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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-05-2015, 04:31 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I agree. It seems pointless to me to ABX things...

I agree. It seems pointless to me to ABX things which are obviously different. While James didn’t, as far as I can make out, like my analogy of the futility of blind testing Maggies vs JBLs, it...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-05-2015, 04:24 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Maybe the 88A isn’t for you.

Maybe the 88A isn’t for you.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-05-2015, 01:50 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
miniDSP have said it is not on their timeline....

miniDSP have said it is not on their timeline. They have also said two 88As used together will do the job...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-05-2015, 01:49 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
When you do the test, if you first ABX the two...

When you do the test, if you first ABX the two units and showed that they are indistinguishable then that would eliminate that objection.



Anecdotal evidence isn't sufficient for scientific...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-05-2015, 01:45 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Then do the test you describe and report back....

Then do the test you describe and report back. What's the point of telling us how good the test might be, or how straightforward it might be to implement it if nobody is going to actually do it? I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-05-2015, 12:09 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
It isn't "impossible" to do what you suggest....

It isn't "impossible" to do what you suggest. What is impossible is to do it with the rigor required for a valid ABX test.

As Jerry says, why not do it and publish your results - I am sure...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-05-2015, 12:06 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I can't see that being a valid method for a blind...

I can't see that being a valid method for a blind ABX test. You would be using two AVRs, I am not sure how you would connect the source to the two units at the same time, and you have amplifier...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-05-2015, 11:55 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I think everyone would welcome that report! :)

I think everyone would welcome that report! :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-05-2015, 11:54 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Agreed. The imaging is one area where...

Agreed. The imaging is one area where improvements over Audyssey are very noticeable. I also had much better bass response right from the get-go - no need to do any significant tweaking. Of course,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-05-2015, 10:36 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
It's next to impossible to do a valid blind ABX...

It's next to impossible to do a valid blind ABX test between Audyssey and Dirac Live, for operational reasons. There's no way to do instantaneous switching.

There is no doubt in my mind, nor that...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-05-2015, 10:30 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Thanks Jerry. It is interesting how that 90° cal...

Thanks Jerry. It is interesting how that 90° cal file got there I agree. I also agree it makes no significant difference where the cal file came from.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-05-2015, 07:07 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
AVS will have to pay import duty so I would...

AVS will have to pay import duty so I would expect that to be reflected in the price. The big benefit seems, to me, that buying from AVS gives you normal US consumer protection which will enable the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-05-2015, 07:04 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
The only mic the 88A can use is the UMIK-1 and...

The only mic the 88A can use is the UMIK-1 and miniDSP tell you to go to their site and enter the mic's serial number and then download the relevant cal files. Surely this is all that is needed? Or...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-05-2015, 06:50 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
No worries. The link that you are referring to...

No worries. The link that you are referring to though ("this post" in answer c5) does use the unique post ID, which is why I don't understand how it is taking you to a different post altogether. By...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-05-2015, 06:44 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
:) It always amuses me that people worry about...

:) It always amuses me that people worry about potentially minuscule downsides, while perhaps forgetting the very significant upside of good REQ.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-05-2015, 06:43 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Thanks Jerry - good enough for me.

Thanks Jerry - good enough for me.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-05-2015, 03:18 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Am I right in summarising your post like this,...

Am I right in summarising your post like this, Don? :

The benefits of a Dirac Live/887A calibration significantly outweigh any potential downsides.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-05-2015, 03:15 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I have to agree - miniDSP must be one of the most...

I have to agree - miniDSP must be one of the most customer-responsive companies in the entire AV world (Oppo is another that springs to mind). Thanks for your tireless work on our behalf, Jerry. I am...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-05-2015, 03:13 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Jerry - I have not yet updated to the latest...

Jerry - I have not yet updated to the latest versions of the 88A config tool and the latest DL software (and won't until these latest issues have been clarified), but your advice to always reset the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-05-2015, 03:10 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I agree with Jerry on the other points. The...

I agree with Jerry on the other points. The nanoAVR is a HDMI-HDMI solution and sits between the source (usually a BD player) and the AVR. It is a better solution for those without external amps. If...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   05-05-2015, 02:56 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yes, XT32 is very good - but Dirac Live is...

Yes, XT32 is very good - but Dirac Live is significantly superior. My views are well-aired on the Dirac/miniDSP 88A thread so no need to repeat them here. But there are reasons Dirac beats Audyssey....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-04-2015, 03:46 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
This is the unique ID of the post I am replying...

This is the unique ID of the post I am replying to:

{url}http://www.avsforum.com/forum/90-receivers-amps-processors/795421-official-audyssey-thread-faq-post-51779-a-2518.html#[/url]post33982130
...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-04-2015, 01:44 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Very odd. All those FAQ links use Unique Post ID...

Very odd. All those FAQ links use Unique Post ID as does the link to Roger's post.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-04-2015, 01:42 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Sorry Jerry. Limey phrase - when you knock...

Sorry Jerry. Limey phrase - when you knock something into a cocked hat, you beat it comprehensively. Knock it out of the ballpark.

In my original remark I meant to say that Dirac Live...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-04-2015, 01:20 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I am hearing no problems with my un-EQd pair of...

I am hearing no problems with my un-EQd pair of height speakers. If I had 7.2.4 instead of 5.2.4 I would certainly buy an additional 88A and use the two together to EQ all the speakers, but it seems...
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