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post #631 of 944 Old 02-27-13, 11:43 AM
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let us know how you make out. I am curious to hear your results with all loudandthose speakers..
I will. I was able to get some testing done last night but noticed that I had Zone 2 on, it's now off. I did notice that the sound is very different than the Onkyo that it replaces. The sound is much more detailed and the vocals/voices are more prominent. More testing and fun tonight.

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I will. I was able to get some testing done last night but noticed that I had Zone 2 on, it's now off. I did notice that the sound is very different than the Onkyo that it replaces. The sound is much more detailed and the vocals/voices are more prominent. More testing and fun tonight.
I have a denon but never had Onkyo. Is the amp on the Sherwood superior then the Onkyo like the 818 model?
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No 4 k ready right?
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I have a denon but never had Onkyo. Is the amp on the Sherwood superior then the Onkyo like the 818 model?
I'm not an expert on the insides of these things but it's not just the amp, you have to factor in the preamp and DSP all in combination. Here is my upgrade path with regards to AVRs. Sony DG800, Sony DG910, Denon AVR-790, Onkyo SR707, Sherwood/Newcastle R-972. The sound is by far the most detailed with the R-972. The 707 is more bass heavy, an Audyssey trait. I will say that if you are very patient, have lots of time on your hands, and are willing to take the extra time that this receiver entails, then go for it. I have this in a dedicated HT where I will mostly be operating it myself. I would not put this in my living room, where my Yamaha V765 is, because I would be getting phone call after phone call. Like some one said in one of the R-972 threads, this receiver is like an exotic car that requires extra knowledge and lots of time. In the living room all I need is a Honda.

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I have a denon but never had Onkyo. Is the amp on the Sherwood superior then the Onkyo like the 818 model?
Im going to say as far also brute output for the amps the Onkyo 818 would be a bit better and would also be less troublesome as far as plug and go.

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I'm not an expert on the insides of these things but it's not just the amp, you have to factor in the preamp and DSP all in combination. Here is my upgrade path with regards to AVRs. Sony DG800, Sony DG910, Denon AVR-790, Onkyo SR707, Sherwood/Newcastle R-972. The sound is by far the most detailed with the R-972. The 707 is more bass heavy, an Audyssey trait. I will say that if you are very patient, have lots of time on your hands, and are willing to take the extra time that this receiver entails, then go for it. I have this in a dedicated HT where I will mostly be operating it myself. I would not put this in my living room, where my Yamaha V765 is, because I would be getting phone call after phone call. Like some one said in one of the R-972 threads, this receiver is like an exotic car that requires extra knowledge and lots of time. In the living room all I need is a Honda.
Not in the living room because others can mess with settings and requires time to set up in case someone else want to watch tv for example?
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This is NOT the receiver for you wife and family. This receiver has its quirks and foibles but the payoff is worth the trials and tribulations FOR ME. I do have a couple of good Trinnov setting anf am extremely happy with the sound. Initial HDMI handshakes can be BRUTAL, but once it is synced I had no issues. I never thought it was lacking in power either and I came from a Denon avr-a100, and before that a 4810 and before that an Onkyo 3008.
I am beat from staying up late last night so probably won't log any time with it tonight but will hopefully do so this weekend...
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So, maybe someone can tell me what the plastic panel thats on the top left of the receiver seen in this photo is for. Its not covering a hole and its not structural.
Jack and Joe, does yours have it?

As far as I know, the unit failed safety certification for top-panel temperature and the extra screen was added to lower the outer temperature to pass.

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Im going to say as far also brute output for the amps the Onkyo 818 would be a bit better and would also be less troublesome as far as plug and go.
I am looking at you signature and thinking that I would swap receivers in those systems... I really think the 972 excels in the home theater domain...
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I am looking at you signature and thinking that I would swap receivers in those systems... I really think the 972 excels in the home theater domain...
Depends on the room layout IMO - I can tell you for certain that the 972 is by far the best AVR for my living room due to the vaulted ceiling and open floor plan. Trinnov has really made a huge difference with its 3D mapping.


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