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Finally some details on the 8805.

 

Any 8801 or 8802 users think it worth the upgrade?

 

8805

 

What 8805

 

 

 

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Yup, I’ll be getting one to replace my 8801. 

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5 minutes ago, Sime said:

Yup, I’ll be getting one to replace my 8801. 

Will you be adding extra channels?  Which extra feeatures make it worthwhile as an upgrade?   Are you switching 4K? Or ?

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I would get the 8802A on run out

 

the 8805 only adds middle height to enable 6 heights, which unless have very large room with height speakers front of room and back and needing heights in middle, then will be bit much. Also all the studios according to filmmixer an insider on avs actually only use 4 heights to mix.

 

the 8805 can also not be used with the audyssey pro calibrated mic which i see as backward step from 8802

 

price I’ve read also is wait for this $7500 !!

 

only other thing 8805 adds is heos which could always add afterwards

 

there is a hdmi 2.1 update coming but then I can’t think of anything now or future I need that for. Certainly have no source or displays to support

 

8802a on run out should be markedly cheaper and it gets an update to bring things like Dolby vision and hlg etc the 8805 has

 

so in other words if need middle heights, heos or 2.1 down track buy 8805 otherwise don’t wait save bucks and get 8802a now :)

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30 minutes ago, Steam said:

Will you be adding extra channels?  Which extra feeatures make it worthwhile as an upgrade?   Are you switching 4K? Or ?

Truth be told, apart from the convenience of it being 4k, I’ve been waiting for this particular model to replace mine simply because it’s up to date and further more, my current one has has A LOT of use and it’s a machine that gets rather warm, so starting from scratch to last me another 3 years is worth the cost. And I’m not overly concerned with the price of the 8805. 

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Yes true if wanting latest greatest then certainly another reason to buy the 8805

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Not that there’s anything wrong with that either ;)

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15 minutes ago, Sime said:

Not that there’s anything wrong with that either ;)

I pre ordered my 8802 and there are usually some good pre order deals about. So worth seeking out if planning to buy on release

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@:) al it’ll have to be later in the year, getting the new Chord Qutest if first cab off the rank. 

 

Plus with my shoulder issue, I’ll have to see where that leads me before I fully commit to the 8805, but it’s hopefully going to happen at some point this year. 

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12 hours ago, :) al said:

I would get the 8802A on run out

 

the 8805 only adds middle height to enable 6 heights, which unless have very large room with height speakers front of room and back and needing heights in middle, then will be bit much. Also all the studios according to filmmixer an insider on avs actually only use 4 heights to mix.

 

the 8805 can also not be used with the audyssey pro calibrated mic which i see as backward step from 8802

 

price I’ve read also is wait for this $7500 !!

 

only other thing 8805 adds is heos which could always add afterwards

 

there is a hdmi 2.1 update coming but then I can’t think of anything now or future I need that for. Certainly have no source or displays to support

 

8802a on run out should be markedly cheaper and it gets an update to bring things like Dolby vision and hlg etc the 8805 has

 

so in other words if need middle heights, heos or 2.1 down track buy 8805 otherwise don’t wait save bucks and get 8802a now :)

Thanks Al

 

thats kind of what I was thinking.  The 8802a in runout would be a good buy.  

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