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post #601 of 2141
^^
just to recap what I think Anthem's view is: you are correct that 80w + 80w does not equal 160w (I was just following the writer's logic), but when you passively biamp, the impedance of the tweeter and the woofer are signficantly reduced. So yes, it's still 80w to each, but you get a significant increase in output due to the reduced impedance, hence the benefit of passive biamping. But I apologize for taking this forum way off topic. If someone wants to discuss more, perhaps we should set up a new forum... this seems to be a hottly debated issue! smile.gif
post #602 of 2141
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Originally Posted by ken6217 View Post

Does anyone use Dynamic Equalization?

Thanks,
Ken

Sorry. Missed this one. Dyn EQ is recommended for all sources all the time. If too strong for TV listening, the Reference Level Offset(RLO) setting can be set to 10 to reduce the bass/surround boost thus improving the center channel dialogue, although I find that with the excellent EQ XT32 does, I have no reason to use the RLO setting.
post #603 of 2141
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

Sorry. Missed this one. Dyn EQ is recommended for all sources all the time. If too strong for TV listening, the Reference Level Offset(RLO) setting can be set to 10 to reduce the bass/surround boost thus improving the center channel dialogue, although I find that with the excellent EQ XT32 does, I have no reason to use the RLO setting.

You mean you always set the RLO to 0? That's what I do, and have never felt the need to change it for any content (movies, TV, and music of all kinds). IMHO, Dyn EQ is one of the best things about Audyssey... it makes a huge difference and greatly improves sounds quality.
post #604 of 2141
Correct. The factory default is 0.
post #605 of 2141
This is a silly question, but how do I adjust the channel levels when in pure direct???
post #606 of 2141
You don't.
post #607 of 2141
Really?!! How do I know the level then? Thanks for the answer .
post #608 of 2141
As you know, PURE DIRECT shuts down the video processing of the front panel display and the GUI so in order to see the volume levels listed, you will have to change to another surround mode.
post #609 of 2141

Hi guys, I am eyeing for 5008. For movies, is it able to simulate 5.1 output from 2.1 source? 

post #610 of 2141
Also eyeing the 5008. Anyone know best place to purchase (pricing)?
post #611 of 2141
Call your local dealer or give AVSfourms a shout. They'll hook you up
post #612 of 2141
Does anyone happen to know the best match in URC's Complete Control (MX-980) for the SR7008?
post #613 of 2141
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Originally Posted by chrisdemello View Post

Hi guys, I am eyeing for 5008. For movies, is it able to simulate 5.1 output from 2.1 source? 

Yes. Likely every current 5.1 AVR on the market can simulate 5.1 from a stereo source.
post #614 of 2141
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Originally Posted by reisb View Post

Also eyeing the 5008. Anyone know best place to purchase (pricing)?

Have you tried AVScience? smile.gif As noted in my sig, we are authorized Marantz dealers and also note that our entire inventory is not listed on the website.
Edited by jdsmoothie - 11/16/13 at 5:18am
post #615 of 2141
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Originally Posted by Stevetd View Post

Does anyone happen to know the best match in URC's Complete Control (MX-980) for the SR7008?

Main use setup number 1586, network 1590, tuner 1588, ipod 1589

Zone 2 setup number 1591, zone 2 tuner 1592, zone 2 network 1593, ipod 1628

Zone 3 setup number 1594, zone 3 network 1596
post #616 of 2141
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

Have you tried AVScience? smile.gif As noted in my sig, we are authorized Marantz dealers and also note that our entire inventory is not listed on the website.

You'll get a good price and you'll be supporting this website.
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Originally Posted by Tom Grooms View Post

Main use setup number 1586, network 1590, tuner 1588, ipod 1589

Zone 2 setup number 1591, zone 2 tuner 1592, zone 2 network 1593, ipod 1628

Zone 3 setup number 1594, zone 3 network 1596

Thanks Tom!!
post #617 of 2141
Sorry in advance for the noob question.

Just got the 5008, upgraded from an Onkyo ht-rc260, and I love it! Music and movies seem to have more depth and clarity than I remember hearing in years. It's hands down the best receiver I have ever owned.

So my question. When I switch to my CBL/Sat input it clicks and after a couple of seconds the display changes to "offset - 7dB".

I've looked around the setup menu to find what this means but can't find anything that is set for -7dB. This is the only input this happens on. Any ideas?

UPDATE: if I go to setup/general/information/audio I see the offset of -7dB but still can't change it or know how it got there.
Edited by Ethos99 - 11/18/13 at 5:38pm
post #618 of 2141
The Dolby Dialogue Normalization setting is described on p. 179 in your Owner's manual ....

post #619 of 2141
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

The Dolby Dialogue Normalization setting is described on p. 179 in your Owner's manual ....


Thanks. Just the term offset did not return a result in my search.
post #620 of 2141
Just upgraded my speakers and purchased the SR-5008 for them. Excited to clean the wires up behind my A/V tower. biggrin.gif
post #621 of 2141
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Originally Posted by MGTR420 View Post

Just upgraded my speakers and purchased the SR-5008 for them. Excited to clean the wires up behind my A/V tower. biggrin.gif

Which speakers did you get?

post #622 of 2141

After reading through all the good info in this thread, I have to say that I am coming dangerously close to pulling the trigger on the 7008. I really appreciate the knowledge & input from enricoclaudio, jdsmoothie, seldon, & all! Only thing I need now is a good black Friday sale & I am probably pushed over the edge! :eek::D

 

Cheers, -mike

post #623 of 2141
I went with ProMonitor 1000's. I'm adding in a supercube soon also. I wanted floor standers, but my kitten will have a field day with them.
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Originally Posted by chrisdemello View Post

