8802 Installed

Geoff4rfcGeoff4rfc Posts: 1,700
It was a pretty quick swap. The Marantz takes up less real-estate than the Integra leaving a bit more room in back. So far so good. I've got more playing, tinkering and tweaking to do over the next couple of weeks as I'll be adding a pair of RTiA3's as heights.

Here's a few pics of the swap.
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Draggn' knee is exhilarating, 150mph wheel standers are pretty cool too

H.T.
SPEAKERS: RTiA9 x 4, CSiA6, FXiA6 x 4 AVR: Integra DTR-70.4 AMPS: Emotiva XPA-3, XPA-2 SUBS: Epik Empire x 2

SOURCE: Oppo 103 CABLES: nuthin fancy, some bought, some homemade but all are double and triple shielded

2CH
SPEAKERS: LSiM703 PRE Onkyo TX-NR 807 AMP XPA-2 SOURCE ERC-3 INTERCONNECTS Furez FZ162AA analog cable with R10BCS silver RCA's

EXPERIENCE: next to nothing, but I sure enjoy audio and video MY OPINION OF THIS HOBBY: I may not be a smart man, but I know what quicksand is

Comments

  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 13,354
    Very nice, enjoy.
    Marantz AV-7705 PrePro, Classé 5 ch. 200wpc 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
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 6,839
    Can someone get her a tissue please.
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  • Geoff4rfcGeoff4rfc Posts: 1,700
    Pretty happy with XT32 set up with the 8802.

    Both Integras (70.4 and 80.2) would set the center too soft and the surrounds too hot.

    The 8802 has set the front stage very evenly, so far there has been no need to adjust the center however I am experimenting with the dialogue enhancer feature. And, the surrounds have been set in accordance with a well balanced sound field. In the past I've noticed the surrounds coming in way too hot to the point of being distracting, this is not the case with the 8802.

    I'm currently not running my subs so the mains are set to full, the center is at 40hz and four surrounds are 60hz and the sound is pretty impressive.

    The current speaker set up: RTiA9's mains, LSiM706 center, FXiA6 surrounds, LSIM703 rear surround. That may sound like a Frankenstein timbre match however, there is no racism here, all are welcome and play very nice together :wink:

    The "info" button on the remote displays the speaker layout from the source (input) i.e; 5.1 or 7.1 and to the side of that, the active speakers from the 8802 and then allows me to chose my layout (movie button), DTS HDMA would give me the 5.1 set up from the disc, DTSHD Neural X allows me to run my 7 speakers connected.

    The pic of Marvell in this thread is from the Oppo 103 using pass through on the 8802. I'm currently using the 4K up-conversion from the 8802 and the picture is every bit as pristine.

    So really no improvement on picture quality, which isn't saying too much when there is already an incredible picture. But the real improvement here is the audio set up.

    All three units, 70.4, 80.2 and the 8802 all boast MultEQ XT32 with independent sub EQ, the 8802 is the winner hands down!

    I've also connected my ERC3 Emotiva CD player via balanced connections to the 8802. I've used a pair of 703's and the A9's for 2ch. I started with the 703's then moved to the A9's. The A9's actually sounded better for 2ch, providing a fuller, deeper sound. Don't get my wrong, I love my 703's but the A9's produced more depth, more fullness....did I say that already??

    That's all I have right now on the 8802, very glad I found my deal!!
    Draggn' knee is exhilarating, 150mph wheel standers are pretty cool too

    H.T.
    SPEAKERS: RTiA9 x 4, CSiA6, FXiA6 x 4 AVR: Integra DTR-70.4 AMPS: Emotiva XPA-3, XPA-2 SUBS: Epik Empire x 2

    SOURCE: Oppo 103 CABLES: nuthin fancy, some bought, some homemade but all are double and triple shielded

    2CH
    SPEAKERS: LSiM703 PRE Onkyo TX-NR 807 AMP XPA-2 SOURCE ERC-3 INTERCONNECTS Furez FZ162AA analog cable with R10BCS silver RCA's

    EXPERIENCE: next to nothing, but I sure enjoy audio and video MY OPINION OF THIS HOBBY: I may not be a smart man, but I know what quicksand is
  • ThortonThorton Posts: 1,230
    I figured you'd like it. Enjoy! Nice set-up and rack!
    _____________________________________________________________________________________________
    Source: Roon via ethernet to DAC interface
    DAC: Bricasti M1SE
    Pre/Pro: Marantz AV8805
    Tube Preamp Buffer: Tortuga TPB.V1
    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
  • ThortonThorton Posts: 1,230
    What fan is that on top of the Marantz and amp?
    _____________________________________________________________________________________________
    Source: Roon via ethernet to DAC interface
    DAC: Bricasti M1SE
    Pre/Pro: Marantz AV8805
    Tube Preamp Buffer: Tortuga TPB.V1
    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
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,680
    Pretty sure its a laptop cooler if some sort
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  • honestaquarianhonestaquarian Posts: 2,424
    When you do finally put the subs in there is absolutely no need to crossover the left and right mains to the subs if they are full size as the A9's are.
    I could never understand why people use a crossover in a home theater system for their full size mains (even if it's set low to 40 HZ) if they can handle the bass then send it to them by all means.

    I'm not saying this is something that YOU do per se.

