Here’s my rack with all the legacy gear removed. The last time I cleaned these shelves was a good eleven years ago at least.
The orange cables you see above are RCA cables. I had a lot of difficulty removing these cables from the Denon 3808A. The contacts have fused to the RCA socket after a decade and at times I had to use quick a fair bit of force to rip them out. This sets my mind up to move on to XLR power amps. If anybody in Perth is looking for a high quality 7 channel RCA power amplifier, contact me!
As mentioned earlier I blew up the video board on the Denon 3808. Hence this time round I took a lot of care and precautions. It took an exhausting five hours just to get to this stage. No genies have been released from their circuitry. That’s a huge relief.
As you would have noticed there is no 4K blu ray source yet. Unfortunately Oppo decided to exit the AV industry and I have to seek alternative arrangements. The RCA cables are a real pain in the arse to use. I am definitely lookinto into a XLR power amp in the future.
Because I only have a 7 channel amplifier, I am dropping it down to a 5.1.2 setup. Here’s a sample of standard Blu Ray material. It works.
Of all things Marantz decides to adopt a 0-100 scale where 0 is full attenuation while 100 is full volume. This goes against everything I stood for and will take me a while (if not a lifetime) to adjust.