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Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-17-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,210
Posted By sjschaff
Interesting test

Heard a difference in the sound-stage presentation but that's about it. Need to try with IEMs and laptop.
Forum: Community News & Polls   07-04-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 13,767
Posted By sjschaff
Over the decades of improving my audio system I'm...

Over the decades of improving my audio system I'm continually amazed at how good original mono recordings can be. Just listen to some Buddy Holly stuff or some, not all, of the studio work that came...
Forum: Community News & Polls   07-04-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 13,767
Posted By sjschaff
If it's so wonderful why has there been so little...

If it's so wonderful why has there been so little of it released over the years? And a big reason it often fails is the room you play it in. I've heard the same sources with very similar...
Forum: Community News & Polls   07-03-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 13,767
Posted By sjschaff
Got but 2 ears. As far as I know, all people in...

Got but 2 ears. As far as I know, all people in the business of making and recording of music have 2 as well. Keep it simple I say. Great mikes, well positioned in a great acoustic space is what...
Forum: Video Processors   06-10-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,045
Posted By sjschaff
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by gtgray http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1531146/lumagen-owners#post_24810889)

I have an XS and use the autocalibratio/3LUT. It...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   05-29-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 8,470
Posted By sjschaff
Certainly willing to give this a go. Here's the...

Certainly willing to give this a go. Here's the list of stuff:

Speakers: Wilson Audio Alexia
Amp: Spectral DMA-260 stereo
Pre-amp: Spectral DMC-30SS series 2
DAC - Berkeley Alpha series 2
USB...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   04-28-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 1,766
Views: 92,555
Posted By sjschaff
There's really quite a difference between...

There's really quite a difference between "hearing" and "listening" -- involves the brain. And the combo of ear to brain is a learning system. It does really involve a bit of training, focus, and...
Forum: Video Processors   04-19-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,382
Posted By sjschaff
Thanks for the info. Guess I'll stick with my XS...

Thanks for the info. Guess I'll stick with my XS till more of the dust settles -- end to end with source suppliers out to projectors.
Forum: Video Processors   04-18-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,382
Posted By sjschaff
Will 4k inputs be possible via firmware, or is...

Will 4k inputs be possible via firmware, or is this yet another stop gap doorstop product? Sony will be introducing a 4k media player this summer. I'd expect more 4k devices in short order, despite...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   04-16-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1,766
Views: 92,555
Posted By sjschaff
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by imagic http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1527138/is-high-end-audio-obsolete/240#post_24612633)

In my view, if a musician uses a...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   04-15-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1,766
Views: 92,555
Posted By sjschaff
I'm beginning to wonder if technology, in...

I'm beginning to wonder if technology, in general, is altering the way we live in ways that diminish our appreciation of the world without tech. That's a narrowing that seems at the heart of many...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   04-14-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 1,766
Views: 92,555
Posted By sjschaff
The title of this thread really begs the...

The title of this thread really begs the question: "Is High End Listening Obsolete". I'm thinking that many of us who were drawn to any attempt at recreating the "live" listening experience are an...
Forum: Display Calibration   03-25-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By sjschaff
For devices like Popcorn Hour you'd need to rip...

For devices like Popcorn Hour you'd need to rip the Blu-RAy to the hard drive and use it via a player that supports Blu-Ray images. Same applies to a DVR (once you determine if the DVR will allow...
Forum: Community News & Polls   10-26-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,635
Posted By sjschaff
What is the objective? If you're simply trying...

What is the objective? If you're simply trying to differentiate A versus B then you had better be dead certain that the target room is where you're going to deposit one set of speakers versus...
Forum: Community News & Polls   10-25-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,277
Posted By sjschaff
My JVS-RS35 works very nicely on my 100" screen...

My JVS-RS35 works very nicely on my 100" screen in a very dark room. Apart from the limits of the technology (still love CRT's absolute blacks) and display of motion artifacts for some source...
Forum: Video Processors   08-06-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By sjschaff
Get Handbrake. Runs on Windows and may be able...

Get Handbrake. Runs on Windows and may be able to recognize your specific file type or container format for conversion.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-05-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 122
Posted By sjschaff
Hope I'm not asking things that have been...

Hope I'm not asking things that have been covered before. I've a new D2v that is replacing an Integra DTC 9.8. It's only handling audio, as I've a Radiance for video with all inputs going to the...
Forum: Video Processors   06-26-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 147,484
Posted By sjschaff
You've probably already done the obvious, but...

You've probably already done the obvious, but have to excluded hardware differences? I'm thinking about the cables between the Lumagen and the target displays. Try simply swapping to see if the...
Forum: Video Processors   06-24-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 147,484
Posted By sjschaff
Were you referring to this? ...

Were you referring to this?

http://www.avsforum.com/content/type/61/id/230262/width/350/height/700/flags/LL (http://www.avsforum.com/content/type/61/id/230262/)

I've not had much success in...
Forum: Latest Industry News   06-14-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,244
Posted By sjschaff
Any fan is going to make some level of sound....

Any fan is going to make some level of sound. Question is how much will it affect watching in our bat cave?
Forum: Community News & Polls   05-24-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,007
Posted By sjschaff
Nod, aye, or favor would be some options.

Nod, aye, or favor would be some options.
Forum: Community News & Polls   05-19-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,278
Posted By sjschaff
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by orgwood http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1473237/do-you-prefer-tube-based-or-solid-state-audio-gear/30#post_23332410)

This is a...
Forum: Community News & Polls   05-19-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,278
Posted By sjschaff
Quote:Originally Posted by R...

Quote:Originally Posted by R Harkness http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1473237/do-you-prefer-tube-based-or-solid-state-audio-gear#post_23331263)

There are...
Forum: Community News & Polls   05-18-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,278
Posted By sjschaff
OK. Lots of experience here. Began building...

OK. Lots of experience here. Began building Dynaco tube kits back in my late teens and used them along with solid state off and on for decades. Early solid state designs were "hard" rather than...
Forum: Video Processors   05-15-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 147,484
Posted By sjschaff
I use this one...

I use this one http://www.tripplite.com/shared/product-pages/en/USA19HS.pdf and it would appear to have Win8 support.
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