New Pre/Pro! Can't wait to hook it up.

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My weekend is planned for sure. I plan to pull my entire rack apart and clean it up at the same time this goes in.
That part makes me want to start mixing a drink now.
Should be an upgrade from my SC-87.

LS90
RT16
CS350LS
RT2000P
CS1000p
RTiA9 x4
CSiA6
SVS PC-2000(2)
DSW440
LSi7
LSiC

Comments

  • msgmsg Posts: 3,410
    Yeeeehawwww!
    New stuff!

    Every time I clean up a rack I think it's only going to take me an hour or two... six to eight hours later, I'm picking up bits of velcro, putting away the vacuum, cleaners and microfiber cloths; wiped out.

    Annnd, it's totally worth it B)
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 4,807
    Huge upgrade!!!

    Congrats and enjoy

    Cheers!
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 16,495
    edited October 13
    Congrats on the new toy. SC87 for sale perhaps?
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  • dolbyddolbyd Posts: 78
    msg wrote: »
    Yeeeehawwww!
    New stuff!

    Every time I clean up a rack I think it's only going to take me an hour or two... six to eight hours later, I'm picking up bits of velcro, putting away the vacuum, cleaners and microfiber cloths; wiped out.

    Annnd, it's totally worth it B)

    I’m right there with you. It’s an all day affair. New stuff makes my OCD come out for sure.
    LS90
    RT16
    CS350LS
    RT2000P
    CS1000p
    RTiA9 x4
    CSiA6
    SVS PC-2000(2)
    DSW440
    LSi7
    LSiC
  • dolbyddolbyd Posts: 78
    Congrats on the new toy. SC87 for sale perhaps?

    Sorry no I’m keeping it. I plan to use it for the workout room with a pair of LS90’s.
    LS90
    RT16
    CS350LS
    RT2000P
    CS1000p
    RTiA9 x4
    CSiA6
    SVS PC-2000(2)
    DSW440
    LSi7
    LSiC
  • EmlynEmlyn Posts: 1,885
    Did you make a conscious decision to go for the new features of the 7704 instead of the previous 7703 which is going for around $1500 while they clear out stock? If so, what was the biggest purchasing factor in the new version?

    Have fun!
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    2. JM Labs Electra 920.1; Parasound JC2 Preamp; Parasound A21; Sony HAP-Z1ES; Marantz SA8004; Music Hall MMF7 and PS Audio NuWave phono pre; Technics SL-1200MKII and PS Audio GCPH phono pre; PS Audio P1000; MIT S1 Cables
    3. Polk LSiM703; Anthem Pre-2L SE pre and Parasound HCA-1500A amp; Squeezebox Touch; Wyred4Sound DAC2; MIT S3 cables
  • ThortonThorton Posts: 982
    Congrats! If it's anything like my AV8801 or better, I think you're really going to enjoy it. I was amazed how easy it was to set-up and the interface it excellent. You almost don't even need the manual. XT with Sub XT is also very good. And I also have to say, so far, everything has worked and is still working perfectly since the day I bought it. If you don't have plenty of room above it, check how hot it gets on top. I (and many others) had to place fans on top of it. Enjoy the weekend!
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  • dolbyddolbyd Posts: 78
    Emlyn wrote: »
    Did you make a conscious decision to go for the new features of the 7704 instead of the previous 7703 which is going for around $1500 while they clear out stock? If so, what was the biggest purchasing factor in the new version?

    Have fun!

    I went for the 7704 because I have a retail credit(on their dime) that put me in the same price point as the 7703.
    I also figure it will give me a few more firmware updates for the future. I was told the 5010 and up will be getting the Dolby Vision update from the 7704 but that will be it for new features. The 5011 and up should have at least 1 more year of updates.

    I guess we will see what the Auro 3D does on this unit. I do have Atmos ceiling speakers but not in the Auro setup they want. I guess free software on this line will help them get more traction with their marketshare.

    Excited to try it all.



