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.

Main room- RTiA9 x4, CSiA6, in ceiling Atmos RT-70 x4, SVS PC 4000 x2, Marantz 7704, OPPO 203, Emotiva XPA-5 Gen2, Emotiva X-500,X-150, Sony 75" 940E, Panasonic Plasma VT50,PS Audio Power Port X2, Perfect Wave AC-5 x4

Office- Infinity Kappa 600, Kappa Center, in ceiling Polk RC80i, SVS PC 2000, Marantz 5010, OPPO 203, Emotiva X300, Sony 48"

Master BR- LSi7, LSiC, LSI700 in ceiling, SVS-PC 2000, Marantz SR5012, Adcom 7500, OPPO 203, Pioneer DVL-919 Laser Disc, Sony 55" 800B

Workout room- RT2000P, CS1000P, Pioneer Elite SC81, OPPO 103, Panasonic Plasma VT 42"

Patio- SDI Atrium8 x3, Emotiva A-100 amps x3

Storage room at this time- LS90, RT16, CS350LS

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  • msgmsg Posts: 4,264
    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: 5,439
    Huge upgrade!!!

    Congrats and enjoy

    Cheers!
    HT:Polk LSiM 706 LSiM 705's VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's| Marantz AV7702 | Sunfire TGA-7401 | Oppo BDP-103D | Sony PS4 | Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 64" Plasma | SVS PB13 Ultra | MIT EXP 2's (Fronts & Center)

    ManCave: Parasound Halo A23 x2 Amps Parsound Halo A21 Amp & P5 Pre | Marantz AV7004 AV Pre | Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's| Usher BE-616 Center|SVS Ultra Surrounds | SVS SB4000 Sub |Oppo UDP 203 | MIT Shotgun S3's | Marantz SA8004 SACD | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | HP Elite Slice PC |Samsung 50" SUHD TV | Sony PS4 Pro

    Patio Polk Atrium 8's |Marantz 2252B |

    Office Bluesound Node2 | Polk SDA SRS 2.3 | Marantz 2385 |

    Bedroom Peactree Nova 125SE | Focal 905's | Bluesound Node | SVS SB2000 Sub

    Garage Yamaha R-N303BL | Polk Monitor 5B's

    Closet Yamaha M80 | 2 Polk MP2K subs| Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's |
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,051
    edited October 2017
    Congrats on the new toy. SC87 for sale perhaps?
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with PS Audio NuWave Phono converter, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Stradivari v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X1 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Krell Evolution 525a CD Player, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 Blu-ray , Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds

  • dolbyddolbyd Posts: 267
    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.
    Main room- RTiA9 x4, CSiA6, in ceiling Atmos RT-70 x4, SVS PC 4000 x2, Marantz 7704, OPPO 203, Emotiva XPA-5 Gen2, Emotiva X-500,X-150, Sony 75" 940E, Panasonic Plasma VT50,PS Audio Power Port X2, Perfect Wave AC-5 x4

    Office- Infinity Kappa 600, Kappa Center, in ceiling Polk RC80i, SVS PC 2000, Marantz 5010, OPPO 203, Emotiva X300, Sony 48"

    Master BR- LSi7, LSiC, LSI700 in ceiling, SVS-PC 2000, Marantz SR5012, Adcom 7500, OPPO 203, Pioneer DVL-919 Laser Disc, Sony 55" 800B

    Workout room- RT2000P, CS1000P, Pioneer Elite SC81, OPPO 103, Panasonic Plasma VT 42"

    Patio- SDI Atrium8 x3, Emotiva A-100 amps x3

    Storage room at this time- LS90, RT16, CS350LS
  • dolbyddolbyd Posts: 267
    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.
    Main room- RTiA9 x4, CSiA6, in ceiling Atmos RT-70 x4, SVS PC 4000 x2, Marantz 7704, OPPO 203, Emotiva XPA-5 Gen2, Emotiva X-500,X-150, Sony 75" 940E, Panasonic Plasma VT50,PS Audio Power Port X2, Perfect Wave AC-5 x4

    Office- Infinity Kappa 600, Kappa Center, in ceiling Polk RC80i, SVS PC 2000, Marantz 5010, OPPO 203, Emotiva X300, Sony 48"

    Master BR- LSi7, LSiC, LSI700 in ceiling, SVS-PC 2000, Marantz SR5012, Adcom 7500, OPPO 203, Pioneer DVL-919 Laser Disc, Sony 55" 800B

