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#26 Drizt

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 10:50 PM

Congrats on the purchase Yorac, i have always loved Integras...build quality is always outstanding on all of their products. Glad ur happy with your purchase mate.

I'm also glad you have become a fan of Audyssey, last time at the GTG ur opinion was the opposite though....can I ask why? Did you hear it on someones system and you didn't like it?...Just curious! :P


Can't answer for yaroc but when Audyssey gets it wrong (happens more often than not IMHO) it sounds oh so very wrong. When it get it right though, it is very good.

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 12:38 AM

Can't answer for yaroc but when Audyssey gets it wrong (happens more often than not IMHO) it sounds oh so very wrong. When it get it right though, it is very good.


I definetly have to agree with that Drizt, had some pretty bad cals because I had the mic to close to the back wall....read on the forums and a lot of people said that is not a good thing. So I pulled the mic foward one meter and behold...it sounds like heaven! hahaha. Sometimes the smallest things can throw off a calibration.

#28 yorac

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 08:53 PM

Congrats on the purchase Yorac, i have always loved Integras...build quality is always outstanding on all of their products. Glad ur happy with your purchase mate.

I'm also glad you have become a fan of Audyssey, last time at the GTG ur opinion was the opposite though....can I ask why? Did you hear it on someones system and you didn't like it?...Just curious! :P



Can't answer for yaroc but when Audyssey gets it wrong (happens more often than not IMHO) it sounds oh so very wrong. When it get it right though, it is very good.

Cheers guys yes needless to say imho previous versions of Audyssey have been again imo less than impressive with their accuracy or what they have added to the mix, the argument has been done to death here so certainly don't want to get it going again......

Have found XT 32 to be much more accurate and at least with the 80.2 truer to the brand SQ and when I do turn it off I now don't feel like I'm losing anything, one thing I will say and this is from reading a review so not my words, it is about time at the price level that Integra started throwing in the pro cal kit, who knows it might even get more people ito the brand...... B)

#29 yorac

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 08:47 AM

Hooked up to the net last night and grabbed the latest firmware update, took all of about 15 minutes with no problems at all............ B)

#30 Drizt

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 10:22 AM

Hooked up to the net last night and grabbed the latest firmware update, took all of about 15 minutes with no problems at all............ B)


That is so much better than the DHC-9.9. I had to take mine to a service centre if I wanted to keep my warantee.

Sounds like it is a great unit.

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 11:21 AM

That is so much better than the DHC-9.9. I had to take mine to a service centre if I wanted to keep my warantee.

Sounds like it is a great unit.


But not nearly as much fun or challenging as updating the DHC-9.9.

I suppose Integra have had to factor in the Knuckle Dragger element with their later models.

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 05:22 PM

That is so much better than the DHC-9.9. I had to take mine to a service centre if I wanted to keep my warantee.

Sounds like it is a great unit.

Mate it is extremely good and proves that you don't need to spend anywhere near stupendous amounts of money to get superb quality........

the fact that you don't have to take it in for updates is another string to the bow on this model....... B)

#33 Drizt

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 09:04 PM

I'd swap my DHC-9.9 for one in a heart beat. My house is wired up with cat6 so having an ethernet port available on the unit for taking pro measurements and / or installing firmware would be invaluable. Not to mention the new features of the 80.2.

You have definitely chosen well.

#34 mello yello

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 01:25 AM

But not nearly as much fun or challenging as updating the DHC-9.9.

I suppose Integra have had to factor in the Knuckle Dragger element with their later models.

Blade

Geez - Bladey I didnt think you had Integra-ty in your set-up

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Edited by mello yello II, 12 November 2011 - 01:40 AM.


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Posted 26 November 2011 - 12:22 AM

Geez - Bladey I didnt think you had Integra-ty in your set-up

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Come on dude, dont provoke anything.....please keep this thread clean of the bullshit.

Yorac, Im still pretty keen on hearing the 80.2 mate....will have to have a good listen at the GTG in the coming week!.

#36 Maggoo

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 05:56 AM

Hi Yorac

After 6 months researching preamps I finally purchased an 80.2 in May and like yourself was blown away by the sound quality it delivers. I agree completely with you on XT32 and was one of the main reason's I decided on the 80.2 over the 7005 and I am glad I did.

A word of warning, mine is currently at the repair center. First sign of trouble is the non responding volume control knob. Second was when powering on the unit I couldn't get a picture, it would come good 30mins later after I had shutdown the unit. About 2 weeks later all of the controls on the remote and front panel

of the unit would not respond at all. Also had the unit randomly changing input sources. From what I have read on the AVS forums it appears to be an assembly issue with some of the units and possibly some faulty boards. Don't get me wrong I love the unit and I am not tempted to swap it out, it's just frustrating.

Before the issues I can say that everything worked very well on the unit. Doing the firmware updates via the net was so easy.

Edited by Maggoo, 26 November 2011 - 05:57 AM.


#37 yorac

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 09:31 AM

Hi Yorac

After 6 months researching preamps I finally purchased an 80.2 in May and like yourself was blown away by the sound quality it delivers. I agree completely with you on XT32 and was one of the main reason's I decided on the 80.2 over the 7005 and I am glad I did.

A word of warning, mine is currently at the repair center. First sign of trouble is the non responding volume control knob. Second was when powering on the unit I couldn't get a picture, it would come good 30mins later after I had shutdown the unit. About 2 weeks later all of the controls on the remote and front panel

of the unit would not respond at all. Also had the unit randomly changing input sources. From what I have read on the AVS forums it appears to be an assembly issue with some of the units and possibly some faulty boards. Don't get me wrong I love the unit and I am not tempted to swap it out, it's just frustrating.

