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post #3721 of 3813
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Originally Posted by magic1313 View Post

Has anyone tried passing a 3D signal through the 988? Any Success? Would like to know if there are any options besides buying a dual hdmi output blu ray player to get 3D video and lossless audio via hdmi and the 988.

i am successfully streaming 720P 3D SBS via Apple TV2 (iOS 6.1, XBMC (Gotham)) through the AVR-988 to a VIZIO E420D-A0.
post #3722 of 3813
Right. Where an HDMI 1.4 AVR is required is for a full 1080p 3D video signal (eg. from Blu Ray player).
post #3723 of 3813
Problem solved, post deleted.
Edited by SonicWomb - 4/26/13 at 2:56pm
post #3724 of 3813
Hey guys I have the AVR 988 and a friend of mine gave me his custom built speakers. So now i have these 4 matched set of speakers. I wanted to know if there was a way to do 5.1 and pass full frequency to all speakers? Right now using the AVR 988 it seems to be cutting out the lows at 40hz. Is there anyway to make make it go lower?

If i can't make it pass frequencies lower than 40hz to all speakers what receiver would you recommend that would let me do this?

Thanks
post #3725 of 3813
A speaker will get the full range signal when set to LARGE; however, if you have a dedicated sub, you would actually want to set them to SMALL and raise their crossover settings to 80Hz after running Audyssey. If there is no sub, the speakers will automatically be set to LARGE.
post #3726 of 3813
Can anyone recommend where to source an audessey microphone for 2808?

Can't seem to find my issued microphone......
post #3727 of 3813
The DM-A405 is what you're looking for and not the newer DM-A409. Look for it on eBay (although the DM-A409 is much more prevalent) for about $25 or you can get it below .....

http://www.newremotecontrol.com/catalog/dyn_accy_data.php?catnum=3210040006

You can also check with Denon Parts or with one of the authorized parts distributors listed on their website.
post #3728 of 3813
just picked up a 2808 on the cheap to replace my Onkyo HTIB receiver which was being used for music (no sub preout). I'm hopeful this will do everything I need it to. Batpig answered a question regarding zones on the 2307 (887) thread but I didn't go with that, i'm wondering if you can answer my question.

According to him I can assign rear amp to power an additional set of mains, but lose zone two on the 887. What about the 2808? Can I assign surround amps for mains and still get a zone 2?

Oh, and it doesn't have a remote, anyone know the model remote i'll need?
post #3729 of 3813
This would be the case on any 7CH Denon AVR as there are only 7CH available to you ... with a 5.1 setup in the main zone .. you can use the extra 2CH to power 2 more speakers in either the main zone or in Zone 2 but not both. To do both you would need to connect an external 2CH amp (perhaps your Onkyo HTIB) to the Zone 2 pre-outs on the 2808CI and then connect your Zone 2 speakers to that external amp. Also although the stock remote is the RC-1068, you would be better served purchasing one of the Harmony remotes and download the remote codes from Logitech. Note also that you can download the 2808CI Owner's manual from Denon's Downloads website.
post #3730 of 3813
I have a Harmony 880 and was looking for discrete codes for Dolby Music. The preloaded codes on the Harmony software allow for "Music", but it toggles between Dolby Music and DTS Music, so half the time I press the button I get DTS Music instead of Dolby.

I tried the codes on Batpig's site, but they don't seem to work this model Denon. I was able to covert the codes and successfully upload them to my Harmony profile and remote, the receiver just doesn't seem to respond to them.

Any help is appreciated.
post #3731 of 3813
Not sure what it is you want as those are the primary Music settings.
post #3732 of 3813
Sorry that I was not clearer. When I press Music I want the AVR to always select Dolby Music, never DTS Music. Currently, when I change from Standard or Cinema to Music, half the time I get DTS (AVR toggles between the 2 settings). If there is a discrete code for just Dolby Music, I would use that code to replace the current code that toggles between the 2 settings.

The AVR is in a cabinet and I can't see the readout to verify which mode got selected. This model does not display anything on the TV when that setting changes.
post #3733 of 3813
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

This would be the case on any 7CH Denon AVR as there are only 7CH available to you ... with a 5.1 setup in the main zone .. you can use the extra 2CH to power 2 more speakers in either the main zone or in Zone 2 but not both. To do both you would need to connect an external 2CH amp (perhaps your Onkyo HTIB) to the Zone 2 pre-outs on the 2808CI and then connect your Zone 2 speakers to that external amp. Also although the stock remote is the RC-1068, you would be better served purchasing one of the Harmony remotes and download the remote codes from Logitech. Note also that you can download the 2808CI Owner's manual from Denon's Downloads website.

Ok thanks, I thought I read somewhere that this was 3 zone capable, zone 1&2 for mains, and zone 3 somewhere else. I must have read something else.
post #3734 of 3813
It does have 3 zone capability. But regardless of if there are 2, 3, or 17 zones, it only has SEVEN amplifiers.

If you use up all 7 amps for main zone (standard 5.1 plus 2 extra speakers, whether Front B, surround back, etc.) then any additional channels (other zones) require additional amplifier channels to be added externally.
post #3735 of 3813
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Originally Posted by batpig View Post

It does have 3 zone capability. But regardless of if there are 2, 3, or 17 zones, it only has SEVEN amplifiers.

