Archive for March 12th, 2014

Back home in surround

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

I flew home with my angel today and had a fantastic flight; Misha is talking more and more and has been entertaining everyone on the flight (including his proud daddy 🙂 )! Back home we were taken by surprise how little snow is left; the garden is still white but everywhere else all snow is more or less gone…already, yuk!! 🙁

After Misha hit the hay I couldn’t wait any longer and I set up my new Marantz SR6008 AV receiver! (he he, instead of unpacking my suitcases; two HEAVY suitcases in addition to one ‘odd-size luggage’ box containing the Marantz…traveling light is still not my thing 🙂 )

Setting it up was a charm following the easy on-screen procedure including the Audyssey automatic speaker setup, which honestly surprised me in its quality…the first hours of listening/watching/playing are already fantastic, quality sound is back in da house!! 🙂

Still some things to do though; I found out that I lack some HDMI cables, want to replace the speaker cables and I need to find another solution to get network access to the unit as my Ethernet-over-Power adapter is broken, darn! (Spotify, Airplay and controlling the receiver via an iOS app is a must!)


QOTD March 12 2014

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Zora Neale Hurston: “Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to ‘jump at de sun.’ We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground.”