    LS90
    RT16
    CS350LS
    RT2000P
    CS1000p
    RTiA9 x4
    CSiA6
    SVS PC-2000(2)
    DSW440
    LSi7
    LSiC
  • dolbyddolbyd Posts: 78
    Thorton wrote: »
    Congrats! If it's anything like my AV8801 or better, I think you're really going to enjoy it. I was amazed how easy it was to set-up and the interface it excellent. You almost don't even need the manual. XT with Sub XT is also very good. And I also have to say, so far, everything has worked and is still working perfectly since the day I bought it. If you don't have plenty of room above it, check how hot it gets on top. I (and many others) had to place fans on top of it. Enjoy the weekend!


    Thanks. Good to hear you have had good results. I have loved the 5010 I have in the MB so Marantz was my pick on this purchase. I almost waited for the new 8804 and bought an 8802 on discount.
    The sub XT is something I am excited to try with multiple subs. I am also super happy to have a little more control with Crossover settings. I have never liked the 1 size fits all approach of the MCACC Pro on the Elite.

    Heat won't be an issue I always run open shelve racks on my systems. Helps with cleaning and heat for sure. Heat is you biggest killer of equipment. You can fry an egg on some setups I have seen.
    LS90
    RT16
    CS350LS
    RT2000P
    CS1000p
    RTiA9 x4
    CSiA6
    SVS PC-2000(2)
    DSW440
    LSi7
    LSiC
  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 4,166
    The only thing keeping me from moving up to the 7703 or the 7704 is the fact that they took away the wides...the 7702(I and II) is 13 channels via RCA and 11 via balanced while the 7703 and 7704 only have 11 for RCA and balanced.

    If I wasn't planning on wides, the 7704 would be my top choice.

    That all being said, congrats! I love Marantz Pre-Pros.
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  • UpstatemaxUpstatemax Posts: 2,071
    dolbyd wrote: »
    I am also super happy to have a little more control with Crossover settings. I have never liked the 1 size fits all approach of the MCACC Pro on the Elite.

    100% agree!

    The only reason I'm fine with it in my surround system with my SC87 is because I basically only use it for shows and movies and I don't notice it as much. If I used it for music, it would drive me nuts.

    Congrats on the new gear, you should have a fun weekend ahead of you!
    Living room:
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  • dolbyddolbyd Posts: 78
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    Well I get to wait until Tuesday to get it running. I went to pick up my XLR cables this morning and I guess they are still in Cali due to the fires slowing down things.
    So Tuesday it is. Sad to see so many people with nothing left. I won't complain.

    I have time to set up the workout room and crank those LS90's for awhile . Not a bad day for sure.

    With the mess I have made tearing down the rack my wife was worried that football was going to be unwatchable this weekend. Nope we can use the TV speakers for the first time. LOL
    LS90
    RT16
    CS350LS
    RT2000P
    CS1000p
    RTiA9 x4
    CSiA6
    SVS PC-2000(2)
    DSW440
    LSi7
    LSiC
  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 12,646
    Yes, very tiny, tinny sounding speakers. That alone will make him rush to get everything hooked back up!
    Sunfire TGP III PrePro, Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature 405wpc 5 ch. Amp, Oppo 103 BluRay, Rotel RCD-1072 CDP, Sony Bravia KDL-40R510C TV, Polk S60 Main Speakers, Boston VR-920 Center Channel, SVS NSD-12 SB12 Subwoofer, Polk DSW 400 Subwoofer, Polk FXi-3 Surround Speakers
  • dolbyddolbyd Posts: 78
    Well its taken a few long days to put everything back together. It is a pain for sure.
    The Marantz is a fun unit and does sound better on all formats. The subs both got moved to the front and I plan to add another one back in the rear corner again. The front stage sounds awesome but I do miss the sub in the back. Should work great.
    Now relax and watch some BD's.

