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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-31-2015, 06:52 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Sorry, I don't know if it's available for the...

Sorry, I don't know if it's available for the 4311, but I suspect not. Dolby ProLogic IIz should provide a comparable effect, though.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-31-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Selden Ball
You probably won't need to use Dynamic Volume if...

You probably won't need to use Dynamic Volume if all you need is improved dialog intelligibility. Slightly turning up the trim level of the center channel usually is adequate, since that's where most...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-31-2015, 05:51 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
The ESLs have a 91dB sensitivity, which is...

The ESLs have a 91dB sensitivity, which is greater than that of most home audio speakers. The SR7009's internal amps and those of the MM7025 are more than adequate.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-31-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 60
Posted By Selden Ball
Unfortunately, many of your assumptions about the...

Unfortunately, many of your assumptions about the codecs are incorrect. I'm not sure how much that'll affect the choice, though. As others have mentioned, you are unlikely to get an improvement in...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-31-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 103
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Posted By Selden Ball
In principle it could be done. In fact, it...

In principle it could be done. In fact, it requires licenses from Dolby and access to the specs about the metadata. I'm sure some people have the technological prowess to reverse engineer the logic...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-31-2015, 09:12 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
To the extent that it increases the relative...

To the extent that it increases the relative level of the lower frequencies as you turn down the volume control, yes.

You might increasing the Reference Level Offset to see if you like having...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-31-2015, 08:52 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
It is according to Denon's dealer locator at...

It is according to Denon's dealer locator at http://usa.denon.com/us/wheretobuy/dealersearch

So give them a call and find out how soon they can get get one for you.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-31-2015, 08:13 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
As kikkenit2 mentioned, it does allow the use of...

As kikkenit2 mentioned, it does allow the use of two additional speakers, so you can use it to expand your system to a 7.1.4 Atmos configuration. Otherwise, as JDSmoothie pointed out, it'll only help...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-31-2015, 07:09 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Tone controls in D+M equipment are an alternative...

Tone controls in D+M equipment are an alternative to Dynamic EQ. When you disable DynEQ, the tone controls will be available.

One way of looking at it is that the tone controls can be used to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-31-2015, 06:58 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Onkyo / Integra removed the polarity test from...

Onkyo / Integra removed the polarity test from their equipment several years ago because of the confusion that its inaccuracy causes. If you previously had Onkyo or Integra units, that would explain...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-31-2015, 06:23 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Many AVSers seem to be using the term "HDMI V2.0"...

Many AVSers seem to be using the term "HDMI V2.0" as a synonym for 4K resolution at 18 Gbits/sec as if that's all there is to it, but that is only one of its features. Some seem to be then using...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-30-2015, 03:04 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
If you're anxiously waiting for DTS:X, I'd...

If you're anxiously waiting for DTS:X, I'd suggest getting something cheap that you'll just use until this Fall. (e.g. one of the low-end Onkyo 5.1.2 AVRs)

If you want to wait for full 4K video...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-30-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Selden Ball
Denon's HEOS wireless speakers connect to an...

Denon's HEOS wireless speakers connect to an existing WiFi network in your home. You use an App on your iOS or Android device (smartphone or tablet) to stream music to them. As best I can tell,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-30-2015, 09:47 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Unfortunately, yes, you should run Audyssey...

Unfortunately, yes, you should run Audyssey again. The in-ceiling speakers will have frequency profiles which are different from the upfiring modules, with different crossover frequencies as well as...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-30-2015, 09:29 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
You should only need to change the dialog level...

You should only need to change the dialog level if you're having problems understanding what characters are saying. Most receivers have a separate adjustment for Dialog, which actually adjusts the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-30-2015, 08:32 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
The initial microphone position might have been...

The initial microphone position might have been slightly off center, judging from the slight difference in distances to the front speakers. However, getting them precisely the same probably won't...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-29-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 26
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Posted By Selden Ball
Between Yamaha and Pioneer, I'd choose Yamaha....

Between Yamaha and Pioneer, I'd choose Yamaha. They have only 9 internal amplifiers, though, so you'll also need an external amplifier to drive the two additional channels.

Unfortunately,...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-29-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 46,094
Posted By Selden Ball
I have an older player, BDP-S590, but I believe...

I have an older player, BDP-S590, but I believe the video settings are likely to be in the same places in the menu system.

My player is at home but I'm not, so the following is just from memory. ...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   01-28-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 667
Views: 45,709
Posted By Selden Ball
My (perhaps mistaken) understanding is that its...

My (perhaps mistaken) understanding is that its metadata is encoded in the lowest order bits in the original LPCM audio stream. Those bits will have been modified if you use a nanoAVR. :(
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   01-28-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 667
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Posted By Selden Ball
I wouldn't call them issues so much as...

I wouldn't call them issues so much as limitations.

1) The nanoAVR goes between a player and the AVR (or pre/pro), so it can be applied only to a single player device in most configurations. Of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 81
Posted By Selden Ball
Unfortunately, it looks like a refurb Denon X4000...

Unfortunately, it looks like a refurb Denon X4000 (last year's lowest XT32 model) is selling for about $700 from Accessories4Less.

Onkyo's TX-NR818 sometimes can be found used for much less, but...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 26
Posted By Selden Ball
Sometimes the turn-on order matters. Since you...

Sometimes the turn-on order matters. Since you didn't mention it, that might be related to the problems you're having.

The order most often recommended is to turn on TV, then AVR, then player...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 10,363
Posted By Selden Ball
DTS Neo:X is an upmixer, not a downmixer or...

DTS Neo:X is an upmixer, not a downmixer or virtualizer. Like Dolby ProLogic and Audyssey DSX, it expands the incoming soundtrack to use all of the speakers that the upmixer understands, which might...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2015, 08:37 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Functionally they're similar, but the AV8802 has...

Functionally they're similar, but the AV8802 has significant upgrades in many of its components: 32bit DACs and processing, copper chassis, separate HDAM modules for each audio channel, etc. How much...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2015, 07:59 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
This is the first I've heard of anyone needing to...

This is the first I've heard of anyone needing to do this. Normally when a D+M AVR or pre/pro detects the Atmos metadata, it automatically selects the Atmos decoder and does not allow any of the...
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