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post #1201 of 2142
Hello Gentlemen,

I have my new SR6008 all hooked up and it things are going well except when I try to connect the NETWORK to my wireless router. I went to the setup assistant after failing when using the manual. The first thing the setup asst. says is to connect your router ethernet cable to the back of the receiver.

I thought this receiver would stream airplay,spotify etc. the same way apple tv works- wirelessly......am I wrong about this? Or do I need to purchase RX 101 to stream music wirelessly to the reciever?

I am confused because Marantz claims the RX 101 is for bluetooth devices.....

Would I need to get a cable installed that connects into my wireless router(which is several rooms away), through my attic, and come out of the wall behind my receiver which I would then plug into my receiver?

If anyone can help me out on how to get my SR6008's NETWORK connected I would sure appreciate it. I have Verizon and the supplied the wireless router I have which is fairly new and supposed to be the fastest.

Thanks in advance.
post #1202 of 2142

Hi

I am in the market to buy speakers which I will power using the 7008. Got a nice HT which came in the house that I recently bought. I like the Paradigm speakers but want to make sure that I am not going for more than what I want. I am mostly in watching movies with a little bit of music. The HT room is 15 ft wide and 24 ft in length, 9 ft high and has got good insulation.The rooms are treated for sound proofing.

I am planning to go for:

a) Studio 100s for front right and left

b) Studio cc-690 for center

c) Millenia adp for surround 

d) Surround 3 in the rear.

e) Rythmik F15 HP ported sub

f) Charging the system with Emotiva XPA-3 and Marantz 7008.

 

Do you think the above combination will be an overkill for my room? OR am I on the right path to attain Nirvana?

Do I need the XPA-3 amplifier or will the 7008 be able to handle the speakers and the sub. I do like to hear at higher volume.

Help will be appreciated by this newbie.

post #1203 of 2142
One more question on the SR 6008..... The INPUT LEVEL for each input(TV/Cable, CD, Game etc.) is set at 0 from the factory.

- Is it ok to turn the input level up a bit to around +4? Or would turning the level up cause distortion?

The reason I wanted to turn it up a bit is I hear no sound until I turn the receivers volume up to around 20.

What do you fellas have your input levels set to? I am guessing everyone has them set to all different levels depending but I wanted to make sure I wasn't messing with something I shouldn't be.

..........The amount of options is incredible! It has been a long time since my last receiver (Yamaha Natural Sound 5.1)

Thanks in advance
post #1204 of 2142
Quote:
Originally Posted by Deadbydawn71 View Post

Hello Gentlemen,

I have my new SR6008 all hooked up and it things are going well except when I try to connect the NETWORK to my wireless router. I went to the setup assistant after failing when using the manual. The first thing the setup asst. says is to connect your router ethernet cable to the back of the receiver.

I thought this receiver would stream airplay,spotify etc. the same way apple tv works- wirelessly......am I wrong about this? Or do I need to purchase RX 101 to stream music wirelessly to the reciever?

I am confused because Marantz claims the RX 101 is for bluetooth devices.....

Would I need to get a cable installed that connects into my wireless router(which is several rooms away), through my attic, and come out of the wall behind my receiver which I would then plug into my receiver?

If anyone can help me out on how to get my SR6008's NETWORK connected I would sure appreciate it. I have Verizon and the supplied the wireless router I have which is fairly new and supposed to be the fastest.

Thanks in advance.

Hi. Yes i am affraid that you will have to connect a cable to your receiver if you would like network to work...unfortunately the reciver doesent have WIFI but maybe some WIFI dongles for USB might work...but the USB on my sr7008 is on the front side behind the doors...
as for the INPUT...I would just leave it at 0 db as is and turn volume up to -16 or less if you like...until your sound is distorted you are good to go...and that wont happen until at least -5 - 0 db on receiver, but that also depends on your speakers,...dont worry just turn it up until you are satisfied smile.gif
post #1205 of 2142
Hi all. I've had my sr7008 for a couple weeks now and I have a strange issue where the receiver is changing inputs by itself. It isn't doing it frequently but it has done it three times now and I'm becoming a little concerned. It has switched once while I've been watching tv to the network input and from game to bluray whilst I was using my Xbox.

