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MARANTZ SR8002 & CERWIN VEGA XLS 15 - CONFIGURATION HELP
7 replies to this topic
Posted October 03 2010 - 05:31 PM
Hi everyone, I am new to this forum. I just bought Marantz SR8002 from Amazon. Also I just ordered 2 Cerwin Vega XLS-15 from Thunder Audio Video and awaiting for the delivery. I visited few times to best buy and listend music from tower speakers and I dont like it. I read reviews of Cerwin Vega's and seems like it fit in my taste and budget. These are primarily for music (CD) and not for surround system. I used to have Technique amp and floor speakers & Sansui amp and floor speakers in India (20 years back). Now in living room I have Sony surround system for my Samsung 52", PS3, Dish & Blue ray player. I am happy with those settings and I dont want to change it. I want to connect Marantz SR8002 and Cerwin Vega speakers in my game room with JVC 47" and JVC Blue-ray player. Question 1: I read Cerwin Vega speakers has more output (200 Watts RMS- and these speakers will give good music only when it is loud - I want to watch it loud), but Marantz has 125 Watts per 7.1 channel. All I want to know is if I put Marantz in Stereo mode do I get more than 125 watts per channel from Marantz ? If any one tried this combination, please share your experience. Question 2: Also If need to add pre-amp or a good CD player or anything else please let me know (I dont know anything about pre-amp). Also please let me now what are all the other things I need to buy to connect like wires etc..to get maximum good music from those. Thanks in advance. Sundar C.
Posted October 03 2010 - 06:21 PM
Ultimate A/V magazine tested the 8002 and found it put out 187 wpc in stereo mode @ .1 % thd (109 x 5). With CV speakers being very efficient I don't think you'll have any problem playing your music very loud. And that 200 wpc rating on those CV speakers is more of a guidline than anything else. Giving them good, clean power is more important than actual wattage numbers.
"Everyday room": Panasonic 58" Plasma, Dish HD DVR, Pioneer Elite vsx-23, BDP-23 BR, dv58avi universal dvd player, Paradigm Studio 20 V1, CC-450, Dayton HSU-10 subwoofer.
"Movie/Music room": Toshiba 65" DLP, Dish HD receiver, Marantz 7005, CC-4003, BD-7006, Polk LSI25's-LSi7's-LSiC, 2 original Dayton 10" "Mighty-Mites" subwoofers. (subject to change without notice).
Also have MB Quart Vera VS05 +.....too much to list. Help me.
Posted October 04 2010 - 01:11 AM
Great. It is an happy answer for me. Thanks again.
Posted October 11 2010 - 06:45 AM
Update as of 10-11-2010. Hooked Marantz 8002 with cerwin-vega xls 15. In Stereo mode the combination of Marantz & Cerwin vega is AWSOME. Whole Sunday played all my favorite songs and enjoyed very very much. When it is little loud it working very fine. I keep volume level 0 - and I cant increase any more cause I cant stand nearby (it can go upto +18). Also watched Avathar in DTS stereo mode and it is - AMAZING. Thanks guys. Sundar C.
Posted January 12 2011 - 05:11 AM
Having difficulty accessing the menu for TV display to tweak set-up options. TV is HDMI 1, and I have programmed that in; but I cannot access it through remote or front manual manipulations. Any thoughts?
Posted July 24 2011 - 04:59 AM
DEAR SIR CAN U LET ME KNOW WHERE CAN I BUY CERWIN WEGA XLS 15 SPEAKERS IN INDIA, AS I HAVE NAD 2700 POWER AND PRE 1540 ,AND I AM LOOKING FOR CARWIN VEGA XLS 15 SPEAKERS TO MEET MY REQUIREMENT. PLS LET ME KNOW WHERE I CAN GET IT IN INDIA. OR HOW ANDWHERE YOU BUY. MY EMAIL ADD ; email@example.com and my cell no. 0091 98211 37065 thanks awaitingto hear from you soon regards RAMESH PAEKH
Posted July 24 2011 - 06:51 AM
Hello Ramesh, Welcome to the forum. Are you comfortable with an openly visible e-mail address and your cell-phone number on the web? My suggestion would be that you edit it out and only reveal it to someone who contacts you through a Personal Message or through your hidden e-mail address on the forum. Cees
Posted December 11 2011 - 04:03 AM
Hi i am going to buy two cerwin vega xls 15 speakers but i dont know wich amp and reciver should i buy. Q1:Wich reciver should i buy? Q2:Wich amp should i buy to get max power out of them without burning them Q3I dont know how to wire it so i hope i can get some help with that Thank you in advance