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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
Replies: 68
Views: 1,086
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
Replies: 68
Views: 1,086
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
Replies: 68
Views: 1,086
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...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-28-2015, 06:06 AM
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Posted By mthomas47
Gary, What the heck are you doing up at...

Gary,

What the heck are you doing up at 2:09AM editing your post?
At least we don't obsess much about this stuff, do we? :p

You will probably claim a 5 or 6 hour time difference from my EDT....
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-28-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,086
Posted By mthomas47
I think you are close with your intuitive...

I think you are close with your intuitive understanding. Audyssey is attempting to EQ the room /speaker interaction within the listening area you define. It can't EQ the entire room simultaneously...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-27-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,086
Posted By mthomas47
I'm not Craig (obviously) and I hope he won't...

I'm not Craig (obviously) and I hope he won't mind me answering this, but I consider him to be one of the very most knowledgeable and experienced with respect to this subject. In some ways, his...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-27-2015, 03:27 PM
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Views: 1,086
Posted By mthomas47
You asked me if it would make a difference, and...

You asked me if it would make a difference, and you asked Craig if you were missing something. The answer to both those questions is yes! :p

You are equating listening positions with microphone...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-26-2015, 06:23 PM
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Views: 1,086
Posted By mthomas47
The old question related to what Craig is saying...

The old question related to what Craig is saying is, even if you want to EQ for only one position: Do you keep your head in a vice while listening? And even if you could somehow, your ears are about...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-25-2015, 11:35 AM
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Posted By mthomas47
You are very welcome! I'm glad that worked for...

You are very welcome! I'm glad that worked for you.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-23-2015, 11:58 AM
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Posted By mthomas47
That's good news! If you want to post questions...

That's good news! If you want to post questions regarding your calibration, here or on the Audyssey thread, it might help. Calibrations can vary quite a bit until you get your set-up optimized and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-23-2015, 08:08 AM
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Posted By mthomas47
I thought I would hold off a little in case...

I thought I would hold off a little in case someone else wanted to chime in, but no takers so far. Based on the situation you have described, I am pretty sure I would set my mains to Small/40hz. I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-23-2015, 07:51 AM
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Posted By mthomas47
If I were you, I would definitely cover the seat...

If I were you, I would definitely cover the seat backs with blankets to avoid comb filtering from proximity to the Audyssey mic. during calibration. I would go ahead and do 5-6 mic. positions at ear...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-21-2015, 04:58 PM
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Posted By mthomas47
Thanks a lot, Gary! That's an extremely helpful...

Thanks a lot, Gary! That's an extremely helpful write-up. What you are saying confirms my own impression that there is not a heck of a lot going on with music below about (I would have said 60 with...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-21-2015, 08:45 AM
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Posted By mthomas47
You are very welcome, although I don't know how...

You are very welcome, although I don't know how much actual help I have been so far. As Batpig pointed out in the post just above, a large part of Audyssey's strength lies in its ability to blend...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-20-2015, 05:16 PM
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Posted By mthomas47
Gary, I was going to ask Alan this, but...

Gary,

I was going to ask Alan this, but since you have posted the same thing, would you mind going into a little more detail? I also have very capable main speakers. In fact, I have four speakers:...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-20-2015, 03:30 PM
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Posted By mthomas47
Gary, I think that's my uh oh, not yours....

Gary,

I think that's my uh oh, not yours. Sorry about that! I think you are correct and I misstated it. Based on the FAQ, which I just reread :p, LFE should still be sent only to the sub and not...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-20-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 4,530
Posted By mthomas47
I think your definition of timbre is spot-on, and...

I think your definition of timbre is spot-on, and to be fair, I think Winer was only trying to address electronics in the excerpt you linked. But I think the question of how we react to sounds,...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-20-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 4,530
Posted By mthomas47
It's a good article, particularly for debunking...

It's a good article, particularly for debunking some audio "myths". But I think a good definition of sound quality should also include timbre. The fact is that there are differences in specific...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-20-2015, 05:53 AM
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Posted By mthomas47
From a couple of quick looks at reviews, that is...

From a couple of quick looks at reviews, that is some very nice looking equipment. There are others better qualified than I am to answer your first question, but I would like to take a crack at your...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-19-2015, 04:31 PM
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Posted By mthomas47
Keith (kbarnes) and some others will have to take...

Keith (kbarnes) and some others will have to take credit for the work, but I will be glad to be the first to welcome you to the thread. Try to read the Set-up Guide and the FAQ through a couple of...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-19-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 4,530
Posted By mthomas47
I like your interest in maintaining objectivity....

I like your interest in maintaining objectivity. I try to be quite careful as well about making definitive statements. The question of whether amplifiers sound different is an interesting one. I have...
Forum: Speakers   03-19-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 4,005
Posted By mthomas47
Awesome and humbling! :p

Awesome and humbling! :p
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