Anyone else had this issue?
post #1206 of 2142
Deadbydawn71 I'm using one of these units with my 7008 and it functions flawlessly with my belkin router on the other side of the house.
It's not cheap running about $80 but I don't have the ability to run cable to my router.

http://www.netgear.com.au/home/products/hometheater/networking-for-home-theater-and-gaming/WNCE3001.aspx
post #1207 of 2142
Quote:
Originally Posted by Deadbydawn71 View Post

Hello Gentlemen,

I have my new SR6008 all hooked up and it things are going well except when I try to connect the NETWORK to my wireless router. I went to the setup assistant after failing when using the manual. The first thing the setup asst. says is to connect your router ethernet cable to the back of the receiver.

I thought this receiver would stream airplay,spotify etc. the same way apple tv works- wirelessly......am I wrong about this? Or do I need to purchase RX 101 to stream music wirelessly to the reciever?

I am confused because Marantz claims the RX 101 is for bluetooth devices.....

Would I need to get a cable installed that connects into my wireless router(which is several rooms away), through my attic, and come out of the wall behind my receiver which I would then plug into my receiver?

If anyone can help me out on how to get my SR6008's NETWORK connected I would sure appreciate it. I have Verizon and the supplied the wireless router I have which is fairly new and supposed to be the fastest.

Thanks in advance.

I'm using a netgear wnce3001 wireless adapter with my 7008 and it functions flawlessly. My router is on the other side of my house and the signal strength is still very good.
post #1208 of 2142
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Originally Posted by Matt1971 View Post

Hi all. I've had my sr7008 for a couple weeks now and I have a strange issue where the receiver is changing inputs by itself. It isn't doing it frequently but it has done it three times now and I'm becoming a little concerned. It has switched once while I've been watching tv to the network input and from game to bluray whilst I was using my Xbox.

Anyone else had this issue?

This has been known to happen on various D&M models from time to time. Try doing a microprocessor reset and if still no joy, then exchange it.
post #1209 of 2142
Quote:
Originally Posted by Deadbydawn71 View Post

Hello Gentlemen,

I have my new SR6008 all hooked up and it things are going well except when I try to connect the NETWORK to my wireless router. I went to the setup assistant after failing when using the manual. The first thing the setup asst. says is to connect your router ethernet cable to the back of the receiver.

I thought this receiver would stream airplay,spotify etc. the same way apple tv works- wirelessly......am I wrong about this? Or do I need to purchase RX 101 to stream music wirelessly to the reciever?

I am confused because Marantz claims the RX 101 is for bluetooth devices.....

Would I need to get a cable installed that connects into my wireless router(which is several rooms away), through my attic, and come out of the wall behind my receiver which I would then plug into my receiver?

If anyone can help me out on how to get my SR6008's NETWORK connected I would sure appreciate it. I have Verizon and the supplied the wireless router I have which is fairly new and supposed to be the fastest.

Thanks in advance.

None of these Marantz models have built in wireless connectivity and the bluetooth adapter RX-101 is only for connecting bluetooth devices to the AVR. You can use either another router as a "bridge router" or Powerline adapters.

Recommended routers/bridges .....

Primary Router
Cisco WRT-100
Cisco E3200
Linksys BEFSX41
Netgear N600 3400v2
Netgear WNDR-3800
Netgear WNDR4500
Airport Extreme


Bridge Router (connected to AVR provides wireless connection to the home's wifi router)
Cisco WRT-54G
TRENDnet TEW-640MB
Airport Extreme
Airport Express
Linksys WET610N
Netgear N300
Netgear WN2000RPT - 4 port
Netgear WN2500RP
D-Link DAP-1522


Other
Netgear XAVB5004 Powerline Network Adapter (4-port) (on AVR set Network Standby/IP Control to ON/Always ON)
D-Link Powerline Adapter
Belkin Video Link 3 (w/static IP)
D-Link 8-Port Gigabit Switch (DGS-1008G)


Quote:
Originally Posted by Deadbydawn71 View Post

One more question on the SR 6008..... The INPUT LEVEL for each input(TV/Cable, CD, Game etc.) is set at 0 from the factory.

