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post #31 of 50 Old 03-10-08, 09:20 AM
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Re: Onkyo TX SR805 Review and Official Owners Thread

I'm not sure about the Onkyo's for replacement mic but the older (pre Audyssey) Denon's say you can use a Behringer ECM8000. The mic from the 3805 and 2807 is the same, but they changed it with the 3808. The older ones were round and flat where as the new ones are 3 or 4 inches tall and taper up to a point. I think the main requirement is the frequency response of the mic ~15Hz to ~20KHz. Most standard mics don't go down that low. There would be other factors also like the mic's sensitivity that would come into play.

Amazon.com: Behringer ECM8000 Omnidirectional Measurement Condenser Microphone: Electronics


I'd check Ebay for the actual 805 mic first or contact Onkyo to see if you could buy one. If all else fails you could grab the Behringer. I also saw this mic on Marantz's site http://ca.marantz.com/Products/1998.asp. It looks pretty much looks the same as the one that came with my 2808.
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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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Give Onkyo a call, You should be able to buy one from them for not to much money.

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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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I've had mine since early October and have had no problems.
I have also mine from early October. But because of *very* limited space for air circulation (inside a closed cabinet, only 3 inches far from the wall behind, and just two inches from the shelf above - surely way below ONKYO's recommendation), it got very hot, but it didn't turn off (and I was playing for more than 30' very loud rock music in low sensitivity speakers -A'Gallo A'Diva Ti), and sound was amazing!

So, probably there is no problem even in this rather extreme setup. But, just to be in the safe side I am now using force ventilation with two 14' fans....

To tonyvdb: Very good review! Have you tried more configurations with audyssey set up (placing the mic in more positions, in different height etc.)? I have found that it is worth experimenting with! I found the best sound (till now) after the fifth try!

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I have had mine for a couple of weeks... use it daily on average 6-8 hours daily... longer on Saturday. No issues thus far and not near as hot as I have heard others speak of.
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I have had mine for three weeks. No issues so far other than heat.

If there is more space on the sides it helps a lot rather than having more space on the top.

This one really brought life into my Polk rti8's.
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To tonyvdb: Very good review! Have you tried more configurations with audyssey set up (placing the mic in more positions, in different height etc.)? I have found that it is worth experimenting with! I found the best sound (till now) after the fifth try!
Thanks,
I will be redoing it once I get my new SVS PB13 Ultra. As I am very happy with the sound to this point.

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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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Give Onkyo a call, You should be able to buy one from them for not to much money.
Thanks for the quick response folks... Tony, that was a great idea... they sold it to me for 12.95 + 6.00 S&H...be here in 3 business days...

Now Im happy..

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Mine was bad out of the box! Left and left back surround had pre-amp issues. It's since been returned and I'm waiting on the replacement. When I attempted to do the initial Auddessy set-up...the left back had a very weak signal and would keep stopping at that point. This is driving me crazy because I JUST received my Aperions. Now they are waiting...covered in Velvet...for the replacement 805.
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I saw this item offered by Antec, normally a computer case manufacturer.

http://www.antec.com/us/productDetai...?ProdID=75007#

It's a bit pricey but it looks neat. Should help dissipate heat when aesthetics and space are a concern.
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Ok i'm getting ready to pull the trigger and buy the 805.can anyone tell me if it actually does three zones?I would like to have a zone outside and another in the kitchen while watching the tv.It's not really important that i do all at the same time but would like to be watching tv and have either the outside speakers going for the kids or music in the kitchen for the wife,but if i could do all that at once it would be great.
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