Originally Posted by fotomatt1
How does this compare to the marantz setup?
Set up for the Marantz SR5007 with MultiEQ XT has either six or eight microphone positions; this depending on the mode. In our case, Audyssey automatically defaults to an eight position mic mode after the first room analyzation which had six.
The Marantz set-up was a breeze. Turn the receiver on and the on screen GUI automatically asks you to make normal and expected selections, reset the position of the microphone when requested and voila (assuming correct receiver settings and back of the unit cable hookups), you're golden.
I find that I do have to turn the cable set-top box off and then back on again to get a new HDMI/Optical handshake but other than that, there's no problems.
Anytime speakers are added, changed or moved, one needs to rerun Audyssey but again, it's all automatic; turn everything off that can cause room interference noise or electronic transmission interference off (A/C unit, freezers, parrots, kid yelling in the background, cell phones, etc.), turn the HT equipment on, plug the mic in, Audyssey automatically comes on the screen, follow the onscreen prompts and once again, it's a done deal. Set-up with a Marantz unit is as user friendly of an experience as one can hope for.
-Edited by BeeMan458 - 7/29/12 at 7:33am