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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-25-2014, 01:18 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
90° all round dispersion as far as I understand...

90° all round dispersion as far as I understand it.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-25-2014, 01:13 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Oh sorry - I thought the OP was asking about...

Oh sorry - I thought the OP was asking about playing the trailers on legacy gear. I was confirming that they play just fine on my legacy 2ch Mac, using VLC.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-25-2014, 01:12 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
It's purely anecdotal of course. If Audyssey had...

It's purely anecdotal of course. If Audyssey had improved XT32, I'd expect they would publish that info. But yeah, some of us are finding that we are getting the best results ever from an Audyssey...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-25-2014, 01:09 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
My AVR sets some speakers to Large and some to...

My AVR sets some speakers to Large and some to 40Hz crossover after running Audyssey. Large is clearly useless in a bass-managed system so they have to be changed. And 40hz is asking something cruel...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-25-2014, 01:05 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
True - and I am forgetting that Dolby do not...

True - and I am forgetting that Dolby do not exclusively specify 90° dispersion. This is from the White Paper:

"If the chosen overhead speakers have a wide dispersion pattern (approximately 90...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-25-2014, 01:00 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I wish :) Incidentally, if everyone is really...

I wish :) Incidentally, if everyone is really pleased with their Tannoys, I am happy to take the credit. But if people aren't so happy, then remember it was all Roger's idea :) LOL.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-25-2014, 12:59 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Rain effects seem to always make it to the...

Rain effects seem to always make it to the overhead speakers when upmixed with DSU.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-25-2014, 09:44 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
True - but Atmos spec is for speakers with a 90°...

True - but Atmos spec is for speakers with a 90° dispersion pattern. Few speakers do that AFAICT.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-25-2014, 09:39 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I am familiar with the LCR55 having owned them in...

I am familiar with the LCR55 having owned them in the past. They may well work well - I do not know what the dispersion characteristics are, but if you aim them at the listening area that probably...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-25-2014, 09:31 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Several reasons come to mind: they may not fit in...

Several reasons come to mind: they may not fit in with the Atmos spec for dispersion, they may be far to expensive for use as surround speakers, they may not have the power handling you need relative...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-25-2014, 07:50 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
VLC works fine - select Ch2 from the Audio menu.

VLC works fine - select Ch2 from the Audio menu.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-25-2014, 07:49 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
VLC works with all 4 trailers here on my Mac. It...

VLC works with all 4 trailers here on my Mac. It downmixes the sound to 2 channels as that is what my Mac is running, and it sounds terrific.

I had to select Ch 2 from the Audio menu (it defaults...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-25-2014, 07:36 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
More movies are in the pipeline. For...

More movies are in the pipeline.

For mini-reviews of DSU and how it works with various titles, go back through the thread and you'll find quite a few. I've made notes on several myself, as have...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-25-2014, 07:11 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
As you already have the height speakers installed...

As you already have the height speakers installed I would certainly try a FH+TR combination and see how you like it. You can combine physical and Atmos-enabled speakers if you need to.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-25-2014, 05:35 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
There is no need to have identical speakers for...

There is no need to have identical speakers for surrounds and overheads. So long as the overheads are monopoles with a wide dispersion pattern and can meet the SPL requirements etc then they are fit...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-25-2014, 05:32 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I was never sure that TM+RH was an official...

I was never sure that TM+RH was an official config, but thanks for the confirmation that it is. Not sure if TF+TR could be described as 'optimal' though - it will depend on the room and the listening...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-25-2014, 05:30 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Go to Amp Assign, select 9.1 system, then in the...

Go to Amp Assign, select 9.1 system, then in the sub-menus select the number of speakers and the config you are using - eg FH+TM.

Page 31 of the WP is specifically about the use of FH, for...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-25-2014, 05:22 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
The permitted combinations for Atmos are: ...

The permitted combinations for Atmos are:



Front Height & Top Middle
Front Height & Top Rear
Front Height & Rear Height
Top Front & Top Rear (Default)
Top Front & Rear Height
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-25-2014, 05:02 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
FH and TF and RH and TR.

FH and TF and RH and TR.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-25-2014, 05:00 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I have heard both at two Dolby demos in London...

I have heard both at two Dolby demos in London and the general consensus was that the Atmos-enabled speakers were actually more immersive and more preferred than the physical on-ceiling speakers. If...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-25-2014, 03:29 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I am very happy with FH+TM (FH are on the ceiling...

I am very happy with FH+TM (FH are on the ceiling at 42°). Initially I had the TM at 100° which put them slightly behind me (90° obviously being right overhead) but I moved them forward to 85° so...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-25-2014, 03:21 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Nice report, Bill. Welcome to the fun! (Have you...

Nice report, Bill. Welcome to the fun! (Have you made a picture showing the Atmos speaker setup yet, for your build thread?)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-25-2014, 03:20 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Any news on that Amp Assign FAQ, bp? This seems...

Any news on that Amp Assign FAQ, bp? This seems to be the most confusing aspect of setup. I still don't fully 'get' the setup requirements when using a combination of external and internal amps, for...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-25-2014, 03:13 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Hahaha. Go(o)d catch!

Hahaha. Go(o)d catch!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-25-2014, 03:11 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
This is the conclusion I have now arrived at,...

This is the conclusion I have now arrived at, after considering the various comments in the thread. So the next test will be with FH_TM vs TF+TR and all the speakers playing, but as I just said, it's...
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