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post #8071 of 11304
Finally got my 8801 in replacing my rotel
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post #8073 of 11304
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Originally Posted by WestCoastD View Post

I will be using both players in my system as well. How do you like Sony (SCD-XA5400ES) for redbook CD's compared to Oppo BDP-105?

I prefer the Sony by a small margin--it has slightly greater transparency and detail. It's not a night and day difference, but it is noticeable.
post #8074 of 11304
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Originally Posted by bwv1080 View Post


I'm going to quit worrying about bits/hertz per second and just enjoy the music in all its glory!

This article in the following link may make you feel even better and enjoy 48 kHz more as 24/192 may actually be inferior to D16/44.1 or 16/48 in playback fidelity.biggrin.gif

http://xiph.org/~xiphmont/demo/neil-young.html
post #8075 of 11304
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Originally Posted by avman09 View Post

This article in the following link may make you feel even better and enjoy 48 kHz more as 24/192 may actually be inferior to D16/44.1 or 16/48 in playback fidelity.biggrin.gif

http://xiph.org/~xiphmont/demo/neil-young.html

I'm sure that article is the source of great derision among many audiophiles! I don't prefer higher sampling or bit rates for the added dynamics: they just seem to make the sound less sterile and "digital." Perhaps further refinements in recording techniques are more responsible for improved sound than the bit numbers. Regardless, my system sounds fantastic now, and I don't intend to fool around with it any further!
post #8076 of 11304
Hello All,

How do we find out what is included in the latest fw update? One just got used to my 8801.

Thanks,

MDM
post #8077 of 11304
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Originally Posted by mdm_boulder View Post

Hello All,

How do we find out what is included in the latest fw update? One just got used to my 8801.

Thanks,

MDM




If they didn't post it on post #1 of this thread they will soon I'm sure.
post #8078 of 11304
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Originally Posted by discodol View Post

125" screen is lowering.

125" screen lowered without masking for 2.35 material.


Projector is adjusting for 2.35 dvd and masking is rising.



Masking is rising.

The pictures were taken in a lit/partially lit room so you can see the screen but unfortunately the image is washed out.
wow, this is cool, thanks for posting this. Now I understand.
post #8079 of 11304
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Sep 10, 2013

You have to work better when it is played by creating on the Web Multi-Artists Radio of the new features of Last.fm.
I improved the reproduction operation of the Internet radio station specific.
I improved the display of the Apps startup.
I improved the behavior to find the device from remote Apps after the update.
This update is intended for products until September production run in 2013.
The update is done by running the firmware update in the menu while connected to the Internet this unit.

This is what I got from Marantz Japan website for the latest firmware update. Page had to be translated.
post #8080 of 11304
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Originally Posted by Franin View Post

This is what I got from Marantz Japan website for the latest firmware update. Page had to be translated.

So nothing really important! Oh well I did it anyway last night before the servers got bogged down biggrin.gif

Thanks for the post Franin wink.gif
post #8081 of 11304
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Originally Posted by WestCoastD View Post

wow, this is cool, thanks for posting this. Now I understand.

+1

Way cool.
post #8082 of 11304
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Originally Posted by Franin View Post

This is what I got from Marantz Japan website for the latest firmware update. Page had to be translated.

Thanks, mate.
post #8083 of 11304
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Originally Posted by audiofan1 View Post

So nothing really important! Oh well I did it anyway last night before the servers got bogged down biggrin.gif

Thanks for the post Franin wink.gif

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Originally Posted by Waboman View Post

Thanks, mate.

Your welcome smile.gif
post #8084 of 11304
Guys I just lost numerous pieces of equipment due to lighting and considering replacement with the AV8801. Can some of you users that have decided to further upgrade on the amplifier side please chime in as to what they have as I’m wanting to consider all avenues in my upcoming purchase and my previous system produced more than the MM8077. This will be to replace a Denon 5308CI and Sunfire TGA 7200. Thanks!!!
Edited by BamaDave - 9/12/13 at 4:56am
post #8085 of 11304
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Originally Posted by Franin View Post

This is what I got from Marantz Japan website for the latest firmware update. Page had to be translated.



