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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-29-2015, 09:12 PM
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Posted By batpig
People like knobs and dials. Plus some people...

People like knobs and dials. Plus some people truly do prefer different bass management settings for music, eg using a 80hz crossover for movies but a 40hz crossover for 2ch music.

In an extreme...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-29-2015, 04:31 PM
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Posted By batpig
By most accounts, the upward firing speakers can...

By most accounts, the upward firing speakers can do a very convincing impersonation of real overhead speakers -- in fact, in some of the Dolby demos when they were debuting the technology, many...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-29-2015, 04:09 PM
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Posted By batpig
No -- pay attention to the words "custom...

No -- pay attention to the words "custom settings" -- the entire noun phrase is the subject of that sentence ;)

Of course you can listen in stereo/direct mode. You just can't access the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-29-2015, 11:19 AM
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Posted By batpig
The "A" suffix indicates it's the upgraded...

The "A" suffix indicates it's the upgraded version which ships from the factory with the HDCP 2.2 hardware upgrade onboard (i.e. you don't have to send it in for the upgrade). So if you buy the...
Forum: Speakers   05-28-2015, 11:16 AM
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Posted By batpig
Not at all, there was just some commentary about...

Not at all, there was just some commentary about people noting that XT32 might not have done as good of a job as expected, and I just wanted to point out why the measurements you posted might not be...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-27-2015, 04:16 PM
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Posted By batpig
Just FYI - but that's where you finish too :) ...

Just FYI - but that's where you finish too :) That Pioneer can only do 9 channels.



Those speaker positions aren't relevant since you are using Atmos enabled speakers -- there is a separate...
Forum: Speakers   05-27-2015, 02:47 PM
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Posted By batpig
Can't recall but probably 1/6 smoothing which is...

Can't recall but probably 1/6 smoothing which is typical protocol for full-range measurements. 1/3 smoothing would look even nicer. I don't have REW installed on my work computer so can't do...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-27-2015, 11:46 AM
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Posted By batpig
IMO - if you are building an HT from scratch it's...

IMO - if you are building an HT from scratch it's crazy NOT to plan for 3D immersive audio, even if you can't implement everything yet. Atmos/DTS:X decoders will soon be as ubiquitous as Dolby...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-27-2015, 11:29 AM
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Posted By batpig
There have been other weird display bugs reported...

There have been other weird display bugs reported with DD+ from streaming players. For example, when I input a DD+ stream from Netflix from my Sony BDP, the input signal reports gibberish (something...
Forum: Speakers   05-27-2015, 10:32 AM
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Posted By batpig
sicride - can you tell us more about how you are...

sicride - can you tell us more about how you are conducting the bass measurements (before/after Audyssey)? You mentioned nearfield measurements but I assume those are at the sweet spot? Are you...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-27-2015, 09:47 AM
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Posted By batpig
Do you have to buy right now? XT32 is definitely...

Do you have to buy right now? XT32 is definitely worth it (the increased power is meaningless) but I'd probably rather have the newer X4100, so if you can be patient and wait for it to be discounted...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   05-21-2015, 03:56 PM
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Views: 240
Posted By batpig
Thanks Josh. No concerns with 3D here, never...

Thanks Josh. No concerns with 3D here, never been a fan when I've seen it in the theater so I'm not going to bother with my HT. The side benefit is that ignoring 3D is obviously more budget...
Forum: Speakers   05-21-2015, 02:49 PM
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Posted By batpig
What about another pair of QS8's if you're happy...

What about another pair of QS8's if you're happy with them? Or the smaller QS4s if you want to save some cash.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-21-2015, 07:17 AM
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Posted By batpig
You had me at "medium apartment-level volume"....

You had me at "medium apartment-level volume". :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-20-2015, 04:57 PM
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Posted By batpig
Agreed -- the key point is that Audyssey EQ...

Agreed -- the key point is that Audyssey EQ filters and bass management settings are independent.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-20-2015, 04:21 PM
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Posted By batpig
pbarach -- I don't think that's technically true....

pbarach -- I don't think that's technically true. Audyssey specifically says they don't EQ below the -3dB point so as not to overboost the speaker with freqs it can't handle. The small/large...
Forum: 2.35:1 Constant Image Height Chat   05-20-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 240
Posted By batpig
Thanks for the feedback. I'd done some of my own...

Thanks for the feedback. I'd done some of my own research since starting this thread and it looks like the VP50 is my best bet. Older DVDO models don't support 1080p/24 and newer ones are more...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-20-2015, 12:46 PM
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Posted By batpig
But to actually answer the question -- Audyssey's...

But to actually answer the question -- Audyssey's EQ correction filters are rolled off below the detected -3B point, so as not to apply boosts below the speaker's detected low range capabilities. ...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-20-2015, 11:28 AM
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Posted By batpig
We're off topic for this thread but there is no...

We're off topic for this thread but there is no indication that Audyssey has any interest in advancing their room correction technology.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-20-2015, 10:35 AM
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Posted By batpig
Now that is the truth. People always ask about...

Now that is the truth. People always ask about waking the kids up and I always say it's not the kids I'm worried about!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-20-2015, 10:32 AM
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Posted By batpig
That's not really a fair comparison -- those...

That's not really a fair comparison -- those Onkyos are new models (next model cycle) whereas your Denon is a current model. Next years' models from all manufacturers will likely have DTS:X in...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-19-2015, 07:58 PM
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Posted By batpig
Is it possible to play these demos from a USB...

Is it possible to play these demos from a USB stick connected directly to the AVR.
I downloaded it to an USB, but when I play it from PS3, there is no sound at all. Not sure if I can directly play...
Forum: Speakers   05-19-2015, 05:08 PM
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Posted By batpig
The good news is that it's impossible to turn on...

The good news is that it's impossible to turn on the RESTORER function with multichannel audio. It's only an available option with basic 2ch signals (either analog 2ch input or PCM 2.0 stereo).
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-19-2015, 02:05 PM
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Posted By batpig
That Denon x7200 is $3000! I am a cheapskate! ...

That Denon x7200 is $3000! I am a cheapskate! LOL! I saw a refurbished SR7009 for $1400. I could do that. Am I reasonably future proof with that? Or just wait?[/QUOTE]
Well it depends on your...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-19-2015, 01:24 PM
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Posted By batpig
None of the current Pioneer models can do 11ch...

None of the current Pioneer models can do 11ch processing. 9 max.

The Denon X5200 and its cousin the Marantz SR7009 can do what you want. They both have 11ch capability and an independent zone...
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