here comes the interesting part, In the start up you can do the full 8 mic positions or just the one. The onscreen shows which speaker is being poked as it goes around the room. Because of room limmitations did not set it up for wides and did the heights instead. The 3009 would pause the same length of time for each speaker including the wide which was not connected which got me to thinking. I had a pair of speakers that were not going to be used again so set then up with the old amp to see what would happen. Sure enough with an extra two speakers and an amp I now have a 11.2 system. The only difference in equipment is the (B) after the 3009

I have done this before as well. Good find. What is actually happening though is the speakers are just mirroring themselves. In other words Height/Wides and Surround Backs are the same. It is kinda pol though. smile.gif
post #459 of 464
JOEROD: Read your reply but not sure what you said. If Height/Wide and Surround Backs are the same why does Audyssey test each one of those speakers individualy? What ever it does or not do it sure sounds good.

Cliff
post #460 of 464

You will have 11.2 speakers available to be configured, but you won't have 11.2 output, even with an external amp - the 3009 processes up to 9.2 channels only.  What the 11 speaker setup allows is to choose between FW/SB or FH/SB or FW/FH.  In order to obtain the latter (FH/FW) you actually have to make that specific selection in the setup menu and then change the speaker wire connections according to the onscreen diagram.  When going with both Front High and Front Wide, the Wides have to be connected to the Back Surround speaker terminals and the Onkyo sends the proper signals that way.  It's an odd setup to be sure and I would have preferred just being able to leave all 11 speakers direct wired and have the processor decide how to route signals based on the coding (DSX, NEO, etc).  With no Audyssey memory, it is inconvenient to have to re-configure and re-calculate if you want to switch setups from a front heavy system to a partial front and back.

post #461 of 464
Thread Starter 
Exactly what Flint said. smile.gif
post #462 of 464
I just bought my 3009 2 weeks ago.....I notice that it seems to have to be turned up to 0db or more on some movie's from cable or blu ray.

My old Denon 3808 is still in my rack and I swithced the cables and did several comparinsons with the same source....the Denon seems to play much louder and sounds to be more powerful........I would never get to the end of it's volume bar ...but the Onkyo seems to have to be turned up to nearer it's maximum position on it's volume bar.

Does anyone have any comments........I am going to keep comparing for the next day or so.
post #463 of 464
So, still no 11.x processing? In the "Official owner's thread", I was told I could do it, just like the Denon.
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1370048/the-official-onkyo-tx-nr3009-owners-thread/180#post_22223441


If I am going to upgrade, I want ot do it with something a little more 'future-resistant'.


Is the Denon the only way to do this with an AVR?
post #464 of 464
For Joerod: I see you discussed getting an 818 model. I am coming from an Integra 20.1 and want to go to 7.1/7.2 configuration. Have been seriously considering a 3009. I have Goldenear Triton 2, 50C center and Invisia in-walls for rears. They sound great with the 20.1 but I long for more. I know the specs. on all of the Onkyo's, but I'm looking for opinions on the 818 compared to the flagship models. Also looking at 1010, 3010, but it seems the 3009 might be the best value. Anyone else who can tell me if the 3009 is really that much "better" than an 818, please chime in.
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