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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-04-2015, 02:04 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Can you hear it from where you normally sit, or...

Can you hear it from where you normally sit, or just when you put your ear near the driver?



Mains in the USA is 60Hz. This is what 60Hz sounds like:
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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-04-2015, 01:58 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Congratulations. Your life has changed (for the...

Congratulations. Your life has changed (for the better) for ever. Best wishes to you all.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-04-2015, 11:48 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
BTW, you did read the Audyssey 101 and FAQ...

BTW, you did read the Audyssey 101 and FAQ (linked in my sig) before starting didn't you?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-04-2015, 11:45 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Before getting to Audyssey, if it were me I'd...

Before getting to Audyssey, if it were me I'd want to know why my sub was humming and to fix it. The sub shouldn't hum so something must be wrong. Is it a loud hum? Is it mains frequency? A ground...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-04-2015, 11:38 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Nice beaver? ;)

Nice beaver? ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-04-2015, 11:37 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I agree. I think we have to accept that Roger is...

I agree. I think we have to accept that Roger is plowing his own furrow on this. He doesn't use DSU at all so, for him, it makes some sort of sense to have his surrounds mounted higher. It gives the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-04-2015, 11:23 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
+1. Moreover, if someone has two identical subs...

+1. Moreover, if someone has two identical subs and they are more or less equidistant from the MLP, setting them up as a single sub is much easier and has no downsides.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-04-2015, 09:46 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I have been seeing it on and off for a while but...

I have been seeing it on and off for a while but today it prevented me from editing the FAQ, and even posting the post complaining about the database error took ages and several retries. Hopefully...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-04-2015, 09:34 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
:) It's complete nonsense.

:) It's complete nonsense.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-04-2015, 08:12 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
?????? Would you care to elaborate on your...

?????? Would you care to elaborate on your theory and explain why you believe that?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-04-2015, 08:09 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Why, thank you! I will add the Bluray reviews of...

Why, thank you! I will add the Bluray reviews of my current Atmos discs soon and will update the post as new BDs are released. The reviews will concentrate on the way Atmos is used in the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-04-2015, 07:09 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
FAQ UPDATE! I have added a new Q&A to the...

FAQ UPDATE!

I have added a new Q&A to the FAQ TECHNICAL ADDENDUM.


a)4. Is MultEQ better in some ways than the allegedly superior XT?...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-04-2015, 06:36 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I am seeing this quite often when trying to edit...

I am seeing this quite often when trying to edit the FAQ in this thread:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/9653266/Images%20for%20Forum%20Posting/database%20error.jpg
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-04-2015, 05:49 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Do let us know how good (or not) the Atmos...

Do let us know how good (or not) the Atmos soundtrack is.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-04-2015, 04:49 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Thanks Matt.

Thanks Matt.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-04-2015, 04:15 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
This might be a good time to remind members that...

This might be a good time to remind members that I did a 'blow by blow' analysis of the use of Atmos in this movie when I saw it at Dolby's London HQ. Might be interesting to see how the BD compares....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-04-2015, 03:39 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Jerry - I have never done preout measurements in...

Jerry - I have never done preout measurements in the past due to the difficulty of access to the back of my gear. But now I have my splendid new rack, on wheels, that is no longer the case so I may...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-04-2015, 03:34 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
My last word on this: my post was not meant to be...

My last word on this: my post was not meant to be any sort of scientific evaluation or comparison. I thought it was evident from the context that it was a purely subjective attempt to put into words...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-04-2015, 03:27 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yep. Right now, that is true :) And yes, you are...

Yep. Right now, that is true :) And yes, you are right: I am a strong advocate of objective data. I hesitated before posting that subjective opinion earlier, simply because it goes so much against...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-04-2015, 03:21 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
As Jerry just said, I have done numerous...

As Jerry just said, I have done numerous (hundreds I'd say) measurements of Pro and a listening evaluation that lasted for years. I do believe I am qualified to understand what Pro does, how it...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-04-2015, 03:14 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
That is right. When I went from XT32 to Pro,...

That is right. When I went from XT32 to Pro, years back now, I did not subjectively notice anything approaching the difference in SQ that I have heard since going from XT32 to Dirac. Any differences...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-04-2015, 03:04 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Sighted comparisons don't have much value IMO and...

Sighted comparisons don't have much value IMO and I frequently take to task those who attach much importance to them. I stated clearly this view earlier in the thread when I gave my previous...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 02:31 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Why tie yourself to one processor when you can...

Why tie yourself to one processor when you can have the 88A and use any AVR or processor you like?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 12:40 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
True. But on balance, the ledger is firmly in the...

True. But on balance, the ledger is firmly in the black IMO.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 12:06 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
;) And so say all of us! This...

;)



And so say all of us! This three-dimensionality thing is truly remarkable IMO. Speakers vanish, the room vanishes. Music replaces them. Incredible isn’t it? Even for those of us who have...
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