So the question is, who translated it? biggrin.gif
post #8086 of 11304
I have to say that I'm impressed with the operation of the 8801 and it's showing up in the FW updates. No big surprises or major problems, yeah a few bugs but it looks like Marantz's customer service is very good. This is why I went with a company that has been churning out quality gear for decades. At this price point we should expect top notch performance and customer service right? Yeah we should but many companies are under performing in both areas, over priced and sometimes crappy CS. I heard one Internet business called the 8801 "the kitchen sink" of pre/pro's. Yes it does a lot but it's very nimble when it has to be and drops the hammer when need be biggrin.gif
Edited by comfynumb - 9/12/13 at 5:52am
post #8087 of 11304
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Originally Posted by comfynumb View Post

So the question is, who translated it? biggrin.gif

The answer : Google smile.gif
post #8088 of 11304
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Originally Posted by Franin View Post

The answer : Google smile.gif



What doesn't google do? They are like the Walmart of the tech world.
post #8089 of 11304
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Originally Posted by WestCoastD View Post

What are you driving your Platinum series with? I'm using a single Parasound Halo A51 (250W X 5) with the AV8801.

Since I built my system in steps my first upgrade after I got the Platinums was to add a Parasound A21 to drive the front l/r.

Next I upgraded my center channel speaker to the matching Platinum so I upgraded to the Parasound A23 to drive it.

I then upgraded to an Integra DTA 70.1 to drive the front highs, front wides, and the 4 surrounds.

If I were to do it all over I guess I would probably use the Parasound A31 for the 3 front channel speakers and perhaps two A51s for the rest. That would leave a few extra channels for another room.

Your A51 is perfect for 5 channels and is easy to add to if you want to add more channels.

You are going to love your screen and projector as bigger is always better!
post #8090 of 11304
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Originally Posted by jt-hifi View Post

2) Getting a throw rug to be placed in the middle of the room? (family has lots allergies and would avoid rugs, possible)
4) Any other suggestions?

You have a fantastic home and HT system!!!

Since you have so many reflective surfaces the easiest and most effective treatment you can make is to add as many large area rugs/runners as you can to absorb sound.

The most important one is going to be in front of the speakers so I would look for something that would start a foot or so from your speakers and go underneath the front legs of all the sofas and chairs in the room.

Given the shape of your beautiful hardwood floors you might want to have an area rug cut to match the outline of the wood area.

Putting a runner down the hall to cover as much of the tile from the front door to the kitchen would be the next thing I would do.

Hopefully you can find a material that your family members are not allergic to.

Try this first as it will make a huge difference.

What are you window coverings made of? If they are fabric having them down when listening will help keep sound from being reflected off the glass.

Go to http://www.auralex.com/ and get their free room analysis.

Be sure to speak to one of their reps as they are a fantastic source of ideas even if you do not end up purchasing any of their products.

Let us know how things change as you make improvements.
Edited by discodol - 9/12/13 at 8:24am
post #8091 of 11304
I started setup this morning. Everything went smoothly except when it tried accessing my network. I had the Ethernet connection on another device so I know it is good. I waited 25 minutes and it never connected, I had to leave for work. Could it be a firewall setting?
post #8092 of 11304
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Originally Posted by BamaDave View Post

Guys I just lost numerous pieces of equipment due to lighting and considering replacement with the AV8801. Can some of you users that have decided to further upgrade on the amplifier side please chime in as to what they have as I’m wanting to consider all avenues in my upcoming purchase and my previous system produced more than the MM8077. This will be to replace a Denon 5308CI and Sunfire TGA 7200. Thanks!!!



