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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2015, 03:12 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
If you mean that there's a setting on the...

If you mean that there's a setting on the subwoofer itself which is set to 80Hz, you should change that to be as high as you can make it. The subwoofer has to be able to accept sounds at least up to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Selden Ball
HDMI is used to transport both high resolution...

HDMI is used to transport both high resolution video and high resolution audio, so just the one HDMI cable is needed to get both sound and video from the Blu-ray player to the receiver. HDMI...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-27-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 23
Posted By Selden Ball
Unfortunately, my opinion is "probably not". The...

Unfortunately, my opinion is "probably not". The soundbar itself contains only 3" speakers, its subwoofer is reasonable at 8" in diameter, so long as you don't expect it to produce good bass below...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 12,490
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Posted By Selden Ball
There's no reason to buy a Marantz amplifier...

There's no reason to buy a Marantz amplifier other than to have the same logo on all of your equipment. Just about any other amp will work with Marantz equipment just as well. (Although some older...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 33
Posted By Selden Ball
All indications are that Audyssey in the AV8802...

All indications are that Audyssey in the AV8802 is still limited to a sampling rate of 48K samples/sec. The limitation is due to the DSP's performance. As pointed out by Audyssey's Chris Kyriakakis,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2015, 01:37 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
One option would be to get a really cheap TV. new...

One option would be to get a really cheap TV. new or used. They still have composite video inputs.

Composite video to HDMI converters are available, too. E.g....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 117
Posted By Selden Ball
Audio and/or video dropouts usually are caused by...

Audio and/or video dropouts usually are caused by deficient HDMI cables delivering marginal signals.

You should try new 6' Certified High Speed HDMI cables. They don't need to be expensive...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 106
Posted By Selden Ball
Here's something to consider: ...

Here's something to consider:

http://usa.denon.com/us/wireless-multi-room-music-system
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 106
Posted By Selden Ball
Sorry, I misread what you wrote to mean that...

Sorry, I misread what you wrote to mean that you'd actually decided on a specific set of equipment rather than just the system design.

The WiSA standard seems to be oriented more toward audio...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-27-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 13,360
Views: 379,376
Posted By Selden Ball
I'm sure most people just mean that they've set...

I'm sure most people just mean that they've set the AVR's trim level 3-6 dB higher and don't try to measure what ithe resulting sound level actually is.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1,142
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Posted By Selden Ball
Translating a multi-channel recording made with a...

Translating a multi-channel recording made with a "christmas tree" microphone array optimized for Auro into an object oriented Atmos soundtrack evidently is more difficult than it seems it should be....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 106
Posted By Selden Ball
As a functional diagram, it's fine. It'd be...

As a functional diagram, it's fine. It'd be interesting to know exactly what components and speakers you decided to use, though.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   01-27-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 444
Posted By Selden Ball
Upgrading the filter capacitors in its power...

Upgrading the filter capacitors in its power supply and elsewhere.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 322
Posted By Selden Ball
To get full speed 4K display from a computer, you...

To get full speed 4K display from a computer, you will need an AVR which can provide passthrough for 4K 60fps. That's not Onkyo. However, it does not need to support HDCP V2.2. That'll only be needed...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   01-26-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 444
Posted By Selden Ball
Stereo separation is determined by the recorded...

Stereo separation is determined by the recorded soundtrack and by the speakers and room acoustics, unless you have defective electronics with audible crosstalk.

An easy way to improve separation...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   01-26-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 437
Posted By Selden Ball
You should listen for yourself. Personally, I...

You should listen for yourself. Personally, I suspect you won't be able to hear the difference.

The fear of re-digitizing usually is outmoded. Modern DAC and ADCs are very good. providing...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   01-26-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 78
Posted By Selden Ball
You also might want to consider an Oppo universal...

You also might want to consider an Oppo universal player. Their model BDP-103 is about $500. Their BDP-105 with higher quality analog outputs is somewhat more, though, more like $1400.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-26-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 82
Posted By Selden Ball
An S/PDIF (optical or coax) audio cable running...

An S/PDIF (optical or coax) audio cable running from the TV to the receiver is needed only if you use the TV's "smart" network apps and ARC (Audio Return Channel) doesn't work. ARC is the method used...
Forum: HDTV Programming   01-26-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 7,647
Posted By Selden Ball
The baby and his cicada friends seem to be part...

The baby and his cicada friends seem to be part of the cliffhanger, such as it was.



Events certainly seemed unnecessarily rushed to me. The massive influx of Returned seemed to me to be the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-26-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 35
Posted By Selden Ball
I'd blame it on HDMI handshaking confusion among...

I'd blame it on HDMI handshaking confusion among the devices. Often if you don't turn things on and off in the right order, dropouts happen. HDMI is still quite buggy. Most people blame it on the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-26-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 63
Posted By Selden Ball
An immediate shutdown usually means that one or...

An immediate shutdown usually means that one or more of the speaker cables is shorting out.

First, disconnect all of the surround speakers at the back of the receiver, making sure there are no...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-26-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 47
Posted By Selden Ball
Which kind of shutdown is happening? Thermal --...

Which kind of shutdown is happening?
Thermal -- with the front panel standby light blinking slowly -- a second or more per blink
Amp overload -- with the front panel standby light blinking quickly...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-26-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 17,602
Views: 2,092,013
Posted By Selden Ball
Sony, Panasonic and Oppo are the brands most...

Sony, Panasonic and Oppo are the brands most often recommended here. Sony and Panasonic players tend to cost less than $100.
Sony players tend to have better streaming. Panasonic players tend to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-26-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5,490
Views: 249,201
Posted By Selden Ball
No. The LFE (.1) channel in a movie's...

No.

The LFE (.1) channel in a movie's soundtrack is separate from the low frequencies which are "crossed over" from the other channels. Adjustments made to the LPF of the LFE does not affect the...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-25-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4,108
Views: 520,708
Posted By Selden Ball
In general, flickering can be caused by marginal...

In general, flickering can be caused by marginal HDMI signals getting from the player to the display, especially if it has to go through an AVR. Improvements often can be had by reducing the data...
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