AudioAficionado.org  

Go Back   AudioAficionado.org > Audio & Video > Home Theater

Home Theater Novice to Sublime

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 11-03-2018, 10:34 AM
UFTE's Avatar
UFTE UFTE is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Detroit Michigan
Posts: 88
Default

Quote:
Well it is confirmed the Marantz AV8805 has officially been ordered.
It's waiting for the HT to be painted and drywall repairs 1st
Congrats Terry....looks like your HT upgrade is going smoothly as I have also seen in your update thread I am still trying to get time slotted to audition at my dealer, and hope to have this done soon as kids sports schedules have finally started to taper down for the winter!

Quote:
My MC 8207 lasted 3 years before developing annoying hums. Lose a channel , lose the HT setup while repairs are going on. 2 Parasound A52+ a much better deal. Something happens with one you still have 5 channels.
Sorry to hear your issue with the MC8207 Paul. I assume you had the unit repaired? What was the cause? I’ve not heard of any real issue with these, or Mac in general, so part of the reason I am choosing this for sure on the amp side.

-Ryan
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 11-03-2018, 11:27 AM
tigerhonaker's Avatar
tigerhonaker tigerhonaker is online now
Senior Member


 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Franklin, TN.
Posts: 1,948
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by UFTE View Post
Congrats Terry....looks like your HT upgrade is going smoothly as I have also seen in your update thread

I am still trying to get time slotted to audition at my dealer, and hope to have this done soon as kids sports schedules have finally started to taper down for the winter!



Sorry to hear your issue with the MC8207 Paul. I assume you had the unit repaired? What was the cause? I’ve not heard of any real issue with these, or Mac in general, so part of the reason I am choosing this for sure on the amp side.

-Ryan
Ryan,


Well it is coming along but as we all know these sort of things just take a really-really long time.
But sometime in the future it will all get completed and I'll once again be a Happy Camper.


BTW,
I have not even seen the Marantz AV8805 yet.
Mine is still at my A/V Dealer waiting for the HT to get painted.


Terry
__________________


Up-Dated November 2018

Pre-Amp: Marantz AV8805
Blu-Ray Player: Panasonic UB820 4K Blu-ray player
Projector: JVC RS4500 Laser
Screen: Stewart Gray Hawk 123" 16x9 W/4-Way Remote Masking
Speakers: JM Lab Utopia Mezzo Front, Center Utopia, Side Utopia, Rear Mini Utopia
Subwoofers: 4-Mirage BPS400 sitting on 4 "Auralex Great Gramma" pads
Cables: Transparent TW Plus w/Plus Bricks
Amps: Classe', 2-CA201, 3-CAM350
Power Conditioners: 1-Richard Gray RGPC-1200S, 7-RGPC-400S
Panamax MB1500 Back up Power Unit for JVC RS4500
Cooling: 3-sets of Z-Fans, Cool-Stack I, Suncourt Variable Speed Thru Wall Fan
ATM (Active Thermal Management)
Mid Atlantic: Track 50" rack slide out
Sanus CFR1620 Rack W/Middle Atlantic 4-Post H/D Shelves
Room Acoustic: Acoustic Innovations panels
Seating: Ekornes Stressless Wave
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 11-08-2018, 12:12 PM
tigerhonaker's Avatar
tigerhonaker tigerhonaker is online now
Senior Member


 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Franklin, TN.
Posts: 1,948
Post

