I just want to give a shout out about extending the life of my 8802a. I was seriously considering buying a new pre-amp. But I want to wait until HDMI 2.1 shakes out.
So I went and bought two minidsp DIRC-88aBM with DiracLive. You know what I am so excited because there is no comparison between DiracLive and Audyssey even when new. I now feel like I can wait for a long time until it dies or 2.1 is in my system for the display etc. Now it cost 2K but is definitely in my top 5 things I have put in my home theater.
Home Theater: JVC RS2000, Stewart 120" 2:35 StudioTech 130, Panamorph DCR Lens, B&W 802 Nautilus, HTM1, 4-B&W 805's for surround, 4-Martin Logan 22's ceiling speakers ATMOS, 2- PB-16 Ultra Subs, Marantz 8802A, MacIntosh 8207 AMP and Proceed AMP 5, Panasonic 820, Apple TV, XBox One, HTPC with MadVR, Qnap NAS