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    Thanks to fellow member, Kurt300, I'm the proud new owner of an Onkyo TX-NR818. I've spent all day with it and I'm beginning to understand how awesome this AVR really is. Very pleased with how Audyssey XT32 set everything up. I'm playing around with bass management and have actually gotten my BIC F12 sub to sound a little better than its usual boominess, thanks, in part, to some fellow members' suggestions of plugging the port then running Audyssey. Still got my eye on a HSU VTF-2, though. :) One thing I can't figure out yet is how to use the "Sound Program Edit" but I'm sure I'll figure it out. If anyone is considering this AVR and has any questions, feel free to ask. And to current owners, if you have any tips you'd like to share with me on this piece of equipment, let it fly.
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    Congrats on the new avr. What are the available xover settings for the sub on the onk?
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    Quote Originally Posted by deronb1 View Post
    Congrats on the new avr. What are the available xover settings for the sub on the onk?
    40Hz-200Hz. From 40-100 in 10Hz increments, then 120, 150, 180 and 200Hz. Can be set individually for center and speaker pairs.
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    Onkyo TX-NR818 --- Emotiva XPA-3 --- Oppo BDP-103 -- 2 Channel: Mapletree Line 2A tube preamp modified

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROHfan View Post
    40Hz-200Hz. From 40-100 in 10Hz increments, then 120, 150, 180 and 200Hz. Can be set individually for center and speaker pairs.
    Cool. I like my pio, but it jumps from 50 hz to 80hz. My bookies roll off around 60 hz so i am looking at another avr that can fill the gap. Really not a big deal for HT as i usually set it at 80 hz, but for music, i want more options.
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    Love the Onkyo sound and always have a spot for my 607.

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    Congrats on your new receiver. Glad your enjoying the features :)
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    Have fun with the new toy, I think you will enjoy it.
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    Congrats! I'm currently evaluating your 818's lesser brother, the 717, Wish I could afford the 818 or this years 828.
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    Enjoy your 818, it is a better buy than the TX-NR828 as the 828 does not have Audesey XT 32.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nbrowser View Post
    Congrats! I'm currently evaluating your 818's lesser brother, the 717, Wish I could afford the 818 or this years 828.
    I can endorse the 717, as long as your okay with having only audyssey 2eq, it does a really good job considering its cost. I was coming from the 705 with multeq, and the 2eq does as good of a job albeit no sub eq. On a further note the 717, operates extremely cool, in comparison to some of the older onkyos. With the x1x series Onkyo seems to have eliminated some of the issues that plagued earlier models such as my 705. The x1x has a great feature to cost ratio, however, the x2x series has added internal bluetooth and wifi radios but are missing other features that were available such as xt 32 on the 818 and pre-outs on the 717.

    Congrats on 818 thats a real good model.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremymarcinko View Post
    I can endorse the 717, as long as your okay with having only audyssey 2eq, it does a really good job considering its cost. I was coming from the 705 with multeq, and the 2eq does as good of a job albeit no sub eq. On a further note the 717, operates extremely cool, in comparison to some of the older onkyos. With the x1x series Onkyo seems to have eliminated some of the issues that plagued earlier models such as my 705. The x1x has a great feature to cost ratio, however, the x2x series has added internal bluetooth and wifi radios but are missing other features that were available such as xt 32 on the 818 and pre-outs on the 717.

    Congrats on 818 thats a real good model.
    EH 2EQ pretty much sucks. It is "ok" if you have a pretty good room layout but otherwise its still isnt as good as MultiEQ, specifically since it doesnt do jack with your sub at all.

    Myself I would ONLY step up to a AVR with at min XT. That or ARC or MCACC (which has its own flaws sub 60hz).

    To the OP congrats! The 709 and 809 were on my list to buy but they are long gone. At this point considering something from Anthem or Pionner, thought I honestly wish Cambridge's AVR had more than 2EQ and I would add it to the list.
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    I havent heard an auto calibration that i can live with. I just turn it off and do a little tweaking
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    Quote Originally Posted by deronb1 View Post
    I havent heard an auto calibration that i can live with. I just turn it off and do a little tweaking
    You know, I've never been fond of it myself. It always kind of sounded like a synthetic surround applied to the source. But that changed when I got my MLs. After reading some tips on AVS on how to run Audyssey XT32 with planar speakers I have found the sound that I'm looking for. Everything sounds natural and crisp and I can pinpoint the instruments on stage in front of me. Just MHO, of course.
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    As a precaution to earlier models, give it room to breathe.

    Enjoy!
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    Nice to hear the good feedback. I always wanted to try an Onkyo and considered some of their PreAmps. Plus, XT32 has been high on the list of things to try also. I loved the Pioneer but will see how the things work out. The 806 is just something I picked up cheap to repair and flip as a stepping stone to the 818.
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    I'm getting used to my new Onkyo as well. Actually the Integra DTR 50.4. My last two units were the Pioneer VSX-D458 and most recently a Yamaha RX-V 671. Really prefer the sound from this Integra; the video is superior from the cable box too. (going thru this AVR). I wanted something with pre outs and this thing is just feature laden with all the latest. No 4K pass through but I go direct to the TV from the OPPO anyway. I'm hoping this will do for at least 10 years! Never thought I'd own an Onkyo product but no buyer's remorse here at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by begbie View Post
    As a precaution to earlier models, give it room to breathe.

    Enjoy!
    The more recent Onkyo AVR models continue to endure a reputation for heating up, with no basis in fact. Neither the 818 now owned by ROHfan, nor the 3010 I have now produce any significant heat.

    BTW, dealing with ROHfan was a pleasure, for anyone's future reference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurt300 View Post
    BTW, dealing with ROHfan was a pleasure, for anyone's future reference.
    Why, thank you! The same goes for Kurt300, people. Class act all the way and he had a lot of patience dealing with my barrage of questions! :)
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    I slapped in a pair of external fans on top due to the glass shelf it sits in and it's as cool as a cucumber. In fact, my Onkyo has it's own set of fans that never needed to turn on yet.
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