Guys,





Marantz AV8805 A/V Surround Processor Review

David Vaughn | Nov 7, 2018


https://www.soundandvision.com/conte...ocessor-review



Terry
__________________


Up-Dated November 2018

Pre-Amp: Marantz AV8805
Blu-Ray Player: Panasonic UB820 4K Blu-ray player
Projector: JVC RS4500 Laser
Screen: Stewart Gray Hawk 123" 16x9 W/4-Way Remote Masking
Speakers: JM Lab Utopia Mezzo Front, Center Utopia, Side Utopia, Rear Mini Utopia
Subwoofers: 4-Mirage BPS400 sitting on 4 "Auralex Great Gramma" pads
Cables: Transparent TW Plus w/Plus Bricks
Amps: Classe', 2-CA201, 3-CAM350
Power Conditioners: 1-Richard Gray RGPC-1200S, 7-RGPC-400S
Panamax MB1500 Back up Power Unit for JVC RS4500
Cooling: 3-sets of Z-Fans, Cool-Stack I, Suncourt Variable Speed Thru Wall Fan
ATM (Active Thermal Management)
Mid Atlantic: Track 50" rack slide out
Sanus CFR1620 Rack W/Middle Atlantic 4-Post H/D Shelves
Room Acoustic: Acoustic Innovations panels
Seating: Ekornes Stressless Wave
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 11-08-2018, 03:47 PM
bart's Avatar
bart bart is online now
Life is beautiful


 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Belgium
Posts: 13,663
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tigerhonaker View Post
Guys,





Marantz AV8805 A/V Surround Processor Review

David Vaughn | Nov 7, 2018


https://www.soundandvision.com/conte...ocessor-review



Terry

Nice review Terry!
If it is indeed even better than the AV8802A, which I own, you're in for a treat.
__________________
Stereo: Halgorythme pre and mono blocks, Burmester 061 - 931 - 948 - V3 & V6 racks, Vivid Audio G2 Giyas, Wireworld Platinum Eclipse IC and SE SC
AV: Halgorythme mono block (center) & stereo block (surrounds), Marantz AV8802A, Oppo BDP-203EU, Pioneer Kuro 60", Vivid Audio C1 & V1w's, Wireworld SE & E
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 11-08-2018, 04:24 PM
tigerhonaker's Avatar
tigerhonaker tigerhonaker is online now
Senior Member


 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Franklin, TN.
Posts: 1,948
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by bart View Post
Nice review Terry!
If it is indeed even better than the AV8802A, which I own, you're in for a treat.
Bart,


I'm looking forward to the Marantz AV8805 for sure.
I'm thinking it's going to be sometime though before that actually gets installed.
Hopefully this December.


https://www.audioaficionado.org/show...377#post939377

Terry
__________________


Up-Dated November 2018

Pre-Amp: Marantz AV8805
Blu-Ray Player: Panasonic UB820 4K Blu-ray player
Projector: JVC RS4500 Laser
Screen: Stewart Gray Hawk 123" 16x9 W/4-Way Remote Masking
Speakers: JM Lab Utopia Mezzo Front, Center Utopia, Side Utopia, Rear Mini Utopia
Subwoofers: 4-Mirage BPS400 sitting on 4 "Auralex Great Gramma" pads
Cables: Transparent TW Plus w/Plus Bricks
Amps: Classe', 2-CA201, 3-CAM350
Power Conditioners: 1-Richard Gray RGPC-1200S, 7-RGPC-400S
Panamax MB1500 Back up Power Unit for JVC RS4500
Cooling: 3-sets of Z-Fans, Cool-Stack I, Suncourt Variable Speed Thru Wall Fan
ATM (Active Thermal Management)
Mid Atlantic: Track 50" rack slide out
Sanus CFR1620 Rack W/Middle Atlantic 4-Post H/D Shelves
Room Acoustic: Acoustic Innovations panels
Seating: Ekornes Stressless Wave
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 11-08-2018, 05:17 PM
RaceCarDriver's Avatar
RaceCarDriver RaceCarDriver is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 37
Default

I ordered my 8805 in Feb and had to wait until the last week of Jun before it finally showed up. Its a wonderful piece.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 11-08-2018, 06:06 PM
UFTE's Avatar
UFTE UFTE is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Detroit Michigan
Posts: 88
Default

With the price increase on Mac gear starting next month, I visited my dealer today to get the MC8207 on order, and look at the Marantz/Mac processors.....I was made an offer I could not refuse and picked up the MC8207 and MX122!!

I am super stoked and cannot wait for the equipment to arrive! I have a planned hunting trip middle of next week, so looks like the following week I will be setting up in time for Thanksgiving. Only item left is the XLR cables to hook them together. The dealer was pushing Tributaries 1.5m Series 6 cables (would have to be ordered), and they do not stock Wire World to compare. I'll try a post to get some cable feedback in one of the cable forums shortly.

