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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-02-2015, 01:55 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Well yes. But there's nothing basically wrong...

Well yes. But there's nothing basically wrong with applying psychoacoustics. So long as it works, obviously ;)



Tell Audyssey.... ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-02-2015, 01:53 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Given that almost all of the (apparently...

Given that almost all of the (apparently considerable number of) posts that I have made in this thread have been about Auro technology, I'm not sure what makes you think I am not very interested in...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-02-2015, 12:51 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
AV is just a hobby for me. I have spent all my...

AV is just a hobby for me. I have spent all my working life in Advertising, on the creative side.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-02-2015, 12:07 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Absolutely. You want all that stuff turned off if...

Absolutely. You want all that stuff turned off if you want the maximum impact from your system - LFC, Dynamic Volume etc... turn it all off (unless there is a compelling reason to have it turned on....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-02-2015, 12:05 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Well that will certainly stop the neighbors...

Well that will certainly stop the neighbors complaining then ;) As, of course, does turning the entire system off ;) I always get suspicious when people tell me they can change the laws of physics....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-02-2015, 11:54 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
My experience too. i was especially impressed...

My experience too. i was especially impressed with how quietly they run, although the noise is irrelevant here (gear in a closet in another room). I also turned down the voltage on the PSU to make...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-02-2015, 11:48 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
You mean LFC (Low Frequency Containment)? ...

You mean LFC (Low Frequency Containment)? Audyssey say they use clever psychoacoustics to give the 'impression' of more bass output even though it has been physically reduced. Some might think this...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-02-2015, 11:45 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
And it has that cute little porthole... ;)

And it has that cute little porthole... ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-02-2015, 09:53 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Depends. In the UK the 7009 is quite a bit...

Depends. In the UK the 7009 is quite a bit cheaper than the 5200.

A quick google found this retailer had the cheapest overall prices on both. The Marantz...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-02-2015, 09:24 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
The word according to reality in fact. You can...

The word according to reality in fact. You can roll your eyes all day long - it won’t make Auromatic extract content and steer it to other speakers.



The two go hand in hand. I don't want it...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-02-2015, 07:40 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I am glad that you are enjoying it. I've never...

I am glad that you are enjoying it. I've never heard it myself. I was just pointing out that it is not an 'upmixer' in the normally accepted sense of that word.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-02-2015, 07:22 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
:cool: Dead in the water?

:cool:



Dead in the water?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-02-2015, 07:11 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
True. But I'd dearly love a bigger room. Small...

True. But I'd dearly love a bigger room. Small rooms present many obstacles. They are mostly able to be overcome, but it takes some doing.
Forum: Video Processors   03-02-2015, 07:09 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
;) This what he was told by Darbee. Do they...

;) This what he was told by Darbee. Do they speak with forked tongue?
Forum: Video Processors   03-02-2015, 06:32 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I have been told by my UK dealer that this unit...

I have been told by my UK dealer that this unit will be shipping in the next 2 weeks.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-02-2015, 06:16 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
All of my music-only system is 25 years (or more)...

All of my music-only system is 25 years (or more) old. For most of my life, the advancing pace of technology was painfully slow. As a result, stuff would last a long time and was perhaps built to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-02-2015, 04:51 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Kudos for trying this. Odd that Audyssey seems to...

Kudos for trying this. Odd that Audyssey seems to have crapped out as a result. I'd definitely run it again and see if it is consistent. Why it would find any differences in the other speakers simply...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-02-2015, 04:45 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Alchemist Kraken. I believe it is a UK design,...

Alchemist Kraken. I believe it is a UK design, made in the UK. Mine has been powered on for 25 years, other than when we are on vacation. It is a remarkable achievement I think. I fully expect it to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-02-2015, 04:40 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I'm not sure we're on the same page here, Roger....

I'm not sure we're on the same page here, Roger. I was observing that in a room with a ceiling that is, say, 30 feet high, there is more latitude to place surround speakers higher up and still have...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-02-2015, 04:24 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Tiny except for Hobbits :) Approx 11x11x8 ft....

Tiny except for Hobbits :) Approx 11x11x8 ft. Three seats.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-02-2015, 04:22 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I think what you are missing is that your AVR is...

I think what you are missing is that your AVR is already adding the 10dB boost to the LFE channel. So if you use 7.1 you get an additional 10dB boost added. The correct config to use when the 88A is...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-01-2015, 12:32 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
According to miniDSP, it doesn't average the...

According to miniDSP, it doesn't average the multiple readings. What it does is use each reading to compare with the others and to look for common issues. It then knows that it can correct the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-01-2015, 10:37 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I agree with Jerry. As the Guide says, you have...

I agree with Jerry. As the Guide says, you have to compromise. Get the sub/center channel splice as smooth as possible and then check the L&R, making adjustments to each until they are acceptable....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-01-2015, 09:14 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Of course it isn't the same as all channel...

Of course it isn't the same as all channel stereo. But it's a useful analogy. With all channel stereo, two channels are copied identically to various other speaker sets. With Auro, the 'base'...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-01-2015, 08:33 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
The claim is easily verified, and is accurate....

The claim is easily verified, and is accurate. Auromatic simply copies other channels to the overhead/height speakers, at a lower level and with added reverb. There is no sophisticated extraction of...
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