Originally Posted by TheBuffaloBills
I appreciate the responses Skally and LilMike.
I actually decided to splurge a little bit and get the Onkyo 809 from Newegg for
Congrads on the AV 809, I believe you are really going to enjoy it not to mention the set up as well!
As far as "break-in" time, its pretty much a matter of opinion per say as I am "on the fence" with that theory. I do believe it may uphold some truth to it as some would say around 4-6hrs or more and some will say the break in is more of a myth. As I mentioned I do believe it holds some truth but in reality I thinks its more "breaing in your own ears".
*Just a simple note here as I'm not sure where you live but if you receive the AV and even the speakers to where the UPS/Fed EX driver leaves it outside (..or even from being in the truck) as to where its cold... by all means do not power up anything until its room temp. I'm sure you are pretty aware of that, its just I thought I would mention it in case you are too exceited and over look it is all.
Allow yourself some time to get use to the AV, in essance it has quite a few bells and whistles per say. I would reccomend doing a firm update from Onkyo to make sure it up to date before going to far. Another thing... make sure it has proper ventilation, dont have it enclosed to where the unit can overheat or place anything such as a DVD, cable box or such on top. I say this because Onkyo does run a little warmer than others, not like some would say "hot enough to fry an egg"... thats BS unless they have a BAD unit or something but I just wanted to point that out.
WHen setting up the Audessy just follow the on screen advise, its quite easy b.t.w. as it will make you set it to at least 3 seating postion's but I always use all 6 test... just in case (... if you dont know what that means you fill find out pretty son once you are playing with it). In fact even thou I run the Audessy I tweek it to my liking as I run the mains, center and sub a little hotter than what it want to set it up at (... hotter meaning more dp). I could go on and on about it but I think once you get the just of things you will want to play around with it & the speaker placement.
BY all means use your movie of choice or music so you can get a better feel of the sound! In essance its all "trial by error" as you may find yourself tweeking your set up from time to time. As far as the Bic speakers they are very easy to run as they can sound excellent even at lower volume. Cant wait to hear your feed back once you get it going!! Have fun my friend!!!