- Is it ok to turn the input level up a bit to around +4? Or would turning the level up cause distortion?

The reason I wanted to turn it up a bit is I hear no sound until I turn the receivers volume up to around 20.

What do you fellas have your input levels set to? I am guessing everyone has them set to all different levels depending but I wanted to make sure I wasn't messing with something I shouldn't be.

..........The amount of options is incredible! It has been a long time since my last receiver (Yamaha Natural Sound 5.1)

Thanks in advance

The "SOURCE LEVEL" setting is designed to balance out the volume settings between different devices if that is important to you (eg. if at the same master volume level the cable TV volume is not as loud as a Blu Ray). I would imagine the vast majority don't use these settings at all as it's easier to just raise or lower the master volume as desired. Raising the "SOURCE LEVEL" by +4db for all sources would be no different than simply raising the master volume by +4db. D&M models use a logarithmic volume scale such that average listening volume will be either 40-60 or -40db to -20db depending on which volume scale you are using. After running Audyssey, movie reference volume is set to either 80/0db with as previously noted most folks listening at 20db-40db lower than reference volume.
post #1210 of 2142
Quote:
Originally Posted by Siddhu View Post

Hi
I am in the market to buy speakers which I will power using the 7008. Got a nice HT which came in the house that I recently bought. I like the Paradigm speakers but want to make sure that I am not going for more than what I want. I am mostly in watching movies with a little bit of music. The HT room is 15 ft wide and 24 ft in length, 9 ft high and has got good insulation.The rooms are treated for sound proofing.
I am planning to go for:
a) Studio 100s for front right and left
b) Studio cc-690 for center
c) Millenia adp for surround 
d) Surround 3 in the rear.
e) Rythmik F15 HP ported sub
f) Charging the system with Emotiva XPA-3 and Marantz 7008.

Do you think the above combination will be an overkill for my room? OR am I on the right path to attain Nirvana?

Do I need the XPA-3 amplifier or will the 7008 be able to handle the speakers and the sub. I do like to hear at higher volume.
Help will be appreciated by this newbie.

In the case of quality of speakers, there is no "overkill" rather only what your budget can afford. smile.gif These speakers are fairly efficient so the XPA-3 would not likely be required. Also keep in mind that the sub has it's own amp so is not powered by the AVR.
post #1211 of 2142
Quote:
Originally Posted by Deadbydawn71 View Post

Hello Gentlemen,

I have my new SR6008 all hooked up and it things are going well except when I try to connect the NETWORK to my wireless router. I went to the setup assistant after failing when using the manual. The first thing the setup asst. says is to connect your router ethernet cable to the back of the receiver.

I thought this receiver would stream airplay,spotify etc. the same way apple tv works- wirelessly......am I wrong about this? Or do I need to purchase RX 101 to stream music wirelessly to the reciever?

I am confused because Marantz claims the RX 101 is for bluetooth devices.....

Would I need to get a cable installed that connects into my wireless router(which is several rooms away), through my attic, and come out of the wall behind my receiver which I would then plug into my receiver?

If anyone can help me out on how to get my SR6008's NETWORK connected I would sure appreciate it. I have Verizon and the supplied the wireless router I have which is fairly new and supposed to be the fastest.

Thanks in advance.

 

These work great... I've used them on everything from Sat receivers to large 7 axis machine tools for downloading jobs:

 

http://www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-Universal-Ethernet-Adapter-WNCE2001/dp/B003KPBRRW/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1390244386&sr=8-3&keywords=ethernet+to+wireless+adapter

post #1212 of 2142
I have a quick question about Zone 2 playback and the SR6008. I am running 5.1 in my family room and I have two polk audio outdoor speakers hooked up to my zone 2 outside. I am currently using the amp assign setting to use the speaker outputs on the SR6008 to drive the outdoor speakers. Using Zone 2 I am able to listen to radio, network, and streaming audio, but I cannot listen to the audio from any hdmi inputs through my outdoor speakers. Basically I want to listen to either TV audio if a game is on or listen to streaming google music through my chromecast connected to one of the hdmi inputs.

