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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-21-2017, 05:27 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Generally if you have to choose between speakers...

Generally if you have to choose between speakers in front of you and speakers behind you, I'd choose in front. Our ear/brain is much more sensitive to sounds coming from in front of us. If you can...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-21-2017, 09:39 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Thanks. Long time no type :) That is...

Thanks. Long time no type :)



That is not good! :) All those bouncing reflections are destroying your imaging. Regardless of being able to fit surrounds, you really ought to take care of those...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-21-2017, 06:03 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
AE speakers are very good, but if I were you I'd...

AE speakers are very good, but if I were you I'd choose physical speakers if at all possible. If you really can't, then AE speakers will give you a better result than no AE speakers.

That setup is...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-21-2017, 06:00 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
On the upside, I have wired for two more...

On the upside, I have wired for two more Submersives at the front (the existing two are going at the back). And if I feel the need for two more, I might even make my own! ¯ ⊂(◉‿◉)つ

But...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-21-2017, 05:56 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yet? Yet? What's with Yet?? ;) Now I am...

Yet? Yet? What's with Yet?? ;) Now I am scared. Very scared :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-20-2017, 10:17 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yeah, me too! Remember the heady early days of...

Yeah, me too! Remember the heady early days of Atmos when we thought/hoped this would all be possible?



Indeed. Initially I was very disappointed that we weren't getting positional rendering....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-20-2017, 04:28 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
There were high hopes, at the beginning of the...

There were high hopes, at the beginning of the Atmos era, that this is how it would work - with so-called 'positional rendering'. Unfortunately these hopes were dashed and the AVR makes an assumption...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-20-2017, 01:00 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Wow. Thanks so much guys. I feel like I have come...

Wow. Thanks so much guys. I feel like I have come home after a long journey :)

Pete - yeah, I start itching if I just go in to check on progress. The guys handling it are suited and masked. I love...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-19-2017, 12:16 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Hey guys! Thanks for the kind words and warm...

Hey guys! Thanks for the kind words and warm welcome back. I shall be popping in from time to time I am sure - one of the good things I gleaned from my exhaustive read of the thread is all the great...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-19-2017, 08:16 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
That sounds to me like double trouble! :) I see...

That sounds to me like double trouble! :) I see you found the build thread anyway. :)

I'll take the risk then -...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-19-2017, 06:45 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Well.... I've been absent for exactly a year. I...

Well.... I've been absent for exactly a year. I spent the last couple of days reading the thread from where I left off (not a trivial task).

It's as if I was never away :)

Lots of questions...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   05-21-2016, 09:53 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
No warranty.

No warranty.
Forum: Surround Music Formats   05-13-2016, 01:36 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Hahaha. It's somewhat at odds with my pragmatic,...

Hahaha. It's somewhat at odds with my pragmatic, 'pro-audio' stance that I usually espouse and promote though. $2,000 HDMI cable anyone? ;)
Forum: Surround Music Formats   05-13-2016, 01:35 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
You are right of course. Not to mention that...

You are right of course. Not to mention that Atmos plays right into one of the core beliefs of the entertainment industry: money. Atmos mixes are easier to accomplish, so take less time and thus cost...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   05-13-2016, 01:13 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
^^^^^ Edit: I have a lot of mono recordings too...

^^^^^ Edit: I have a lot of mono recordings too from the 50s and before. I wasn't counting those in my 99.9% remark above. And I listen to them in mono too, usually. I must be a closet purist at...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   05-13-2016, 01:12 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Hey Mike. How good to type to you after so long....

Hey Mike. How good to type to you after so long. :)



Absolutely. I think all the early stereo albums I bought were like this. I thought it was pretty horrible but assumed it was just me being...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   05-13-2016, 09:43 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Very true. I'd imagine that most people would put...

Very true. I'd imagine that most people would put Datasat and Trinnov into the "high end" category and both are embracing immersive audio. Not to mention that, in addition to the "mainstream"...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   05-13-2016, 07:21 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Sure. It is the proper thread, although the...

Sure. It is the proper thread, although the original post contains numerous factual innaccuracies and opinion dressed up as fact etc.



Agreed, although we may have different notions of what...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   05-13-2016, 06:25 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I think you've made it very clear that you do not...

I think you've made it very clear that you do not care for Atmos. I wouldn't try to persuade anyone to like something that they don't instinctively like. My point is that I am fairly sure that you...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   05-13-2016, 02:31 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
OK, fair enough. You have your preferences and...

OK, fair enough. You have your preferences and there's nothing wrong with that. But before I finally leave it, I have to confess that I have only watched Transformers 4 once all the way through and I...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   05-12-2016, 10:48 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Neither Transformers nor San Andreas are...

Neither Transformers nor San Andreas are brilliant examples of Atmos mixes TBH. But in neither movie do the sounds of bullets "come from the ceiling" so I am still mystified as to where that comes...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   05-11-2016, 12:03 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Fair enough. Everyone has different aims,...

Fair enough. Everyone has different aims, objectives, ambitions and likes and dislikes, in audio as much as anything else. However... your description of how Atmos sounded in the (single?) demo you...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   05-11-2016, 07:33 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
No it isn't. It's "Dolby Capitulates on Atmos...

No it isn't. It's "Dolby Capitulates on Atmos Overhead Speakers in Cinema"



Where did you hear Atmos for the home? What equipment was being used, what speakers and how was the room set up?...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-27-2016, 04:56 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
That is very kind of you, thanks. I am not really...

That is very kind of you, thanks. I am not really 'back' but I do keep my eye on the Audyssey thread so that I can update or change the FAQ and 101 if new information comes to light etc....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-27-2016, 04:42 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Since the old thread is locked it will no longer...

Since the old thread is locked it will no longer be possible to update the FAQ or the '101' since editing posts in a locked thread is not possible.
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