ADA Mach 4......WOW!!!! - Page 31 - AVS | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
Baselworld is only a few weeks away. Getting the latest news is easy, Click Here for info on how to join the Watchuseek.com newsletter list. Follow our team for updates featuring event coverage, new product unveilings, watch industry news & more!


Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-23-2011, 09:28 AM
AVS Addicted Member
 
thebland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Detroit, Michigan USA
Posts: 24,316
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 516 Post(s)
Liked: 240
Where's the rides thread??!

My Home Theater of the Month- Le Petit Trianon

There are more than a handful of [op amps] that sound so good that most designers want to be using them as opposed to discreet transistors. Dave Reich, Theta 2009
thebland is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-23-2011, 10:25 AM
AVS Special Member
 
DanFrancis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Aurora, IL, USA
Posts: 1,868
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 24 Post(s)
Liked: 24
In the archives by now....

By the way, beautiful car! Excellent choice, Jeff.

Congratulations.

Dan

Dan Francis
DanFrancis is offline  
Old 02-23-2011, 04:23 PM
AVS Special Member
 
ultra 150 pilot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Western mass
Posts: 1,178
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 49 Post(s)
Liked: 26
certainly not in the same league as that beautiful porche but heres my new nissan titan, with all the goodies, nav, gps, rear entertainment for the kids, sunroof etc...

ultra 150 pilot is offline  
Old 02-23-2011, 05:42 PM
AVS Addicted Member
 
thebland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Detroit, Michigan USA
Posts: 24,316
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 516 Post(s)
Liked: 240
Very nice ride!!! Looks lie a serious ass kicker!0

I do think a 'Show me yor ride' thread is a fun OT thread. This are pretty stagnant here as of late.

My Home Theater of the Month- Le Petit Trianon

There are more than a handful of [op amps] that sound so good that most designers want to be using them as opposed to discreet transistors. Dave Reich, Theta 2009
thebland is online now  
Old 02-23-2011, 06:55 PM
AVS Special Member
 
edorr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 2,469
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 41 Post(s)
Liked: 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by thebland View Post

Very nice ride!!! Looks lie a serious ass kicker!0

I do think a 'Show me yor ride' thread is a fun OT thread. This are pretty stagnant here as of late.

Wait until you see my 2007 silver Hyundai Sonata, and my wife's blue 2003 Chrysler Town and Country! Confused???? Got you - I will take the picture with my $30,000 Hasselblad H4D - 50!!!!
LL
edorr is offline  
Old 02-23-2011, 08:20 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Raul GS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 2,196
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Liked: 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by edorr View Post

I will take the picture with my $30,000 Hasselblad H4D - 50!!!!

That's a pretty sweet ride. Am I correct in assuming they are best used in non-action type photography? What kind of lenses do you have?

Note: If you feel I have strayed too far I'll delete the post TheBland.

Ignorance more frequently begets confidence, than it does knowledge. Charles Darwin
Raul GS is online now  
Old 02-23-2011, 09:40 PM
AVS Special Member
 
rovingtravler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Clovis, NM
Posts: 1,262
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 14
We can always start an OT thread.... most rides are more than 20K. So at least they belong in this forum

David

"You buy a Ferrari when you want to be somebody. You buy a Lamborghini when you are somebody." - Frank Sinatra
rovingtravler is offline  
Old 02-24-2011, 05:53 AM
AVS Special Member
 
edorr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 2,469
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 41 Post(s)
Liked: 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Raul GS View Post
That's a pretty sweet ride. Am I correct in assuming they are best used in non-action type photography? What kind of lenses do you have?

Note: If you feel I have strayed too far I'll delete the post TheBland.
Raul, I forgot to insert the i'm just kiddin' smiley. I am embarresed to confess I don't even own a Leica - just a run of the mill Nikon. If I was forced to spend $30,000 of discretionary funds on toys, I would upgrade my audio system first, my car second and my camera would be a distant third (getting a Rolex would come last).
edorr is offline  
Old 02-24-2011, 06:11 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Raul GS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 2,196
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Liked: 24
That's too bad, I was going to own one vicariously through you Even if I had that kind of disposable income for a camera, I doubt it would suit my needs, but it sure is a beauty. Rolex ??? To be honest, if I were to put big money (>$10K) into a watch, Rolex would probably not be on the list...James Bond doesn't even wear them anymore

Ignorance more frequently begets confidence, than it does knowledge. Charles Darwin
Raul GS is online now  
Old 02-24-2011, 06:15 AM
AVS Addicted Member
 
thebland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Detroit, Michigan USA
Posts: 24,316
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 516 Post(s)
Liked: 240
Quote:
Originally Posted by Raul GS View Post
That's a pretty sweet ride. Am I correct in assuming they are best used in non-action type photography? What kind of lenses do you have?

