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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-25-2015, 11:33 AM
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Posted By m. zillch
Although the system isn't bullet proof, doesn't...

Although the system isn't bullet proof, doesn't YPAO alert the consumer to that issue? I'm pretty sure many room correction systems (such as Audyssey) do.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-22-2015, 01:17 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
Yes, I would be more inclined to change the sub's...

Yes, I would be more inclined to change the sub's level, rather than x-over. Since you seem to suggest this is just a temporary setup, until you get the nicer sub, that's even more reason to not...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-22-2015, 12:21 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
And what's wrong with 80 Hz? It's the correct...

And what's wrong with 80 Hz? It's the correct frequency for almost everyone, in fact the calibration experts, THX, correctly use it as the their standard for all receivers that get their stamp of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-22-2015, 10:56 AM
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Posted By m. zillch
Audioholics use of the word "greatly" in that...

Audioholics use of the word "greatly" in that quote is debatable. I think what they really are trying to stress is that whenever you change anything in your system, be it speakers, speaker placement,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-21-2015, 05:35 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
There have been other reports of blown HDMI...

There have been other reports of blown HDMI boards on these units. Not sure how much they cost to replace and repair, but I'd be inclined to just buy a new AVR or continue to use the SR7005 with the...
Forum: Remote Control Area   01-20-2015, 10:59 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
Yes I am aware you can replace the battery but...

Yes I am aware you can replace the battery but I'd like to maximize its use before I have to do that. Different chemistries such as sealed Lead acid, Ni-MH, LSD-NiMH, Ni-Cad, Li-Po, etc have...
Forum: Remote Control Area   01-20-2015, 01:54 AM
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Posted By m. zillch
The manual is strangely quiet on battery charging...

The manual is strangely quiet on battery charging specifics.


How many hours to charge from the first visual display indication that the charge is getting low?
Once fully charged is there any...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-18-2015, 05:29 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
From another thread but appropriate for this one:

From another thread but appropriate for this one:
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-18-2015, 01:09 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
As I've said it is really more your room and your...

As I've said it is really more your room and your selected speaker placement within that room, both of which have PROFOUND effects on the overall frequency response, that you are EQing, hardly the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-18-2015, 12:03 AM
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Posted By m. zillch
^Thanks K. I fixed my last post where I assumed...

^Thanks K. I fixed my last post where I assumed setting an equalizer to "flat" meant the controls were all set to "disengaged" or "bypassed", but I see now they mean "the target curve is flat", I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-17-2015, 12:54 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
My comments in green:

My comments in green:
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-17-2015, 12:36 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
There's also a possibility that there's a setting...

There's also a possibility that there's a setting on DirecTV boxes, such as "Bitstream or PCM (for SD channels)?" which knocks his content away from 5.1 output.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-17-2015, 11:53 AM
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Posted By m. zillch
Regarding the part I underlined, I can't speak to...

Regarding the part I underlined, I can't speak to what DirecTV does, but with my Comcast cable many of the SD stations are definitely broadcasting in true Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound. I hardly...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-16-2015, 10:09 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
I have an Oppo BDP-93. The DACs are fantastic,...

I have an Oppo BDP-93. The DACs are fantastic, however the Marantz ones are quite good and probably interchangeably as good for all real world music and video use, so what it comes down to is if you...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-16-2015, 02:42 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
Update. People seem to not understand what I...

Update. People seem to not understand what I meant by "anyone else" and "yourself":
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-16-2015, 02:38 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
NorthSky, did YOU have a question, or are you...

NorthSky, did YOU have a question, or are you merely assisting Amir in circumventing a protection system we have in place in this forum called an "ignore list", which is my right to invoke?

Are...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-16-2015, 12:51 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
Oh, and one final thing folks (sorry, I know...

Oh, and one final thing folks (sorry, I know everyone must be as sick of this as I am!), I can't believe how much time I've recently had to waste on addressing all of this nonsense, considering I've...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-15-2015, 08:31 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
^Imagine the sales pitch: "Ladies and Gentlemen,...

^Imagine the sales pitch: "Ladies and Gentlemen, come one, come all, wait till you hear our incredible new Hi-Re$ sound system that blows CD away! True, you may not be able to hear the difference on...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-15-2015, 07:12 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
Yeah, I was thinking about your post(s) earlier...

Yeah, I was thinking about your post(s) earlier and agree that the fact that none of the test subjects in the test conducted by Bobby, my main man, [that's a joke, people, a form of manipulation...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-15-2015, 04:25 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
He also acts like I just fell off the turnip...

He also acts like I just fell off the turnip truck but I've known the truth for decades and read LANDMARK articles such as this industry bombshell in the 80's the very day they were first published,...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-15-2015, 04:04 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
I haven't even read all of it but boy do I see a...

I haven't even read all of it but boy do I see a lot of the word "you", meaning me, m.zillch, in Amir's post which krabapple just posted, as if I actually read his posts and would see it, which I've...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-14-2015, 07:22 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
Funny, it seems some of CS&N(and sometimes Y)...

Funny, it seems some of CS&N(and sometimes Y) went into HiRe$ music promotion, some into hearing aid promotion:...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-14-2015, 12:59 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
I hadn't heard his side of the story before, but...

I hadn't heard his side of the story before, but thanks, good to know:
http://ethanwiner.com/forums.htm
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-14-2015, 11:49 AM
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Posted By m. zillch
The truth is diametrically opposed to much,...

The truth is diametrically opposed to much, perhaps at this point even the majority of the high end audio industry. In my decades working in it I saw this evil element progressively get larger, and...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-14-2015, 11:34 AM
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Posted By m. zillch
It's possible that cleaning up the signal by...

It's possible that cleaning up the signal by passing it through a TBC, time base corrector, would remove the "spikes". Although there are stand alone versions, some VCRs, both consumer and pro, have...
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