Old to the world but new to me

Geoff4rfcGeoff4rfc Posts: 1,775
Got a great deal from AC4L, getting installed this weekend.

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When I was young, I was Superman but now that old age has gotten the best of me I'm only Batman

HT
Source: Oppo 103 - Display: Samsung QLED 65F
Pre/Processor: Marantz 8802A - Amplification: Emotiva XPA-DR3, XPA-2 x 2

2CH
Emotiva: ERC 3 connected via XLR's

Speakers
PolkAudio Mains: LSiM707, C-706, SS: 702F/X, RS: RTiA9


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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  • verbverb Posts: 7,647
    Nice! :smile: Looks like this weekend is gonna be a lot of fun!
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, EAR Acute CD Player, EAR 834L Pre, PASS ACA Monoblocks, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable, Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
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    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated, Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,826
    So.... I see two sub outs..... those Epiks finally getting unboxed?
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • Geoff4rfcGeoff4rfc Posts: 1,775
    So.... I see two sub outs..... those Epiks finally getting unboxed?

    Those Epiks would love to play, but...….sadly, no.
    When I was young, I was Superman but now that old age has gotten the best of me I'm only Batman

    HT
    Source: Oppo 103 - Display: Samsung QLED 65F
    Pre/Processor: Marantz 8802A - Amplification: Emotiva XPA-DR3, XPA-2 x 2

    2CH
    Emotiva: ERC 3 connected via XLR's

    Speakers
    PolkAudio Mains: LSiM707, C-706, SS: 702F/X, RS: RTiA9


    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
  • aprazer402aprazer402 Posts: 1,454
    I too have an Epik Empire. Brand new still in box, never unboxed. I bought it the first week they were announced. I'm guessing it should be okay if stored at normal indoor temp. and low humidity. @Geoff4rfc have you ever used yours? I've read of amp failure issues. But others have said as long as you don't turn it way up you should be okay. Thank you.
  • Geoff4rfcGeoff4rfc Posts: 1,775
    aprazer402 wrote: »
    I too have an Epik Empire. Brand new still in box, never unboxed. I bought it the first week they were announced. I'm guessing it should be okay if stored at normal indoor temp. and low humidity. @Geoff4rfc have you ever used yours? I've read of amp failure issues. But others have said as long as you don't turn it way up you should be okay. Thank you.

    Yes indeed! Both of mine have been in full swing and produced very impressive results. Both have had their amps replaced. The first one lasted just under a year, the second one got replaced in the first week. Neither of mine were turned up very much.

    The amp failure was a common occurrence, which I believe was the reason Chad folded his tents, he was replacing the failed amps with better amps at no additional charge to the purchaser...…..that was a lot of amps......
    When I was young, I was Superman but now that old age has gotten the best of me I'm only Batman

    HT
    Source: Oppo 103 - Display: Samsung QLED 65F
    Pre/Processor: Marantz 8802A - Amplification: Emotiva XPA-DR3, XPA-2 x 2

    2CH
    Emotiva: ERC 3 connected via XLR's

    Speakers
    PolkAudio Mains: LSiM707, C-706, SS: 702F/X, RS: RTiA9


    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
  • aprazer402aprazer402 Posts: 1,454
    Thank you so much for the reply. I've enjoyed your racing posts. Well it sounds like I can expect an amp failure as mine was probably one of the early ones made. I haven't looked at any other forums lately for advice regarding replacements because mine is still unused and will probably remain that way for some time. Maybe this Chad fellow will resurface with another audio firm and have a simple solution. But in this hobby simple solutions can get ugly or simply be not feasible. I can always sell it down the road. It's too big for a boat anchor, it would sink the boat. Thanks again. :)
  • Geoff4rfcGeoff4rfc Posts: 1,775
    aprazer402 wrote: »
    Thank you so much for the reply. I've enjoyed your racing posts. Well it sounds like I can expect an amp failure as mine was probably one of the early ones made. I haven't looked at any other forums lately for advice regarding replacements because mine is still unused and will probably remain that way for some time. Maybe this Chad fellow will resurface with another audio firm and have a simple solution. But in this hobby simple solutions can get ugly or simply be not feasible. I can always sell it down the road. It's too big for a boat anchor, it would sink the boat. Thanks again. :)

    Thanks for the kind words! Too bad you're unable to take advantage of it, they are pretty decent subs! If you end up keeping it and run into trouble, replacing the amp is pretty straight forward. Once you have the replacement, it's just two wires, snip, strip and splice :)
    When I was young, I was Superman but now that old age has gotten the best of me I'm only Batman

    HT
    Source: Oppo 103 - Display: Samsung QLED 65F
    Pre/Processor: Marantz 8802A - Amplification: Emotiva XPA-DR3, XPA-2 x 2

    2CH
    Emotiva: ERC 3 connected via XLR's

    Speakers
    PolkAudio Mains: LSiM707, C-706, SS: 702F/X, RS: RTiA9


    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
  • aprazer402aprazer402 Posts: 1,454
    That's good to know. I thought there would be issues with getting the size right to fit the opening... I'll ask for help again when needed. That's what this forum is about. Thank you again.
  • Geoff4rfcGeoff4rfc Posts: 1,775
    Pre install prep......just 8 caps short of complete....