Note: If you feel I have strayed too far I'll delete the post TheBland.
Go to the other thread!

My Home Theater of the Month- Le Petit Trianon

There are more than a handful of [op amps] that sound so good that most designers want to be using them as opposed to discreet transistors. Dave Reich, Theta 2009
thebland is online now  
Old 02-24-2011, 06:43 AM
AVS Special Member
 
edorr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 2,469
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 41 Post(s)
Liked: 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Raul GS View Post

That's too bad, I was going to own one vicariously through you Even if I had that kind of disposable income for a camera, I doubt it would suit my needs, but it sure is a beauty. Rolex ??? To be honest, if I were to put big money (>$10K) into a watch, Rolex would probably not be on the list...James Bond doesn't even wear them anymore

I should have said "expensive watch" instead of Rolex. At least a Porsche is faster than my Hyundai. "Expensive watch" performance in terms of superior ability to tell me what time it is is highly questionnable.
edorr is offline  
Old 02-24-2011, 06:57 AM
Advanced Member
 
ken6217's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 703
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 13
Now that we have the Car topic thread, we can get back to the subject at hand... The Mach Iv being the most impressive SSP I have heard!
Ken
ken6217 is offline  
Old 02-24-2011, 07:04 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Raul GS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 2,196
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Liked: 24
Could you elaborate?

Thanks

Ignorance more frequently begets confidence, than it does knowledge. Charles Darwin
Raul GS is online now  
Old 02-24-2011, 07:26 AM
Member
 
Richard_ADA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 54
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Dear thebland:

Congratulations on the new ride - those are my colors too. Breathtaking. How does it smell? I can only imagine the hint of new leather.

It's somewhat funny but in explaining ADA home theater preamps to so many over the years, I have always compared the difference between our units and the many others in terms of high-performance vehicles and street cars. In the right hands, you can really push it. In the wrong hands, you will never realize the vehicles potential.

Most preamps are inherently designed like street cars as they are engineered for the potential of an over-the-counter type of sale. As such, all too often cool features are either left in fixed positions or simply not included in the control package. Our philosophy has always been that ADA preamps are designed to be installed by either serious enthusiasts or professionals. Hence our wide open control architecture.

After all, it's all in the ride
Richard_ADA is offline  
Old 02-24-2011, 04:45 PM
AVS Special Member
 
doublewing11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Timber Country!
Posts: 4,516
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 145 Post(s)
Liked: 460
Quote:
Originally Posted by Richard_ADA View Post

In the right hands, you can really push it. In the wrong hands, you will never realize the vehicles potential.
)

I understand this comment completely...............but the gravel roads of Michigan?

A thoroughbred deserves to be unleashed.......... like the roads of the Amalfi Coast!!!
doublewing11 is offline  
Old 03-08-2011, 05:06 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Bulldogger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Clinton,MS
Posts: 6,758
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 73 Post(s)
Liked: 29
Did the ADA ever get DD Pro Logic IIx?

Never become so involved with something that it blinds you.
Bulldogger is offline  
Old 03-08-2011, 07:49 PM
Advanced Member
 
ken6217's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 703
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 13
It is my understanding that it is available now.
Ken
ken6217 is offline  
Old 03-09-2011, 01:37 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Bulldogger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Clinton,MS
Posts: 6,758
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 73 Post(s)
Liked: 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by ken6217 View Post

It is my understanding that it is available now.
Ken

You are not getting it? Hell I would. Did you sale the Meridian? I like Meridian. Have to find the ADA if you can even say that it is that much better.

