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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 07:27 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Sure - I’d love to see some objective reviews....

Sure - I’d love to see some objective reviews. But sound quality won't cut it - every modern unit has great sound quality so long as you're not using any DSP, tone control or room EQ (all of which...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 07:21 AM
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Good point about the waiting time :) I agree...

Good point about the waiting time :)

I agree with you about the speaker placement. If Auro won’t work reasonably well with an Atmos 5.1.4 setup, then it isn't for me. I don't plan on installing...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 07:19 AM
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:) I have actually changed my order to a 5200...

:) I have actually changed my order to a 5200 and I am expecting delivery towards the back of next week. I decided to go for the X5200 for various reasons which are not important to the thread, but...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 07:16 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
If DTS-UHD is alive and kicking by January, I'll...

If DTS-UHD is alive and kicking by January, I'll eat my hat without mustard. January 2015 I mean ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 07:14 AM
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If you can't give a sensible answer to the 30lb...

If you can't give a sensible answer to the 30lb question, change it to 2lbs to try to deflect. Never mind that no such thing exists. "Let's see the answer to that one eh? A 2lb receiver, so go on,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 07:07 AM
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LOL. I have read this entire thread. And AFAICR...

LOL. I have read this entire thread. And AFAICR nowhere has the weight of an AVR been linked to its quality (or even mentioned before). If you had read the entire thread, of course, before making...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 07:00 AM
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I was just basing it on the price Auro usually...

I was just basing it on the price Auro usually seems to cost. And, as an upgrade, it is almost like getting a separate, extra, dedicated Auro AVR as well as the one it is being upgraded into. But...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 06:58 AM
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Yes, this is the biggest issue AFAIAC. It is an...

Yes, this is the biggest issue AFAIAC. It is an uninspiring unit which is running three years behind the curve. When one looks at what it actually offers, $2,000 actually looks like poor value for...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 03:55 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Atmos has such a commanding lead it has to make...

Atmos has such a commanding lead it has to make them favorites to win the race IMO. But so long as the Atmos speaker layout would also work properly for Auro, I'd be more than happy to add Auro-mixed...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 03:50 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Remember that the specs for the Genelecs will be...

Remember that the specs for the Genelecs will be real and may even be conservative while the specs for the Meridians may use a little more consumer 'license'. ;) In real life the Genelecs would be...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 03:02 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I don't understand why you can't gain match any...

I don't understand why you can't gain match any more. Are you following the gain matching procedure detailed in this FAQ answer?

f)8. How does Audyssey handle complex multiple subwoofer setups?...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 02:55 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
What speaker trims did Audyssey set?

What speaker trims did Audyssey set?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 02:42 AM
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Emotiva should lock Laufman in a storeroom and...

Emotiva should lock Laufman in a storeroom and put Jessica in charge of Customer Communications.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 02:34 AM
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Yes, it's a long time since I was a believer in...

Yes, it's a long time since I was a believer in 'audiophile' or 'hi-fi' speaker brands, which have deliberate distortions introduced into them in order to give them a 'house' sound and to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 02:26 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
You judge your AVR by its weight?

You judge your AVR by its weight?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 02:22 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Definitely. I think the possibility of upgrading...

Definitely. I think the possibility of upgrading an existing unit to Auro and/or DTS-UHD is fabulous. Not very often we see a real measure of future-proofing. But, for me, there'd have to be a fair...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-18-2014, 01:29 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Not sure what I'd be happy to pay for Auro....

Not sure what I'd be happy to pay for Auro. Certainly not 4 figures. I guess it will depend on content availability and how well Auro will play through my speaker setup, which is primarily designed...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-18-2014, 01:28 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yes, OK, 'gibberish' was too harsh, I concede....

Yes, OK, 'gibberish' was too harsh, I concede. But these subjective terms really don't help IMO - the more we can use properly defined terms the easier it is to get a handle on what we are talking...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-18-2014, 12:19 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
:) I was trying to give Emo a break... a Martian...

:) I was trying to give Emo a break... a Martian day is about 40 minutes longer than an Earth day IIRC, depending how you measure it, so 60 Martian days would be about 62 Earth days ;) But you are...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-18-2014, 12:15 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Weight, heftiness and authority are the words...

Weight, heftiness and authority are the words that audiofool reviewers use. Acoustics and sound reproduction are sciences, so the characteristics of the various elements which make up those sciences...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-18-2014, 12:10 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
As you jumped in, maybe you can explain what the...

As you jumped in, maybe you can explain what the 'weight' of bass is. How is bass 'weighed'?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-18-2014, 12:09 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
No. We are talking about so-called 'timbre...

No. We are talking about so-called 'timbre matching' and its value in an EQd system wrt to the surrounds. The discussion is being dragged into other areas such as ludicrous combinations of LCR...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-18-2014, 12:06 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Well any upmixer is venturing into preference...

Well any upmixer is venturing into preference land, so it will be a personal choice thing, and for people who want to use their Wide speakers, then DSU is not going to be good for them so they will...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-18-2014, 12:03 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
That's it. Designate your forward pair as Front...

That's it. Designate your forward pair as Front Height (30-45°) and your rearmost pair as Top Middle (65-100°) and you are good to go.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-18-2014, 12:00 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
So you used to boost the subs by +3dB. Why can...

So you used to boost the subs by +3dB. Why can you not boost the subs by 3dB now? There is no reason to have the trim set to 0dB - it doesn't achieve anything per se - it's just another number on...
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