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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-14-2015, 04:35 PM
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Posted By mthomas47
Although I appreciate the first part of your...

Although I appreciate the first part of your answer, I believe that the last sentence comes closer to the mark for what I was describing. I rarely hear what I would describe as muddy or unnatural...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-13-2015, 07:23 AM
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Posted By mthomas47
Gary, As usual, that's an informative post....

Gary,

As usual, that's an informative post. I used to think of LFE as being just what the name implies: Low Frequency Effects; or as you said, special sound effects for movies. But, in reading the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-12-2015, 05:56 AM
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Posted By mthomas47
I trust Keith's explanation that a stereo signal...

I trust Keith's explanation that a stereo signal would have no LFE information to up-mix, but I will confess that I have always been a little confused about when we might be hearing LFE information,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-11-2015, 03:19 PM
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Posted By mthomas47
:p Maybe somebody blew out the pilot light.

:p Maybe somebody blew out the pilot light.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-11-2015, 03:00 PM
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Posted By mthomas47
I don't know that there is a perfect answer to...

I don't know that there is a perfect answer to that question, but it seems to me that it depends on a couple of factors. First, do you definitely get a better calibration with the couch pulled...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-11-2015, 12:34 PM
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Posted By mthomas47
Hi Tim, The Marantz manual is confusing on...

Hi Tim,

The Marantz manual is confusing on that issue, but I remember this coming up before. The settings to which the manual refers have to do with speakers assigned to the system. So, if you add...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-10-2015, 03:33 PM
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Posted By mthomas47
Gary, Those are really good questions. It...

Gary,

Those are really good questions. It hadn't even occurred to me that his crossover setting might be affecting where the tone control tapered off. I also wonder if, regardless of crossover, a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-10-2015, 10:37 AM
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Posted By mthomas47
Hi, From what I have read, the actual...

Hi,

From what I have read, the actual ability to modify the Audyssey target curve is pretty limited even with Audyssey Pro. I think you are on the right track with Flat and the use of your tone...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-09-2015, 02:19 PM
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Posted By mthomas47
The advice that Alan and Feri have been giving...

The advice that Alan and Feri have been giving you is good, and the more detail you give them in terms of photos, etc the more they will be able to help. But I have several observations which may...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-08-2015, 04:56 PM
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Posted By mthomas47
I think Miklos Rozsa understood awesome. I agree...

I think Miklos Rozsa understood awesome. I agree that Audyssey can't do much to change the source material. I assume you are probably already using DEQ for that scene you are describing. If not,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-08-2015, 02:07 PM
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Posted By mthomas47
I remember you saying something a while back...

I remember you saying something a while back about not liking some of the home versions of Ben Hur. I haven't watched the movie in quite a few years, but I still listen to the music from...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-08-2015, 07:46 AM
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Posted By mthomas47
This is a little off topic for the Audyssey...

This is a little off topic for the Audyssey Thread (although I have mentioned Audyssey twice now :p), but I wanted to pursue the discussion of Quadrophonic sound a little further. Quad was a natural...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-08-2015, 06:08 AM
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Posted By mthomas47
Both Alan and Batpig have explained this well,...

Both Alan and Batpig have explained this well, but some of the terms may be a little foreign. The FAQ, linked below, explains the whole crossover/LPF issue in more detail.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-07-2015, 12:18 PM
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Posted By mthomas47
I hadn't checked the thread in a while, so I hope...

I hadn't checked the thread in a while, so I hope this information is still useful to you, but Spotify is working fine on my 7008.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-05-2015, 05:48 PM
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Posted By mthomas47
If I am reading that last graph correctly, it...

If I am reading that last graph correctly, it looks as if there is a very slight treble roll-off beginning at about 2k, which maxes-out at about 15k. That actually seems pretty ideal.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-05-2015, 05:40 PM
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Posted By mthomas47
I have always heard good things about Luxman. It...

I have always heard good things about Luxman. It would be great to have even more range available, but with all of the other features being packed into modern AVR's, I guess we are lucky to still...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-05-2015, 12:50 PM
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Posted By mthomas47
Wow, thanks Batpig! This is great information and...

Wow, thanks Batpig! This is great information and pretty well invalidates some assumptions I had read about where the effects of the tone controls are concentrated. It seems that the treble roll-off,...
Forum: Video Processors   04-05-2015, 07:52 AM
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Posted By mthomas47
I think it does help. It's not a night and day...

I think it does help. It's not a night and day improvement, but it helps. I got mine in part to be able to watch Encore Westerns, and TCM before that went semi-HD. I have a big screen (92") and that...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-05-2015, 07:34 AM
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Posted By mthomas47
Has anyone ever tried to measure the specific...

Has anyone ever tried to measure the specific effects of the tone controls on Denon/Marantz AVR's? I believe that the treble control rolls off (or increases) in 1db increments starting at about...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-31-2015, 03:36 PM
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Posted By mthomas47
Hi Murray, I remember reading about some of...

Hi Murray,

I remember reading about some of your struggles on the Audyssey thread, perhaps a year or so ago? Very nice looking home theater, and I'll bet your guests really enjoy it. Just out of...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-31-2015, 10:16 AM
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Posted By mthomas47
I think this is a very helpful write-up. Our...

I think this is a very helpful write-up. Our rooms are all different, our set-ups are different, and our preferences are different, but the common denominator in getting Audyssey to work well for a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-31-2015, 08:33 AM
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Posted By mthomas47
You are getting insightful advice, and I can't...

You are getting insightful advice, and I can't contribute anything to that. But I am curious about something. Aside from the fun of problem solving why you are getting the strange dip at 450hz, are...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-29-2015, 07:41 AM
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Posted By mthomas47
I agree with ggsantafe. There is no reason to be...

I agree with ggsantafe. There is no reason to be concerned about upgrading to Audyssey's most advanced version. One conclusion the reviewer reached with which I don't entirely agree is that XT-32 is...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-29-2015, 06:24 AM
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Posted By mthomas47
Take a look at Post # 30 again. You are defining...

Take a look at Post # 30 again. You are defining only the area you want Audyssey to EQ, so you wouldn't want to make position #4 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=4)...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-29-2015, 06:03 AM
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Posted By mthomas47
That's a good question and one that a number of...

That's a good question and one that a number of Audyssey users have discussed over the years. First, with respect to short-wave, high frequencies bouncing off a smooth leather couch and into the...
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