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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-18-2014, 12:41 PM
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Posted By RichB
REQ systems do not measure: distortion, dynamics,...

REQ systems do not measure: distortion, dynamics, freedom from compression, dispersions over frequency, etc.
REQ cannot correct these characteristics of a speaker performance.

I believe the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2014, 07:11 PM
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Posted By RichB
I was just having some fun. That is one...

I was just having some fun.
That is one serious design. Impressive.


- Rich
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2014, 04:20 PM
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Posted By RichB
Apparently there were only 3 seats, so the...

Apparently there were only 3 seats, so the children disposed of their parents and buried them in the basement. :p :D


- Rich
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2014, 08:36 AM
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Posted By RichB
Perhaps: If Pure Direct with...

Perhaps:




If Pure Direct with LFE+MAIN does not do an A/D
If you prefer the sound of XLR even digitized over the HDMI LPCM. Many do not feel this sounds different, but I do on my system....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2014, 07:06 AM
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Posted By RichB
Pure Direct can A/D convert when features like...

Pure Direct can A/D convert when features like bass LFE+MAIN are engaged. Perhaps they are always A/D converted, IDK.


Only the 7.1 analog inputs guarantee no A/D conversion.



Then, XLR,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-16-2014, 08:12 PM
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Posted By RichB
I had two triggers fail on my AV8801 but that is...

I had two triggers fail on my AV8801 but that is anecdotal and there are many more that have had no problems at all.

From the forums, it seems the AV8802 is not expected until Dec/Jan timeframe....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-16-2014, 12:24 PM
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Posted By RichB
Audioholics has a new article: Auro-3D® Immersive...

Audioholics has a new article: Auro-3D® Immersive Sound Interview with Wilfried Van Baelen
The article has a good deal of technical information and a competitors take on Atmos and DTS-UHD. (Viewer...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-16-2014, 12:19 PM
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Posted By RichB
Audioholics has a new article: Auro-3D® Immersive...

Audioholics has a new article: Auro-3D® Immersive Sound Interview with Wilfried Van Baelen
The article has a good deal of technical information and a competitors take on Atmos and DTS-UHD.
...
Forum: Community News & Polls   09-16-2014, 07:24 AM
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Posted By RichB
OK, your ceiling channels are all set, now add...

OK, your ceiling channels are all set, now add some surrounds :p :D


- Rich
Forum: Community News & Polls   09-16-2014, 06:04 AM
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Posted By RichB
Agreed. By overhead, I mean Over your head and...

Agreed. By overhead, I mean Over your head and not at ear height.
Every cinema and the Dolby reference screening room have surrounds above ear level.
Atmos cinemas have ceiling channels. The...
Forum: Community News & Polls   09-16-2014, 04:37 AM
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Posted By RichB
And yet, the surrounds are overhead in every...

And yet, the surrounds are overhead in every theater and Atmos works.
Is it that the DSP's make different assumptions?


- Rich
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 05:07 PM
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Posted By RichB
Don't you mean: Dude, that interview was...

Don't you mean: Dude, that interview was like...two weeks ago? :p :D

- Rich
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 05:06 PM
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Posted By RichB
While my main and surrounds are full range, the...

While my main and surrounds are full range, the ceiling is challenging, with a slant on one side angling from 8 feet to 12 feet at the center where it levels off, beams, heating panels, skylights...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 05:00 PM
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Posted By RichB
It is possible, is it correct? - Rich

It is possible, is it correct?

- Rich
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 04:52 PM
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Posted By RichB
From the Dolby interview at about 48 minutes, the...

From the Dolby interview at about 48 minutes, the beds can be treated as a single speaker or line array:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3GQ-fxj3t6k#t=2881

- Rich
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 03:04 PM
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Posted By RichB
I would expect locking the sound to a specific...

I would expect locking the sound to a specific bed (and therefore speaker) would not be used for ambient sound.
My point is that it is the sound designers choice and so additional speakers may not...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 02:25 PM
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Posted By RichB
The sound-mixer has the option of permitting the...

The sound-mixer has the option of permitting the "beds" to be spread across than the speakers or locking them to the specific bed.
Although, I don't know why a sound-mixer would do that.


- Rich
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 02:15 PM
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Posted By RichB
I do and I have one setup at ear level and...

I do and I have one setup at ear level and another with 5 Revel M20's and a C20 speaker at 9 feet in a room that seats 8 in a u-shaped couch.
Guess which one sounds more "theatrical" and works...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 11:43 AM
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Posted By RichB
All theaters have the surrounds up high, so one...

All theaters have the surrounds up high, so one could argue that this configuration is true to the cinema model (which will not change).


- Rich
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 09:10 AM
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Posted By RichB
Right, I edit the post to correctly state that...

Right, I edit the post to correctly state that Auro is making a big deal out of the use of lossey height objects (again, I have no idea if this is correct, not, or is just an option).


Dolby has...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 08:45 AM
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Posted By RichB
Auro states that Atmos is lossey for the height...

Auro states that Atmos is lossey for the height objects. I am not sure if that is correct.
If this is correct, then wouldn't that mean that the 7.1 Atmos mix has some lossey sound when played on a...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-13-2014, 01:22 PM
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Posted By RichB
A word of caution for all those using their BDP's...

A word of caution for all those using their BDP's as a preamp or otherwise using variable volume.
It is a good idea to turn off your amp or at least make sure there is nothing to playing so you can...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-12-2014, 11:38 AM
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Posted By RichB
If you have a personal beef with me, PM me. ...

If you have a personal beef with me, PM me.
Technical discussion is great, but this post is both inaccurate and a waste of everyone's time.

Cheers,


- Rich
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-12-2014, 11:16 AM
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Posted By RichB
Yikes. :p :D I just do not know how to quote...

Yikes. :p :D
I just do not know how to quote them on this thread without being attacked.
None the less, there comments were pertinent to those wishing to have a technical discussion. ;)




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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-12-2014, 10:42 AM
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Posted By RichB
From the Dolby Patent: ...

From the Dolby Patent:


http://www.google.com/patents/WO2014107714A1?cl=en





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