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post #21 of 50 Old 02-06-08, 09:16 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Onkyo TX SR805 review

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I'm considering either the 805 or 875 but have heard lots of complaints about the heat they put out.

How hot do they get?

Do you think strapping a 12cm low noise fan on top of the case and plugged into one of the 12v triggers would help alleviate the problem?

Also TonyVdb...I'm in Canada too, how much did you get gouged on duty brining it over the border?
The heat is not as big a deal as some say but it does get warm and should not be placed in a rack where there is less than 6" of space above it to breath.
I have a fan just as you say on the back right corner and it makes a huge difference.

Shipping to Canada was not as bad as I thought. Brokerage fees were $55 and then GST. I still came out ahead by at least $350 compared to what it would have cost here.

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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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Re: Onkyo TX SR805 review

I'm wondering if the VLSC (Vector Linear Shaping Circuit) is that big of a deal with the 875. The 805 does not apparently have it.

Does anyone know if VLSC is the same thing as Denon's AL24 processing?

I'm pretty much ready to pull the trigger on either the 805 or the 875. The only differences between the two seem to be 10W of power, VLSC and the Reon chip. The video processing is nice but not a big deal for me since I'll be using my HD-A2 to output to my projector. With the money I save on the 805 I could even buy a refurbished HD-XA2 if I really wanted the Reon for upsampling DVDs. I'm just not sure how much of a difference in audio quality the VLSC adds.
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I'm wondering if the VLSC (Vector Linear Shaping Circuit) is that big of a deal with the 875. The 805 does not apparently have it.

Does anyone know if VLSC is the same thing as Denon's AL24 processing?
I'm not sure if you have read THIS review but it may clear up some questions.
You can see by what he says that it beats out receivers that cost twice as much so I doubt that the difference is noticeable or for that mater better.

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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: Onkyo TX SR805 review

I did read that review and it is very in depth. I also read the review of the 875 at Sound and Vision which gave it high marks and their stamp of excellence. The 875 according to their test bench results is equal to or better than the Denon 4308 in most of the audio areas. I have no way of demoing either as their are no resellers in my area that carry those models. 2001 Audio carries Onkyo but limited 705 and below.
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Re: Onkyo TX SR805 Review and Official Owners Thread

Hey Tony... I hope you don't mind me making your thread the Official Owners Thread for the Shack. If you do, I'll start a new one, but I thought since there was already some good discussion here it would be as good as any.

I finally got mine all connected up tonight with my Dish Network VIP622 and my Oppo 981. I cannot seem to get the Onkyo to recognize Dolby Digital via the Oppo. I am using HDMI on both the 622 and the 981... the 622 is doing DD fine, but the 981 will not auto default to it. Any ideas?


EDIT: Nevermind... I did not have the 981 setup properly. The oppo is new to me.
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Hey Tony... I hope you don't mind me making your thread the Official Owners Thread for the Shack. If you do, I'll start a new one, but I thought since there was already some good discussion here it would be as good as any.
Hi Sonnie,
No its no problem making this thread the Official Owners Thread.
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EDIT: Nevermind... I did not have the 981 setup properly. The oppo is new to me.
It always amazes me that the user setup menu's in DVD players dont default the audio to bitstream over HDMI (assuming that was the problem).

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Oh, by the way where did you end up placing your 805?
I found that putting a 120mm fan on the top rear/right of the receiver really removes alot of the heat that is generated by it.

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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:
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Re: Onkyo TX SR805 Review and Official Owners Thread

Try "David Gilmour's Remember That Night" via blu-ray bitstreaming Dolby True-HD. It sounds amazing.

I'm using the Onkyo 805 with the Samsung BD P1400 with JBL E80's for mains, the E35 for the center, JBL 810's for sides and rears and an IB sub.

Nothing high end but it still sounds fantastic. Best sounding disc that I have ever owned. (For music)
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Re: Onkyo TX SR805 Review and Official Owners Thread

I'll be replacing my Denon 2805 and i really like the 805. I'm abit concerned with the heat but i have an open cabinet with a good 6" above and might get a fan if needed. Any other problems or all in all is this a good replacement for my 2805?
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Re: Onkyo TX SR805 Review and Official Owners Thread

I've had mine since early October and have had no problems.
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Re: Onkyo TX SR805 Review and Official Owners Thread

Woohoo!!

Add me to the list of Proud 805 owners.

Circuit City had a sale on them. Original price was 1099.00 and they were on sale for 799.00. They had an open box (missing mic, all other pieces were still sealed in plastic and tape from factory) and asked 699.00 for it. If you get the 3 year warranty (28.00) I could get another 10% off. Total cost for the 805 was 669.00 with 3 year full replacement warranty.

I set it up and noticed a GREAT LEAP in sound from my old Yamaha HTR-5040. It was gettin long in the tooth and has served me very well for several years. Unfortunately, It had no HDMI and no Preouts which were critical to me or I would have kept it for a few more years. It sounded good to me... until I heard this 805. All I can say is APPLES and ORANGES. the HTR wasn't even in the class as the 805 so there is no honest comparison to be made.

Only one question... anyone got a mic I can borrow (or rent for that matter) for a few weeks to get things set up? Or will any mic do?

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