Before the issues I can say that everything worked very well on the unit. Doing the firmware updates via the net was so easy.

Thanks for the heads up mate, did read about this over at AVS also and touch wood no issues yet, hopefully yours gets repaired and no further problems with it, certainly still absolutely rapt in it and continues to impress me.........

#38 yorac

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 09:41 AM

Come on dude, dont provoke anything.....please keep this thread clean of the bullshit.

Unfortunately mate the provocation/bullshit started at the top of the page with no reason for it other than trying to start exactly that in the thread, as I said elsewhere you leave them alone and they still can't help themselves.....

Yorac, Im still pretty keen on hearing the 80.2 mate....will have to have a good listen at the GTG in the coming week!.

and got some stuff ready to go for me for you as well mate.......... B)

B)

#39 Maggoo

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 10:26 AM

Thanks for the heads up mate, did read about this over at AVS also and touch wood no issues yet, hopefully yours gets repaired and no further problems with it, certainly still absolutely rapt in it and continues to impress me.........


Yorac

I hope you don't get the same issues, I was interested to read that your 80.2 does not engage nightmode on True HD, mine does, from memory I think is sets to Auto.

Are you checking via the home button on the remote and then the audio option? I would like to know why yours is not and mine is, that is my one hate.

Also, do you have The Police - Certifiable, my friends and I were blown away with the sound on that BD. A real treat!

#40 yorac

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 10:35 AM

Yorac

I hope you don't get the same issues, I was interested to read that your 80.2 does not engage nightmode on True HD, mine does, from memory I think is sets to Auto.

Are you checking via the home button on the remote and then the audio option? I would like to know why yours is not and mine is, that is my one hate.

Also, do you have The Police - Certifiable, my friends and I were blown away with the sound on that BD. A real treat!

Cheers mate, interestingly after the firmware update I put Transformers on and bang it was back on auto (knew as it was too quiet), flicked off an email to them about this and got a response within 24 hours that it should have been Auto anyway, said they get a lot of complaints about it (I wonder why)......

same as you hate it but know how to get it turned off fairly quickly and it's not many movies now that it affects so guess we have to wear it........ :)

will grab a copy of Police mate and have a listen......



will update my original post as well re night mode.........

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 10:45 AM

B)


Nice! :D....looking forward to it.

#42 Maggoo

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 11:40 AM

Cheers mate, interestingly after the firmware update I put Transformers on and bang it was back on auto (knew as it was too quiet), flicked off an email to them about this and got a response within 24 hours that it should have been Auto anyway, said they get a lot of complaints about it (I wonder why)......

same as you hate it but know how to get it turned off fairly quickly and it's not many movies now that it affects so guess we have to wear it........ :)

will grab a copy of Police mate and have a listen......



will update my original post as well re night mode.........


So they released an update to fix the so called problem of night mode not turning on? Now that's ironic :rolleyes:

Maybe they can release another update to turn it off again. :D

I have a 7.1 system setup with the 80.2 and movies like Thor, Tron, Jurassic Park & TF3 sound amazing.

I am using THX Ultra 2 for 5.1 sources and straight decode for 7.1. Are you just using straight decode for 5.1?

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 11:55 AM

Are you just using straight decode for 5.1?

yes mate, and agree movies you named are stunning on it, also Casino Royale, Unstoppable, Star Trek 2009, Fast Five and X-Men First Class are others that will impress, also the SD's of Elton John One Night only, Pink Floyd Pulse, Eagles Hell Freezes Over and Knebworth disc 2 sensational on it..........

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 12:59 PM

I have First Class ready to watch when I get my unit back, I have seen all the others of the series and thought they sounded great, also have seen CR, ST and Unstoppable. Will look into the music you listed, I have EJ but that is all.

I must say Fast 5 was incredible, I had forgotten how good that sounded on the 80.2. What does the Electra output per channel?

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 03:25 PM

What does the Electra output per channel?

If memory serves mate we're at 185 per channel.......

had the DTA 70.1 prior to this and good as it is the Elektra kills it............

#46 mello yello

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 07:10 PM

Geez - Bladey I didnt think you had Integra-ty in your set-up
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Come on dude, dont provoke anything.....please keep this thread clean of the bullshit.

well apart from the fact you replied 2 weeks after I posted my little cheerio, :wacko:

...no not at all, I have nothing but the deepest respect for EVERYTHING Bladey has to say...from his love of Michael Bolt to his undying love for everything Seaton, if Bladey says people who own the newer 80.2 are "Knuckle Draggers" then knuckle draggers they must be, after all he would know :winky:

oh, btw, Dont call me dude

:winky:

Edited by mello yello II, 08 December 2011 - 09:08 PM.


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Posted 09 December 2011 - 10:13 AM

well apart from the fact you replied 2 weeks after I posted my little cheerio, :wacko:

...no not at all, I have nothing but the deepest respect for EVERYTHING Bladey has to say...from his love of Michael Bolt to his undying love for everything Seaton, if Bladey says people who own the newer 80.2 are "Knuckle Draggers" then knuckle draggers they must be, after all he would know :winky:

oh, btw, Dont call me dude

:winky:


Didn't realize it was two weeks ago lol!

Just keep the thread clean........dudette! ;)

PM sent

Edited by buddhamus, 09 December 2011 - 10:23 AM.


#48 mello yello

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 10:54 AM

PM sent

reply will be sent , oh, sometime into the second week of January :rolleyes:

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 12:56 PM

reply will be sent , oh, sometime into the second week of January :rolleyes:


I couldnt care less ;)

#50 yorac

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:28 PM

Grabbed another firmware update for this the other night and good to see the model/s still supported.............


Updates for this and other models here............