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post #31 of 40 Old 01-11-16, 01:54 PM
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Hello all!

I've just set up my SR7008 which i just picked up for 799.99 on a flash sale. I'm currently running a 7.1 Klipsch setup. Now my question is, what kind of amp would sound the best with my RF-7's? They're rated at 250W continuous and 1000w peak. I'm getting decent sound, but I feel like my front R-L are just not getting enough power. can anyone suggest a good amp that will power these suckers and not lose any sound quality?
Sounds like I have a similar setup where fronts draw globs of power while the center and rears peak at 150. I kept the center and rears on the SR-7008 ... and bi-amp'd the fronts on a MM-7055. So those fronts get the full power of the 7055 while the other share the 7008.

Not only do they sound much better... but both systems run at a reasonable temperature.

This was suggested to me by Marantz support when I called and asked about the power/heat.
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Hi Folks!
Greetings! I find my SR 7008 a fab unit. . More powerful than my 6007 and better fidelity. I drive my 9.2 system fine and the speakers are SVS M series. Big ones. Here is an idea that occurred to me. I thought of trying out my 6007 (since I have it as well) as processor and my 7008 as power amp. Some in Audioholics say that pre pro duo would sound more powerful!
I also have Marantz UD 7007 and boy! It is a class act:smiley: but I am not able to control it with the app that Marantz has for iPhones. I am able to control both avrs 6007,7008 with the app but not the Marantz blu ray. It is supposed to! Any ideas?!
Did you try putting the big speakers on the larger amp... and the rest on the other... effectively using the primary receiver as both an amp for the mains and a pre for the other amp?
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I have been using a Sony DG820 for about 7 years. through that time I have upgraded my speakers a few times over, but never felt the need to get a better receiver. Here lately I been wondering if a better receiver would make my speakers sound better. so I splurged on one of these today. cost was $726 shipped. It may be a waste, my Sony still works fine, but we shall see. Never had anything else to compare it to.

My Front left right and side left and right are-Klipsch Reference Series RVX-54
My center channel and back 2 speakers are -Klipsch Reference Series RVX-42
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I have been using a Sony DG820 for about 7 years. through that time I have upgraded my speakers a few times over, but never felt the need to get a better receiver. Here lately I been wondering if a better receiver would make my speakers sound better. so I splurged on one of these today. cost was $726 shipped. It may be a waste, my Sony still works fine, but we shall see. Never had anything else to compare it to. My Front left right and side left and right are-Klipsch Reference Series RVX-54 My center channel and back 2 speakers are -Klipsch Reference Series RVX-42
I think for the most part if you remove any kind of processing most will sound the same. Where I think you will definitely be able to tell a difference is when you introduce room correction software and built in DACs. I recently upgraded to the Marantz sr7010 and previously owned an Onkyo tx-nr809. My initial impression with movies is I couldn't really tell a difference. The more I listened to it I felt maybe there was a slight improvement. Where I can without a doubt tell you I heard immediate improvement was with music. It just flat out sounds better on the Marantz.
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I wanted the slight bump in power and The main reason was for the multeq xt32. So if you say that's where I will see it the most, then that's what I'm looking for.
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Out with the old in with the new.
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Out with the old in with the new.
Mmm…mmm…mmm! She sure is purdy! How does it sound to you?
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Mmm…mmm…mmm! She sure is purdy! How does it sound to you?
My original post was lengthy describing how awesome it was but I couldn't figure out how to program the remote. Then in an edit to say I figured out how to use the remote, I accidentally wiped out my post. I'll try again

I went into this with the mindset I was probably wasting $ since my sony worked fine. First impressions was it was much more heavy and the physical design put my sony to shame.

I got it hooked up easy and getting the multeq programed was a piece of cake. I popped in tron blu-ray. I've listened to certain scenes at leat a hundred times. Now let me say I thought I had my sony set up pretty good. Pfffffft FAIL!! That's hands down the best it's ever sounded in my setup. The amount of sound and detail comming out of all the speakers was unreal and it was soo balanced. I found out I suck at setting up speakers by ear lol. I never had anything to compare it to.

I cranked up some music and was in awww by how loud and clear it was. The sony was never able to make the tower speakers visably move. They would just viabrate. These things were getting it. So much so that I shut off my subwoofer to listen. I had no idea they had that kind of midrange. Like an exited kid I had to pull one speaker away from the wall to feel the bass port. Eyes lit up when I felt all that air being pushed. It's never done that!!

Now question is, do I send it back and get the SR7009 because it has the Dolby Atmos.?? Or save the money. Decisions decsions. Sony is on craigslist lol. Never realized what I was missing
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I forgot a part... the bass did sound kinda weak after using the audessy eq. But that was an easy fix
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You probably don't want my advice in regards to trading up for the Atmos version. I just finished watching Gravity Diamond Luxe edition and oh my gaaawwwddd! If you can accommodate at least 5.2.4 or better I say go for it and don't look back. I went from 5.2 to 7.2.4 and I'm not sure I could improve upon what I'm hearing.
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