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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-27-2014, 06:59 PM
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Posted By SoundChex
I'm still hoping some CEM will allow 7.1.4 with...

I'm still hoping some CEM will allow 7.1.4 with the Main Layer 7.1 composed of 5.1 Standard + 2x Front Wides...! :cool:
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Forum: Blu-ray Software   08-27-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,232
Posted By SoundChex
While dedicated Star Wars fans might 'rush' to...

While dedicated Star Wars fans might 'rush' to purchase another variant of the Saga, I suspect that interest within the general population will be 'somewhat limited' . . . but might be boosted by a...
Forum: Community News & Polls   08-26-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 56
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Posted By SoundChex
The Klipsch XF-48 (link)...

The Klipsch XF-48 (link) (http://www.klipsch.com/xf-48-floorstanding-speaker/details) floorstanders (L|R in my 2.1 "mostly music" system) are actually biamped powered speakers with both Class A/B...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-25-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 119
Posted By SoundChex
Yamaha RX-S600 "Slim and Compact 5.1-channel...

Yamaha RX-S600 "Slim and Compact 5.1-channel Network AV Receiver" . . . http://usa.yamaha.com/products/audio-visual/av-receivers-amps/rx-s/rx-s600_black_u/?mode=model#tab=product_lineup
NO phono...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-25-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,077
Posted By SoundChex
It seems like Yamaha has repackaged their last...

It seems like Yamaha has repackaged their last year's RX-V7** model with Bluetooth instead of WiFi. The new RX-V775BT has an MSRP $300 less than the RX-V775WA or RX-V777BT. Look for deals at big box...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   08-25-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,903
Posted By SoundChex
I've often wondered how effectively Artison...

I've often wondered how effectively Artison DualMono® technology (link) (http://artisonusa.com/html/products.html) delivers FL - FC - FR sound from just a pair of attached panel enclosures on both...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-23-2014, 11:47 AM
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Posted By SoundChex
DEMON . . . The first AVR with an MSRP listing in...

DEMON . . . The first AVR with an MSRP listing in DOLLARS and SOULS...?! :devil: :devil: :devil:
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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-22-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By SoundChex
In addition to a 'front of room' lineup...

In addition to a 'front of room' lineup consisting of the FL - SL - FC - SR - FR speakers, have you also tried a 7 speaker configuration adding the Front Presence Left|Right (FPL|FPR) speaker pair?
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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-22-2014, 12:45 PM
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Posted By SoundChex
Yes! But they'll be Dolby Atmos capable boat...

Yes! But they'll be Dolby Atmos capable boat anchors, Dude . . . How cool is that?! :D


And think of the money we'll all save if there is never any software!
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Forum: Latest Industry News   08-22-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 10,686
Posted By SoundChex
This is clearly strictly true "globally" if we...

This is clearly strictly true "globally" if we only examine the question of entropy in an audio-as-information context . . . but that does not foreclose the question of whether a less diffuse...
Forum: Latest Industry News   08-21-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 10,686
Posted By SoundChex
Only one forthcoming music BD reported in an...

Only one forthcoming music BD reported in an audiophile no article: "Pure Audio Blu-ray with both Dolby Atmos and Auro 3D from 2L" (link)...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-21-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 649
Posted By SoundChex
I had always heard that Yamaha's global crossover...

I had always heard that Yamaha's global crossover 'feature' was intended to 'avoid' the phenomenon of surround pan direction reversal, which can occur if the SL|SR and RL|RR speaker pairs are...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-21-2014, 11:47 AM
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Posted By SoundChex
That does seem possible when we look at the story...

That does seem possible when we look at the story behind the "X" in "Neo:X", as excerpted from a small 'puff piece' interview with DTS about Neo:X on TechRadar com (link)...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-20-2014, 07:59 PM
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Views: 195,966
Posted By SoundChex
#1...

#1 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) is going to b tough but unless I am totally misreading the manual #2...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-20-2014, 05:59 PM
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Posted By SoundChex
I could live with Atmos 9.1.2 or 7.1.4 rendering...

I could live with Atmos 9.1.2 or 7.1.4 rendering from a 13 speaker setup (including external amps), if I could do both the following:


(1) In-movie switching between 3 Atmos configurations each...
Forum: Latest Industry News   08-20-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 10,686
Posted By SoundChex
Only one forthcoming music BD reported in an...

Only one forthcoming music BD reported in an audiophile no article: "Pure Audio Blu-ray with both Dolby Atmos and Auro 3D from 2L" (link)...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-19-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 195
Posted By SoundChex
You might be able to insert a DI Box -- perhaps...

You might be able to insert a DI Box -- perhaps something like a Behringer DI800 Ultra-DI Pro 8-Channel Direct Box ( http://www.behringer.com/assets/DI800_P0208_M_EN.pdf - see Section 3.4 ) --...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-19-2014, 03:08 AM
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Views: 195,966
Posted By SoundChex
[/INDENT]The excluded speakers are not wides, but...

[/INDENT]The excluded speakers are not wides, but speakers that sit between L and C, and between R and C, as in 5 screen speakers. We are still left wondering why the wide speakers would not be...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   08-18-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,836
Posted By SoundChex
"One small step..." Hopefully the studios...

"One small step..."

Hopefully the studios will have some serious info about upcoming movie and music content in Atmos, Auro-3D, and DTS-UHD at IFA Berlin and CEDIA 2014 . . . plus realistic...
Forum: Latest Industry News   08-18-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 10,686
Posted By SoundChex
Surely with respect to TV show "audio...

Surely with respect to TV show "audio objectification" there are somewhat different considerations? With no object-based audio standard yet decided for ATSC 3.0 era "reruns" of current shows, there...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-15-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5,819
Views: 195,966
Posted By SoundChex
Supposedly "continued interest in DTS-UHD" was...

Supposedly "continued interest in DTS-UHD" was mentioned during the DTS second quarter fiscal 2014 earnings conference call, Monday, August 11, 2014.

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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-15-2014, 01:36 PM
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Views: 195,966
Posted By SoundChex
Of course if you are 'lucky', your AV system...

Of course if you are 'lucky', your AV system might need only to support 3D audio playback for one codec . . . but I can't rely on studios choosing the same codec for both Game Of Thrones Season 8,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-15-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 8,647
Posted By SoundChex
Don't count out the soundbar just yet... ...

Don't count out the soundbar just yet...


For several years, NHK has been developing a Loudspeaker Array Frame (LAF) integrated into the display for home reproduction of 22.2 multichannel sound...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-13-2014, 01:47 PM
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Posted By SoundChex
"Manufacturers who have announced Dolby Atmos AV...

"Manufacturers who have announced Dolby Atmos AV receivers or processors include Denon, Integra, Marantz, Onkyo, Pioneer, Steinway Lyngdorf, and Yamaha."


Conspicuous by their absence from the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-12-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 26,018
Posted By SoundChex
On a couple of trips to the UK, I was tempted to...

On a couple of trips to the UK, I was tempted to buy a dual voltage Yamaha power amp in "Gold" (although NOT the MX-A5000 shown below . . . and never in "Titanium"!)
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