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    When I was young, I was Superman but now that old age has gotten the best of me I'm only Batman

    HT
    Source: Oppo 103 - Display: Samsung QLED 65F
    Pre/Processor: Marantz 8802A - Amplification: Emotiva XPA-DR3, XPA-2 x 2

    2CH
    Emotiva: ERC 3 connected via XLR's

    Speakers
    PolkAudio Mains: LSiM707, C-706, SS: 702F/X, RS: RTiA9


    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
  • msgmsg Posts: 4,986
    That's a real beaute, Geoff. I don't think I knew Onkyo made processor-only units. I've always liked Onkyo, but only ever had stereo receivers and never managed to land one of the big AVRs. If/when my current processor kicks it, I'll have a look at something like this. Pretty cool, and looks very capable.

    Looking forward to hearing how you like it.
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  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,826
    @aprazer402

    I’ve seen folks rewire it so you can hook it up to a pro amp for power.

    And if you’re thinking of your offloading it, where do you live lol

    @msg

    You gotta be careful with those units. They stopped using Audyssey recently and were using their own in house EQ which I know little about.
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • aprazer402aprazer402 Posts: 1,454
    @aprazer402

    I’ve seen folks rewire it so you can hook it up to a pro amp for power.

    And if you’re thinking of your offloading it, where do you live lol

    @msg

    You gotta be careful with those units. They stopped using Audyssey recently and were using their own in house EQ which I know little about.

    Not ready to part with it yet. Omaha, NE. Just a tad over 600 miles from Indy. :)
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,826
    Yup lol...... too far :smile:

    If you need help with the wiring to hook up a pro amp let me know.
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • honestaquarianhonestaquarian Posts: 2,497
    edited April 7
    Good stuff that. I have the Onkyo equivalent.
    If you want to get HDradio you can use the U-port and hook up an Onkyo HDradio tuner module. Good luck trying to find one though. I LOVE HDradio!
    Also be mindful of the HDMI board and audio chip issues that these units have had in the past. Onkyo has a free fix for the audio chip. Not sure about the HDMI board though.
    I had an Onkyo PR-SC5508 pre/pro that had the board issue and Onkyo replaced it with a PR-SC5509 for free when they couldn't get the parts in a timely manner, even though the unit was just out of warranty (and I had purchased it from a4l like you did)
    The audio chip went down on my 5509 and Onkyo fixed it for free. You have to ship it to them do do that though. No charge for any of that.
    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: 1,775
    edited April 8
    msg wrote: »
    That's a real beaute, Geoff. I don't think I knew Onkyo made processor-only units. I've always liked Onkyo, but only ever had stereo receivers and never managed to land one of the big AVRs. If/when my current processor kicks it, I'll have a look at something like this. Pretty cool, and looks very capable.

    Looking forward to hearing how you like it.

    Thanks brother, by the way, it's an Integra, the glorified Onkyo :smile:

    So far so good, using one RCA since one of my 7 Balanced I.C's were too short. Using shielded, 16 gauge shielded copper conductors with gold plated connectors on the Bal. XLR's.

    Impressed with the sound, MultEQXT32 with this one like my DTR70.4, edges it out on sound, about the same on P.Q.

    Had some handshake issues at first during initial set up they finally cleared!
    Good stuff that. I have the Onkyo equivalent.
    Onkyo has a free fix for the audio chip. Not sure about the HDMI board though.
    I had an Onkyo PR-SC5508 pre/pro that had the board issue and Onkyo replaced it with a PR-SC5509 for free when they couldn't get the parts in a timely manner

    Nice! Yeah, I still have an Onkyo TXNR807, also suffered HDMI woes, got an out of warranty fix for that, know the drill.

    I purchased the extra warranty on this one so I should be good, plus I use a laptop fan on a few of my units that like to put out heat, keeps em cool to the touch.
    When I was young, I was Superman but now that old age has gotten the best of me I'm only Batman

    HT
    Source: Oppo 103 - Display: Samsung QLED 65F
    Pre/Processor: Marantz 8802A - Amplification: Emotiva XPA-DR3, XPA-2 x 2

    2CH
    Emotiva: ERC 3 connected via XLR's

    Speakers
    PolkAudio Mains: LSiM707, C-706, SS: 702F/X, RS: RTiA9


    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
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,826
    edited April 22
    Got me thinking about replacing my Denon X4100w with a 80.3
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • msgmsg Posts: 4,986
    Well, Geoff?!? How is it?
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  • msgmsg Posts: 4,986
    Found your other tred!
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