I have tried to change the zone 2 hdmi setting to PCM from through, with no luck at all. The manual states that hdmi audio and video is available when using zone 2 over hdmi, but it does not mention anywhere that I can see that hdmi audio is unavailable in zone 2 when using just speakers.

I also tried to connect the zone 2 preouts to my amp and drive the audio through my amp in case there was some sort of feature preventing me from running the hdmi audio through the marantz but no luck with that.

What am I doing wrong here?
post #1213 of 2142
Quote:
Originally Posted by chulo_d View Post

I have a quick question about Zone 2 playback and the SR6008. I am running 5.1 in my family room and I have two polk audio outdoor speakers hooked up to my zone 2 outside. I am currently using the amp assign setting to use the speaker outputs on the SR6008 to drive the outdoor speakers. Using Zone 2 I am able to listen to radio, network, and streaming audio, but I cannot listen to the audio from any hdmi inputs through my outdoor speakers. Basically I want to listen to either TV audio if a game is on or listen to streaming google music through my chromecast connected to one of the hdmi inputs.

I have tried to change the zone 2 hdmi setting to PCM from through, with no luck at all. The manual states that hdmi audio and video is available when using zone 2 over hdmi, but it does not mention anywhere that I can see that hdmi audio is unavailable in zone 2 when using just speakers.

I also tried to connect the zone 2 preouts to my amp and drive the audio through my amp in case there was some sort of feature preventing me from running the hdmi audio through the marantz but no luck with that.

What am I doing wrong here?

Here you go

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post #1214 of 2142
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Originally Posted by lulimet View Post

Here you go

Allzonestereo.PNG 113k .PNG file

Holy crap! I can't believe I didnt see that. Although I'm not sure why that wasn't in the Zone 2 section. Thanks for the help, at least now I can get tv/chromecast audio outside. So I take it that it is not possible to listen to HDMI audio in the second zone with the main zone off or tuned to another input.
post #1215 of 2142
^^
It is possible, rather the source HDMI audio must be stereo 2.0.
post #1216 of 2142
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

This has been known to happen on various D&M models from time to time. Try doing a microprocessor reset and if still no joy, then exchange it.

Thanks jds, this is very frustrating on such an expensive piece of gear. I assumed that because this was such a minor upgrade from the 07 series that any known issues would have been sorted on the 08. This thing retails for $3400 here(Australia). Btw they don't exchange here, once you purchase almost any piece of a/v gear and you have a problem with it everything goes through warranty departments and service agents. I'll try the reset and keep my fingers crossed.

I did notice there is a firmware update available. Should I risk it and do the update?
post #1217 of 2142
Hi. I'm kinda struggling with this connection on the 5008 (maybe the same for other models). It seems that my old Toshiba HD DVD players are not compatible with the 5008 via HDMI. So I'd be perfectly happy connecting the Toshiba HDMI output directly to the TV and connecting either optical or coax to the 5008 for sound only. But I can't find anything in the instruction manual covering a case where there is no HDMI or other video input to the 5008 - just digital audio. So how do I select (say) the "coax 1" input to the 5008 for sound but with no video selection? Will it let me fool the system by maybe tying coax 1 to the Aux 2 video input - but not actually having HDMI connected to Aux 2? Any ideas? Thanks.
post #1218 of 2142
^^
This is actually a very common configuration to avoid HDMI handshake issues with cable/sat boxes. Just as with any audio only source connect it to an optical input and either use that default source name on the jack (ie. TV Audio or CD) or assign the input to another input source name (eg. DVD).
post #1219 of 2142
Quote:
Originally Posted by Matt1971 View Post

Thanks jds, this is very frustrating on such an expensive piece of gear. I assumed that because this was such a minor upgrade from the 07 series that any known issues would have been sorted on the 08. This thing retails for $3400 here(Australia). Btw they don't exchange here, once you purchase almost any piece of a/v gear and you have a problem with it everything goes through warranty departments and service agents. I'll try the reset and keep my fingers crossed.

