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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-20-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By M Code
Yes it is an internet radio app.. vTuner is on...

Yes it is an internet radio app..
vTuner is on most of the HK AVRs...

Just my $0.03... ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-19-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 75
Posted By M Code
Here U go... Released in late 60s.. Heathkit...

Here U go...
Released in late 60s..
Heathkit Audio Amplifier Model AA-18.
It is a single channel, 4-Watt amplifier with Volume and Tone controls. Output impedance 4 to 16 Ohms. Input impedance 125...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-17-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 873
Posted By M Code
I have no problem listening to new product...

I have no problem listening to new product proposals, we do it everyday...:rolleyes:
Since we chair marketing/product strategy meetings with (2) major clients whose CE sales exceed $2.8 billion.....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-17-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 873
Posted By M Code
U may be an engineer but U are totally naive...

U may be an engineer but U are totally naive about consumer product marketing...
Entry level products be it a Toyota Corolla, Samsung Galaxy phone, $0.99 double-cheese burger or $199 AVR have NO...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-15-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 873
Posted By M Code
Lets keep the discussion on track with CE...

Lets keep the discussion on track with CE products instead of autos and/or fashion..
The AVR market is controlled by just a handful of brands and the majority of these are losing $... :eek:...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-15-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 873
Posted By M Code
The answer is obvious... Limited demand.... ...

The answer is obvious...
Limited demand....
To design/tool/build an AVR costs alot of $, in excess of $1,000,000...
Thats the reason typically 3-4 models come out of each AVR tooling, with each...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-11-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 107
Posted By M Code
Don't agree.. Those cheap loudspeaker switchers...

Don't agree..
Those cheap loudspeaker switchers present a terrible load to an AVR, often blowing out the amplifier stage. The majority of outdoor loudspeakers are 4 Ohms and that switcher will put...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-10-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 274
Posted By M Code
Time for a new installer... U are using cheap,...

Time for a new installer...
U are using cheap, low grade products for the switcher, volume controls and outdoor speakers.
The Sonance switcher will load the AVR (doesn't matter the brand) in a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-09-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 4,929
Views: 164,377
Posted By M Code
U do realize Blu-Rays pricing in the UK are...

U do realize Blu-Rays pricing in the UK are almost double the USA price....

Just my $0.03... ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-09-2014, 09:47 PM
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Views: 164,377
Posted By M Code
San Francisco.. Just my $0.03... ;)

San Francisco..

Just my $0.03... ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-08-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,153
Posted By M Code
The Yamaha is the most reliable AVR by far, it is...

The Yamaha is the most reliable AVR by far, it is built in Yamaha's own factory..
The other (3) AVRs are all built/outsourced through the China Sherwood factory, and don't fall for all the Audyssey...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-08-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 306
Posted By M Code
Your mentioned HDMI problems with the cable box...

Your mentioned HDMI problems with the cable box and Samsung display, is that neither are HDMI certified....
Without this pertinent certification the units have not passed the industry's component...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-08-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 306
Posted By M Code
S/PDIF can handle lossless audio such as a PCM...

S/PDIF can handle lossless audio such as a PCM stream, but only in stereo..
But not a multi-channel stream such as a Dolby or DTS due to bandwidth issues..

Just my $0.03... ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-07-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 14,909
Posted By M Code
My post did address your question.. Your test...

My post did address your question..
Your test setup conditions are incomplete... :rolleyes:
I can't give a yes or no, until U confirm what DSP surround mode the AVR is set to.
Without a selected...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-07-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By M Code
The 645 should have more than (2) fuses, U should...

The 645 should have more than (2) fuses, U should check both above and underneath the chassis back by the power transformer. Also note that there is a 1-time thermal circuit breaker within the power...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-07-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 14,909
Posted By M Code
First, all speakers are set to Small. Here...

First, all speakers are set to Small.

Here is the way the Dolby certification test is run.
1. Using a Dolby Digital 5.1 encoded test stream input either by S/PDIF or HDMI
2. The output level @...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-07-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 14,909
Posted By M Code
My preference is to run full-range loudspeakers,...

My preference is to run full-range loudspeakers, plus (2) subwoofers..
Thus no bass management is needed other than for levels & delays, X-over filters/slopes are eliminated....




Firstly, we...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-07-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 14,909
Posted By M Code
Depends upon the I/Os available in the product...

Depends upon the I/Os available in the product being certified..
1. @ Pre-Outs if available
2. If no Pre-Outs then @ Speakers out


Just my $0.03... ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-07-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 14,909
Posted By M Code
Great.. Happy that my posts were helpful, I try...

Great..
Happy that my posts were helpful, I try to stay with the facts too many times ego and emotion, mixed with a little BS get thrown into these threads and then they crash/burn...

Just my...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-07-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 14,909
Posted By M Code
U are welcome.. :) Just my $0.03... ;)

U are welcome.. :)

Just my $0.03... ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-06-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 14,909
Posted By M Code
Dolby has provided the bass management standards...

Dolby has provided the bass management standards for the last 15 years, and DTS just adopts them. Every brand that produces AVRs must pass the Dolby certification standards testing (and DTS), this...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-06-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 14,909
Posted By M Code
Duh..... Then I guess the Dolby Digital License...

Duh.....
Then I guess the Dolby Digital License Manual Issue 5, page 4-54 must be an error... :cool::D
Because that is a direct quote..

Next question..

Just my $0.03... ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-06-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 14,909
Posted By M Code
My post was a response to mogorf not U.. Your...

My post was a response to mogorf not U..
Your general statement that subwoofers can be placed anywhere in the room is totally bogus..
Subwoofer placement is crucial thats why before we do an...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-06-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 14,909
Posted By M Code
Thats why Dolby designed/built into the bass...

Thats why Dolby designed/built into the bass manager a 10dB attenuation for the subwoofer for the redirected bass frequencies for all channels set to Small..
But what complicates the system is when...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-06-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 14,909
Posted By M Code
Totally disagree... Bass signals from multiple...

Totally disagree...
Bass signals from multiple channels may add together electrically somewhat differently than they would combine acoustically. For example, 2 identical bass signals will...
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