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Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2014, 14:31 »
I have Antimode but would like one less equipment if there is subEQ as I will be setting up 2 subs in different locations. Definitely would like to try Onkyo but I have to sort out the physical issue of fitting into my rack as its too tall and also the SUBEQ missing feature. If SubEQ is there then I will strongly find ways to fit it into my setup ;D
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Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2014, 14:50 »
balance in/out of the 5509 for 2ch is pretty listenable,  quite a few friends were surprised
wonder when the 5510 prepro is coming out
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Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2014, 15:31 »
I have Antimode but would like one less equipment if there is subEQ as I will be setting up 2 subs in different locations. Definitely would like to try Onkyo but I have to sort out the physical issue of fitting into my rack as its too tall and also the SUBEQ missing feature. If SubEQ is there then I will strongly find ways to fit it into my setup ;D

I think only Onkyo 929 with Audyssey MultEQ XT32 DOES NOT have the SubEQ HT feature, the rest does...so long it has Audyssey MultEQ XT32. You can look at the previous generation like TX-NR5010...one bro is selling in the forum now.

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Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2014, 21:41 »
HT experience only, onkyo top the main stream avr.
If want best of both world + can spare a rack space, a above average int amp with HT bypass will beat the Marantz avr while playing stereo.

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Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2014, 22:03 »
Nicest explosion for mainstream brand
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Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
« Reply #20 on: January 15, 2014, 22:06 »
Nicest explosion for mainstream brand
 :)

dont understand here, sorry bro.

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« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2014, 23:02 »
dont understand here, sorry bro.

In short, agreed in unison.

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Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
« Reply #22 on: January 15, 2014, 23:04 »


So happy to see all my 11.1 speakers lit up on the VFD.  :D

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Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
« Reply #23 on: January 16, 2014, 07:10 »
Explosion scene processed by onkyo  sounds the nicest to me among the mainstream brand
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Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
« Reply #24 on: January 18, 2014, 01:08 »
Explosion scene processed by onkyo  sounds the nicest to me among the mainstream brand

Even better than Marantz AV8801?

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Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
« Reply #25 on: January 18, 2014, 14:02 »
Even better than Marantz AV8801?

Bro, nobody is able to give you an objective answer unless that member has the privilege to play with both. Will that 'someone' pls step out and share your experience?

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Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
« Reply #26 on: January 18, 2014, 14:08 »
Even better than Marantz AV8801?

Personal preference of diff brand signiture sound. Not pitting any model against another in particular.

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Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
« Reply #27 on: January 18, 2014, 14:20 »
years back, i did pit the onkyo vs marantz...
both were top models at that time.
it was my dad who had the marantz.
i had the onkyo.
i lugged my onkyo over to his place n did the AB comparison.
the onkyo beat the marantz. ( and my dad hesitantly agreed.. )
onkyo had so much more power and control.
explosions n all.
the onkyo model i had was the TX-NR1000.. can't remember my dads marantz
but i definitely know that it was the top range of marantz. it had a touchscreen remote too!!!
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Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
« Reply #28 on: January 18, 2014, 14:33 »
It is hard to qualify or quantify how it sounds between Onkyo and Marantz but if I really have to, I think my little summary between Denon, Marantz and Onkyo in this post should give you a rough idea...http://www.xtremeplace.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=63019.msg955745#msg955745 but then again, you may not share my sentiments as your experience may somewhat differs due to the use of different cables, listening environment, sources (bluray players) and the type of speakers etc.

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Re: ONKYO AV Receiver Thread.. sharing of info and tech
« Reply #29 on: January 18, 2014, 14:42 »
Onkyo reliability is always an annoy issue, hdmi board can fried an egg on it. Read a lot of horror story from avs forum and from some Xtreme forumers also. Thus resale value in the past has not been good.
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