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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-21-2015, 10:26 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
That's your Dirac Live account. Your miniDSP...

That's your Dirac Live account. Your miniDSP account is different.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-21-2015, 09:54 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
My unit was previously registered to Ricky but I...

My unit was previously registered to Ricky but I am not experiencing any crashes.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-21-2015, 06:05 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Could be. I haven’t noticed any issues either,...

Could be. I haven’t noticed any issues either, other than the external USB port being a bit 'wobbly', which I fixed by using a couple of cable ties to serve as strain relief for my (permanently...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-21-2015, 05:49 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
LOL - When I read your post I thought it must...

LOL - When I read your post I thought it must have been one I'd made myself :)

Bowling Balls is a Belgian movie, in the Flemish language and scored 5.7 on IMDB, although admittedly only 144 people...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-21-2015, 05:27 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
The Audyssey FAQ will help: c)2. Why do I...

The Audyssey FAQ will help:

c)2. Why do I often see advice to raise the Crossovers to 80Hz? (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/showthread.php?p=21782993.html?highlight=#c2)

c)4. Is it OK to change...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-21-2015, 05:23 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
It's possible that the output from the AVR could...

It's possible that the output from the AVR could clip the input of the amp and so using the input gain control could obviate that. HST, I doubt that it would apply and so there's no real reason not...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-21-2015, 03:53 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
It is all explained in the FAQ: g)3. What is...

It is all explained in the FAQ:

g)3. What is Reference Level Offset in Dynamic EQ? (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/showthread.php?p=21782993.html?highlight=#g3)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-21-2015, 03:51 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Your English is exceptionally good if I may say...

Your English is exceptionally good if I may say so. Just read and consider what Steve and I have just posted, and focus on WHY you are hearing differences. Understanding the points we are making...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-21-2015, 03:46 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Excellent post. You are totally right to...

Excellent post. You are totally right to emphasise the 20-30dB swings in frequency response which are found in almost all untreated domestic rooms. Fretting about the minuscule differences caused by...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-21-2015, 03:40 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I don't think anyone doubts that you are sincere,...

I don't think anyone doubts that you are sincere, nor that you heard differences. The problem is that the way the 'listening tests' were done means that there can be no reliable interpretation of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-21-2015, 03:30 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Agreed. A comparison done in such a way as to...

Agreed. A comparison done in such a way as to virtually guarantee that audible differences will be heard is of no real value.

I am sure he heard differences - but the differences were a result of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-21-2015, 02:55 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
On an unrelated note, I was talking to my UK...

On an unrelated note, I was talking to my UK dealer friend yesterday and he has uncovered an interesting aspect of 88A usability which I haven't seen mentioned before. He sold an 88A to two...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-21-2015, 02:43 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Kelvin - Jerry has already dealt with the levels...

Kelvin - Jerry has already dealt with the levels issue so you are good to go there. WRT to the crashes, do you have the latest firmware installed on the 88A and are using it in conjunction with the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-20-2015, 01:27 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
They have a lot of other aspects to their company...

They have a lot of other aspects to their company besides MultEQ. I imagine these are more lucrative for them, hence their concentration there rather than REQ.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-20-2015, 12:12 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
LOL. Naughty boy! :)

LOL. Naughty boy! :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-20-2015, 12:09 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
That paradigm isn't all that relevant though....

That paradigm isn't all that relevant though. Studios chose DTS for their compression codec because the supplied tools made it quicker and easier for them - and thus cheaper. That no longer applies...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-20-2015, 12:03 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
No. My personal view is that Audyssey is no...

No. My personal view is that Audyssey is no longer interested in pursuing room EQ solutions in AVRs. Only Denon/Marantz now offer XT32 - if they decide to move on, then Audyssey as a viable REQ...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-20-2015, 11:03 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yep. XT32 is still good, but it hasn’t moved...

Yep. XT32 is still good, but it hasn’t moved forward in 5 years now. Dirac Live is simply better - SOTA room EQ.



Well, you can always use two. :) But in my case, with a 5.2.4 system (no room...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-20-2015, 10:57 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Blimey. I've got a full house - ageing,...

Blimey. I've got a full house - ageing, definitely - chemicals, definitely ;) - acoustic trauma, definitely (thanks King Crimson and your 135dB gig decades ago) - infection, definitely (nothing that...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-20-2015, 10:42 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Don't they just! Onkyo have always led the way...

Don't they just! Onkyo have always led the way for price/features. Makes me wonder what the Audyssey licensing cost them and how much flexibility dropping Audyssey has given them. Pity the dirt...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-20-2015, 10:15 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Just for the avoidance of doubt, my babies...

Just for the avoidance of doubt, my babies weren't in the same room as the hi-fi system (that's what it was called when my daughters were babies) when Led Zeppelin were strutting their stuff at...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-20-2015, 10:13 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Remember that not all discs will have terrific...

Remember that not all discs will have terrific overhead effects.



Yes - the opening scenes of Unbroken are very good. As well as the overhead effects, look out for the amazing precision of the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-20-2015, 07:31 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I always preferred this one: ...

I always preferred this one:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/9653266/Images%20for%20Forum%20Posting/Screenshot%202015-05-20%2015.38.08.jpg

It has the benefit of having cannabis in it as...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-20-2015, 07:28 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
LOL. IME, kids are very much like horses and...

LOL. IME, kids are very much like horses and dogs: they respond very well to training ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-20-2015, 07:23 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
You sure? Did you take care to level match to...

You sure? Did you take care to level match to within +/- 0.5dB? Did you have some form of instantaneous switching between the two units? Were you aware which unit was playing at the time of the...
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