Thanks again for all the feedback!!

-Ryan
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 11-08-2018, 06:30 PM
tigerhonaker's Avatar
tigerhonaker tigerhonaker is online now
Senior Member


 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Franklin, TN.
Posts: 1,948
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by RaceCarDriver View Post
I ordered my 8805 in Feb and had to wait until the last week of Jun before it finally showed up. Its a wonderful piece.
A long term buddy of mine in TX. was getting an up-grade done and was going to get the Marantz Receiver back around the same time frame as you.
Turned out it was going to be so many months that he went with a new Denon receiver.
It was just to long a wait for him.


In my case I wanted the Marantz AV8805 as it is the stuff for sure.
But in my case mine is sitting at my AV dealer.
Can't install it until the HT is completed with drywall repair and newly painted.
None of which has even been scheduled yet.
Hopefully this month.


Terry
__________________


Up-Dated November 2018

Pre-Amp: Marantz AV8805
Blu-Ray Player: Panasonic UB820 4K Blu-ray player
Projector: JVC RS4500 Laser
Screen: Stewart Gray Hawk 123" 16x9 W/4-Way Remote Masking
Speakers: JM Lab Utopia Mezzo Front, Center Utopia, Side Utopia, Rear Mini Utopia
Subwoofers: 4-Mirage BPS400 sitting on 4 "Auralex Great Gramma" pads
Cables: Transparent TW Plus w/Plus Bricks
Amps: Classe', 2-CA201, 3-CAM350
Power Conditioners: 1-Richard Gray RGPC-1200S, 7-RGPC-400S
Panamax MB1500 Back up Power Unit for JVC RS4500
Cooling: 3-sets of Z-Fans, Cool-Stack I, Suncourt Variable Speed Thru Wall Fan
ATM (Active Thermal Management)
Mid Atlantic: Track 50" rack slide out
Sanus CFR1620 Rack W/Middle Atlantic 4-Post H/D Shelves
Room Acoustic: Acoustic Innovations panels
Seating: Ekornes Stressless Wave

Last edited by tigerhonaker; 11-09-2018 at 11:57 AM. Reason: Spelling of course ...
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 11-08-2018, 11:26 PM
doggiehowser's Avatar
doggiehowser doggiehowser is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,958
Default

I remember pressing and holding a button (Display?) on the front panel under the flap and it turns off the Blue halo
__________________
AcousSignThunderTA5000PurpleHeartNS WandMasterPearwoodII PSA DSD BHK ThielCS3.7SS2.2
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 11-09-2018, 09:58 PM
Karl Maga Karl Maga is online now
Senior Member

 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Michigan
Posts: 351
Default

The blue halo can be set to a variety of brightness levels, including “off”. I have mine on the dimmest setting and it’s right for me. Mine does not sit under my screen, it sits about 7 feet to the right of my screen.
__________________
Revel Ultima Salon2's, Voice2, Studio2's, PerformaBe M126’s, ATI Signature 6007, JVC DLA-RS500U, Silver Ticket STR-169120, WW Silver IC's
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Audioaficionado.org tested by Norton Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:23 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
©Copyright 2009-2018 AudioAficionado.org.Privately owned, All Rights Reserved.
Audio Aficionado Sponsors
AudioAficionado Subscriber
AudioAficionado Subscriber
Fortress
Fortress
Harmonic Resolution Systems
Harmonic Resolution Systems
Wyred4Sound
Wyred4Sound
Dragonfire Acoustics
Dragonfire Acoustics
GIK Acoustics
GIK Acoustics
Esoteric
Esoteric
AC Infinity
AC Infinity
JL Audio
JL Audio
Acoustic Sciences Corportation
Acoustic Sciences Corportation
Legend Audio & Video
Legend Audio & Video
Audio by E
Audio by E
Canton
Canton
Bryston
Bryston
WireWorld Cables
WireWorld Cables
Stillpoints
Stillpoints
Bricasti Design
Bricasti Design
Furutech
Furutech
Shunyata Research
Shunyata Research
Accuphase
Accuphase