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    LS90
    RT16
    CS350LS
    RT2000P
    CS1000p
    RTiA9 x4
    CSiA6
    SVS PC-2000(2)
    DSW440
    LSi7
    LSiC
  • nbrowsernbrowser Posts: 6,880
    Nice upgrade man, something about the sexy look of Marantz electronics...then again I'm biased...SR5010...SR6008...CD6004...yeah biased. Nice stuff for dang sure.
    Living room: Samsung UN55KU7000 4K UHD HDR 55 inch TV, Marantz CD6004, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon, Parasound zPhono, Mac Mini, Oppo BDP-93, XBox One S 2Tb, Kenwood DPX792BH car deck for radio purposes, Marantz SR5010 AVR, Parasound HCA-1200II, Front SDA 2 modded with Larrys Rings and RD0-194-1 tweeters, Rear Onkyo SKF-4800 Towers, Center CSiA6, BOOM Tannoy TS2.12 Sub, Audioquest Evergreen interconnects just about everywhere except from AVR to amp, MIT Terminator 4, MIT AVT3 speaker cables with extra terminals covered up Monitor 5 Jr+ in the wings for a center channel.
  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 12,646
    Nice setup, don't forget to update your signature. Enjoy!
    Sunfire TGP III PrePro, Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature 405wpc 5 ch. Amp, Oppo 103 BluRay, Rotel RCD-1072 CDP, Sony Bravia KDL-40R510C TV, Polk S60 Main Speakers, Boston VR-920 Center Channel, SVS NSD-12 SB12 Subwoofer, Polk DSW 400 Subwoofer, Polk FXi-3 Surround Speakers
  • dolbyddolbyd Posts: 78
    nbrowser wrote: »
    Nice upgrade man, something about the sexy look of Marantz electronics...then again I'm biased...SR5010...SR6008...CD6004...yeah biased. Nice stuff for dang sure.

    Agreed.
    I put the 5010 in the MB and I saw the light. Great upgrade I think.

    I do have to say moving my SC-87 to the workout room with the LS90's was an upgrade too. In Pure direct mode with those D3 amps its heaven.
    LS90
    RT16
    CS350LS
    RT2000P
    CS1000p
    RTiA9 x4
    CSiA6
    SVS PC-2000(2)
    DSW440
    LSi7
    LSiC
  • monepolkmonepolk Posts: 728
    Nice set up.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,087
    nbrowser wrote: »
    Nice upgrade man, something about the sexy look of Marantz electronics...then again I'm biased...SR5010...SR6008...CD6004...yeah biased. Nice stuff for dang sure.

    mmm-hmmm. Marantz kind of cornered the market on aesthetics -- umm -- a while back :)
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    (needless to say, none of the above resides here, sadly)



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  • dolbyddolbyd Posts: 78
    monepolk wrote: »
    Nice set up.

    Thanks its been fun.
    I have had a good time upgrading this year. I put the basement finish 1 year back but its not needed yet.
    Also my wife is so chill about my hobby. It helps for sure.



    LS90
    RT16
    CS350LS
    RT2000P
    CS1000p
    RTiA9 x4
    CSiA6
    SVS PC-2000(2)
    DSW440
    LSi7
    LSiC
  • nbrowsernbrowser Posts: 6,880
    dolbyd wrote: »
    I also figure it will give me a few more firmware updates for the future. I was told the 5010 and up will be getting the Dolby Vision update from the 7704 but that will be it for new features. The 5011 and up should have at least 1 more year of updates.

    I guess we will see what the Auro 3D does on this unit. I do have Atmos ceiling speakers but not in the Auro setup they want. I guess free software on this line will help them get more traction with their marketshare.

    Excited to try it all.



    That reminds me...my 5010 has been bugging me to do a firmware update...guess I should let it do it's thing. The joys of having a LAN cable shoved into the back of it.
    Living room: Samsung UN55KU7000 4K UHD HDR 55 inch TV, Marantz CD6004, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon, Parasound zPhono, Mac Mini, Oppo BDP-93, XBox One S 2Tb, Kenwood DPX792BH car deck for radio purposes, Marantz SR5010 AVR, Parasound HCA-1200II, Front SDA 2 modded with Larrys Rings and RD0-194-1 tweeters, Rear Onkyo SKF-4800 Towers, Center CSiA6, BOOM Tannoy TS2.12 Sub, Audioquest Evergreen interconnects just about everywhere except from AVR to amp, MIT Terminator 4, MIT AVT3 speaker cables with extra terminals covered up Monitor 5 Jr+ in the wings for a center channel.
  • monepolkmonepolk Posts: 728
    dolbyd wrote: »

    Thanks its been fun.
    I have had a good time upgrading this year. I put the basement finish 1 year back but its not needed yet.
    Also my wife is so chill about my hobby. It helps for sure.



    Yeah my wife has been on me to redo the basement. Hopefully next year I can get it done.
  • Rich502Rich502 Posts: 65
    Nice setup and nice looking room too.
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