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Re: Marantz AV8805 & Polk Audio LSIM Demo
« Reply #30 on: October 12, 2018, 23:36 »
Don't mention it win. Great to know you guys. Very nice home and setup. Hopefully can learn more from you guys. A very big thanks to winwinc81 and dj for inviting.

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« Reply #31 on: October 13, 2018, 00:19 »
Don't mention it win. Great to know you guys. Very nice home and setup. Hopefully can learn more from you guys. A very big thanks to winwinc81 and dj for inviting.

☺️ Thank you for dropping by!

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Re: Marantz AV8805 & Polk Audio LSIM Demo
« Reply #32 on: October 13, 2018, 00:44 »
 
Demo Session on 14th & 21st Oct 2018
2pm-4pm
2pax max per demo

For those who wants to have a taste on Marantz AV8805 & Polk Audio LSIM setup.  ;D
The purpose of this demo is to listen & share your thoughts on the setup.

Those interested can Pm me.











If we dont share or exchange knowledge we wont grow & understand. Be more open, Share & Learn.

Very nice setup you have... :)

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Re: Marantz AV8805 & Polk Audio LSIM Demo
« Reply #33 on: October 13, 2018, 08:26 »

Very nice setup you have... :)

Morning. Thank you very much!

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Re: Marantz AV8805 & Polk Audio LSIM Demo
« Reply #34 on: October 13, 2018, 10:44 »
will like to say a BIG THANK YOU VERY MUCH to winwinc81 and DJ! :) for their generous invitation.
And big thanks for the drink and yummy snack :)))
Am really happy to see nice friendly passion guys like you sharing the HT Fun. :)

Honoured to be there. cheers.

will share review later. :)

Hi bro,
I noticed you are an ONKYO receiver user and have heard the sound signature of Flagship Marantz Processor coupled with Emotiva.
so would like to hear your comment.

I was using one of flagship ONKYO from TX-NR model that's why I wonder whether house power (dynamic) of ONKYO is still in RZ model.
Won't mind to visit you so I can hear the power of combination setup of Flagship Onkyo AV Network Receiver RZ-3100 11.2
Rythmik FV15HP (it is a 'beast') and Definitive Technology PROCINEMA SERIES

 :)

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Re: Marantz AV8805 & Polk Audio LSIM Demo
« Reply #35 on: October 13, 2018, 11:54 »
Hi bro,
I noticed you are an ONKYO receiver user and have heard the sound signature of Flagship Marantz Processor coupled with Emotiva.
so would like to hear your comment.

I was using one of flagship ONKYO from TX-NR model that's why I wonder whether house power (dynamic) of ONKYO is still in RZ model.
Won't mind to visit you so I can hear the power of combination setup of Flagship Onkyo AV Network Receiver RZ-3100 11.2
Rythmik FV15HP (it is a 'beast') and Definitive Technology PROCINEMA SERIES

 :)
Happy to see tx nr flagship user bro))

Yah this combination setup of Flagship Onkyo AV Network Receiver RZ-3100 11.2
Rythmik FV15HP (it is a 'beast') and Definitive Technology PROCINEMA SERIES is a progress plan dream setup for  myself.

1 word lol.
DYNAMICS

U r welcome.I kon up my HDD 4TB will pm u let me arrange )))
Big thks.

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Re: Marantz AV8805 & Polk Audio LSIM Demo
« Reply #36 on: October 13, 2018, 12:35 »
Very nice, thanks for sharing.

You mentioned about the difference between British and American sound, between the kef R700 and the Polk Audio..

Possible to elaborate a bit more on the sound and character differences?

Hope to visit one of these days.

Thanks!

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« Reply #37 on: October 13, 2018, 13:40 »
Very nice, thanks for sharing.

You mentioned about the difference between British and American sound, between the kef R700 and the Polk Audio..

Possible to elaborate a bit more on the sound and character differences?

Hope to visit one of these days.

Thanks!

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Let's wait for skate and rock123 😅. Should be more neutral this way instead of coming from me.☺️☺️☺️

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Re: Marantz AV8805 & Polk Audio LSIM Demo
« Reply #38 on: October 13, 2018, 14:20 »
Impression:
Very cosy living envirionment. The back 2 DIY SUBS are MASSIVEeeeeeeeeeeee. 
Sitting sofa is in right position MLP

My review running though below track in sequence:

Music ( Not sure what track lol ) :
UK KEF : The KEF pair are smooth natural singers
US  Polk Audio: Bass notes are coming out via the Polk Audio drivers.
Somehow , find the PA bright suits HT more as the bass run muzzled throughout the notes

Here come the real “ HT “ beast test
I am not a really a “ graph” person.
As we know watching a movie, need to have Punch, Kick butt or chest hit slam. POWERR.

