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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-25-2014, 05:02 PM
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Posted By binarysoldier
Well I have had the Marantz 7702 for a couple of...

Well I have had the Marantz 7702 for a couple of weeks now and it makes a substantial difference over my old Emotiva preamp.

The Audessy that comes with the Marantz has different curves that you...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-06-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,481
Posted By binarysoldier
Dolby Atmos is a big maybe for me. Not a...

Dolby Atmos is a big maybe for me. Not a deal-breaker. I went ahead with everyones advice and also ordered a Marantz 7702. I should be able to do a heads up comparison if I don't end up cancelling...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-01-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,481
Posted By binarysoldier
I have used pro audio gear for the past 20 or so...

I have used pro audio gear for the past 20 or so years. Synths, MPCs, Powered speakers, various interfaces, etc ad naseum.

I have found that XLR isolates the signal and reduces "ground hum" and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-01-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,481
Posted By binarysoldier
Forgive my ignorance but what do you mean by not...

Forgive my ignorance but what do you mean by not fully balanced?

Do you mean that they are not a standard XLR where one pin is ground and the other two are inverse signals, as in pro equipment? ...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-01-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 37
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Posted By binarysoldier
I have noticed a big difference between a pre/pro...

I have noticed a big difference between a pre/pro with RCA vs XLR and I would prefer the XLR signal isolation to RCA for that price.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-01-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,481
Posted By binarysoldier
Thank you for the response, but I would prefer to...

Thank you for the response, but I would prefer to stay away from Onkyo/Integra since I have had a bad run with them recently.

I also have a concern with being a beta tester for Emotiva. I love...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-01-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By binarysoldier
Define "best"? Do you want to have the...

Define "best"?

Do you want to have the option to manually adjust things? Yes, if possible

Do you want to have it completely automated? No

Are you willing to pay for an expert to optimize...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-01-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By binarysoldier
Best Room Correction under $2,500

I need room correction.

What is the best available under 2,500?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-01-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,481
Posted By binarysoldier
Thank you both for your quick replies. The...

Thank you both for your quick replies. The Marantz 7702 Does look real sweet. I somehow had overlooked it.

So presuming I could get it for about the same price as the XMC-1...

XMC-1 :...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-01-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,481
Posted By binarysoldier
Emotiva XMC-1 vs ?????

I just bought an Emotiva XMC-1. Unfortunately it will not ship for a month, and Dirac will not be implemented for a couple of more months.

Since I have the time to think (and cancel) are there...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-30-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 42,287
Posted By binarysoldier
This is an except from the email I received: ...

This is an except from the email I received:
"One thing we do need to make you aware of is that the first few batches of XMC-1’s will be shipping without Dirac Live Room Correction installed on...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-30-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 436
Views: 42,287
Posted By binarysoldier
I just placed an order for an XMC-1. Emotiva...

I just placed an order for an XMC-1. Emotiva says it should ship out by the end of October. Dirac should be shipped about 60 days later. It will come with the update on a flash drive, also the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-11-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 302
Posted By binarysoldier
Hi, I have an 818 that had "no-sound"...

Hi,

I have an 818 that had "no-sound" issues.

Check here to see if you receiver is one of the affected ones.

http://www.onkyousa.com/Support/service_info.php

They mailed me a pre-paid...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-31-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By binarysoldier
6000 on DSP - 350 3000 DSP- 280 3000 no DSP...

6000 on DSP - 350
3000 DSP- 280
3000 no DSP - 230
1000 DSP - 200
1000 no DSP - 150
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-31-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By binarysoldier
at Amazon. I have been waiting for this for a...

at Amazon. I have been waiting for this for a while. Just picked up a 6000DSP for $412
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-04-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 25,000
Posted By binarysoldier
Quote:The "upgrade" is to give you a new...

Quote:The "upgrade" is to give you a new activation key that can be used with the new activation process for their trial software. IIRC, the new activation key can be used for any trial version...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-02-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 25,000
Posted By binarysoldier
It sounds like I would actually want to...

It sounds like I would actually want to "downgrade" to the older version that doesn't recognize the Cinavia.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-02-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 25,000
Posted By binarysoldier
I have an activation key for TMT5 that I bought...

I have an activation key for TMT5 that I bought 2 years ago. I tried to download it from their website and it says "download no longer available" and they want me to buy a new version of tmt5 for...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-13-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 488
Posted By binarysoldier
Thanks for the response. I have never used...

Thanks for the response.
I have never used AnyDVD before but
I think it would be a huge improvement.
I HATE unskippable previews and the like.
I didnt really think there was an "Ultimate setup"...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-13-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 488
Posted By binarysoldier
Quote:Do you have HD audio now? Yep - Onkyo...

Quote:Do you have HD audio now?

Yep - Onkyo 818Quote:Do you playback ISO ?

some, most of my rips are TSQuote:Do you copy and play from HDD?

Sometimes but not much. Usually I will stream...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-13-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 488
Posted By binarysoldier
I dont rip Blurays to the server much - My...

I dont rip Blurays to the server much - My server is chock full of DVD rips, in excess of 1500 DVDs and space is getting to be a premium. It is only a 18TB or so and I have some home movies and...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-13-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 488
Posted By binarysoldier
Quote:Spend the really small cost on Assassin...

Quote:Spend the really small cost on Assassin guides. The ease of set up and walk through on setting up software is invaluable IMO.


I just watched the first video that Assassin has up on their...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-13-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 488
Posted By binarysoldier
Quote:What RAM are you looking at ?? ...

Quote:What RAM are you looking at ??

G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-1866C10D-16GAB
Quote:Link ?
...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-13-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 488
Posted By binarysoldier
Cool thanks for the advice Mfusic. Any...

Cool thanks for the advice Mfusic.

Any thoughts on the software side?

What is the "Ultimate HTPC" software combination. Money is not really a consideration. Let's assume I have $1000 to spend...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-13-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 488
Posted By binarysoldier
I am planning on using this 50% OTR PVR, 25%...

I am planning on using this 50% OTR PVR, 25% Netflix/Prime, 15% music, 10% gaming.

Hardware
Case: Lian-Li PC-C60A
PSU: PC Power& Cooling Silencer MKIII 600W
Mobo: Asrock Z77 OC Formula
RAM:...
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