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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-28-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By kiwi2000
No my computer does not have a HDMI output and I...

No my computer does not have a HDMI output and I do not think the Marantz has a usb input but the OPPO does.
I will check out the chrome cast option but is that wireless?
I would prefer a wired...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-27-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By kiwi2000
I want to watch what is available through my...

I want to watch what is available through my internet browser on my TV display
I have a Marantz AV-8003 networking AV pre-amplifier, OPPO 103 Blu-ray player, Dell Inspiron desk top computer.
They...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-15-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By kiwi2000
Quote:It may be related to whether you are...

Quote:It may be related to whether you are running full dynamic range(0-255) or the video range(16-240). Take a look at that first. By default, computers use full dynamic range and videos are coded...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-13-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By kiwi2000
I have been informed it is the file size that is...

I have been informed it is the file size that is the culprit.
I will leave it at that.

Show this thread closed.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-13-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By kiwi2000
When I playback Blu Ray quality media stored on...

When I playback Blu Ray quality media stored on my desk top hard drive it comes out a bit washed out.
The audio is top notch and the resolution is correct but although the picture seems to be "all...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   03-03-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 714
Posted By kiwi2000
Quote:I'd reach out to them again if I were you....

Quote:I'd reach out to them again if I were you. I started out with two bass traps, just to see if I could notice a difference and with their help and support over the past years, I now have,...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   02-13-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 714
Posted By kiwi2000
Quote:Yes, a USB microphone is a good option if...

Quote:Yes, a USB microphone is a good option if you don't already have a suitable sound card.


how would I know?

I just listened to a bass heavy blu ray movie.

No bass.

The analog meter...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   02-12-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 714
Posted By kiwi2000
after part 4 under "connecting everything...

after part 4 under "connecting everything together" what is that piece of equipment that everything is connected to?
You stated that if I were to purchase the recommended microphone a dayton model...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   02-11-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 714
Posted By kiwi2000
I found GIK to have good product but poor...

I found GIK to have good product but poor customer support and interaction, so that will not be an option for me.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   02-11-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 714
Posted By kiwi2000
Ethan Winer What an incredibly detailed...

Ethan Winer

What an incredibly detailed response to that question.
I have read your reply and unfortunately, (for me) do not understand what the point is as I am sadly computer illiterate....
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   01-14-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,165
Posted By kiwi2000
Just thought I would add that I did purchase the...

Just thought I would add that I did purchase the AT150 as a replacement cartridge.
It is wonderful but I cannot say the overall improvement is all in the cartridge as there have been many upgrades...
Forum: Community News & Polls   01-09-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 55,193
Posted By kiwi2000
Quote: Originally Posted by kiwi2000 View Post...

Quote:
Originally Posted by kiwi2000 View Post

please tell me what is that on the walls?
I love it is it fabric of some sort?
How did you install it?
Quote:Page 2 of his build thread shows...
Forum: Community News & Polls   01-08-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 55,193
Posted By kiwi2000
please tell me what is that on the walls? I...

please tell me what is that on the walls?
I love it is it fabric of some sort?
How did you install it?
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   01-05-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,641
Posted By kiwi2000
Quote:Noise in the system is far more likely to...

Quote:Noise in the system is far more likely to be set up or gain structure related than mains borne


Yeah well I have tried about everything else so i will give this a shot as it has some added...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   01-05-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,641
Posted By kiwi2000
I am considering the Furman Dmi 15 or PF i 15...

I am considering the Furman Dmi 15 or PF i 15 conditioners. I was also considering the Panamax series but the warranty is so very convoluted and I am hoping that Furman product is not the same in...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-28-2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 92
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Posted By kiwi2000
Giegar wrote Quote:Now, SMPTE/THX/Dolby cinema...

Giegar wrote
Quote:Now, SMPTE/THX/Dolby cinema reference calibration (which Audyssey adopts) stipulates that a -20dBFS input signal is to produce 85dBSPL at the listening position (LP) for each...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-28-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 693
Posted By kiwi2000
Quote:He's posted a review of the new XPA-5 and...

Quote:He's posted a review of the new XPA-5 and does a comparison to the PA 5-200.

Any chance you can provide the link to the review?
I did try the emotiva lounge link you had included, thank...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-28-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 693
Posted By kiwi2000
Yes the Gen 2 XPA-5 has 29 dB which is a plus...

Yes the Gen 2 XPA-5 has 29 dB which is a plus for sure.
I have asked for more information on the 10 year warranty.

Quote:but I DO have several Emotiva products, including the XPR-5



What...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-27-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 693
Posted By kiwi2000
The generation 2 from Emotiva is supposed to be...

The generation 2 from Emotiva is supposed to be "all new".
Both offer a free trial period.
The Sherbourn apparently offers a 10 year warranty as opposed to the Emotiva's 5 year transferable....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-09-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 588
Posted By kiwi2000
Quote:you might as well consider the Emotive...

Quote:you might as well consider the Emotive XPR-5 (400w x 5), on sale right now, and just idle 2 of the channels:


That is interesting as the cost of the Gen 2 XPA-5 is $1000.00 a $700.00...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-07-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 588
Posted By kiwi2000
balanced are way better been there done that. ...

balanced are way better
been there done that.

I just have microphone cable with balanced connectors and they are sooooooo much better, so much better than my $100.00 a meter RCA's in regards to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-07-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 588
Posted By kiwi2000
Quote:There is an 8008x3 on EBay at the moment...

Quote:There is an 8008x3 on EBay at the moment but it says Shipping to US but you never know.


no balanced connections or else it would be mine!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-07-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 588
Posted By kiwi2000
Mad Norseman wrote Quote:If you're looking for...

Mad Norseman wrote
Quote:If you're looking for an excellent 2 channel amp at a gain of 29db, then why not get Emotiva's reference line two channel amp? - the XPR-2?, (600w x 2 into 8 Ohms, and less...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-06-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 588
Posted By kiwi2000
I had an unfortunate experience after purchasing...

I had an unfortunate experience after purchasing my last amplifier. After much deliberation I went with a new Earthquake CineNova 5.
It failed this year. Dealing with Earthquake company was a...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   06-12-2013, 05:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 641
Posted By kiwi2000
Very well then I will save my shekels for other...

Very well then I will save my shekels for other purchases.
I will go with 20 foot standard balanced connectors from my local music store.
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