Movies:
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi ( ATMOS)
Somehow don’t feel the “ punch’ of the gunshots
Bass felt good with “ butt” feel and

John Wick Part 1 ( Somehow its play at Dolby TruHD)
Gun shots are dynamics power. The full dynamics are rally Blown out  solid 

Fury (ATMOS) My favoruite Demo scene
Felt quite disappointed as the tank cannons firing from left to right or right to left are not distinictive enough. No separation.
Tank shots have no “ much punch ass” feel shots


12 STRONG ( Thor Lead actor)
The Mortar scene shooting front to back awesome scene.
Skate can respond on this as he mentioned in Cinema –
the BACK LOADING Mortor punch
are awesomeeee.
Somehow I feel the surrounds engaging are not engaging to their max.
Same as Fury effect.

My personal feel after audit:
I relly impressed by the BUILT quality of the massive 2 subs behind – Ported 18incher? 
Not sure if no atmos heights or no due to the surround KEFs at Front Heights and Back Heights ,
 I find that the surrounds are not really full utilitzed in a way, no separtion distiniction.
Side Polk Audio SL \SR are bigger bookshelfs though.
The Emotiva with Marantz 8805 combo are awesome setup.
Howoever, I am not sure due to the Audssey or due to the speakers range or Marantz, 
the Emotiva did provide the power which should up the extra DB but somehow still don’t feel the enough dynamics.
Surrounds wise not sure if KEFs are enagaging . may Polk Audio surrounds will excel more?

Maybe I am used to my “ Onkyo” RZ signature” whereby dynamics and surrounds are fully engaging.

Room for Improvement:
Suggest plan for 4 fasle Ceiling ATMOS Heights
Place 1 subwoofer ( as front firing) in front stage for “ more punch” in Front
Remain 1 Subwoofer behind sofa

Overall abovie is just my feel and input, open for sharing and improvement.
Definitely an enjoyable sharing sessions and really I respect the 2 gentleman Hosts super thumbs up!:)
Thanks a lot.




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AVR: Flagship Onkyo AV Network Receiver RZ-3100 11.2
Speakers: Klipsch KG 4.5 Klipsch Tractrix® Horn Technology
Side\Rear Surrounds: Definitive Technology ProCinema 600
In-Ceiling Yamaha NS-IC800 & NS-IC400WH Front\Rear ATMOS
Subwoofers: 1. Rythmik FV18 Direct Servo 18" ported with 900WRMS amplifier
2. Ported Slam!
Ultimate Cinema!: Motorized 16:9\2:35 150" Screen
BenQ W1070+ Short Throw 3D DLP 1080p
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Re: Marantz AV8805 & Polk Audio LSIM Demo
« Reply #39 on: October 13, 2018, 15:10 »
Nice summing up of your experience. I really truly hope that for each house visit to members place to experience their setup can also come up with something like this.

I m very excited to see and read for the first time “actual user experience” being shared here. This is where we finally can have a meaningful comparisons of how each brand, be it speakers, AVRs and its accompanying calibration algorithm, subwoofers etc.

Keep it coming...but make sure it must be an honest reviews without fear of antagoning anyone.



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Re: Marantz AV8805 & Polk Audio LSIM Demo
« Reply #40 on: October 13, 2018, 15:14 »
Impression:
Very cosy living envirionment. The back 2 DIY SUBS are MASSIVEeeeeeeeeeeee. 
Sitting sofa is in right position MLP

My review running though below track in sequence:

Music ( Not sure what track lol ) :
UK KEF : The KEF pair are smooth natural singers
US  Polk Audio: Bass notes are coming out via the Polk Audio drivers.
Somehow , find the PA bright suits HT more as the bass run muzzled throughout the notes

Here come the real “ HT “ beast test
I am not a really a “ graph” person.
As we know watching a movie, need to have Punch, Kick butt or chest hit slam. POWERR.

Movies:
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi ( ATMOS)
Somehow don’t feel the “ punch’ of the gunshots
Bass felt good with “ butt” feel and

John Wick Part 1 ( Somehow its play at Dolby TruHD)
Gun shots are dynamics power. The full dynamics are rally Blown out  solid 

Fury (ATMOS) My favoruite Demo scene
Felt quite disappointed as the tank cannons firing from left to right or right to left are not distinictive enough. No separation.
Tank shots have no “ much punch ass” feel shots


12 STRONG ( Thor Lead actor)
The Mortar scene shooting front to back awesome scene.
Skate can respond on this as he mentioned in Cinema –
the BACK LOADING Mortor punch
are awesomeeee.
Somehow I feel the surrounds engaging are not engaging to their max.
Same as Fury effect.