Which speakers did you get?
post #624 of 2141

For B&W 804 Diamonds, is bi-amping 5008 recommended? I dont think I need the Audyssey XT32 features of 7008 or am I missing something? I am staying in an apartment so I doubt I can blast the speakers to my liking.

post #625 of 2141
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Originally Posted by mjochen View Post

After reading through all the good info in this thread, I have to say that I am coming dangerously close to pulling the trigger on the 7008. I really appreciate the knowledge & input from enricoclaudio, jdsmoothie, seldon, & all! Only thing I need now is a good black Friday sale & I am probably pushed over the edge! eek.gifbiggrin.gif

Cheers, -mike

Hi all. Ok Mike let me be the one to push you over the edge smile.gif as i have been pushed too biggrin.gif. So i have this sr 7008 for 2 months now and i could not be happier. I have previously owned sr 5004 and the difference with 7008 is day and night. I have Monitor audio BX6 speakers, with the SR 5004 the speakers were lacking in punch in mean litterally there was almost no bass but with SR 7008 the speakers came to life. The sound of music in pure direct is so punchy, lively and detailed...the only difference between sr5004 and 7008 is that that now i have bi-amped (i know i know biggrin.gif) the speakers as i have a 5.1 system and dont want the amps to nap biggrin.gif, but still two of them do tongue.gif. As far as surround sound goes i have found that there seems to be less bass (but i have it 3db hot now) compared with sr5004 (MULTEQ VS XT32) but the sound is definetely more clear and i would say is more like in cinema. So overall i am very immpressed with the AVR, i had a DENON X4000 reserved for me but the last few hours i wanted to pick it up i got i nice deal with Marantz so i went the Marantz way again.
post #626 of 2141
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Originally Posted by chrisdemello View Post

For B&W 804 Diamonds, is bi-amping 5008 recommended? I dont think I need the Audyssey XT32 features of 7008 or am I missing something? I am staying in an apartment so I doubt I can blast the speakers to my liking.

Wire them as normal and give it a listen. You may see no reason exists to bi-amp them.
post #627 of 2141
Love my new Marantz SR5008, but I have a couple of questions:

1) Is there an easier way to switch back and forth between A and B ("zone 2") speakers? When I turn on the speakers in the kitchen by pressing the Zone 2 button I then have to either mute or switch the central speakers to a different input to turn them off. Then to adjust the volume on the kitchen speakers, I have to grab the remote, press the Zone 2 button, adjust the volume with the remote. I guess what I'm saying is that I wish there was an easy way to toggle between A, B, and A+B speakers and then adjust the volume on these speakers with the main knob. It's not that big a deal, but I just want to make sure there's not something I'm missing.

2) On a related note, are the B/Zone 2 speakers affected by Audyssey settings or any other equalization? Or are they essentially always in direct mode?

3) Am I correct in thinking that to use my iPhone as a remote I have to hardwire the receiver to my router?

Thank you!
post #628 of 2141
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Originally Posted by tommaazz View Post


As far as surround sound goes i have found that there seems to be less bass (but i have it 3db hot now) compared with sr5004 (MULTEQ VS XT32) but the sound is definetely more clear and i would say is more like in cinema. So overall i am very immpressed with the AVR, i had a DENON X4000 reserved for me but the last few hours i wanted to pick it up i got i nice deal with Marantz so i went the Marantz way again.

 

Thanks for the nudge Tommaazz -- as if I needed the help! :rolleyes:

 

Sometimes I like to feel new purchases out from a different angle: if there was one thing that you were maybe a bit less than thrilled about, or wish was done a little differently with the 7008, what would that be (any pet peeves with interface/capability, etc.)? Other than a little less bass presence that you mention (which for me, I'm not an overly in-your-face-bass kinda guy so, may be a non-issue for me).

 

If you don't mind, do you tend to listen at full volume? What sort of media (cinema, jazz, pop, classical)? Do you run Dynamic EQ & happy with it? Again, thanks for your thoughts -- one step closer. . .  slowly I turned, step by step, inch by inch. . . Niagara Falls! :p 

post #629 of 2141
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Originally Posted by Greenwood Ave View Post

Love my new Marantz SR5008, but I have a couple of questions:

1) Is there an easier way to switch back and forth between A and B ("zone 2") speakers? When I turn on the speakers in the kitchen by pressing the Zone 2 button I then have to either mute or switch the central speakers to a different input to turn them off. Then to adjust the volume on the kitchen speakers, I have to grab the remote, press the Zone 2 button, adjust the volume with the remote. I guess what I'm saying is that I wish there was an easy way to toggle between A, B, and A+B speakers and then adjust the volume on these speakers with the main knob. It's not that big a deal, but I just want to make sure there's not something I'm missing.

2) On a related note, are the B/Zone 2 speakers affected by Audyssey settings or any other equalization? Or are they essentially always in direct mode?

3) Am I correct in thinking that to use my iPhone as a remote I have to hardwire the receiver to my router?

Thank you!

1. These are not "A" and "B" speakers, rather you have Main Zone and Zone 2. The way you are selecting is correct.
2. Audyssey only applies to the main zone speakers.
3. Correct, either wired or wirelessly via a bridge modem or Powerline adapters.
post #630 of 2141
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Originally Posted by [Irishman] View Post


Wire them as normal and give it a listen. You may see no reason exists to bi-amp them.

 

I wish I could but where I am based at now doesn't have the luxury of trying different amps. Most of the ones on display are the pricey Arcam and Classe ones that retailers are trying to sell away for a premium. 

 

Is the 7008 much better than 5008 for double the price? I've been reading that the Audyssey XT32 alone is a good reason enough for the upgrade.

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