    It only adds to the excitement of the sound when you are watching something that has a lot of bass sent to all of the channels. You would be surprised at how much bass a lot of Polks with the power ports can handle. I have my RT-35i bookshelf speaker (back surround channel) set to large with no crossover. I also have my Monitor 5jr's in the surround positions set to large believe it or not and I have NEVER had any issues with them not being able to handle the surround channel bass.
    Of course not playing big, blockbuster action movies at THX reference level also helps!
    Living room Home theater: Upgrade Company modified Onkyo PR-SC5509,Sunfire Cinema grand Signature 5 channel amp(1st gen),Carver TFM-45,Carver M-400a,Panasonic TC-P50ST60 50" Plasma(last gen before Plasma production stopped)Pioneer Elite DVL-91,Meridian 519 Dolby AC-3 RF Demodulator,Oppo Digital UDP-205,TiVo Bolt VOX,Nakamich BX-300,Technics SL-1200MKII,Shure V15 Type VxMR cartridge,Polk SDA-SRS 3.1 TL(with RD-0198 tweeters, upgraded with Larry's rings, black hole5,an Avel-Lindberg 1000VA isolation transformer, VR3 customer crossovers and internal wiring),Polk CS-1000P(with SL-6506 tweeter),Polk Monitor 5jr(with RD-0194 tweeters),Polk RT-35i (1),Polk Mini Monitors,Polk PSW150(4)Monster Power HTPS 7000 MKII Signature series,Monster Power AVS 2000 Signature Series,Various MIT,Monster,Upgrade Company and Belden interconnect,power,HDMI,Coax and Toslink Digital and speaker cables.

    Bedroom 2 channel system:Integra DTM 40.4,Nakamichi BX-100,TiVo mini,Musical Fidelity X-LPS,X-PSU,Carver TFM-25,Sony KV-34XBR970(last of the widescreen tube sets before production stopped)Technics SL-1200MKII,Shure V15 Type V MR cartridge,Polk RT-55(with SL-6506 tweeters),Polk PSW-200 in plexiglass(2),Sony Playstation 3 slim.Monster Power HTPS-7000,Monster AVS-2000, PowerVarious Kimber,Audioquest and MIT interconnects and speaker cables.
  • honestaquarianhonestaquarian Posts: 2,424
    Hey @Thorton where did you get your Marantz 8805?
    Jealous!
    Do you know when they are going to make the board which can handle the new HDMI 2.1 standard available for those units?
    Living room Home theater: Upgrade Company modified Onkyo PR-SC5509,Sunfire Cinema grand Signature 5 channel amp(1st gen),Carver TFM-45,Carver M-400a,Panasonic TC-P50ST60 50" Plasma(last gen before Plasma production stopped)Pioneer Elite DVL-91,Meridian 519 Dolby AC-3 RF Demodulator,Oppo Digital UDP-205,TiVo Bolt VOX,Nakamich BX-300,Technics SL-1200MKII,Shure V15 Type VxMR cartridge,Polk SDA-SRS 3.1 TL(with RD-0198 tweeters, upgraded with Larry's rings, black hole5,an Avel-Lindberg 1000VA isolation transformer, VR3 customer crossovers and internal wiring),Polk CS-1000P(with SL-6506 tweeter),Polk Monitor 5jr(with RD-0194 tweeters),Polk RT-35i (1),Polk Mini Monitors,Polk PSW150(4)Monster Power HTPS 7000 MKII Signature series,Monster Power AVS 2000 Signature Series,Various MIT,Monster,Upgrade Company and Belden interconnect,power,HDMI,Coax and Toslink Digital and speaker cables.

    Bedroom 2 channel system:Integra DTM 40.4,Nakamichi BX-100,TiVo mini,Musical Fidelity X-LPS,X-PSU,Carver TFM-25,Sony KV-34XBR970(last of the widescreen tube sets before production stopped)Technics SL-1200MKII,Shure V15 Type V MR cartridge,Polk RT-55(with SL-6506 tweeters),Polk PSW-200 in plexiglass(2),Sony Playstation 3 slim.Monster Power HTPS-7000,Monster AVS-2000, PowerVarious Kimber,Audioquest and MIT interconnects and speaker cables.
  • Geoff4rfcGeoff4rfc Posts: 1,700
    Thorton wrote: »
    What fan is that on top of the Marantz and amp?

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FPR8FLY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    I have these on all three of my amps as well, they work great. Not very loud. You can hear them when it's perfectly quiet, otherwise, not at all.
    When you do finally put the subs in there is absolutely no need to crossover the left and right mains to the subs if they are full size as the A9's are.
    I could never understand why people use a crossover in a home theater system for their full size mains (even if it's set low to 40 HZ) if they can handle the bass then send it to them by all means.

    I'm not saying this is something that YOU do per se.

    Yeah, I'm down with that!

    Draggn' knee is exhilarating, 150mph wheel standers are pretty cool too

    H.T.
    SPEAKERS: RTiA9 x 4, CSiA6, FXiA6 x 4 AVR: Integra DTR-70.4 AMPS: Emotiva XPA-3, XPA-2 SUBS: Epik Empire x 2

    SOURCE: Oppo 103 CABLES: nuthin fancy, some bought, some homemade but all are double and triple shielded

    2CH
    SPEAKERS: LSiM703 PRE Onkyo TX-NR 807 AMP XPA-2 SOURCE ERC-3 INTERCONNECTS Furez FZ162AA analog cable with R10BCS silver RCA's

    EXPERIENCE: next to nothing, but I sure enjoy audio and video MY OPINION OF THIS HOBBY: I may not be a smart man, but I know what quicksand is
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