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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-24-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,550
Posted By thebland
Very nice room. Exquisitely done! I envy the...

Very nice room. Exquisitely done!

I envy the size as well.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-24-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,244
Posted By thebland
Processor being shipped to me on Tuesday....

Processor being shipped to me on Tuesday. Calibration Aug 18 - but still have to complete baffle wall and mount all 12 speakers.

I think I am adding another sub, too ;-).
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-24-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,244
Posted By thebland
Amplifiers installed. Processor and Blu Ray...

Amplifiers installed.

Processor and Blu Ray and other sources access from inside equipment room.

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=177850&stc=1&d=1406202214...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-21-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,244
Posted By thebland
Thanks for the complements! It's been a long...

Thanks for the complements! It's been a long slog.

I am concerned about that but with the Trinnov not coming until October at best and the significant cost differential, I believe I am still going...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-21-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 12,253
Posted By thebland
Really? I assumed not selecting a center height...

Really? I assumed not selecting a center height would automatically do so with phantom images...

I might look through that... seems an odd omission.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-21-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 12,253
Posted By thebland
Aren't you using an RS-20i?

Aren't you using an RS-20i?
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-20-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,182
Posted By thebland
There is no 'what if'... you just said it! ...

There is no 'what if'... you just said it!

That said, I think the equation is hilarious (and true). Lighten up.
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   07-20-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,675
Posted By thebland
I don't think there is an ATMOS track on Noah. ...

I don't think there is an ATMOS track on Noah.

Since Ralph has an 11.2 system, I wonder if he listens to tracks with DTS Neo X upmixed to 9.2 or 11.2, etc? Or just DTS MA?
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-20-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 527
Views: 17,411
Posted By thebland
Getting there... Note Columns rewrapped with...

Getting there...

Note Columns rewrapped with new fabric and solid metal corners to reduce diffraction from surrounds.

Note brackets for mounting for Surround Sides and Surround Heights (Side...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-20-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,244
Posted By thebland
Getting there... Note Columns rewrapped with...

Getting there...

Note Columns rewrapped with new fabric and solid metal corners to reduce diffraction from surrounds.

Note brackets for mounting for Surround Sides and Surround Heights (Side...
Forum: Audio Gear   07-20-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 109
Posted By thebland
QSC DSP-4 Digital Signal Processor (4 to sell)

I've used these 2-channel DSPs in my own reference theater. They are in excellent working condition and very powerful. I used QSC for DSP on all speakers and, particularly, SUBWOOFERS. THEy plug in...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-20-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,182
Posted By thebland
YEp.. The '0' in the denominator tells the whole...

YEp.. The '0' in the denominator tells the whole story... Classic equation for HT!!
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-19-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By thebland
What is the recipe for such? I temporarily have...

What is the recipe for such? I temporarily have access to the front corners of my room behind the screen (where the subs reside)?
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-19-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,244
Posted By thebland
New amplifiers are unpacked and loading in this...

New amplifiers are unpacked and loading in this weekend. QUESTED AP-750-2 amplifiers. Bridged for LCRs and stereo for Front Heights. 750 W per channel in stereo.

Will have photos of new equipment...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-19-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,182
Posted By thebland
What planet are you living on? Taxes? Anyone...

What planet are you living on? Taxes?

Anyone who makes $150K a year and spent $50K on a theater is an idiot. After taxes, they'd have about $60K -$70K left before mortgage, bills, extra savings...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-19-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,182
Posted By thebland
I view a theater expenditure as money that if it...

I view a theater expenditure as money that if it disappeared forever from my checking acct, I wouldn't miss it - like pocket change on steroids. No credit cards, no payment plans - must always pay in...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   07-18-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,675
Posted By thebland
Ralph, Maybe I missed it but do you demo...

Ralph,

Maybe I missed it but do you demo these movies Neo X? DTS MA?

Which mode and if using Neo X, since this movie was mixed in Atmos, were height effects, etc better than other tracks?
...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-17-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 69,898
Posted By thebland
I wonder if Neo X would do better on Atmos...

I wonder if Neo X would do better on Atmos encoded sound tracks (could something like Neo X better improvise height cues from an ATMOS Blu Ray soundtrack than a non- Atmos encoded soundtrack)??...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-17-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 69,898
Posted By thebland
S late 2014, Early 2015 for these receivers?

S late 2014, Early 2015 for these receivers?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-17-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 69,898
Posted By thebland
I do wonder if UPMIXING will be worth it or if it...

I do wonder if UPMIXING will be worth it or if it is any better DTS Neo X?

Also, TRUE HD is on so few Blu Rays relative to DTS... I just can't see that changing because of ATMOS.

When DTS...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-17-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 69,898
Posted By thebland
???

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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-17-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 69,898
Posted By thebland
Good review! Did they demo Atmos UP-MIXING...

Good review!

Did they demo Atmos UP-MIXING for standard 5.1 / 7.1 tracks?

Thanks!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-17-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 407
Posted By thebland
Are there any theoretical advantages of Auro 3-D...

Are there any theoretical advantages of Auro 3-D upmixing vs DTS NEO X?
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   07-16-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 1,204
Views: 55,458
Posted By thebland
I have a 'monster' automatic generator on my...

I have a 'monster' automatic generator on my house (25 KW). It is powered by natural gas and automatically powers on 30 seconds after an outage (and shuts down when power is restored). It's about the...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-14-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 527
Views: 17,411
Posted By thebland
The current industry model is better sound = more...

The current industry model is better sound = more speakers.

DTS is 'King' in the home market. I just don't see that changing with Atmos. If you thought 7.1 was way out there, 9.1 or 11.1is wayyy...
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