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post #151 of 653
Although I was referring to the "same" input/output features, that feature has apparently not been passed on from the AV7005.
post #152 of 653
That is what I was afraid of.

Thank you.
post #153 of 653
Anyone has a picture of the internals of the AV7701? Would be nice to compare to the AV8801 and the AV7005.
post #154 of 653
You might try PMing the guy who provided the internal pics of the 8801. smile.gif
post #155 of 653
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Originally Posted by exm View Post

Anyone has a picture of the internals of the AV7701? Would be nice to compare to the AV8801 and the AV7005.

Very detailed as well :http://www.htforum.nl/yabbse/index.php?topic=122386.200
post #156 of 653
Thanks for the link. (I also posted these pictures in the AV8801 thread as a FYI). For those who are interested, a comparison...

AV7005:


AV7701:


AV8801:
post #157 of 653
Allows some interesting comparison:

AV7701 vs AV8801:
PSU: Same
DACs: Better 32bit BB on 8801
HDAM: S1 vs S2
Video Scaling/Processing: Same
Audyssey: XT vs XT32
XLRs: 9 vs 13
Multizone: Similar but HDMI is independant on 8801 (Same hardware is probable so likely just a software difference)
post #158 of 653
Thread Starter 
don't forget the bigger power supply in the 8801
Copper shielding
and I was told better processor power.
post #159 of 653
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Originally Posted by Dr_Mark View Post

don't forget the bigger power supply in the 8801
Copper shielding
and I was told better processor power.

The better processor power is used for the additional features, in itself it is of little relevance. The powersupply looks identical in size and labelling to the 7701.
post #160 of 653
My 7701 arrives on Thursday, and upgrade from my 14 year old av550. I hear it will sound better. Basically it's like a teenager driving a ferrari, comparing the unit to the rest of my system. LOL
post #161 of 653
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Originally Posted by tedcousens View Post

My 7701 arrives on Thursday, and upgrade from my 14 year old av550. I hear it will sound better. Basically it's like a teenager driving a ferrari, comparing the unit to the rest of my system. LOL

Sounds similar to mine. My BDP-83 disc drawer broke and I added a cut price Sony BDP-580, it makes an excellent transport for the 7701, SACD sent over HDMI as raw DSD and source direct for video. With the exception of the lack of DVD-A support it make mores expensive BD players seem like a waste of money.
post #162 of 653
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Originally Posted by Krobar View Post

Sounds similar to mine. My BDP-83 disc drawer broke and I added a cut price Sony BDP-580, it makes an excellent transport for the 7701, SACD sent over HDMI as raw DSD and source direct for video. With the exception of the lack of DVD-A support it make mores expensive BD players seem like a waste of money.

I bought my son a Sony BDP S580 last year and to my knowledge it did not say anything about being able to read SACDs.
post #163 of 653
Before my unit arrives on Thursday I need to figure something out:

I am hearing that I should not buy XLR to RCA interconnects because of a tendency to buzz. Is this true? I drive my speakers with two Adcom amps and a Marantz monoblock. Is there no advantage when the amps are RCA input only? My analog interconnects are Audioquest but at least 15 years old. Does anyone have cable suggestions/recommendations?
post #164 of 653
With short cable lengths (eg. < 10'), there's generally no benefit of using XLR, rather simply RCA straight to the amp.
post #165 of 653
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

With short cable lengths (eg. < 10'), there's generally no benefit of using XLR, rather simply RCA straight to the amp.
thanks, yes its all a short throw except to the subwoofer. Is my old Audioquest cable good enough do you think?
post #166 of 653
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Originally Posted by tedcousens View Post

Before my unit arrives on Thursday I need to figure something out:
I am hearing that I should not buy XLR to RCA interconnects because of a tendency to buzz. Is this true? I drive my speakers with two Adcom amps and a Marantz monoblock. Is there no advantage when the amps are RCA input only? My analog interconnects are Audioquest but at least 15 years old. Does anyone have cable suggestions/recommendations?

I am really happy with my RCA interconnects from Blue Jeans Cable. They have very high quality connectors, and can be wrapped together to with techflex to make them easier to manage.
post #167 of 653
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Originally Posted by tedcousens View Post

thanks, yes its all a short throw except to the subwoofer. Is my old Audioquest cable good enough do you think?

