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post #121 of 134 Old 03-30-2015, 09:17 PM
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to support Dolby Atmos sound with four in-ceiling speakers from Golden Ear and the latest flagship processor from Marantz.

So long Anthem.

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Batsard...

You have my Legacy speakers.... j/k Damn Id love have that setup, very nice indeed!
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So long Anthem.
We had a day of mourning to give it a good send off. Such an amazing processor. Still love it, but with this job I have to stay near the bleeding edge to test out new stuff so its time had come.
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first off, you have an inspiring room!
Can you tell us why you switched from the Parasound amps to the Emotiva ones?
Also i'm a bit confused are you using the Focus SE's or the Aeris?
Thank you
Thanks. I did a few weeks of A/B'ing the Parasound amps and the Emotiva amps and couldn't find any reason to keep the Parasounds over what I was getting with the XPRs. I hear a lot of complaining about Emotiva's amps but I find them quite musical and dynamic and I have zero regrets. The Parasounds are fantastic amps though.

I am back to using the Focus. The Aeris sounds tremendous but with all the testing I do I didn't want a speaker that requires a DSP processor in line with it. Hard to do testing of audio processors and room correction solutions when you have another DSP engine and A to D/D to A stage in line. The engineer in me starts getting too twitchy. Plus I think the Aeris was a bit much for my room. I do miss the Aeris though, such a gorgeous speaker and amazing performance.
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We had a day of mourning to give it a good send off. Such an amazing processor. Still love it, but with this job I have to stay near the bleeding edge to test out new stuff so its time had come.
This is what I keep telling my wife when new boxes arrive

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Kris, don't feel bad; you know that you will have a new Anthem down the road with all the bells and whistles.
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I hear a lot of complaining about Emotiva's amps but I find them quite musical
I prefer my music to be musical and my solid state amps to amplify.
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I prefer my music to be musical and my solid state amps to amplify.
And this statement effectively contradicts Kris' in what manner?

As a professional musician (stage & studio) I can say there are a whole lot of choices to reproduce sound- some more accurately than others. Some far more accurately. For Kris to say he's not only happy with the XPR-1 but also stated that he doesn't feel he's given up anything in regards to replacing his Parasounds with them, speaks quite plainly.

No snobbery required.
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[QUOTE=Kris Deering;22920420]I've been asked countless times about my system and what I use. I've never gotten around to taking any pictures but my good friend Shawn McGrath is an amazing photographer so I asked if he could do some shots for me. Room was done completely by the wife and I. Both of us work in acoustics professionally. The room was designed to be a reference for both video and audio playback with as little compromise possible for both. The room is obviously painted black with black velvet curtains made by my wife surrounding the screen and covering the side windows (along with black-out blinds). I also put Protostar flocking paper on the ceiling from the screen to the first reflection panels to cut down any reflections. Everything done in this room short of laying down the carpet and installing four dedicated 20-amp circuits was done by the two of us.

The System (UPDATED July 2015):

Video

JVC X-700 D-ILA Projector (Chief Mount on custom rails for changes to throw)
Lumagen Radiance 2143 Video Processor
Oppo BDP-105D Blu-ray Player (region free and ISO playback)
Stewart Filmscreen Studiotek 100 (120" diagonal)
Carada Masquerade Masking System

Audio

Marantz 8802A AV Processor
Emotiva XPR-1 Monoblock Amplifiers (Main L/C/R)
Emotiva XPA-7 Gen 2 Stereo Amp (surrounds and top front/top rear Atmos speakers)
Emotiva XPA-3 Gen 2 Three Channel Amp (rears and extra channel)
Legacy Audio Focus SE (L/R)
Legacy Audio Marquis HD (C)
Legacy Audio Phantom HD (Surrounds)
Golden Ear Technology SuperSat 50 (Rear Surrounds)
Golden Ear Technology HTR-7000 (Ceiling/Atmos Speakers)
Dual Seaton Sound Submersive HP+ Subwoofers
Dual Seaton Sound F2 Subwoofers

Cabling by Audioquest, Blue Jeans Cable, and Accell

Exact Power SP-15 Balanced Power Transformer
VTI Equipment Racks
URC RF Lighting Control
Acoustic Treatments by Vicoustic
Riser designed by Auralex

Seating by Berkline and Costco

All calibrations done with Spectracal Calman 5 software and a Colorimetry Research CR-100 tri-stim profiled to a Jeti Specbos 1211 spectra.

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Recently had the entire room acoustically modeled and treated by the folks at Vicoustic. I will have a feature article about the process soon but here are some wonderful pics that Shawn took of the room after everything was installed.



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Cool room Vicoustic I use those as well great products
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Hi Kris,

Excellent set up!

I gather you really like your Legacys. What do you use your HT for - mainly movies or music? How loud so you normally listen to movies in your HT ? Reference ie 85 db + 20 db peaks or less and why?

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Sweet looking room!

Where can we read the article you wrote about?

Slowly building a 9.2.6 HT: ◤SEOS-24◥ BMS 4594ND/dual Beyma 18P80Nd [tri-amped LCR] • Cinema 10 Max [6 Surrounds] • Beta 10CX [6 Atmos] • LLT Mal-x 18" subs [2] • miniDSP 4x10HD [2] • XPR-5 • MM8003 [2] • XMC-1 • PT AT6000E • 130" Seymour Center XD • Oppo 103EU

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Thanks. I did a few weeks of A/B'ing the Parasound amps and the Emotiva amps and couldn't find any reason to keep the Parasounds over what I was getting with the XPRs. I hear a lot of complaining about Emotiva's amps but I find them quite musical and dynamic and I have zero regrets. The Parasounds are fantastic amps though.

I am back to using the Focus. The Aeris sounds tremendous but with all the testing I do I didn't want a speaker that requires a DSP processor in line with it. Hard to do testing of audio processors and room correction solutions when you have another DSP engine and A to D/D to A stage in line. The engineer in me starts getting too twitchy. Plus I think the Aeris was a bit much for my room. I do miss the Aeris though, such a gorgeous speaker and amazing performance.
I don't think I would trade Parasound for Emotiva but that's just me.
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Bravo!!!!!

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Glad you love your Vicoustic products. I'm going with a few of them in my room--specified by Acoustic Frontiers. It's so great that you and your Mrs. have the technical expertise to specify your own rooms. I'm thinking about re-purchasing the Focus SE's (If they are still the same price as they were) for the theater lobby. I miss that AMT smoothness. It's musical perfection...truly.
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