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Looks great, you're going to have fun, I love these things so much because of how much you can do easily, and they are tough. 

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Today, ditched the cable company’s modem and bought my own modem and router. I’m paying for 100 mbs and on my Mac laptop was getting 47 download; my brother in his bedroom was getting 1 mbs. Talked to a techie and he said cable folks will send at 100 speed; however, the modem that they supply can’t handle that speed.  After hooking up the new router and modem, speed increased to 97 mbs. So, i’ll call it a success. 

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Ok friends...................time for another entry into this forum....   Another new addition to Music Hall, purchased from my local Klipsch dealer...    Lets UN-box it :emotion-21:IMG_5989.jpg

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Marantz packing layout...........IMG_5991.jpg

 

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.............continued..............IMG_6000.jpg

Foam sheeting..........IMG_6002.jpg

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This AVR is by far the most advanced and full featured unit I have ever owned!.......here then, some of the options shown here on the sticker, this is one notch down from the current flagship.............IMG_6007.jpg

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Whats behind the hidden door ?IMG_6024.jpg

Check this.........13 channels of PRE-OUTS !!!  The subwoofers are totally independent right and left, all adjustable from the remote...   The PHONO STAGE is wonderful sounding and more full then my OUTBOARD Cambridge phono stages from a direct A-B comparo (I would have never believed it until I heard it first hand)!   

 

The WiFi talks to my tablet, a full Marantz APP. let one adjust all the parameters via your touch screen rather then the remote and menus up on the main screen.

 

BlueTooth allows the BUILT IN Spotify APP. to 'talk' to your smart phone, or computer so you can select from your Spotify library and more!   No more 20' USB / HDMI cables running across Music Halls' floor...

 

Zone TWO outputs are fixed with a master volume out control of it's own.   I drive the Dynaco PAS-2 with this feature.  All inputs from tape machines, multi-disc player etc. run to the Marantz, rather then the limited PAS-2 rear apron..   One can toggle between the Marantz and it's 5.2 system or, mute it, and hit Zone 2 and the Dynaco system with KH's can be listened to...   All while both systems are playing the same source, talk about direct comparing huh ?

 

Ok, here is the rear apron with the rather impressive speaker outputs all in a long row, much like the sister Denon AVRs....IMG_6021.jpg

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17 minutes ago, Ceptorman said:

Very nice Gary....isn't unboxing gear fun?

Oh YEAH!  Lots of !!!   But, I am done for a while...............JUST hung those bi-directional surrounds and landed the center channel last night, HOWEVER, I have not done the Auyssey 32 setup yet....   That will happen shortly, I will put up some photos of the simple install..... 

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16 minutes ago, Ceptorman said:

Thanks....congrats. Nice HT you have there.

Thank you sir!     I will post some photos of the rig as well..............it was amazing how many cables and stuff that got cleaned out of the system!   Much less clutter 'behind the scenes' now :)..........

 

Music Hall is OPEN for visitors Saturday...........Pezz from Rhode Island driving up.........should be a fun day over in RTM starting around 1pm. eastern...:emotion-29:

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52 minutes ago, Tigerman said:

Music Hall is OPEN for visitors Saturday...........Pezz from Rhode Island driving up.........should be a fun day over in RTM starting around 1pm. eastern.

Maybe if I start driving NOW, i can be there :D

I hope you have a wonderful day, and as always, give my regards to Pezz.  Make sure to play some Prog.

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1 hour ago, Tigerman said:

HOWEVER, I have not done the Audyssey 32 setup yet....   That will happen shortly,

Your Audyssey is an 8 position setup, all mic positions are within 2 feet of the MLP (p. 198 of the manual).  Be sure to check the Audyssey settings after you are done.  Audyssey sets the L/C/R to a movie curve which limits the upper frequencies.  I have mine L/R by-passed so they are the only speakers which are not limited (p. 174).  I use Dynamic EQ at -10  (p.176) but not Dynamic Volume (p. 176).

 

What setup will you use?  I have the same unit and have it set up in 5.1 with bi-amp and I have no plans to use Atmos.  When I play it as loud as I can stand it the Eco setting tells me I am still only using 1/3 power.

 

You have some great stuff.  It's been fun watching your unboxing(s).

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2 hours ago, Tigerman said:

Ok friends...................time for another entry into this forum....   Another new addition to Music Hall, purchased from my local Klipsch dealer...    Lets UN-box it :emotion-21:IMG_5989.jpg

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Ha, a new home theater, Bravo!  Next, you will be entertaining a projector and screen, lol.

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Thanks everyone..............Dave, don't you just love that 6011?   The two turntables sound very sweet through the Marantz phono stage...  :smile: 

 

Audessey, the only thing I have it do is set the distances and the levels...  It is set to 'Reference' which you know what that does as mentioned...   I could switch it to flat I suppose, the difference is SO subtle !

 

Now that the sound of all channels is matched with the RP center and surrounds and running 5.2, I believe that I just may take the plunge and add the RP Atmos which will sit on top of the 280F's.....   We'll see, have to sell more things on eBay to keep this going :lol: !

 

Anyway, I have some photos I took for you all......   one of the FIRST position of the mic...the speaker placement,  and some screen shots.

 

But dinner is first.........Stand by......

 

 

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Thank you Carl !    Well, as promised, I am sitting here in the Hall and enjoying an old pre-recorded reel to reel of the McPartlands LIVE at the Monticello N.Y.  and have some photos from today's Audyssey setup....

 

Here is the first position of the mic during the setup for measuring speaker distances etc....IMG_7392.jpg

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Here is a screen shot of the 8th and final position .....(the BACK row :))IMG_7394.jpg

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........here are the distances set by the XT32.....IMG_7395.jpg

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