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Forum: Latest Industry News   08-21-2014, 11:36 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
That's unfortunate. I was hoping you would say...

That's unfortunate. I was hoping you would say something over 7 feet, which I suspect might be OK. In fact, 6ft 10in could be OK if you could use in-ceiling speakers. If I was in your position I...
Forum: Latest Industry News   08-21-2014, 11:32 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I can’t say for that specific example, but in the...

I can’t say for that specific example, but in the demos I have heard, that type of experience was actually what was conveyed. This was best exemplified in the movie clip which I am not allowed to...
Forum: Latest Industry News   08-21-2014, 11:29 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Having heard Atmos for the home, I'd say: 1....

Having heard Atmos for the home, I'd say:

1. Absolutely without question.
2. Both work very well indeed - which one is used will depend on individual circumstances.
3. Not really. They are just...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-21-2014, 11:21 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
You can only imagine how much I hate you for that...

You can only imagine how much I hate you for that room! LOL :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-21-2014, 11:19 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yep :) It would be disastrous IMO. ...

Yep :) It would be disastrous IMO.




That's the problem. You’d have a go and then think a) it's pretty good but I was expecting better or b) it's disappointing, I was expecting better. I just...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-21-2014, 10:06 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
No offense taken here, Stuart, at all. I have...

No offense taken here, Stuart, at all. I have always said that DS will be hugely important for the very reason you mention. I am guessing that it comes with the FW upgrade as it is part of the total...
Forum: Latest Industry News   08-21-2014, 09:51 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
In London, the demo clip was played using one set...

In London, the demo clip was played using one set of speakers and then played again using the other set. The audience was then invited to say if they thought the first playing of clip was Atmos...
Forum: Latest Industry News   08-21-2014, 09:43 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
What is your ceiling height?

What is your ceiling height?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-21-2014, 09:42 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
AIUI, DS will be part of the FW upgrade to Atmos....

AIUI, DS will be part of the FW upgrade to Atmos. All Atmos units are mandated to have DS, but I doubt if DS will be available on its own.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-21-2014, 09:40 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Thanks Sir batpig! (I have had you honored as a...

Thanks Sir batpig! (I have had you honored as a knight of the realm of Olde Englande for services to Denon - of the garter order, obviously :)).

So I will be good to go, since my intended...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-21-2014, 07:11 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Any two channel amp will work. Something from...

Any two channel amp will work. Something from Emotiva maybe, or a Crown amp would be good relatively low cost solutions.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-21-2014, 06:25 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I am not talking about EQing speakers. I am...

I am not talking about EQing speakers. I am talking about EQing the speaker/room combination. It doesn't matter in the least how carefully shaped the frequency response of the speaker in the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-21-2014, 05:46 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
This is why Dolby have mandated the incorporation...

This is why Dolby have mandated the incorporation of Dolby Surround in all Atmos units. Dolby Surround is Dolby's newest upmixing technology (replacing the Prologic varieties in Atmos units) and it...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-21-2014, 04:59 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Purely anecdotal but I have had 4 Onkyo units,...

Purely anecdotal but I have had 4 Onkyo units, including two flagship models, including the 5509 which I am still using today. None of them has given me any problems at all. I have always taken great...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-21-2014, 04:44 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Some designs use the ceiling and the space behind...

Some designs use the ceiling and the space behind it as their 'baffle'. Others are sealed modules. The former is no good for you but the latter might be.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-21-2014, 04:42 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Quite possibly. I think any tentpole movie...

Quite possibly. I think any tentpole movie released in Atmos but not slated for a BD release until CEDIA is a candidate for the first out of the gate.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-21-2014, 04:40 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
David, I specifically asked that question at...

David, I specifically asked that question at Dolby in London and was told "no - there are no 'stealth' releases". The explanation given was the timeline for Bluray production, so the rumours seem to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-21-2014, 04:37 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
For the AVR to be able to measure the actual...

For the AVR to be able to measure the actual speaker locations for distance and angle and convey that to the rendering engine. Dolby permit this right now within the Atmos spec, but it is up to AVR...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-21-2014, 04:35 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
bp - can the X4100W do that too, with 4 extra...

bp - can the X4100W do that too, with 4 extra amps of course? I mean to 11.1 not 13. I am thinking of leaving my current Height speakers in place for now. I will be running the X4100 as 5.1.4 (with...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-21-2014, 04:25 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
No, not in any way.

No, not in any way.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-21-2014, 04:24 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
It doesn’t EQ the front right and left speakers.

It doesn’t EQ the front right and left speakers.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-21-2014, 04:20 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Of course. But Dolby have stated publicly that...

Of course. But Dolby have stated publicly that content will be available at Launch, with more in time for Christmas and more still in 2015.
Forum: Latest Industry News   08-21-2014, 04:16 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Ah, but we Limeys are cunning devils, Roger. In...

Ah, but we Limeys are cunning devils, Roger. In London the physical ceiling speakers are hidden behind the centre, drop-section, of ceiling.

They are behind the grey AT material in this photo:
Forum: Latest Industry News   08-21-2014, 04:12 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Where did you hear them?

Where did you hear them?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-20-2014, 10:39 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Trouble is, it also has AccuEQ.

Trouble is, it also has AccuEQ.
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