Ouch! Sorry about that. Well I'm using a Sunfire 200~7 and love it, mine is about 8 years old but works perfect. A lot of the guys are using Parasound Halo's and really like them. Others use Emotiva and are very happy with them. Some are bundling the 8801 with a Marantz amp but I feel they may be over priced. This said you will not be disappointed with the SQ of the 8801 it was a substantial upgrade for me.
post #8093 of 11304
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Originally Posted by g_bartman View Post

I started setup this morning. Everything went smoothly except when it tried accessing my network. I had the Ethernet connection on another device so I know it is good. I waited 25 minutes and it never connected, I had to leave for work. Could it be a firewall setting?

If you are talking about the 8801 not connecting to the internet I had the same problem.

I tried everything that Marantz tech suggested on the 8801 and my wireless gateway but to no avail.

Turned out my Comcast Wireless Gateway was not compatible with the 8801 so I had to get my own wireless router a Linksys EA6500 in my case, have Comcast put the wireless gateway in "bridge mode" so it retains its voice capability and the Linksys does everything else.

Who is your internet provider and what is the hardware between the wall and the 8801?
post #8094 of 11304
hen talking about measurements keep in mind that most measurements are made using steady state signals. Music signals are far from steady state and orders of magnitude more complex. While steady state signals may not show interactions that affect the sound, music signals may cause interactions that degrade the perceived quality of the sound.248f78
I certainly do not want to dismiss the placebo effect that many equipment "upgrades" may cause. This is, in most cases, very real. I prefer to refer to listening to music reproduction as a "Psycho-Acoustic" experience where Psycho and Acoustic may not necessarily be equal. Certain "upgrades" may be almost completely Psycho.As Selden Ball pointed out (quite well in fact) that one could not possibly do a reliable comparison as you suggest due to the issue of audio memory.
Edited by xjowxw - 9/12/13 at 8:43am
post #8095 of 11304
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Originally Posted by g_bartman View Post

I started setup this morning. Everything went smoothly except when it tried accessing my network. I had the Ethernet connection on another device so I know it is good. I waited 25 minutes and it never connected, I had to leave for work. Could it be a firewall setting?



Do you have it plugged into your wifi router I'm assuming?
post #8096 of 11304
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Originally Posted by g_bartman View Post



Well I measured. The soffit is 7' in front of the screen, 4.5' in front of my mains. My seats are 13' from my mains if that matters.

Wow, very nice setup, very good use of the space!

I would try temporarily putting the Klipsch speakers on the front of the soffit as high and as far to the right and left as possible as highs to see how they sound.

I think they will add quite a bit to your sound stage as the distances from your fronts are significant enough to allow for your ears to perceive the intended effect.

The other option would be to try the Klipschs as highs mounted temporarily as high and as wide apart on the back wall as possible. It is hard to tell from the pic what
the left high location on the back wall looks like. But it is worth a try if you don't like the sound from the front of the soffits.

The more I look at the pic the more it seems like either location could be a good fit. Let your ears tell you the story!

After running Audessey I found I had to turn down the front highs and wides so they did not overpower the mains. Don't be afraid to try adjusting the levels if any speaker
does not sound like it matches the level of the rest.

Let us know how it works out.
post #8097 of 11304
Uverse is my provider. I am hard wired to a net gear switch that is connected via Ethernet to my main 2wire router
post #8098 of 11304
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Originally Posted by g_bartman View Post

Uverse is my provider. I am hard wired to a net gear switch that is connected via Ethernet to my main 2wire router



I'm thinking incompatibility also, you could try to temporarily disable your firewall and see, or add it to the safe list if possible. I think it's the netgear switch or your router. I don't know much about those switches and if they have to be compatible or not.
post #8099 of 11304
Thanks. The next thing I'm going to try is bypassing the switch and going ethernet straight from my router right to the Marantz hope that works.
post #8100 of 11304
^^^^

when you do that:

--disconnect anything connected to serial port on 8801

-- reboot the 8801

-- be sure there are no external apps (like an iPad app) running
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