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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-04-2015, 05:23 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I love that movie, also known as Pardon Me, But...

I love that movie, also known as Pardon Me, But Your Teeth Are in My Neck :) I rarely have disagreed with the late Roger Ebert's assessment of a movie, but I did for this one, and how. IIRC he gave...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-04-2015, 05:06 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Absolutely. TBH, now that I have had Atmos and...

Absolutely. TBH, now that I have had Atmos and DSU for some months, and watched dozens of movies with both technologies, I have stopped 'listening' for overhead effects. I am now content just to be...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-04-2015, 04:25 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
OMG. :) I assume it doesn’t all run off one...

OMG. :) I assume it doesn’t all run off one mains socket? ;) And that the room is heavily air-conditioned and temperature controlled. How do you access the back of the gear for maintenance etc? ...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-04-2015, 02:26 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
The Pgm button is in the IN position (Pgm 1). I...

The Pgm button is in the IN position (Pgm 1). I do the calibration with it in Pgm 1 and leave it there. It is easy enough to experiment with later setting it to Pgm 2 and seeing if you prefer the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-03-2015, 12:21 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Significantly better IMO. And immediately...

Significantly better IMO. And immediately apparent.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-03-2015, 12:20 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Whatever the AVR or processor, the 88A will be a...

Whatever the AVR or processor, the 88A will be a substantial improvement because it works on the thing which most influences the sound we hear: the room.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-03-2015, 12:18 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yes - at great cost of time and effort I moved my...

Yes - at great cost of time and effort I moved my TM pair forward to about 80-85° and it was a good improvement (here). When they were slightly behind me, I never really felt that I was hearing them.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-03-2015, 12:09 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Oh wow. That is great news. I loved that movie -...

Oh wow. That is great news. I loved that movie - not watched it for ages. I will order it the minute it is available. Thanks Dan!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-03-2015, 12:06 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
John Wick was one of the test discs I used. Lucy...

John Wick was one of the test discs I used. Lucy was another. And Transcendence which has some really effective overhead effects.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-03-2015, 12:04 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Good assumption.

Good assumption.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-03-2015, 12:03 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Agreed. And they are few and far...

Agreed.



And they are few and far between as we know. I did a lot of listening to the Atmos trailers and a few of my Atmos discs, using scenes where overhead impressions were the strongest. No...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-03-2015, 12:00 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
In the end I settled for a XO of 100Hz. I did...

In the end I settled for a XO of 100Hz. I did check with a variety of content, but not that specific movie/scene. If there were any differences, here in this room, between the Di5 and Di6 used as...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-03-2015, 08:16 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
That must be why they are so thick - to allow the...

That must be why they are so thick - to allow the 'fatter' 0s to squeeze through.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-03-2015, 05:21 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Oh ISWYM. The general delay induced by the 88A......

Oh ISWYM. The general delay induced by the 88A... are you sensitive to 16ms of lipsynch delay? 1 frame is roughly 40ms, so we're talking of a potential error of less than half a frame (at the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-03-2015, 04:37 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Just for the overhead speakers?

Just for the overhead speakers?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-03-2015, 03:04 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
This has been discussed at some length with...

This has been discussed at some length with various suggestions put forward, most recently just a page or three back by Flavio from Dirac. You have two tasks to accomplish with the overhead set not...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-03-2015, 02:52 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
OK - thanks to everyone for the replies. The...

OK - thanks to everyone for the replies. The point you make above is interesting and would steer me towards the smaller Di5s since good directionality is important with Atmos. However the point made...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-03-2015, 02:36 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Dolby themselves say it is hard to get Atmos...

Dolby themselves say it is hard to get Atmos 'wrong' and the fact there is such a wide range of permissible locations plays to that I guess. If you position your speakers anywhere within the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-02-2015, 11:34 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
... ISWYM... not sure I agree, but ISWYM....

... ISWYM... not sure I agree, but ISWYM. Although I do struggle with the idea that we can hear something which isn't evident on a performance graph (not specs BTW - those graphs show the actual...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-02-2015, 10:45 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Follow the angles recommended in the Dolby...

Follow the angles recommended in the Dolby information and you will get a good result:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/9653266/Images%20for%20Forum%20Posting/Atmos%20speaker%20layout.jpg
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-02-2015, 06:09 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Interesting. If I told you that cost didn't come...

Interesting. If I told you that cost didn't come into it because I bought the 5s brand new but snapped up the 6s for an amazing price on eBay (actually cost me less than the 5s), would you feel...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-02-2015, 03:59 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
That's related to the upfirers. Physical speakers...

That's related to the upfirers. Physical speakers are suggested to be 'full bandwidth'. Of course, in a bass managed system with competent subwoofers, 'full bandwidth' can mean a response of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-02-2015, 03:57 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Well the performance charts show a lot of...

Well the performance charts show a lot of essential similarity above 110Hz - and in a bass managed system with outstandingly good subs (eg the Submersives), there might be no real problem crossing...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-02-2015, 03:52 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
No - all the speakers in an Atmos system are bass...

No - all the speakers in an Atmos system are bass managed.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-02-2015, 03:51 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Good observations Erwin. And very similar to my...

Good observations Erwin. And very similar to my own thinking which prompted this experiment in the first place. The Di6 DCs are huge by comparison with the little Di5 DCs and more than twice the...
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