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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2016, 11:12 PM
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Posted By WestCoastD
I read this in the Audyssey FAQ. I'm planning to...

I read this in the Audyssey FAQ. I'm planning to re-calibrate with MLP at ear-level.

However I was determined to experiment with this lower than ear-level MLP mic setting.

My room, combined...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2016, 02:25 PM
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Posted By WestCoastD
initial listening (during an HBO movie,...

initial listening (during an HBO movie, DolbyDigital, cable TV broadcast) is very nice, surprisingly dynamic. But this is only a single random source. Will have to experiment with more of an array of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2016, 12:29 AM
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Posted By WestCoastD
After sitting back and going through quite a bit...

After sitting back and going through quite a bit of the "Audyssey 101" documentation, and playing around a little, I ran another calibration. Making a little forward progress:

My set-up (5.1...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-03-2016, 10:44 AM
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Posted By WestCoastD
Any Region A or C will not play it unless that...

Any Region A or C will not play it unless that player has a multi-region kit installed. There are several multi-region kits available for the Oppo players.

I'm in Australia, Region B, so my 105...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-31-2016, 11:04 PM
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Posted By WestCoastD
Was noticing a very intriguing recently released...

Was noticing a very intriguing recently released new Jimi Hendrix movie video production:
"Jimi Hendrix Experience: Electric Church, Atlanta Pop Festival, July 4, 1970" (Blu-Ray)

Amazon list's,...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-31-2016, 10:45 PM
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Posted By WestCoastD
wow, folks are still playing their BDP-05FD...

wow, folks are still playing their BDP-05FD machines? I had one, seems like years now, loved it!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-24-2016, 01:31 AM
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Posted By WestCoastD
thanks Mr. Selden :)

thanks Mr. Selden :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-23-2016, 05:00 PM
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Posted By WestCoastD
okay just ran another set-up today (tweaked MLP...

okay just ran another set-up today (tweaked MLP back a bit)

My set-up (5.1 speaker configuration):
Monitor Audio Gold GX100 fronts (42Hz - 60kHz, sensitivity = 88dB 1W@1m)
Monitor Audio Gold...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-23-2016, 04:20 PM
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Posted By WestCoastD
just downloaded the Audyssey Setup Guide, thanks

just downloaded the Audyssey Setup Guide, thanks
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-23-2016, 04:18 PM
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Posted By WestCoastD
yeah possibly all of the above. I may have to...

yeah possibly all of the above. I may have to swap-out XLR for RCA interconnects, or use XLR attenuators to lower gain for main speakers (as other users have experienced). I'm using an RCA...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-23-2016, 04:10 PM
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Posted By WestCoastD
Just becoming versed with the XT32 GUI on my...

Just becoming versed with the XT32 GUI on my Marantz AV8802A and the overall process. A little perplexing at first, but after a few days of playing around it's becoming much familiar. The Marantz...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-23-2016, 12:04 AM
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Posted By WestCoastD
Ran another Audyssey tonight (friday). Moved mic1...

Ran another Audyssey tonight (friday). Moved mic1 position 1ft forward (as an experiment). Adjusted sub within ~75dB. Did 7 mic positions following Audyssey's order sequence on GUI (1ft from mic1...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-22-2016, 07:52 PM
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Posted By WestCoastD
yes, I'm aware. Upon completion of my AV...

yes, I'm aware.

Upon completion of my AV system installation I performed a quick and dirty manual calibration/speaker set-up (with SPL meter) so as I could experiment, mostly playing SACD's on...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-22-2016, 06:23 PM
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Posted By WestCoastD
yes, I own a collection of 200 SACD's. So how...

yes, I own a collection of 200 SACD's.
So how are you guys configuring your (SACD) players for the AV8802A? Are you playing through 7.1ch analog INP's? Or are you preffering playback via-HDMI?
...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-22-2016, 06:16 PM
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Posted By WestCoastD
ah, I see thanks. So the -11.5dB level would...

ah, I see thanks. So the -11.5dB level would reflect 80dB - plus sound pressure level (SPL)?

yeah, I will closely teak a few things and make another attempt tonight.

It's all good fun, I will...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-22-2016, 05:24 PM
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Posted By WestCoastD
will look into. Actually I have a camera tripod,...

will look into. Actually I have a camera tripod, I could just use that.

good to know. I am planning to perform another run tonight, will focus on a closer mic position range (from mic1 position)....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-22-2016, 02:12 PM
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Posted By WestCoastD
Are many here using Marantz AV8802A processor...

Are many here using Marantz AV8802A processor with Parasound A51 amp combination? Are you experiencing too high gain when running Audyssey? I'm close to trim tab rails on my set-up.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-22-2016, 01:56 PM
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Posted By WestCoastD
may ultimately have to switch to RCA's. ...

may ultimately have to switch to RCA's.

yeah, I wanted to take advantage of noise rejection as well (even though runs are essentially short). The Marantz manual even encourages the use of the XLR...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-22-2016, 01:44 PM
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Posted By WestCoastD
affirmative yeah, the JL Audio F110 sub...

affirmative

yeah, the JL Audio F110 sub provides the "Level" switch setting, which has two modes- ie.
"ref" mode- used for receiver/processor master control (or LFE)
"variable" mode- master...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-22-2016, 12:44 PM
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Posted By WestCoastD
No! as Jerry pointed out the sub...

No! as Jerry pointed out the sub connection,level,etc.. has no effect on the levels of the other channels what so ever;)[/quote]I guess what I was attempting to explain or understand was the fact...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-22-2016, 10:57 AM
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Posted By WestCoastD
thanks for all your observations and...

thanks for all your observations and encouragement :)

One little tidbit I might add: while all 5 main channels (FL, C, FR, SL, SR) are using XLR's, the JL Audio sub is using an RCA interconnect....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-21-2016, 10:55 PM
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Posted By WestCoastD
thanks. Ran another Audyssey tonight. Was...

thanks.

Ran another Audyssey tonight. Was careful to more critically adjust sub within Audyssey requirement, a few ticks lower this time (ie. ~75dB):
My set-up (5.1 speaker configuration):...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-21-2016, 05:06 PM
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Posted By WestCoastD
for adjusting sub level while listening? ...

for adjusting sub level while listening?

yep, it serves as an office. you should see the opposite end :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-21-2016, 05:00 PM
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Posted By WestCoastD
whoa, did'nt realize this (using attenuators in...

whoa, did'nt realize this (using attenuators in signal path). When using XLR's only? Or, both, XLR's and RCA's?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-21-2016, 04:28 PM
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Posted By WestCoastD
thanks for your comments interesting, never...

thanks for your comments

interesting, never realized ribbon tweeters were more directional (than domes)? Good to know. Right now i'm using very small amount of toe-in on fronts (maybe 1 degree).
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