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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-18-2014, 03:05 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Cheater plugs are not a good long-term fix. ...

Cheater plugs are not a good long-term fix.

A separate ground is there for your personal protection. Devices which use a ground connection potentially can fail in ways which cause lethal voltages...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   12-18-2014, 02:42 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Speakers and room acoustics have the most effect...

Speakers and room acoustics have the most effect on the quality of the sound you hear. Electronics are a far distant third.

In other words, you might want to consider spending the money you...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   12-18-2014, 01:47 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Make sure that the HDMI cable is Certified High...

Make sure that the HDMI cable is Certified High Speed, good to 18 GHz. (The HDMI V2 standard includes low speed cables, too.) A Redmere cable might be appropriate, since it includes active...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   12-18-2014, 01:39 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
A minor point: an example of a movie where the...

A minor point: an example of a movie where the LFE channel's sound is not in the two front main speaker channels is Edge of Tomorrow: Live, Die, Repeat. The low frequency pulse heard during the...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   12-18-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 32
Posted By Selden Ball
Your description is consistent with poor...

Your description is consistent with poor electrical connections in the sub's original amp in addition to the possibility that the sub's original cable might might have been damaged, perhaps as a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-18-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Selden Ball
Vic, With direct-firing speakers, you can...

Vic,

With direct-firing speakers, you can configure the pre/p;ro as 9.1.4 for compatible Atmos and DTS Neo:X use, but only 11 speakers will be active at the same time. So long as you use...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-18-2014, 12:13 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Yes, you can, but they won't all be used at the...

Yes, you can, but they won't all be used at the same time.

If you configure the pre/pro for 13 channels including Front Height, Front Wide and a rear overhead speaker pair, Atmos and DSU will use...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-18-2014, 09:50 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Many (most?) media players know enough to...

Many (most?) media players know enough to translate computer-specific audio formats (like mp3 and FLAC) to LPCM over HDMI while bitstreaming the various Dolby and DTS formats. Certainly Kodi (the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-17-2014, 12:48 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
An HTPC can play multichannel FLAC. I use a...

An HTPC can play multichannel FLAC. I use a laptop with Kodi (XBMC) which has its HDMI output connected to an AVR, although not to my 7009: it's in another room
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-16-2014, 08:52 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Yes. Panning is more precise, plus there's...

Yes. Panning is more precise, plus there's another additional pair of (Rear) overhead channels.Yes.Yes, although it doesn't have the adjustments that are available in DPL II music mode, which some...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-15-2014, 01:39 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
If you have cable, complain to your cable...

If you have cable, complain to your cable provider.

Effective December 13, 2012, there was an FCC ruling (the CALM Act) about keeping the sound levels constant in advertisements. They might be...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-15-2014, 01:33 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
You might want to consider using different media...

You might want to consider using different media player software. Kodi (previously known as XBMC) works quite well.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-15-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 16,215
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Posted By Selden Ball
The Cinema EQ setting selects a low-pass filter...

The Cinema EQ setting selects a low-pass filter which rolls off the highest frequencies, similar to what happens when you select Audyssey Reference. If you've selected Audyssey Reference (instead of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-15-2014, 11:01 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Your symptoms are consistent with your BD player...

Your symptoms are consistent with your BD player putting out LPCM instead of Dollby TrueHD.

Check to make sure that your blu-ray player has both bitstream enabled and secondary audio mix disabled....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-15-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1,694
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Posted By Selden Ball
Well, I thought it'd help a *little* with your...

Well, I thought it'd help a *little* with your buyer's remorse :) (i..e the Denon X7200's manual is just as bad.)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-15-2014, 09:14 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
D+M has used the same new manual format for both...

D+M has used the same new manual format for both their Denon and Marantz models for at least a couple of years.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-13-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 1,074
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Posted By Selden Ball
S-Video has been eliminated from most current...

S-Video has been eliminated from most current equipment in order to save money. :(

You might consider an external S-Video to Component video convertor. (I'll have to leave it to you to do the web...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-13-2014, 02:11 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Where you place the microphone for the 1st...

Where you place the microphone for the 1st position depends on several factors.

Please take the time to read the Audyssey 101 & FAQ...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-13-2014, 01:58 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Apparently not. This was discussed a week or so...

Apparently not. This was discussed a week or so ago. Hopefully it'll be fixed in a future firmware update.

(FWIW, the feature does exist in the SR7009 receiver, so it's rather strange that it got...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-13-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 137
Posted By Selden Ball
Another common cause of highly boosted treble is...

Another common cause of highly boosted treble is a damaged tweeter. If the audio sounds bright to your ears, though, that seems unlikely to be the case.

Less common is a defective microphone. You...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-13-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 105
Posted By Selden Ball
All current models of surround-sound receivers...

All current models of surround-sound receivers support DTS-HD MA, but only the least expensive entry level receivers support *only* 5.1 audio like what you describe. The more expensive models support...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-13-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 65
Posted By Selden Ball
Are you already using external amplifiers? XLRs...

Are you already using external amplifiers? XLRs won't do anything useful if you're just using the receiver's internal amps.

In most cases, the use of XLR connections in the home environment is...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-13-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 137
Posted By Selden Ball
How are your speakers oriented? They should be...

How are your speakers oriented?
They should be pointing toward your main listening position. Similarly, the center speaker should be tilted up or down toward ear height depending on whether it's...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-12-2014, 02:39 PM
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Views: 32,219
Posted By Selden Ball
Although they wouldn't be in the ideal locations,...

Although they wouldn't be in the ideal locations, designating your front-most overhead speakers as Front Height and designating Top Middles as Surround Height would provide a crude approximation of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-12-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 16,215
Views: 630,722
Posted By Selden Ball
Mo' speakers = mo' better. ;) Several Atmos...

Mo' speakers = mo' better. ;)

Several Atmos trailers are available for download. You should be able to try them with your current speaker configuration. One of them might be the trailer provided...
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