I did notice there is a firmware update available. Should I risk it and do the update?

Can't hurt. wink.gif
post #1220 of 2142
Thank you for the replies gentlemen......I really appreciate your time

I am amazed the SR 6008 isn't wifi ready. I guess that was an assumption made on my part when I read about wirelessly streaming apple airplay, spotify etc.

A couple more questions if you don't mind-

1) If I go with running a cable to my SR6008 would that cable plug into my wireless router I have in another room of my house? or would I get the verizon installer to run a cable to my SR6008 from the verizon box they have mounted in my garage?

2) Is sound quality going to be better if a cable is used to connect my SR6008? Rather than streaming music etc. wirelessly via the methods you gentlemen spoke of previously?

Thanks in advance
post #1221 of 2142
Quote:
Originally Posted by Deadbydawn71 View Post

Thank you for the replies gentlemen......I really appreciate your time

I am amazed the SR 6008 isn't wifi ready. I guess that was an assumption made on my part when I read about wirelessly streaming apple airplay, spotify etc.

A couple more questions if you don't mind-

1) If I go with running a cable to my SR6008 would that cable plug into my wireless router I have in another room of my house? or would I get the verizon installer to run a cable to my SR6008 from the verizon box they have mounted in my garage?

2) Is sound quality going to be better if a cable is used to connect my SR6008? Rather than streaming music etc. wirelessly via the methods you gentlemen spoke of previously?

Thanks in advance

1) If it's a wireless router and has available ports, you would plug into that.

2) In a word, NO. Your internet access speed would never be anywhere near the speed capability of the wireless adapter. In other words, your internet service is the bottleneck, not a wireless adapter.
post #1222 of 2142
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Siddhu View Post

Hi
I am in the market to buy speakers which I will power using the 7008. Got a nice HT which came in the house that I recently bought. I like the Paradigm speakers but want to make sure that I am not going for more than what I want. I am mostly in watching movies with a little bit of music. The HT room is 15 ft wide and 24 ft in length, 9 ft high and has got good insulation.The rooms are treated for sound proofing.
I am planning to go for:
a) Studio 100s for front right and left
b) Studio cc-690 for center
c) Millenia adp for surround 
d) Surround 3 in the rear.
e) Rythmik F15 HP ported sub
f) Charging the system with Emotiva XPA-3 and Marantz 7008.

Do you think the above combination will be an overkill for my room? OR am I on the right path to attain Nirvana?

Do I need the XPA-3 amplifier or will the 7008 be able to handle the speakers and the sub. I do like to hear at higher volume.
Help will be appreciated by this newbie.

I'm running a SR7008 with and XPA-3 to drive my front stage: Polk Audio LSiM 705s and LSiM 706C. I have LSiM 703s for rear that I'm driving with the SR7008. I'm very pleased with the results. The SR7008 stays very cold even during long sessions of music. My recommendation is if you can afford the XPA-3 then go for it. Also the FV15HP will do a very good job in that room. I'm running a pair of F12SE in a 2800 cf room.
post #1223 of 2142
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Originally Posted by Deadbydawn71 View Post


1) If I go with running a cable to my SR6008 would that cable plug into my wireless router I have in another room of my house? or would I get the verizon installer to run a cable to my SR6008 from the verizon box they have mounted in my garage?

2) Is sound quality going to be better if a cable is used to connect my SR6008? Rather than streaming music etc. wirelessly via the methods you gentlemen spoke of previously?
1. You connect an ethernet cable from the wireless router (assuming it has ethernet ports and is not just a wireless extender) to the 6008. Don't mess with the Verizon box in your garage.

2. Sound quality will not be any different between wired or wireless connection. Both have more than enough bandwith to handle streaming.
post #1224 of 2142
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Originally Posted by lulimet View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Deadbydawn71 View Post


1) If I go with running a cable to my SR6008 would that cable plug into my wireless router I have in another room of my house? or would I get the verizon installer to run a cable to my SR6008 from the verizon box they have mounted in my garage?

