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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-06-2015, 11:58 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
c)5. What is the LPF of LFE and what should it be...

c)5. What is the LPF of LFE and what should it be set to? (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/showthread.php?p=21782993.html?highlight=#c5)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-06-2015, 09:36 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
What pasender said...

What pasender said...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-06-2015, 09:35 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/9653266/Images...

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/9653266/Images%20for%20Forum%20Posting/Pig_flies_3.gif

:) We will see....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-06-2015, 09:32 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Excellent! I will look forward to your findings...

Excellent! I will look forward to your findings and experiences. I see you were interested in that used unit on the UK forum but missed it. Welcome to the 88A club...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   05-06-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 1,284
Posted By kbarnes701
Then we agree :) It can probably make...

Then we agree :)



It can probably make most rooms better though. Not many rooms are "big hollow caves" so you are picking an extreme example to suit your premise.



Indeed. All HT design...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   05-06-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 105
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Posted By kbarnes701
If the echoes impinge significantly less on the...

If the echoes impinge significantly less on the listening experience following REQ, does it matter what it is called? Fixing, masking... the result is the echoes no longer spoil the listening...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-06-2015, 06:47 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=248132&h...

http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=248132&highlight=dolby+atmos
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-06-2015, 06:34 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I meant to reply to this before and forgot. That...

I meant to reply to this before and forgot. That is exactly how I feel too. I never want to touch a thing again because my room has never sounded so good and I grin from ear to ear every time I watch...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-06-2015, 06:31 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
[/B] And so say all of us. :) Great job...

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And so say all of us. :) Great job there in getting it all running smoothly. It isn't a difficult process even though sometimes the deep digging into the internal workings of the unit in this...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-06-2015, 03:14 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Not forgetting to use some method of measuring...

Not forgetting to use some method of measuring levels and delays afterwards to ensure they are consistent between both units. They might be, they might not, so it is prudent to measure to be sure,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-05-2015, 04:31 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I agree. It seems pointless to me to ABX things...

I agree. It seems pointless to me to ABX things which are obviously different. While James didn’t, as far as I can make out, like my analogy of the futility of blind testing Maggies vs JBLs, it...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-05-2015, 04:24 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Maybe the 88A isn’t for you.

Maybe the 88A isn’t for you.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-05-2015, 01:50 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
miniDSP have said it is not on their timeline....

miniDSP have said it is not on their timeline. They have also said two 88As used together will do the job...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-05-2015, 01:49 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
When you do the test, if you first ABX the two...

When you do the test, if you first ABX the two units and showed that they are indistinguishable then that would eliminate that objection.



Anecdotal evidence isn't sufficient for scientific...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-05-2015, 01:45 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Then do the test you describe and report back....

Then do the test you describe and report back. What's the point of telling us how good the test might be, or how straightforward it might be to implement it if nobody is going to actually do it? I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-05-2015, 12:09 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
It isn't "impossible" to do what you suggest....

It isn't "impossible" to do what you suggest. What is impossible is to do it with the rigor required for a valid ABX test.

As Jerry says, why not do it and publish your results - I am sure...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-05-2015, 12:06 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I can't see that being a valid method for a blind...

I can't see that being a valid method for a blind ABX test. You would be using two AVRs, I am not sure how you would connect the source to the two units at the same time, and you have amplifier...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-05-2015, 11:55 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I think everyone would welcome that report! :)

I think everyone would welcome that report! :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-05-2015, 11:54 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Agreed. The imaging is one area where...

Agreed. The imaging is one area where improvements over Audyssey are very noticeable. I also had much better bass response right from the get-go - no need to do any significant tweaking. Of course,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-05-2015, 10:36 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
It's next to impossible to do a valid blind ABX...

It's next to impossible to do a valid blind ABX test between Audyssey and Dirac Live, for operational reasons. There's no way to do instantaneous switching.

There is no doubt in my mind, nor that...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-05-2015, 10:30 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Thanks Jerry. It is interesting how that 90° cal...

Thanks Jerry. It is interesting how that 90° cal file got there I agree. I also agree it makes no significant difference where the cal file came from.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-05-2015, 07:07 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
AVS will have to pay import duty so I would...

AVS will have to pay import duty so I would expect that to be reflected in the price. The big benefit seems, to me, that buying from AVS gives you normal US consumer protection which will enable the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-05-2015, 07:04 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
The only mic the 88A can use is the UMIK-1 and...

The only mic the 88A can use is the UMIK-1 and miniDSP tell you to go to their site and enter the mic's serial number and then download the relevant cal files. Surely this is all that is needed? Or...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-05-2015, 06:50 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
No worries. The link that you are referring to...

No worries. The link that you are referring to though ("this post" in answer c5) does use the unique post ID, which is why I don't understand how it is taking you to a different post altogether. By...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-05-2015, 06:44 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
:) It always amuses me that people worry about...

:) It always amuses me that people worry about potentially minuscule downsides, while perhaps forgetting the very significant upside of good REQ.
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