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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-23-2014, 12:53 PM
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Posted By mastermaybe
Correct. The problem lies with zone 2 that will...

Correct. The problem lies with zone 2 that will not take that optical input-- even when "digital" is chosen for the main zone. It will play the hdmi audio.

James
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-23-2014, 12:51 PM
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Posted By mastermaybe
Just got off the phone with a Marantz tech...

Just got off the phone with a Marantz tech and...I'm sure you will all be happy to learn this is over, lol.

NO, you cannot overlay audio of ANY KIND from ANY source over the audio of the selected...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-23-2014, 12:29 PM
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Posted By mastermaybe
For the latter, yes, it always does output both...

For the latter, yes, it always does output both ways-- and I confirmed it by switching to DIGITAL in the main zone and it works.

As for assigning to a different source, that's how I do it....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-23-2014, 12:03 PM
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Posted By mastermaybe
Yep, I know. For some reason I think my problem...

Yep, I know. For some reason I think my problem lies with selecting an input that has an HDMI connected to it. I don think it will override that audio with a DIGITAL input.

So again, the problem...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-23-2014, 11:58 AM
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Posted By mastermaybe
Sure, but that's more and more worthless with...

Sure, but that's more and more worthless with modern devices like the apple tv that don't even have analog outputs.

James
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-23-2014, 11:38 AM
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Posted By mastermaybe
WHAT I WOULD WANT TO DO: select "DIRECTV" in Zone...

WHAT I WOULD WANT TO DO: select "DIRECTV" in Zone 2 and send the DIRECTV HDMI VIDEO out to zone 2, but overlay APPLETV TV audio. I'm ASSUMING I'm locked into the DIRECTV HDMI audio and I cannot put...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-23-2014, 10:44 AM
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Posted By mastermaybe
Right, my problem would be wanting to overlay a...

Right, my problem would be wanting to overlay a different source over the hdmi video that has been selected.

This was formerly accomplished by either assigning a spdif to the source and running...
Forum: Speakers   10-23-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 499
Posted By mastermaybe
First, JBL/Infinity/Harman/etc almost certainly...

First, JBL/Infinity/Harman/etc almost certainly offer more speaker product than ANY manufacturer on earth so you have to be careful about lumping a, b, c, x, y, z together as the...
Forum: Speakers   10-23-2014, 08:34 AM
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Posted By mastermaybe
Well I just bought eleven JBL EON 612's for under...

Well I just bought eleven JBL EON 612's for under $400 each-- with a built-in 1000 amplifer. They sound absolutely magical after some room EQ with my subs. Generally, you can forget about meaningful...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-23-2014, 06:13 AM
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Posted By mastermaybe
Trust me, you're never going to get the answer...

Trust me, you're never going to get the answer you want/assume, but rather, a laundry list of the cut and paste costs that virtually everyone is already aware of that invariably attempt to justify...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-23-2014, 03:24 AM
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Posted By mastermaybe
Many/most upper-crust Denon and Marantz models...

Many/most upper-crust Denon and Marantz models have typically supported spdif to the zones over the last 6-7 years and this model is no different- I purchased (partially) for this functionality and...
Forum: Speakers   10-22-2014, 08:56 PM
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Posted By mastermaybe
We shall see...right now I'm just blown away with...

We shall see...right now I'm just blown away with the precision of the sound coming out of these boxes. What surprises me most about them is the near total lack of edginess or tooth...they actually...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-22-2014, 08:25 PM
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Posted By mastermaybe
Oh, lol. It's alright, I'm fairly certain it's an...

Oh, lol. It's alright, I'm fairly certain it's an odd limitation, unfortunately.

Clearly when I switch the input mode to "digital" the audio plays in main...but no dice in zone two...and yes,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-22-2014, 07:25 PM
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Posted By mastermaybe
I suppose I'm confused...who should I call for...

I suppose I'm confused...who should I call for what? A dig on the consecutive posts I assume?

James
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-22-2014, 07:07 PM
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Posted By mastermaybe
Oh wait, nevermind, zone 3 audio can't use HDMI...

Oh wait, nevermind, zone 3 audio can't use HDMI audio...but at least I could still use the optical.

James
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-22-2014, 07:06 PM
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Posted By mastermaybe
I suppose a workaround would be to use the zone 3...

I suppose a workaround would be to use the zone 3 outputs and then select the input source there to play over the zone 2 video. Obviously I lose an independent zone 3- but- sigh.

Right when I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-22-2014, 06:57 PM
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Posted By mastermaybe
Well when I assign the optical to the appletv it...

Well when I assign the optical to the appletv it won't allow me to switch that input to "digital" unless it's selected in the main zone so this looks grim.

I know I've read the video select...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-22-2014, 06:44 PM
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Posted By mastermaybe
^ I suppose the "solution" is all zone stereo but...

^ I suppose the "solution" is all zone stereo but that's an obvious hamstring as it doesn't allow you to mix different sources.

But this may be going wrong elsewhere as when I assign the digital...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-22-2014, 06:37 PM
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Posted By mastermaybe
Ok, here's one: So when I switch my input...

Ok, here's one:

So when I switch my input mode to "digital" and play music from my apple tv in 2 channel pcm it plays fine in my living room but not at all to zone 2.

Why? This was never an...
Forum: Speakers   10-22-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 449
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Posted By mastermaybe
Just to add to the spirit of this "PA" thread: ...

Just to add to the spirit of this "PA" thread:

I just jumped in feet first with ELEVEN JBL EON 612's and I can attest to the absolutely fantastic sound possible with these "PA" styled...
Forum: Speakers   10-22-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 442
Posted By mastermaybe
Well I finally got these set up via RCA to XLR...

Well I finally got these set up via RCA to XLR and I have to say I am mighty pleased!

They are extremely detailed (which didn't surprise me coming from bi-polar def tecs) and image out of this...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   10-20-2014, 01:59 PM
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Posted By mastermaybe
Scoured the thread a bit and didn't unearth much...

Scoured the thread a bit and didn't unearth much by way of what most are doing for a sealed...7 cubes? Thinking about doing a couple of duals-- a 14 cube cab would be doable if that's a good figure...
Forum: Speakers   10-20-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 700
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Posted By mastermaybe
I'm sorry, but I could not click on that video...

I'm sorry, but I could not click on that video and watch it. There is simply no way I could take anything from that Lou Ferigno clone in the red shirt with the sleeves rolled up seriously.

I still...
Forum: Speakers   10-20-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 442
Posted By mastermaybe
Finished my stands for these...received four...

Finished my stands for these...received four speakers on Saturday but just haven't got a chance to get a pair of them set-up...and won't tonight either as I'm going to see some band called pear jam....
Forum: Speakers   10-20-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 14,812
Posted By mastermaybe
Of course the 7 series comes along days after I...

Of course the 7 series comes along days after I order ELEVEN 612 EONs, lol. It's ok, the 7's could still be a bit underpowered for my (eventual) large space. I'm still very happy with how well I did...
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