    Workout room- RT2000P, CS1000P, Pioneer Elite SC81, OPPO 103, Panasonic Plasma VT 42"

    Patio- SDI Atrium8 x3, Emotiva A-100 amps x3

    Storage room at this time- LS90, RT16, CS350LS
  • EmlynEmlyn Posts: 2,104
    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!
    1. Polk LSiM707, 704C, 703; Dual SVS SB2000 subwoofers; Marantz SR7011 receiver; Parasound A23 amp; Oppo 205; Toshiba HD-DVD Player; Sony 65" 4K TV; FIOS; PS Audio Power Plant Premier; MIT S2 cables
    2. JM Labs Electra 920.1; Parasound JC2 Preamp; Sonic Frontiers Power 2 amp; Sony HAP-Z1ES; Oppo 105D; Music Hall MMF7 and Acoustech phono pre; PS Audio P1000; MIT S1 Cables
    3. Polk LSiM703; Pioneer Elite SC97 receiver; Oppo 203; Squeezebox Touch; MIT S3 cables
  • ThortonThorton Posts: 1,113
    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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    Source: Sonos - W4S Mod, DAC: W4S DAC-2
    Pre/Pro: Marantz AV8805
    Amp1: W4S MC-5, AMP2: W4S MMC-7
    Front: Salk SoundScape 8's, Center: Salk SoundScape C7
    Surround: Polk FXIA6, Surround Back: Polk RTIA9, Atmos: Polk 70-RT
    Subs: 2 - Rythmik F25's
    IC & Speaker Cables: Acoustic Zen, Wireworld, Signal Cable
    Power Cables: Acoustic Zen, Wireworld, PS Audio
    Room Treatments: GIK Acoustics
  • dolbyddolbyd Posts: 267
    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.



    Main room- RTiA9 x4, CSiA6, in ceiling Atmos RT-70 x4, SVS PC 4000 x2, Marantz 7704, OPPO 203, Emotiva XPA-5 Gen2, Emotiva X-500,X-150, Sony 75" 940E, Panasonic Plasma VT50,PS Audio Power Port X2, Perfect Wave AC-5 x4

    Office- Infinity Kappa 600, Kappa Center, in ceiling Polk RC80i, SVS PC 2000, Marantz 5010, OPPO 203, Emotiva X300, Sony 48"

    Master BR- LSi7, LSiC, LSI700 in ceiling, SVS-PC 2000, Marantz SR5012, Adcom 7500, OPPO 203, Pioneer DVL-919 Laser Disc, Sony 55" 800B

    Workout room- RT2000P, CS1000P, Pioneer Elite SC81, OPPO 103, Panasonic Plasma VT 42"

    Patio- SDI Atrium8 x3, Emotiva A-100 amps x3

    Storage room at this time- LS90, RT16, CS350LS
  • dolbyddolbyd Posts: 267
    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.
    Main room- RTiA9 x4, CSiA6, in ceiling Atmos RT-70 x4, SVS PC 4000 x2, Marantz 7704, OPPO 203, Emotiva XPA-5 Gen2, Emotiva X-500,X-150, Sony 75" 940E, Panasonic Plasma VT50,PS Audio Power Port X2, Perfect Wave AC-5 x4

    Office- Infinity Kappa 600, Kappa Center, in ceiling Polk RC80i, SVS PC 2000, Marantz 5010, OPPO 203, Emotiva X300, Sony 48"

    Master BR- LSi7, LSiC, LSI700 in ceiling, SVS-PC 2000, Marantz SR5012, Adcom 7500, OPPO 203, Pioneer DVL-919 Laser Disc, Sony 55" 800B

    Workout room- RT2000P, CS1000P, Pioneer Elite SC81, OPPO 103, Panasonic Plasma VT 42"

    Patio- SDI Atrium8 x3, Emotiva A-100 amps x3

    Storage room at this time- LS90, RT16, CS350LS
  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 4,573
    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: 2,220
    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:
    Samsung PN50B860 50" Plasma : XBOX One : Roku Ultra : Oppo UDP-203 : Pioneer Elite SC-87 : APC H15 : Focal 806V mains : Focal 806V Surrounds : SVS SB2000 : SVS SB12-NSD

