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Improvements when using a decidated PreProc
I moved up from an Onkyo 805 to a Onkyo Pro PR-SC885P (same as Integra 9.8) processor, using the same external amps with both. The processor does sound better than the AVR. It has better D/A chips (Burr Brown), a toroidal transformer, separate ana... 
Ac cords or power conditioning first?
Agree with all above but would do receptacles after the dedicated lines and before power cords as they will affect the sound of the cords. 
onkyo 805 vs 806
Best of luck. 
onkyo 805 vs 806
I've said enough (or more than enough) about the 805. As for surrounds, they are not that critical, especially for movies (you will most likely set them for an 80hz crossover so the sub will do all the bass anyway). Now if you listen to a lot of a... 
onkyo 805 vs 806
The Audyssey MultiEQ is just fine on the 805. It is the same Audyssey software that is used in my $1800 Onkyo Pro PR-SC885P processor. Audyssey MultiEQ is a very sophisticated room correction system that uses a supplied-microphone to take sound re... 
onkyo 805 vs 806
Cruz123,My post said the 805 does not have AUDYSSEY DYNAMIC EQ and indeed it does not. This is a brand new feature of Audyssey MultEQ that is on the 806 but not the 805. 
onkyo 805 vs 806
There are four for sale on ebay right now:http://electronics.shop.ebay.com/items/?_nkw=onkyo+TX-Sr805&_sacat=293&_trksid=p3286.m270.l1313&_sop=3&_dmpt=Speakers_Subwoofers&_odkw=martin+logan&_osacat=293Go for it! 
onkyo 805 vs 806
806 has Audyssey Dynamic EQ and the 805 doesn't. The weight loss (13 lbs) had to come out of the power supply - not good. Stick with the 805 if you can find one. 
125 watt or 80 watt?
There are two 806 (current model) AVRs for sale on Audiogon right now. A silver used one for $595 and a new-in-the-box black one for $670. Can't beat that.http://www.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cls.pl?miscrcvr&1248625324&/Onkyo-tx-sr806-silver-av... 
125 watt or 80 watt?
The 805 does do Dolby TrueHD as well as DTS Master Audio.I gave my 805 to my son-in-law and he just sold it to a friend. He 'upgraded' to a Denon 4308ci ($2800 retail) and I think I like the 805 better. Here's the best deal I could find on a new o... 
125 watt or 80 watt?
Hey man, that hurts! I would never try to solicit a sale on a post without saying so - my ebay ID is 'crossramz28' - you can see that I am not the seller. As for the Pioneer VSX 819: it retails for $299. That means the dealer pays $180 (60%). That... 
125 watt or 80 watt?
I think at your pricepoint you may end up with a bunch of antiquated junk if you are not careful. The only way to get the latest features at that price is an AVR. I had a Onkyo 805 for a while and it is a nice AVR with all of the most current feat... 
125 watt or 80 watt?
You would be better off with a good used Onkyo 805:http://electronics.shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trksid=m38.l1313&_nkw=onkyo+805&_sacat=293 
125 watt or 80 watt?
Athens14,You really can't predict the sound quality of amps by the wattage only. I haven't had any experience with Carver amps since the late 90's when a Carver TFM45 (rated at 375 w/ch) went non-linear and blew the ribbon tweeters out of a brand ... 
JMW cueing problem
There is a set screw right next to the cueing lever on the L-shaped mount that houses the cueing assembly . Loosen it and make sure that the cueing cylinder is as far up as it will go, paying attention not to change the rotation of the cylinder wh...