If you use up all 7 amps for main zone (standard 5.1 plus 2 extra speakers, whether Front B, surround back, etc.) then any additional channels (other zones) require additional amplifier channels to be added externally.

Please forgive me, for some reason I can't wrap my head around this. I just can't process it.
If there are 7 amps as you said, I only need 6. I don't want 5.1 surround, I want 2 pairs of mains and one pair elsewhere.

My thinking is that since i'm not doing 5.1 I have those extra channels for the extra fronts that I want.
post #3736 of 3813
The part you are missing is that only TWO amps are assignable. The "core" 5 channels (FR/FL, C, SR/SL) are fixed and cannot be reassigned. Those extra two can be assigned to the main zone (bi-amping Front A or powering Front B), OR they can be assigned to another zone. But even if you aren't using surrounds or a center, those amps that are "unused" cannot be reassigned.

What you could do instead is hook up the 2nd pair of main as surrounds, and then run in MultiCH STEREO mode which will copy the same signal to the surrounds. Then, you would free up the two Surr.Back amps for reassignment to a second zone.
post #3737 of 3813
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Originally Posted by batpig View Post

The part you are missing is that only TWO amps are assignable. The "core" 5 channels (FR/FL, C, SR/SL) are fixed and cannot be reassigned. Those extra two can be assigned to the main zone (bi-amping Front A or powering Front B), OR they can be assigned to another zone. But even if you aren't using surrounds or a center, those amps that are "unused" cannot be reassigned.

What you could do instead is hook up the 2nd pair of main as surrounds, and then run in MultiCH STEREO mode which will copy the same signal to the surrounds. Then, you would free up the two Surr.Back amps for reassignment to a second zone.

Does multich stereo still provide stereo sound between left/right or are all the speakers the same sound?
post #3738 of 3813
It provides stereo L/R.
post #3739 of 3813
I think that's exactly what I was looking for, thanks guys.
post #3740 of 3813
Does anyone know if the denon 2808ci shares a common ground for the speaker taps?
post #3741 of 3813
I really need an answer ASAP. I need to know because I want to plug in my he500 headphones into the speaker taps. It terminates in a 1/4" headphone jack and I want to plug a female 1/4" to banana plug adapter on. I must know because if it doesn't share a common ground then it could damage my headphones. Please someone let me know :/
post #3742 of 3813
And why can't you just use the headphone jack on the front? confused.gif
post #3743 of 3813
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Originally Posted by afrogt View Post

And why can't you just use the headphone jack on the front? confused.gif
I've been told it might have a separate amplification that wouldn't be as powerful as the back. And orthodynamic drivers need lots of power to reach their full potential.
post #3744 of 3813
"Denon avr-2808 is a modern receiver therefore the headphone jack is not driven directly by the same source as the speaker taps on the back. It's probably driven by a separate op-amp on board." Quote from someone on head-fi that is helping me
post #3745 of 3813
No clue on the speaker tap ground question, but the power from the headphone jack is attenuated to about 1/1000 of what the speakers receive.
post #3746 of 3813
Plugging a headphone directly into a speaker post sounds like a HORRIBLE idea. If you aren't satisfied with the headphone amp built in, use the preamp RCA outputs to feed an external dedicated headphone amp.
post #3747 of 3813
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Originally Posted by batpig View Post

Plugging a headphone directly into a speaker post sounds like a HORRIBLE idea. If you aren't satisfied with the headphone amp built in, use the preamp RCA outputs to feed an external dedicated headphone amp.
I'm waiting to get a headphone amp. One that is actually a speaker amp called the emotiva mini-x a-100. I'll use the speaker taps on that because they share a common ground. Until then I was hoping to try it on the denon if it also shared a common ground. So, no one knows, and no one can find out for me? If not I'll just have to wait a long time until my cousin comes with a meter or until costumer service could maybe help. Does anyone also know if the headphone port is also driven off of a separate amp like the person claimed it did? Is that what you meant jdsmoothie, that it did run off of the same source as the speakers?
Edited by Nimzerz - 8/18/13 at 10:44am
post #3748 of 3813
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Originally Posted by afrogt View Post

And why can't you just use the headphone jack on the front? confused.gif
Another reason I don't use the headphone jack is it doesn't provide enough power for this inefficient headphone. 1/1000th of 110w isn't much for ortho drivers in this headphone that requires a minimum of 1W.
post #3749 of 3813
New guy here. I've had my AVR-2808CI for a few years now and it's well outside it's warranty time. Just the other day, my HDMI inputs/output seem to have given out. Is there a way to replace them without taking it in and getting my wallet violated?? I'm somewhat mechanically inclined and not afraid to take stuff apart. Currently I have my cable, xbox, etc sound going into the receiver via the optical connector while connecting my TV HDMI directly to whatever source I'm using. It's a pain in the ass if I want to go from say...cable to xbox.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
post #3750 of 3813
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Originally Posted by Nimzerz View Post

I'm waiting to get a headphone amp. One that is actually a speaker amp called the emotiva mini-x a-100. I'll use the speaker taps on that because they share a common ground. Until then I was hoping to try it on the denon if it also shared a common ground. So, no one knows, and no one can find out for me? If not I'll just have to wait a long time until my cousin comes with a meter or until costumer service could maybe help. Does anyone also know if the headphone port is also driven off of a separate amp like the person claimed it did? Is that what you meant jdsmoothie, that it did run off of the same source as the speakers?

Yup ... same source AFAIK.
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