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post #491 of 944 Old 09-26-12, 12:42 PM
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Are you gents using the 972 internal amps or external amps. And if you use the video source direct do you avoid many of the quirks?
Both. I am using a 3 channel external amp for my front three speakers but they are fairly inefficient at 88dB and 4ohm I do use the internal amps for the two surround speakers, which they have no problem driving.
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Re: Sherwood/Newcastle R-972 Official Thread

How much are you looking at spending? Why not go with this Onkyo 818?

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Onkyo 805, Yamaha YDP2006EQ, Samson Servo 600 amp
3 EV Sentry 500 monitors across the front, 4 Mission 762i's Surrounds, SVS PB13U sub, Panasonic BDT220, Harmony 1100, Nintendo WiiU
Panasonic PT-AE8000 on a 120" 2,35:1 fixed screen

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Sherwood/Newcastle R972, Mission 765's, SVS SBS02's, A/D/S MS3u sub, Yamaha YDG2030EQ
Yamaha KX-393 Tape deck, CDC 805 CD changer, Panasonic BD60, Sony turntable PS-T20
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How much are you looking at spending? Why not go with the Onkyo 818?
Not sure I want another Onkyo. They seem to have a bad history of failing HDMI which has gotten even worse since my 805. My 805 should have lasted longer. It was never kept in a hot cabinet, always in free air. I think an AVR should last you 10 years under normal usage, even if it becomes technically obsolete.
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Re: Sherwood/Newcastle R-972 Official Thread

There are so many possibilities as to why the HDMI board fails, Ive seen reports for other brands of this happening also. Dirty power, unplugging and plugging in HDMI cables constantly is also a cause of failure due to static. Im going on 6 years for my 805 and still never an issue.

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Onkyo 805, Yamaha YDP2006EQ, Samson Servo 600 amp
3 EV Sentry 500 monitors across the front, 4 Mission 762i's Surrounds, SVS PB13U sub, Panasonic BDT220, Harmony 1100, Nintendo WiiU
Panasonic PT-AE8000 on a 120" 2,35:1 fixed screen

Living room system:
Sherwood/Newcastle R972, Mission 765's, SVS SBS02's, A/D/S MS3u sub, Yamaha YDG2030EQ
Yamaha KX-393 Tape deck, CDC 805 CD changer, Panasonic BD60, Sony turntable PS-T20
Panasonic TC-P50ST60, HD-PVR & WDTV Live, Harmony 900

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There are so many possibilities as to why the HDMI board fails, Ive seen reports for other brands of this happening also. Dirty power, unplugging and plugging in HDMI cables constantly is also a cause of failure due to static. Im going on 6 years for my 805 and still never an issue.
Believe me, I wish I could say the same about my 805. I'd be happy still using it. It really had all I needed and plenty of power. I won't use most of the features on the newer receivers.
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Re: Sherwood/Newcastle R-972 Official Thread

Well, I kinda took a left turn and picked up an open box (with all original accessories) Yamaha RX-A3010 from Magnolia last night. The price was hard to pass up (about 60% off MSRP). I've got 30 days to return so we'll see how it works. It was an outstanding deal on a 1y old flagship model with full 3-y warranty. Still thinking about how good Trinnov might be, but there seem to be many happy Aventage owners out there too and it is definitely more polished than the Sherwood. Tried it briefly last night and out of the box without YPAO setup, it already sounds better than the Onkyo 805 did, which surprised me.
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As I ponder getting a 972, one thing I find interesting is for many people it seems to set crossovers for the front channels in the 50hz range, much lower than the often recommended 80hz. And to use Trinnov you cannot change them. I don't want to debate pros and cons of bass management here, but I'm curious as to what people had for crossover settings on their previous receiver compared to the 972.
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Re: Sherwood/Newcastle R-972 Official Thread

I was running my speakers with a crossover at 60Hz, Trinnov has them at 50.

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Onkyo 805, Yamaha YDP2006EQ, Samson Servo 600 amp
3 EV Sentry 500 monitors across the front, 4 Mission 762i's Surrounds, SVS PB13U sub, Panasonic BDT220, Harmony 1100, Nintendo WiiU
Panasonic PT-AE8000 on a 120" 2,35:1 fixed screen

Living room system:
Sherwood/Newcastle R972, Mission 765's, SVS SBS02's, A/D/S MS3u sub, Yamaha YDG2030EQ
Yamaha KX-393 Tape deck, CDC 805 CD changer, Panasonic BD60, Sony turntable PS-T20
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Re: Sherwood/Newcastle R-972 Official Thread

I didn't set a cross-over and ran the Trinnov setup straight. It set the cross-over at 80 Hz. I am bit surprised, cause my LCR speakers (JBL 4410a) are quite capable of doing 45 Hz. Anyways, not complaining at all.
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As I ponder getting a 972, one thing I find interesting is for many people it seems to set crossovers for the front channels in the 50hz range, much lower than the often recommended 80hz. And to use Trinnov you cannot change them. I don't want to debate pros and cons of bass management here, but I'm curious as to what people had for crossover settings on their previous receiver compared to the 972.
One of the members here is selling their 972 if you're interested. He's been bumping it since August so he may give you a deal.
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