2) Is sound quality going to be better if a cable is used to connect my SR6008? Rather than streaming music etc. wirelessly via the methods you gentlemen spoke of previously?
1. You connect an ethernet cable from the wireless router (assuming it has ethernet ports and is not just a wireless extender) to the 6008. Don't mess with the Verizon box in your garage.

2. Sound quality will not be any different between wired or wireless connection. Both have more than enough bandwith to handle streaming.

Unfortunately, you can't make sweeping statements like that about wireless networking. Many people use wireless in places where there is a lot of electrical interference that can't be eliminated. In those cases, wireless signals can be very unreliable and a hard-wired connection (either Cat-5 or Cat-6 ethernet or powerline adapters or something similar) is necessary. Dropouts which aren't noticed during computer-to-computer file transfers are unacceptable when trying to watch or listen to a real-time streaming presentation.
post #1225 of 2142
He asked if there would be any difference in sound between the two connections.
post #1226 of 2142
I'm looking at picking up a Marantz, and trying to decide between the SR5007 and SR5008. The only thing that's leaning me towards the 5008 is the HDAM and Current Feedback technology it has over the 5007. I've been researching those technologies and on paper they should sound better, but does anyone have any real world experience. Is it worth picking up just for that? The SR5007 would otherwise meet my needs. Thanks!
post #1227 of 2142
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Originally Posted by lulimet View Post

He asked if there would be any difference in sound between the two connections.

Exactly. Dropouts would be a painful difference.
post #1228 of 2142
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Originally Posted by krk206s View Post

I'm looking at picking up a Marantz, and trying to decide between the SR5007 and SR5008. The only thing that's leaning me towards the 5008 is the HDAM and Current Feedback technology it has over the 5007. I've been researching those technologies and on paper they should sound better, but does anyone have any real world experience. Is it worth picking up just for that? The SR5007 would otherwise meet my needs. Thanks!


There's actually a thread on this topic that I started in the 2 channel forum.  Check it out.... as expected, arguments on both sides.

post #1229 of 2142
I have a somewhat complicated question to so bear with me.

Last night I was messing with the programming on my MX-880 remote and testing some new functionality which worked great. Before I went to bed, I turned everything off. In the morning, the 6008 would not output passthrough video or active hdmi video from any input. I had to unplug the 6008 from the wall for a few seconds, and plug it back in to fix the problem. I was a bit concerned that I had to do that but I had to go to work.

Now I just got home and noticed that the 6008 was no longer properly turning on my amp connected via the 12v trigger. Now with that said, I was splitting the output of the 12vdc trigger into a mono rca splitter to provide a trigger to both my amp and sub. It seemed to work fine for a while, but every once in a while the reciever and my amp would get out of sync of sorts and I would have to disconnect the trigger and plug it back in to get everything working right again. I figured that it was due to splitting the 12vdc and only outputting 6vdc, but I contacted Outlaw audio and they said that it should be fine with the split trigger input. So now I disconnected the spliter and only have the amp hooked up to the 12v trigger and that works fine. In order to keep my sub working I have the switch on the sub set to auto sense so that it turns on whenever a signal is detected.

So here are my questions:

1) Should I be concerned with having to unplug the receiver to get the video output to work again?
2) Whats the best way to split the 12v trigger without causing any issues? I have searched and haven't found a great solution for this.
3) With the sub set to autosense, should I even worry about the trigger? In autosense, is there a chance that I might miss some bass output if the sub has to wait for a signal before it kicks on?
4) Any chance all this wonkiness is attributed to to splitting the 12v trigger or could it just be a coincidence?
post #1230 of 2142
after spending 3 weeks with my new sr5008, just want to add another very happy AV Science sales customer to the list!!! love all the setting options. the sound is awesome after running audyssey. amazed at the difference that made! thanks to AVS i've quickly become severely addicted to this wonderful world of *great* audio and surround sound biggrin.gif

THANK YOU JD smile.gif
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