The Audyssey microphone box. For best results, please mount on a tripod. Good grief, now I have to go hunt for a tripod.
And here we have the Audyssey microphone unboxed. It feels alright I guess. Yet to dig up my old Denon microphone calibration microphone, but I would have sworn the Denon has the better build quality here.
And here is the companion remote control. It is a familiar layout but not of the build and finishing of the remotes on my Marantz 11 series.
After opening three Marantz premium series equipment. I have to say the experience feels lessor. It is what it is, this is a 4 digit model (8805) after all. One probably have to go the single (7 series) or double digit (11 series or the new 10 series) gear is where you’d get the premium opening experience. Not sure if Marantz is planning any premium edition for the home theatre.
I am not that into home theatre, so this is not something I yearn for honestly.