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Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   09-01-2015, 07:31 PM
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Posted By Nyal Mellor
Good question, I am not 100% sure if there is a...

Good question, I am not 100% sure if there is a standard for band limited pink noise. 500-2000Hz seems to be common. Not sure where or why this originated, certainly way before my time, and have not...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-01-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 41
Posted By Nyal Mellor
New AudioControl AVRs and Pre-Pros with Atmos, DTS.X, HDMI2.0/HDCP2.2 and Dirac Live?

Could be interesting times ahead...something that should be shown at CEDIA EXPO in Dallas in Oct.

From Residential Systems magazine this month a quote from Alex Camarra, CEO at AudioControl: "Our...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   09-01-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9,559
Views: 462,178
Posted By Nyal Mellor
Most voice energy is in the 80-1000Hz range. For...

Most voice energy is in the 80-1000Hz range. For level setting speakers I'd mainly look at the 100-500Hz range, as this is the range where most sound track and music energy is. I did a quick google...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   09-01-2015, 12:34 PM
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Posted By Nyal Mellor
In my experience the main area to pay attention...

In my experience the main area to pay attention to is the "house curve", in particular the amount of rolloff at high frequencies and the boost at low frequencies. The boost at low frequencies makes a...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   09-01-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 9,559
Views: 462,178
Posted By Nyal Mellor
The premise of using group delay to align subs is...

The premise of using group delay to align subs is solid, but assumes that the frequency response of the speaker and sub are similar across the sweep range. For sweep range you'd probably want to use...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   08-31-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 9,559
Views: 462,178
Posted By Nyal Mellor
Yes, I have calibrated Theta CBs. I'm also HAA...

Yes, I have calibrated Theta CBs. I'm also HAA Level II certified.


I can totally understand why the Theta manual says what it says. It makes complete sense, and most people only have an SPL...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   08-31-2015, 01:40 PM
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Views: 462,178
Posted By Nyal Mellor
+1.

+1.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   08-31-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 9,559
Views: 462,178
Posted By Nyal Mellor
I agree with this, set levels to include bass...

I agree with this, set levels to include bass management related rolloff. However an even better way to do it is to abandon the SPL meter and use REW to align the levels through the critical "power"...
Forum: Dealer Specials   08-30-2015, 01:08 PM
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Views: 24
Posted By Nyal Mellor
Pair XT1086 CD horns $100

For sale, two unused eighteensound XT1086 constant directivity horns and mounting hardware. $100 for both. Shipping $15.


More info here: http://www.eighteensound.it/PRODUCTS/Products/ProdID=178
Forum: Dealer Specials   08-30-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 23
Posted By Nyal Mellor
Xilica XD-4080 4 in, 8 out DSP processor $1300

Xilica XD-4080 for sale.


This is a 4 in, 8 out DSP processor that processes at 96kHz with 40 bit floating point DSP. AD and DA converters are 24/96. Analog inputs and outputs on XLR. Digital...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-26-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 62
Posted By Nyal Mellor
Yes, a lot more that could go into a high end...

Yes, a lot more that could go into a high end audio listening room than just room dimensions. Other very important things include:
- sound isolation
- use of the structure of the room (walls,...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-24-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 130
Posted By Nyal Mellor
Sound isolation is only as good as your weakest...

Sound isolation is only as good as your weakest link, so everything should be in balance. That sound like basically adding another layer of drywall all around with some green glue to me, and doing as...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-24-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,596
Posted By Nyal Mellor
? my house is 1956, and we still use the...

? my house is 1956, and we still use the original oven (that looks like a 1950s automobile) every day :)
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-24-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 424
Posted By Nyal Mellor
Looks like a fun project. Two rows of...

Looks like a fun project.


Two rows of seats is going to be do-able but tight, especially with a big screen. You'll run into reduced headroom due to riser height required for sight lines and...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-19-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1,371
Views: 94,400
Posted By Nyal Mellor
% diffusion or % absorption is not something that...

% diffusion or % absorption is not something that I expressly consider as a design goal.


Primary design goals are minimizing room modes and management of early reflections (not simply...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-19-2015, 09:47 AM
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Views: 94,400
Posted By Nyal Mellor
These are slat absorber/diffusers you are...

These are slat absorber/diffusers you are referring to. The % open area is the surface area open to the absorber. The slats are arranged in a quasi-random sequence to provide diffusion. Officially...
Forum: Dealer Specials   08-12-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By Nyal Mellor
All gone!

All gone!
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-06-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3,411
Views: 190,603
Posted By Nyal Mellor
The Sony 40ES might be a decent stopgap.

The Sony 40ES might be a decent stopgap.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-05-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 3,411
Views: 190,603
Posted By Nyal Mellor
Don't forget the 8 week leadtime on the Modex!

Don't forget the 8 week leadtime on the Modex!
Forum: Dealer Specials   08-04-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By Nyal Mellor
Black ones sold, only grey remaining.

Black ones sold, only grey remaining.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-03-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 370
Posted By Nyal Mellor
Mellotone premium black speaker grille cloth from...

Mellotone premium black speaker grille cloth from parts express!
Forum: Dealer Specials   08-02-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By Nyal Mellor
Yes, can split. PM sent.

Yes, can split. PM sent.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-01-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 474
Posted By Nyal Mellor
I'll be there! Any of my clients that are going,...

I'll be there! Any of my clients that are going, I will buy you dinner one night :)
Forum: Dealer Specials   08-01-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 69
Posted By Nyal Mellor
Torus Power RM-5 Rack Mount Isolation Transformer

Torus Power RM-5 Rack Mount Isolation Transformer. $1000.



Very high quality isolation transformer
Series mode surge suppression
5A continuous current capable. This is PLENTY for any AVR...
Forum: Dealer Specials   08-01-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 104
Posted By Nyal Mellor
Primacoustic Nimbus Panels

2 of Primacoustic Nimbus Panels.


These are fabric wrapped 2" thick fiberglass panels.


New, unused, customer returns
Wrapped with black fabric. Whole panel is wrapped with a micromesh,...
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