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Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   03-27-2015, 05:26 PM
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Posted By Vader424242
Hi Ed, The Disney WOW disc tones are all...

Hi Ed,

The Disney WOW disc tones are all recorded at -20 dbSF (as confirmed by Roger Dressler - see the below link), so there is indeed a 10dB delta between the sats and LFE. In this case,...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   03-26-2015, 05:33 AM
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Posted By Vader424242
In my case, I had to goose the trim by 5dB just...

In my case, I had to goose the trim by 5dB just to get it flat (determined empirically using Disney WOW). I then run it 3dB hot relative to flat, giving a total trim adjustment of +8dB from where...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   03-11-2015, 07:12 PM
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Posted By Vader424242
I stand corrected. Thank you for the...

I stand corrected. Thank you for the clarification...:)
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   03-11-2015, 05:29 AM
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Posted By Vader424242
Remember that you only get a full 6dB increase...

Remember that you only get a full 6dB increase across the entire FR if the speakers are co-located. Otherwise, you only get a partial boost of 4-5dB, and that is not at all frequencies...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   03-10-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 2,225
Posted By Vader424242
Rexy!

Rexy!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-09-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 75,823
Views: 6,351,568
Posted By Vader424242
That's the first I have ever heard of Audyssey...

That's the first I have ever heard of Audyssey setting the LFE trim too high. Every other Audyssey calibration I am familiar with has tended to set the trim too low (by approx 4-6 dB). In my HT, I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-23-2015, 03:32 PM
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Posted By Vader424242
Well, I just upgraded to a Denon X4000, and...

Well, I just upgraded to a Denon X4000, and despite the lack of further development (a shame, really), every analysis I have read (both qualitative and quantitative) tells me that no other fully...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-22-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 114
Posted By Vader424242
At the very least, the incoming bitstream has to...

At the very least, the incoming bitstream has to be washed through the AVR's DACs...
Forum: Community News & Polls   02-13-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,340
Posted By Vader424242
While I do consider the Wife Acceptance Factor,...

While I do consider the Wife Acceptance Factor, the basement is mine, and the rest is hers. Every major purchase is discussed, and we must both approve it. That being said, my wife is completely...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-12-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 11,644
Views: 1,595,914
Posted By Vader424242
Well, I had my first reset last night (finally)....

Well, I had my first reset last night (finally). Even though I knew it was coming eventually, it was a bit disconcerting because I did not expect it. I did, however, manage not to panic (I have...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-09-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 122
Posted By Vader424242
I had the same dilemma with my SVS cylinders. ...

I had the same dilemma with my SVS cylinders. After double-checking with SVS, I simply used a couple of 16AWG heavy-duty extension cords. The important thing is that the pass-through be the same or...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-09-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
Posted By Vader424242
What about maxing out the crossover (to 250Hz or...

What about maxing out the crossover (to 250Hz or whatever), setting the mains to small, and letting the bass management re-direct the bass to the subs?
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-08-2015, 11:33 AM
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Posted By Vader424242
My dual cylinders are set to -14 gain, as that is...

My dual cylinders are set to -14 gain, as that is the max I could get before Audyssey would bury the needle (AVR trim) at -12. I then had to adjust the trim up about 5dB to get a flat calibration,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-04-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 178
Posted By Vader424242
I vote myth. I use my old NEC PLA-710 ProLogic...

I vote myth. I use my old NEC PLA-710 ProLogic surround amp as an analog switcher to my Denon AVR X4000 (which is what drives the speakers). No problems so far...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-03-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 21,499
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Posted By Vader424242
For one reason, the specs reported by the speaker...

For one reason, the specs reported by the speaker manufacturer may or may not be accurate (many of them tend to be overly optimistic in this regard). Even if they are accurate, the crossover point...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-30-2015, 06:22 PM
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Posted By Vader424242
Hi Bond, The WOW disc is fine to use for...

Hi Bond,

The WOW disc is fine to use for audio calibration, so long as you remember that, for some reason beknownst only to the Disney audio mixer, all of the tones (sats & LFE) are recorded at...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-27-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 21,499
Views: 1,338,106
Posted By Vader424242
Also, don't point the meter at the speakers......

Also, don't point the meter at the speakers... point it straight up at the ceiling. Good luck!
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-22-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,148
Posted By Vader424242
I actually prefer the cylinder form factor (don't...

I actually prefer the cylinder form factor (don't get me wrong... the boxes are drop dead gorgeous, too!)

Taken as a blanket statement, I respectfully disagree. All of the cylinder/box duos...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-19-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 11,219
Views: 826,510
Posted By Vader424242
My usual listening levels vary between 10 and 15...

My usual listening levels vary between 10 and 15 dB below reference (as measured at the MLP), and occasionally a bit higher. Even if the X4k would handle this, there would always be an uncertainty...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-19-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 11,219
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Posted By Vader424242
Well, crap... and I was close to upgrading to the...

Well, crap... and I was close to upgrading to the SVS Ultra speakers (part of the reason I upgraded to the X4000 was for additional power, since the SVS speakers sport a sensitivity of 88 dB... my...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-13-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 21,499
Views: 1,338,106
Posted By Vader424242
Dual PC-13 Ultras... guilty.

Dual PC-13 Ultras... guilty.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-04-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 69
Posted By Vader424242
^^^ Thank you...:)

^^^ Thank you...:)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-03-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 11,219
Views: 826,510
Posted By Vader424242
^^^ Thanks, again!

^^^ Thanks, again!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-02-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 69
Posted By Vader424242
NEC PLA-710 Surround Processor...?

Hi all,

As much as I criticize the internet, it is a fantastic place to find answers to just about any question one might come up with... except this one. I am using the analog stage in my BD...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-02-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11,219
Views: 826,510
Posted By Vader424242
Hi all, I am considering using the analog...

Hi all,

I am considering using the analog stage in my BD player for CD playback (killer DACs). I know that the signal will play back untouched if I use either of the DIRECT sound modes, but how...
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