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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-06-2015, 08:18 AM
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Posted By KevinG
Here's my method nowadays. Turn up the...

Here's my method nowadays.

Turn up the output to something significantly more than -40 (raises the volume during the tests, but also gives more headroom above noise floor).

Set Mic gain to 0.
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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-06-2015, 06:02 AM
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Posted By KevinG
I may try this, just out of interest....It's very...

I may try this, just out of interest....It's very simple for me to lower the volume of my subs because the iNuke volume is right there in the rack...And it would be simple to restore because the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-05-2015, 10:41 AM
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Posted By KevinG
Yep, I get the idea, and the rational behind...

Yep, I get the idea, and the rational behind it...but ultimately, the calibration was done with everything at exactly -12db.

I actually did my most recent calibration with a lot more output...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-05-2015, 10:07 AM
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Posted By KevinG
Yes, that's what you would think...but so far,...

Yes, that's what you would think...but so far, the only responses on the minidsp forum are pointing toward changing my gain settings so that all of my other channels are reduced by 6 db (set the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-04-2015, 07:12 AM
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Posted By KevinG
If I launch the calibration tool, the sliders are...

If I launch the calibration tool, the sliders are all already at max, so I can't bump my surround channels, I can only reduce everything else. So, at this point, I'm at a "wait and see what miniDSP...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-03-2015, 08:16 AM
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Posted By KevinG
Yeah, it was a bit scary for a moment. I think...

Yeah, it was a bit scary for a moment. I think the "upgrade firmware" button should be greyed out if your are already on the latest firmware, but that would require that it know, and have some way...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-03-2015, 06:29 AM
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Posted By KevinG
That's what I *expected* to think before I...

That's what I *expected* to think before I actually heard it.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-03-2015, 06:27 AM
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Posted By KevinG
This is the source:...

This is the source: http://www.hometheatershack.com/forums/audio-processing/117433-audyssey-xt32-vs-dirac-live-listening-comparison.html


Not sure why Flavio removed it, it was there initially.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-03-2015, 06:22 AM
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Posted By KevinG
IGNORE ALL OF THE BELOW, POWER CYCLING FIXED IT ...

IGNORE ALL OF THE BELOW, POWER CYCLING FIXED IT

Well, now my 88a is a brick.

Too many people telling me to make sure I had the latest firmware, I guess.

I launched the Dirac utility, hit...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-02-2015, 04:42 PM
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Posted By KevinG
I think the most apparent change that I noticed...

I think the most apparent change that I noticed immediately was dialog intelligibility. I plan to do some REW sweeps to see if I can see where this is coming from. I expect to see improvements in...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-02-2015, 04:25 PM
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Posted By KevinG
Yes, I really am. I'm not sure the XPA-7 would...

Yes, I really am. I'm not sure the XPA-7 would fit on my shelf...I'll have to measure. I'm a bit biased towards the sunfire amps because they run so incredibly cool...and all of this stuff is in a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-02-2015, 03:37 PM
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Posted By KevinG
Yep, confirmed. You were exactly right. I...

Yep, confirmed. You were exactly right.

I ran a 3 channel calibration (L/R/Sub) and it nailed it at 75db. So, I'll have to compose a post over on the miniDSP forum to see if there is a real...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-02-2015, 03:20 PM
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Posted By KevinG
Yep, I plan to first try to "prove" it by running...

Yep, I plan to first try to "prove" it by running a calibration without those two channels. Then I'll make a post with all the details.

But, what's with giving me advice on how to *not* buy new...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-02-2015, 03:18 PM
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Posted By KevinG
Yes, exactly. I've been using REW for a long...

Yes, exactly. I've been using REW for a long time as well. It wasn't until I wanted to run a sweep after having done a calibration that I ran into this. It has something to do with that tool.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-02-2015, 03:00 PM
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Posted By KevinG
Yep, REW on Windows. I can reproduce this every...

Yep, REW on Windows. I can reproduce this every time (so far).

1) Reboot computer.
2) Run REW, SPL meter, 50ish db. ,exit REW
3) Launch DLCT, Run calibration, exit DLCT
4) Run REW, SPL meter,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-02-2015, 02:55 PM
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Posted By KevinG
Yep, agreed about maxing out the output level,...

Yep, agreed about maxing out the output level, however you end up doing it.

Unfortunately, getting my levels matched probably means spending another $2500 or so on a 7 channel amp. Fun! (unless...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-02-2015, 02:39 PM
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Posted By KevinG
I guess I would argue with the use of the word...

I guess I would argue with the use of the word "MUST." If you don't move the slider, let's say it's at -15db or something like that, and you exit DLCT, walk over to your 88a, and turn the volume...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-02-2015, 01:43 PM
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Posted By KevinG
Thanks for confirming...But I have to actually...

Thanks for confirming...But I have to actually reboot. You can't use the mic while the calibration program is running (or at least I can't) since the program still has the mic under its control and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-02-2015, 01:41 PM
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Posted By KevinG
You ninja editted. I went off and took the...

You ninja editted. I went off and took the advice that was here a moment ago...I followed the calibration procedure in the manual. It was somewhat different from what you described. But I did just...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-02-2015, 12:26 PM
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Posted By KevinG
Some more observations related to my...

Some more observations related to my issues/questions:
I did another full calibration, and this time I used the channel sliders to reduce everything that was going to my sunfire to get the levels to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-02-2015, 10:47 AM
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Posted By KevinG
Okay, first some initial impressions, then some...

Okay, first some initial impressions, then some issues/questions.

Initial impression:
To be perfectly honest, I didn't want to like this thing. In my treated room Audyssey XT32 sounds pretty...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-02-2015, 03:52 AM
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Posted By KevinG
Yep, Mike (and miniDSP) contacted me this...

Yep, Mike (and miniDSP) contacted me this morning. All is fixed now.

But, yes, I do think that the model is not workable. The software is useless without the hardware, right? Why have they made...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-01-2015, 05:49 PM
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Posted By KevinG
Mike has been pinging miniDSP, but he's been...

Mike has been pinging miniDSP, but he's been doing that for a few days now (I mentioned to him on Monday when mine shipped that I couldn't see any downloads yet...)

One could blame the timezone...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-01-2015, 05:12 PM
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Posted By KevinG
Okay, all wired up. But it still remains...

Okay, all wired up. But it still remains useless. There's definitely something wrong with this picture from a customer experience perspective. The fact that I'm stuck waiting for someone to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-01-2015, 11:29 AM
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Posted By KevinG
So, I got mine today...but still no downloads...

So, I got mine today...but still no downloads available on my account at miniDSP. Anyone else run into this issue?

I guess I can be added to the "owners" list now...even though it won't do...
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