    2Ch:
    Sonus Faber Venere S : Parasound HCA 1500A : Oppo UDP-205 : Furman Elite 15 DM i : Sony XBR 55X810C Monitor :
  • dolbyddolbyd Posts: 267
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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
    Main room- RTiA9 x4, CSiA6, in ceiling Atmos RT-70 x4, SVS PC 4000 x2, Marantz 7704, OPPO 203, Emotiva XPA-5 Gen2, Emotiva X-500,X-150, Sony 75" 940E, Panasonic Plasma VT50,PS Audio Power Port X2, Perfect Wave AC-5 x4

    Office- Infinity Kappa 600, Kappa Center, in ceiling Polk RC80i, SVS PC 2000, Marantz 5010, OPPO 203, Emotiva X300, Sony 48"

    Master BR- LSi7, LSiC, LSI700 in ceiling, SVS-PC 2000, Marantz SR5012, Adcom 7500, OPPO 203, Pioneer DVL-919 Laser Disc, Sony 55" 800B

    Workout room- RT2000P, CS1000P, Pioneer Elite SC81, OPPO 103, Panasonic Plasma VT 42"

    Patio- SDI Atrium8 x3, Emotiva A-100 amps x3

    Storage room at this time- LS90, RT16, CS350LS
  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 13,006
    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: 267
    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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    Main room- RTiA9 x4, CSiA6, in ceiling Atmos RT-70 x4, SVS PC 4000 x2, Marantz 7704, OPPO 203, Emotiva XPA-5 Gen2, Emotiva X-500,X-150, Sony 75" 940E, Panasonic Plasma VT50,PS Audio Power Port X2, Perfect Wave AC-5 x4

    Office- Infinity Kappa 600, Kappa Center, in ceiling Polk RC80i, SVS PC 2000, Marantz 5010, OPPO 203, Emotiva X300, Sony 48"

    Master BR- LSi7, LSiC, LSI700 in ceiling, SVS-PC 2000, Marantz SR5012, Adcom 7500, OPPO 203, Pioneer DVL-919 Laser Disc, Sony 55" 800B

    Workout room- RT2000P, CS1000P, Pioneer Elite SC81, OPPO 103, Panasonic Plasma VT 42"

    Patio- SDI Atrium8 x3, Emotiva A-100 amps x3

    Storage room at this time- LS90, RT16, CS350LS
  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 13,006
    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: 267
    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.
    Main room- RTiA9 x4, CSiA6, in ceiling Atmos RT-70 x4, SVS PC 4000 x2, Marantz 7704, OPPO 203, Emotiva XPA-5 Gen2, Emotiva X-500,X-150, Sony 75" 940E, Panasonic Plasma VT50,PS Audio Power Port X2, Perfect Wave AC-5 x4

    Office- Infinity Kappa 600, Kappa Center, in ceiling Polk RC80i, SVS PC 2000, Marantz 5010, OPPO 203, Emotiva X300, Sony 48"

    Master BR- LSi7, LSiC, LSI700 in ceiling, SVS-PC 2000, Marantz SR5012, Adcom 7500, OPPO 203, Pioneer DVL-919 Laser Disc, Sony 55" 800B

    Workout room- RT2000P, CS1000P, Pioneer Elite SC81, OPPO 103, Panasonic Plasma VT 42"

    Patio- SDI Atrium8 x3, Emotiva A-100 amps x3

    Storage room at this time- LS90, RT16, CS350LS
  • monepolkmonepolk Posts: 851
    Nice set up.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,753
    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: 267
    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.



    Main room- RTiA9 x4, CSiA6, in ceiling Atmos RT-70 x4, SVS PC 4000 x2, Marantz 7704, OPPO 203, Emotiva XPA-5 Gen2, Emotiva X-500,X-150, Sony 75" 940E, Panasonic Plasma VT50,PS Audio Power Port X2, Perfect Wave AC-5 x4

    Office- Infinity Kappa 600, Kappa Center, in ceiling Polk RC80i, SVS PC 2000, Marantz 5010, OPPO 203, Emotiva X300, Sony 48"

    Master BR- LSi7, LSiC, LSI700 in ceiling, SVS-PC 2000, Marantz SR5012, Adcom 7500, OPPO 203, Pioneer DVL-919 Laser Disc, Sony 55" 800B

    Workout room- RT2000P, CS1000P, Pioneer Elite SC81, OPPO 103, Panasonic Plasma VT 42"

    Patio- SDI Atrium8 x3, Emotiva A-100 amps x3

    Storage room at this time- LS90, RT16, CS350LS
  • monepolkmonepolk Posts: 851
    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: 94
    Nice setup and nice looking room too.
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