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Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-06-2016, 01:15 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Makes complete sense. It really is one ...

Makes complete sense. It really is one

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/9653266/Images%20for%20Forum%20Posting/predator-ugly.jpg

... isn't it! :) Fortunately mine will be hidden in my rack...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-06-2016, 12:02 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
:) Yeah - it's some sort of mass hysteria....

:) Yeah - it's some sort of mass hysteria. Hundreds of people in this thread, thousands who have seen Atmos theatrically and an entire industry of professional sound mixers have all been deceived. ...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-06-2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9,573
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Posted By kbarnes701
Oh good lord no. The entire point is that the...

Oh good lord no. The entire point is that the lead crystal glass resonates in sympathy with the earth's magnetic field, causing a cancellation of the 'digital sound' induced otherwise into the...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-06-2016, 10:33 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Are you not joining us early-adopters, Jerry, and...

Are you not joining us early-adopters, Jerry, and finding a place in your heart, and your rack, for the pig ugly little Sammy player? :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-06-2016, 10:21 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yes - good plan. There are numerous designs of...

Yes - good plan. There are numerous designs of cable elevators available, but IMO nothing beats good quality crystal wineglasses, inverted. They don't get the cables 12 inches off the floor...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-06-2016, 09:20 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
B&H Photo in NYC have them listed as available...

B&H Photo in NYC have them listed as available Feb 15th, and still on the special pre-order price of $399.
...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-06-2016, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9,573
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Posted By kbarnes701
Hahaha. Sorry Jerry. Now you can't align with the...

Hahaha. Sorry Jerry. Now you can't align with the Texas ley lines, have you tried placing a double bass, a pair of cellos and a viola in your listening room? These definitely enhance the mid range...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-06-2016, 09:06 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
So long as they keep well clear of my little...

So long as they keep well clear of my little 'onions'.... ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-06-2016, 07:36 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Merci bien, Hugo! J'entends que nos 'petits...

Merci bien, Hugo!

J'entends que nos 'petits oignons' deviendront bientot nos 'petits ognons' et que le circonflexe est mort :( Vive le circonflexe!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-06-2016, 07:30 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Oh Gee. You were a true audiofool, as I was but...

Oh Gee. You were a true audiofool, as I was but further back in the day than you :) The 'remove all other speakers' BS dates back to the 70s. I had come to my senses before the Green Pen :) You are...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-06-2016, 06:34 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
:) Yes, that's about the only benefit IMO. How...

:) Yes, that's about the only benefit IMO. How far back as an audiophile do you go? Do you remember the days when the magazines told us that it was vitally important not to have any other speakers...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-06-2016, 06:30 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Well it's an upmixer so all it can do is make...

Well it's an upmixer so all it can do is make 'educated guesses' where sounds should be placed. Sometimes the algorithm will get it wrong but, hopefully, that is more than compensated for by the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-06-2016, 05:57 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yes - that is one of the "happy accidents" I was...

Yes - that is one of the "happy accidents" I was referring to. Pretty rare though. Much more common is the psychoacoustic effect induced by visual clues. Apologies for not being clear.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-06-2016, 05:22 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I suspect, but am only guessing, that the phantom...

I suspect, but am only guessing, that the phantom overhead sounds we are referring to are a "happy accident" in the mix which causes some sort of phase shifts etc. That combined with the very...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-06-2016, 04:24 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Indeed. As the Widow Cliquot said of when to...

Indeed. As the Widow Cliquot said of when to drink Champagne: "In victory you deserve it, in defeat you need it" :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-06-2016, 04:14 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Probably not. It's another audiophile thing IMO,...

Probably not. It's another audiophile thing IMO, a bit like gold plated contacts. I've been in dozens of professional sound studios and I've never seen any spikes, gold plating or any elaborate...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-06-2016, 04:07 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
To your last point, I think it is because the...

To your last point, I think it is because the phantom-imaged examples such as that from Master and Commander Far Side of the World are extremely few and far between and a "happy accident", whereas...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-06-2016, 03:50 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Thanks for the warm welcome. I have no specific...

Thanks for the warm welcome. I have no specific knowledge of the XMC-1 but rather was brought to the thread as a result of discussion of Dirac Live, with which I do have some experience. I commend...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-06-2016, 03:48 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yes because Dirac is a more sophisticated...

Yes because Dirac is a more sophisticated solution than PEQ. Dirac, for example, corrects independently in the time domain, where it is arguable that correction is needed more than in the frequency...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-05-2016, 03:51 AM
Replies: 1,497
Views: 55,865
Posted By kbarnes701
I have the same PJ and am also very interested in...

I have the same PJ and am also very interested in how the new UHD player will work with it, if at all. I'd like to know if it will downrez UHD discs to 1080p and, if so, whether it will also...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-05-2016, 02:54 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Cool - thanks for the info. I should have my...

Cool - thanks for the info. I should have my Samsung UHD player by then too, so a lot to look forward to in March then. :)
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-04-2016, 02:49 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
That is what a lot of us want to know. Initially...

That is what a lot of us want to know. Initially I will be using my Samsung player with a 1080p PJ (with HDCP 2.2 being downconverted to HDCP 1.4 via a HD Fury Integral) but it is imperative that the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-04-2016, 02:41 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I don't think you get "less protection" with a...

I don't think you get "less protection" with a slow blow fuse. Slow blow and fast blow are to serve two different purposes, not for one to be technically superior. Slow blow is for when a product...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-04-2016, 01:13 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yes - there is just 1 fuse in there.

Yes - there is just 1 fuse in there.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-04-2016, 12:45 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
The slow blow fuse will tolerate a surge whereas...

The slow blow fuse will tolerate a surge whereas the fast blow will, well, just blow. This is why slow blows are often used in amps etc where there is a surge on powering up. You may find that a fast...
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