My personal feel after audit:
I relly impressed by the BUILT quality of the massive 2 subs behind – Ported 18incher? 
Not sure if no atmos heights or no due to the surround KEFs at Front Heights and Back Heights ,
 I find that the surrounds are not really full utilitzed in a way, no separtion distiniction.
Side Polk Audio SL \SR are bigger bookshelfs though.
The Emotiva with Marantz 8805 combo are awesome setup.
Howoever, I am not sure due to the Audssey or due to the speakers range or Marantz, 
the Emotiva did provide the power which should up the extra DB but somehow still don’t feel the enough dynamics.
Surrounds wise not sure if KEFs are enagaging . may Polk Audio surrounds will excel more?

Maybe I am used to my “ Onkyo” RZ signature” whereby dynamics and surrounds are fully engaging.

Room for Improvement:
Suggest plan for 4 fasle Ceiling ATMOS Heights
Place 1 subwoofer ( as front firing) in front stage for “ more punch” in Front
Remain 1 Subwoofer behind sofa

Overall abovie is just my feel and input, open for sharing and improvement.
Definitely an enjoyable sharing sessions and really I respect the 2 gentleman Hosts super thumbs up!:)
Thanks a lot.

Awesome! Let me adjust the EQ a little more for the punch when I have time.

I will see if I can change the height to Polk as well heh heh. A more powerful one compare to KEF.

How I wish I could have the false ceiling too. It's the only reason why my setup is according to Auro3D/DTSX.

Awesome review. Will borrow your ears again after the minor adjustments kekeke

You are more than welcome to drop by again since we staying not far from one another 😁

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Re: Marantz AV8805 & Polk Audio LSIM Demo
« Reply #41 on: October 13, 2018, 16:10 »

Do you happen to have DTS X demo disc ? Since your configuration is DTS X.
Trying very hard to reproduce the music and sound that creative mixing-artists composed in the studios, at home with limited knowledge and resources.

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Re: Marantz AV8805 & Polk Audio LSIM Demo
« Reply #42 on: October 13, 2018, 16:16 »
My impression is really very nice setup. Based on the 2 songs I heard, I feel that polkaudio is brighter and the bass extension is more dynamic. As for the kef, it is warmer. The bass is lesser as compared to polkaudio. Both are great speakers, its really depend on each preference of sound.

For the movie part: Yes 13 hour is less dynamic than John wick 2. I believed is the source of the material where this morning, I re watch these 2 movies again at my hm. And from the -20 gain from my avr for both movies, John wick 2 actually sounded more dynamic and forceful.

For 12 strong, it is really a good movie to showcase his equipment. I can hear the rockets flying from left to right and back and front. Feel exactly like watching in the cinema. The bass is really good.

For fury like what rock123 has mentioned, the effect is not much as compared to 12 strong. I mean the cannon flying around.

Lastly for the movie ready player one. Bass is good but cannot really hear the surrounding effect. Maybe the movie was just played for a short while.

Overall impression very good and I still need to learn from everyone to improve my HT experience, therefore unable to comment much on what are the things need to improve. Maybe watching all the movies using physical discs can have a better experience as it is uncompressed instead of downloading files. This is what I think, hopefully never anger anyone regarding to this. Thanks.

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Re: Marantz AV8805 & Polk Audio LSIM Demo
« Reply #43 on: October 13, 2018, 16:21 »
Do you happen to have DTS X demo disc ? Since your configuration is DTS X.

I have the files, I don't have a UHD player however. My apologies.

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Re: Marantz AV8805 & Polk Audio LSIM Demo
« Reply #44 on: October 13, 2018, 16:23 »
My impression is really very nice setup. Based on the 2 songs I heard, I feel that polkaudio is brighter and the bass extension is more dynamic. As for the kef, it is warmer. The bass is lesser as compared to polkaudio. Both are great speakers, its really depend on each preference of sound.

For the movie part: Yes 13 hour is less dynamic than John wick 2. I believed is the source of the material where this morning, I re watch these 2 movies again at my hm. And from the -20 gain from my avr for both movies, John wick 2 actually sounded more dynamic and forceful.

For 12 strong, it is really a good movie to showcase his equipment. I can hear the rockets flying from left to right and back and front. Feel exactly like watching in the cinema. The bass is really good.

For fury like what rock123 has mentioned, the effect is not much as compared to 12 strong. I mean the cannon flying around.

Lastly for the movie ready player one. Bass is good but cannot really hear the surrounding effect. Maybe the movie was just played for a short while.

Overall impression very good and I still need to learn from everyone to improve my HT experience, therefore unable to comment much on what are the things need to improve. Maybe watching all the movies using physical discs can have a better experience as it is uncompressed instead of downloading files. This is what I think, hopefully never anger anyone regarding to this. Thanks.

Thank you so much for your time! Am very happy to know new friends too! I'm glad that people recognize Polk and understand them better now.

Feel free to drop by again :) will reinvite once I done with the changes 😝