Never become so involved with something that it blinds you.
Bulldogger is offline  
Old 03-09-2011, 02:06 PM
AVS Addicted Member
 
thebland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Detroit, Michigan USA
Posts: 24,316
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 516 Post(s)
Liked: 240
PLIIx has always been there. Only for TRUE HD 5.1 sound tracks, it will not expand to 7.1 For TRUE HD 2.0, no problem and for DTS MA 2.0 and 5.1, no problem either...

My Home Theater of the Month- Le Petit Trianon

There are more than a handful of [op amps] that sound so good that most designers want to be using them as opposed to discreet transistors. Dave Reich, Theta 2009
thebland is online now  
Old 03-12-2011, 04:54 PM
AVS Addicted Member
 
CINERAMAX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: USA, Trans Atlantic, Trans Pacific.
Posts: 13,384
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 421 Post(s)
Liked: 119
CINERAMAX is online now  
Old 03-12-2011, 05:05 PM
Senior Member
 
Perfectionist2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 457
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
Liked: 18
Mach IV has

1. Better front panel (aesthetic only)
2. Balanced audio outputs or
3. Non-HDMI video switching for optional scalers, etc.
4. Second crossover (fixed at 80Hz) for running full range "large" speakers
Perfectionist2 is offline  
Old 03-19-2011, 02:11 PM
AVS Addicted Member
 
thebland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Detroit, Michigan USA
Posts: 24,316
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 516 Post(s)
Liked: 240
Haven't paged through the manual, but is there a 'Deep Color' menu item (or is it auto pass through)?? I'm going to play around with it this weekend.

My Home Theater of the Month- Le Petit Trianon

There are more than a handful of [op amps] that sound so good that most designers want to be using them as opposed to discreet transistors. Dave Reich, Theta 2009
thebland is online now  
Old 03-19-2011, 02:59 PM
Senior Member
 
Perfectionist2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 457
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
Liked: 18
is there a separate manual for the Mach IV?

If so, please post a link. Thanks.
Perfectionist2 is offline  
Old 03-19-2011, 04:34 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Joelc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 2,067
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by thebland View Post

Haven't paged through the manual, but is there a 'Deep Color' menu item (or is it auto pass through)?? I'm going to play around with it this weekend.

The MACH IV treats all video as pass-through and purposely does not a thing to the signal...

Joel
Some people choose to have a pool, I choose to have a home theater!
Joelc is offline  
Old 03-21-2011, 06:29 AM
Advanced Member
 
ken6217's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 703
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 13
I originally had my BluRay and satellite going directly into my Lumagen XE. I currently have them going into the Mach IV and then from the video output to the Lumagen. There is no degradation of picture quality going through the Mach IV.
Ken
ken6217 is offline  
Old 03-31-2011, 02:57 AM
DMU
Newbie
 
DMU's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Greetings,

is there any ETA for frame packing 3d support?
DMU is offline  
Old 04-01-2011, 10:02 AM
Member
 
Richard_ADA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 54
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by DMU View Post

Greetings,

is there any ETA for frame packing 3d support?

We began shipping units this week. They now also feature Dolby Volume. We anticipate announcing upgrade paths sometime in Q2.

And no, this is not an April Fools post.

Have a wonderful weekend
Richard_ADA is offline  
Old 04-01-2011, 08:30 PM
Advanced Member
 
mani's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Arizona
Posts: 598
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 12
Hi Richard

Hopefully you have shipped my unit. Will look forward to the final installation from Tony. Will take 2-3 weeks for the whole setup to be functional.

Mani
mani is offline  
Old 04-06-2011, 07:06 PM
AVS Addicted Member
 
thebland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Detroit, Michigan USA
Posts: 24,316
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 516 Post(s)
Liked: 240
Quote:
Originally Posted by Richard_ADA View Post

We began shipping units this week. They now also feature Dolby Volume. We anticipate announcing upgrade paths sometime in Q2.

And no, this is not an April Fools post.

Have a wonderful weekend

Is Dolby Volume an HDMI 1.4 feature? Or can some of us non-1.4 users have it as an upgrade??? Or is it already on board?

Thanks!

My Home Theater of the Month- Le Petit Trianon

There are more than a handful of [op amps] that sound so good that most designers want to be using them as opposed to discreet transistors. Dave Reich, Theta 2009
thebland is online now  
 
Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off