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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2016, 10:39 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
A needless worry IMO. This argument could have...

A needless worry IMO. This argument could have been applied from the very first stereo hi-fi system. The majority of everyone will never give a rodent's posterior about good sound in the home. 99% of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2016, 09:41 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
No worries :) Let's say you owe me a beer and...

No worries :) Let's say you owe me a beer and we're even :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2016, 09:40 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
They did, and IME and IMO they are right. ...

They did, and IME and IMO they are right.



78.62% of all statistics are made up.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2016, 09:36 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
????? You posted that in response to my post????...

????? You posted that in response to my post???? :confused::confused::confused:
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2016, 06:54 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Not me for sure. I first heard Atmos at Dolby's...

Not me for sure. I first heard Atmos at Dolby's London HQ, both in their full-size screening room and then in their HT-style room and, along with a bunch of industry professionals, I was blown away...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-07-2016, 06:43 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I’d love to see your pics - but just seeing a...

I’d love to see your pics - but just seeing a no-entry sign. Is your hosting service down, or did you do them as AVS attachments?

If you can see them and nobody else can, it implies that you've...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2016, 05:03 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I've read that 78.7% of all statistics are made...

I've read that 78.7% of all statistics are made up. :)


(J/K. I agree with your basic points. Clearly the setup that our disillusioned friend heard had some problems with it.)
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-07-2016, 04:53 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I'm not seeing the images either.

I'm not seeing the images either.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-07-2016, 04:49 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
One caveat about BH Photo: do NOT let them handle...

One caveat about BH Photo: do NOT let them handle the import duties for you. Select 'pay import taxes later'. They seem to charge double the real cost, so it is better to just buy the unit and pay...
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
Views: 273,409
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
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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...
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