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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-23-2015, 09:35 AM
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Posted By Roger Dressler
Pass the hanky. We've moved out and put the SSP...

Pass the hanky. We've moved out and put the SSP and Aerials into storage while awaiting the new house to be completed. Then I'll begin Deadwood II.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-22-2015, 10:52 PM
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Posted By Roger Dressler
Yes, it does. It has no choice. DSD is not...

Yes, it does. It has no choice. DSD is not readily EQ-able (same for bass management filters). The only variable is in the PCM conversion. It can be 44.1, 88.2, or 176.4 kHz. Not sure which the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-22-2015, 10:02 PM
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Posted By Roger Dressler
Just my $0.02. I cannot live without EQ, and it...

Just my $0.02. I cannot live without EQ, and it sounds like you place a high value on that, too, for the bass. In that case, neither the DSD direct nor the analog bypass modes are relevant. The only...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-22-2015, 06:17 PM
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Posted By Roger Dressler
Yes, you can use the USB. I have done it both...

Yes, you can use the USB. I have done it both ways and the result is the same. The instructions I followed are dated 2011, and state: The trouble is, they do not include these instructions within the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-22-2015, 10:29 AM
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Posted By Roger Dressler
That is the only purpose for the USB port IIRC...

That is the only purpose for the USB port IIRC (update the unit). The RS-232 can be used for updates and for remote control.

This only affects the slope of the low-pass filter(s) in the bass...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-22-2015, 12:32 AM
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Posted By Roger Dressler
You have a a few options. 1) Build a...

You have a a few options.

1) Build a specific input for each case. The input can map to a specific speaker configuration (like L/R/Sub), which will automatically limit the the sound to 2.1.
2)...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-21-2015, 10:51 PM
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Posted By Roger Dressler
Just Stereo. If your system is set up for, say,...

Just Stereo. If your system is set up for, say, 5.1, and you want only the 2.1 mode to play, then selecting Stereo will do it. That tells the system you want 2-ch audio. The bass management comes...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-21-2015, 02:30 PM
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Posted By Roger Dressler
Yes. Just make sure not to select "e-bass" on the...

Yes. Just make sure not to select "e-bass" on the subwoofer configuration page.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-16-2015, 01:08 PM
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Views: 126,737
Posted By Roger Dressler
^^ Framing and sheathing are done. Plumbing...

^^ Framing and sheathing are done. Plumbing rough-in this week.

Am keen to hear the new KEFs, and how the subs are melding together.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   08-15-2015, 11:04 PM
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Posted By Roger Dressler
^^ I think LovingDVD is referring to how the...

^^ I think LovingDVD is referring to how the suspension will react to loads other than perpendicular or horizontal to gravity axis. The manual says designed for walls and ceilings. It does not...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-07-2015, 09:27 PM
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Posted By Roger Dressler
No. I'm a man without a home theater for a while....

No. I'm a man without a home theater for a while. New home under construction.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-07-2015, 11:34 AM
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Posted By Roger Dressler
Do the C/Ls/Rs speakers become audible? If not,...

Do the C/Ls/Rs speakers become audible? If not, go to the PS4 and change the output from bitstream to PCM. Then see what happens with Spotify in PLII mode.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-07-2015, 10:53 AM
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Posted By Roger Dressler
Just to make sure we are talking about the same...

Just to make sure we are talking about the same thing, in the main menu screen, when you select Mode, do you have access to Mono, Stereo, Dolby PLIIx Movie, etc, or are the Dolby modes grayed out?
...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-07-2015, 08:58 AM
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Posted By Roger Dressler
There is no way to bypass internal DACs from a...

There is no way to bypass internal DACs from a digital source in the SSP.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-06-2015, 10:17 PM
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Posted By Roger Dressler
First, reset it to factory condition. Use the...

First, reset it to factory condition. Use the remote:
>Menu >F1 >F2 >F3 >F4
>restore factory default

Then you need to make some adjustments:
1) Define Config1, this is where you define the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-02-2015, 10:21 AM
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Posted By Roger Dressler
Congratulations on the new kit, Allan. I know you...

Congratulations on the new kit, Allan. I know you will enjoy it. Mine is all in temporary storage while our new house gets built. Am having withdrawal symptoms. :p

For switching, even a simple,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-26-2015, 01:41 AM
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Posted By Roger Dressler
^^ I always thought it was intentional. I've just...

^^ I always thought it was intentional. I've just learned to unmute rather than turning the volume as I might do with my TV. But sometimes I still forget...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   07-21-2015, 09:16 AM
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Views: 13,910
Posted By Roger Dressler
Re: 7.1 playback systems: Yes. Wouldn't...

Re: 7.1 playback systems: Yes.


Wouldn't hurt. ;)


2.0 mixes might be derived from any kind of original content, even 7.1 or Atmos. The choice of how to process it at home with PLIIx comes...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-18-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 56,688
Posted By Roger Dressler
Flying M is closed for now. Exterior walls...

Flying M is closed for now.

Exterior walls are framed, so roof trusses cannot be far behind. Ought to be weather tight in August.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-25-2015, 08:46 AM
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Views: 56,688
Posted By Roger Dressler
There is a 90% chance of DIY subs, particularly...

There is a 90% chance of DIY subs, particularly ULF subs. Another possibility is custom boxes for surrounds as I did before, but this time am leaning to Tannoy modules. Their Di6C's have much...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-24-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 56,688
Posted By Roger Dressler
I do want the C speaker behind the screen -- no...

I do want the C speaker behind the screen -- no question. If there's no compromise for music, I'll use it for everything.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-24-2015, 11:41 PM
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Views: 56,688
Posted By Roger Dressler
Mike's Money Pit? ...

Mike's Money Pit?

http://mjkobb.com/avsforum/construction_after.jpg

I'd like to consider all these options -- really liked the Questeds in Japan Dave's room, but we'll first have to see what's...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-24-2015, 05:47 PM
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Views: 56,688
Posted By Roger Dressler
Yes, that is indeed another option I should not...

Yes, that is indeed another option I should not forget. Thanks!

While the Aerial 7B L/Rs do nicely, I am wondering what could be had from more "theater-like" speakers for movies especially. Keith...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-24-2015, 01:06 PM
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Views: 56,688
Posted By Roger Dressler
Right now I'm planning on dual sets of L/C/R...

Right now I'm planning on dual sets of L/C/R (movies, music), until such time as the behind screen speakers prove they are equal or superior for music. Flush mounted in a false wall.

The spandex...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-24-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 56,688
Posted By Roger Dressler
Hi Markus, In my previous room, the screen...

Hi Markus,

In my previous room, the screen was 42° and I want to make sure it is able to be a little wider to take better advantage of the wider room for more immersive viewing. By reducing the...
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