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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #375 on: August 17, 2019, 19:44 »
Just came back visiting Bro Kaydee6's HT lair and I'm very impressed with what he did to his 5.1 setup. Very nice steroe imaging for music/vocals. You did a very good job in integrating the SVS PB4000 with the rest of the speakers. If you want to have a look at JVC N series projector, just drop me a PM. Looking forward to your new setup in your new home. :)

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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #376 on: August 17, 2019, 20:14 »
Just came back visiting Bro Kaydee6's HT lair and I'm very impressed with what he did to his 5.1 setup. Very nice steroe imaging for music/vocals. You did a very good job in integrating the SVS PB4000 with the rest of the speakers. If you want to have a look at JVC N series projector, just drop me a PM. Looking forward to your new setup in your new home. :)

@desray, lovely kind words! Great sharing session with you and I appreciate your constructive feedback on the projection image. Will visit you next for further self poison!

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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #377 on: August 17, 2019, 20:18 »
Just came back visiting Bro Kaydee6's HT lair and I'm very impressed with what he did to his 5.1 setup. Very nice steroe imaging for music/vocals. You did a very good job in integrating the SVS PB4000 with the rest of the speakers. If you want to have a look at JVC N series projector, just drop me a PM. Looking forward to your new setup in your new home. :)
KD is using X8500 for 5.1?


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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #378 on: August 17, 2019, 20:19 »
KD is using X8500 for 5.1?


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Yeah...why?

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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #379 on: August 17, 2019, 20:23 »
Yeah...why?

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you know why I ask...


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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #380 on: August 17, 2019, 20:24 »
you know why I ask...


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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #381 on: August 17, 2019, 20:31 »
you know why I ask...


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Overkill?!


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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #382 on: August 17, 2019, 22:07 »
Overkill?!


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Not really, from audiophile point of view. Get the best one can pay for. I believe he bought it to be in-line for new place too.


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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #383 on: August 17, 2019, 22:26 »
Not really, from audiophile point of view. Get the best one can pay for. I believe he bought it to be in-line for new place too.


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Yes...he will be doing 7.2.4 tentaively at his new place. So he can finally use at least 90% of what the X8500H is capable :)

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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #384 on: August 17, 2019, 23:32 »
I am an audiophile since my secondary school days. Home theater specifically big screen projection came later in my working life. The last audio system I had was the Naim Supernait 2, NDX, NDAC, XPSDR + Harbeth SHL5. Due to a change in living arrangement and the fact that I am not a fan of having a separate audio and HT setup, I took a calculated risk and sold the entire audio system. The goal is to have ONE go to system for both music and movies. There will be compromises but I would like to experiment and find ways to reduce the compromises. Also, I believe room correction is the way to go which many audiophile companies are slow or even reluctant to adopt. I had a Denon X2000 AV amp then, and I am happy with Denon's reliability. So last year, I look for the best Denon out there and the 8500 was freshly made out of Denon's Japanese factory (I have a soft spot for well made Japanese products). Bought it for a 5.1 system until I move to my new place next year, where I plan to put more money into more speakers for a 7.2.4 system.
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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #385 on: August 18, 2019, 01:21 »
I planned 7.1.6, end up 5.1.6 and after move the sofa position now is 5.1.2. Lol.


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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #386 on: August 18, 2019, 03:15 »
Sometimes less is best..
And then you spend more time watching your favorite shows
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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #387 on: August 18, 2019, 14:32 »
Sometimes less is best..
And then you spend more time watching your favorite shows
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More speakers and more subwoofers...  ;D
your attention will be attracted to them rather than your movie.

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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #388 on: August 22, 2019, 23:15 »
New FW as of 21/8/2019
Performance and Spotify update..
Please post instead of sending a pm, so more can learn.

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Re: Denon AVC-X8500H reviews and setup
« Reply #389 on: August 22, 2019, 23:18 »
New FW as of 21/8/2019
Performance and Spotify update..

Thanks for the update...the Spotify update is probably to make it work with the "new" Spotify Free features for more playlist.



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