Yup. smile.gif
post #168 of 653
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

Yup. smile.gif

you guys are da bomb! Thanks for all the info.
post #169 of 653
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Originally Posted by Krobar View Post

Allows some interesting comparison:
AV7701 vs AV8801:

Multizone: Similar but HDMI is independant on 8801 (Same hardware is probable so likely just a software difference)
Could you elaborate?
post #170 of 653
^^
On the 7701, the Zone (HDMI) is tied to Zone 2, whereas on the 8801, the Zone (HDMI) is tied to a separate Zone 4.
post #171 of 653
Gotcha.
post #172 of 653
Just got a firmware update notice. Before I bother, does anybody have a clue what the update entails?
post #173 of 653
issue: just got my unit and am setting up sources. My laptop outputs digital audio via Creative Soundblaster 5.1 USB adapter to optical. Thus, it's HDMI for video and optical 1 for audio but I cannot get the audio to show up. I am inputting via AUX 2. I designated OPT 1 in the input setup screen. Any ideas? Otherwise, set up has been a breeze.
post #174 of 653
Priority goes to HDMI audio so when using other than HDMI you must change the "INPUT MODE" to either "Digital" (in this case) or "Analog".
post #175 of 653
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

Priority goes to HDMI audio so when using other than HDMI you must change the "INPUT MODE" to either "Digital" (in this case) or "Analog".

Thank you and that is in addition to "INPUT ASSIGN"? In Input Assign, I assigned the digital to OPT 1. Can you describe where to find INPUT MODE please?

I am also surprised that under CBL/SAT pre-set codes (for programming the remote) that there is no code for Xfinity/Comcast/Motorola. Moto makes a ton of set top boxes, is very common and should be in there. Am I missing something?
post #176 of 653
Last night I got mine and ran it, something tripped the AC circuit with all my components and I had to reset fuse box. Firmware upgrade continued and completed. Not sure what upgrade was I did see GUI listed during the upgrade. I think maybe my portable heater caused the AC issue.
post #177 of 653
I've had my AV 7701 for about two weeks and love everything about it so far. My amps are marantz MM 7055 and Vincent 331 for killer 2 channel audio.
Previously used B&K AVR 307, no HDMI but I used multichannel analog inputs from blu ray for HD audio.
I have always considered separate components and this is the first advancement. Definitely noticed more depth in movie HD audio. When listening to 2 channel audio, example a cd, the Vincent Amp now shines. Treble is sharper and imaging is possibly increased. I have read reviews for this amp and it was mentioned that a good processor was needed to hear its full potential, well now I have it. I love internet radio and have set my favorites, some stations audio is lesser than others but that is to be expected. I can play my itunes library through the AV 7701 but the only issue is my desktop is in another room and when I start play the volume is very loud on the AV. I believe there are setting I can make to control all of this from The AV.

Finally after all of this joy smile.gif I'v yet to run Audyssey set-up. I guess I forgot, all that fuss about not having XT 32 Audyssey. I have yet to hear it, but I'm loving this Marantz AV 7701 unit.
Don't hesitate to step into the world of separate audio components you can't go wrong.

CC
Edited by ccfunk - 11/16/12 at 11:02am
post #178 of 653
ccfunk that is good to hear. I am running B+W DM7s through an Adcom GFA-555, KEF bookshelf speakers through an Adcom-GFA 545 with a B+W center channel through a Marantz monoblock along with a Definitive Technology subwoofer. My old processor was 14 years old and after one day, we are astounded at how much better things look and sound. I can't wait to run Audessey to hear what it sounds like. We are also astounded at how big that mother is, compared to the old one. Configuring is fun but I will be happier when it is all set up, which should take a week or so....
Edited by tedcousens - 11/16/12 at 2:45pm
post #179 of 653
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Originally Posted by ccfunk View Post

I've had my AV 7701 for about two weeks and love everything about it so far. My amps are marantz MM 7055 and Vincent 331 for killer 2 channel audio.
Previously used B&K AVR 307, no HDMI but I used multichannel analog inputs from blu ray for HD audio.
I have always considered separate components and this is the first advancement. Definitely noticed more depth in movie HD audio. When listening to 2 channel audio, example a cd, the Vincent Amp now shines. Treble is sharper and imaging is possibly increased. I have read reviews for this amp and it was mentioned that a good processor was needed to hear its full potential, well now I have it. I love internet radio and have set my favorites, some stations audio is lesser than others but that is to be expected. I can play my itunes library through the AV 7701 but the only issue is my desktop is in another room and when I start play the volume is very loud on the AV. I believe there are setting I can make to control all of this from The AV.
Finally after all of this joy smile.gif I'v yet to run Audyssey set-up. I guess I forgot, all that fuss about not having XT 32 Audyssey. I have yet to hear it, but I'm loving this Marantz AV 7701 unit.
Don't hesitate to step into the world of separate audio components you can't go wrong.
CC

Was beginning to think I was the only owner smile.gif

I have the same issue with Itunes volume. The AV7701 mirrors the volume of the itunes source (Usually 100%!)
post #180 of 653
iTunes volume level is set by the source device.
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