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Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-13-2016, 03:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 721
Posted By JonFo
At this time, it seems the MQA licencees are only...

At this time, it seems the MQA licencees are only allowed to do the final 2 steps (decode / render) together. This makes sense, as probably the biggest benefit (in the temporal domain) comes from the...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   06-04-2016, 08:14 AM
Replies: 1,884
Views: 136,109
Posted By JonFo
One of the beauties of MQA is the backward...

One of the beauties of MQA is the backward compatibility designed into it. I can take my current Oppo 103, point it at a file called song.mqa.flac that contains a 24/48 LPCM stream that has been MQA...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   06-03-2016, 02:09 AM
Replies: 1,884
Views: 136,109
Posted By JonFo
Mqa

I'll start by stating I am a huuuge fan of MQA, whose development I've been closely following since the earliest tidbits of news floated out years ago.

Since the full-on benefit of MQA is...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   06-03-2016, 01:51 AM
Replies: 1,884
Views: 136,109
Posted By JonFo
Amen, focus is the key here. I'm buying the best...

Amen, focus is the key here. I'm buying the best media renderer, one that handles both physical and streamed A/V content.

As the number of requests that fall into that camp are already pretty...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-02-2016, 04:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 721
Posted By JonFo
Here is a full review done with a wide variety of...

Here is a full review done with a wide variety of content in both MQA and 'normal' formats so a true A/B can be done. He used the Mytek as well. As I expected, MQA is indeed an improvement.
...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   06-02-2016, 04:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 126
Posted By JonFo
If wanting to use it for DLNA playback, be aware...

If wanting to use it for DLNA playback, be aware that the 7050 has a nasty bug that can be worked around. It claims to support Gapless playback, but that is broken for PCM streams.
So if Twonky (or...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-19-2016, 05:52 AM
Replies: 26,814
Views: 2,079,862
Posted By JonFo
I'm also toying with the idea of those miniDSPs...

I'm also toying with the idea of those miniDSPs for DRC.

I run an HTPC with JRiver MC, so I might pony up for DIRAC software and see how it works doing the DRC pre-AVP (of course, I'd put the AVP...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-07-2016, 05:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By JonFo
Those are very nice speakers, and a dedicated...

Those are very nice speakers, and a dedicated power amp is a must for any ESL. While that Crown is better than the receiver for sure, do keep an eye out for a used Sanders or Coda amp in the future,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-31-2016, 08:22 AM
Replies: 26,814
Views: 2,079,862
Posted By JonFo
Regarding selling, now that prices are closer to...

Regarding selling, now that prices are closer to $1K rather than $2K, I'll continue to use mine until the 4K formats dust settles and the second wave of 3D audio format support shows up with any bug...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   01-24-2016, 05:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 684
Posted By JonFo
After a year of reading all bout this technology,...

After a year of reading all bout this technology, I'm very excited about MQA finally coming to life in products and content. The timing aspects of this tech are big, very big.
The fact that it can...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-26-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 26,814
Views: 2,079,862
Posted By JonFo
While I truly admire the Trinnov stuff, and I...

While I truly admire the Trinnov stuff, and I almost bought an MC setup for speaker and DRC management, even their stuff is prone to obsolesce (to a degree), the Altitude is indeed a tour-de-force...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-24-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 26,814
Views: 2,079,862
Posted By JonFo
^^^ Thanks for the update GSR! Man, that's a...

^^^ Thanks for the update GSR!

Man, that's a big step down in value over the past 12 months. Not that I'm worried, as I plan to keep this unit to drive a secondary system sometime in the future. ...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-24-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 26,814
Views: 2,079,862
Posted By JonFo
Curious about the used AVP pricing, I went over...

Curious about the used AVP pricing, I went over to eBay, and while I didn't see the AVP, I did find something much better (for me): a brand-new digital audio board for $100!

On my AVP, the...
Forum: Speakers   11-06-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 546
Posted By JonFo
Ah, thanks for the clarification, then you likely...

Ah, thanks for the clarification, then you likely are finding the 'mid-bass suck-out' typical of dipoles the primary area of objection. And I agree, on most models, that's a problem, as the spectral...
Forum: Speakers   11-06-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 546
Posted By JonFo
It is truly refreshing to see that this demo had...

It is truly refreshing to see that this demo had more effort put in to demonstrate the speakers true abilities, and not just how the room sounded. As you noted, the low-end is significantly improved...
Forum: Speakers   11-06-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 546
Posted By JonFo
I believe what you are noting is the lack of...

I believe what you are noting is the lack of time-domain cohesion between panel and speaker. This is due to silly (likely customer driven) insistence on passive crossovers, even in a statement piece...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-31-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 26,814
Views: 2,079,862
Posted By JonFo
Heh, same here grassy, I'm tempted by the 8802...

Heh, same here grassy, I'm tempted by the 8802 with the Atmos, but I need to invest some real effort on the overheads, so I'll wait at least another year before diving in to that pool. In the...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   10-09-2015, 03:59 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,200
Posted By JonFo
Also saw it at the same theater this past...

Also saw it at the same theater this past Wednesday. I live an hour away, so love the reserved seating aspect.

The Atmos was subtle, but there. Like others have commented, this movie played in a...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   09-05-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,220
Posted By JonFo
Just add one or more of these to the home (or to...

Just add one or more of these to the home (or to the HT subpanel) and be done with it: http://www.teslamotors.com/powerwall :cool:
...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 11,135
Views: 555,270
Posted By JonFo
Here's the most recent mention of this on the AVP...

Here's the most recent mention of this on the AVP thread...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 11,135
Views: 555,270
Posted By JonFo
D&M designs have had a history of issues with the...

D&M designs have had a history of issues with the network interface degrading the audio. In my case, my Denon AVP-A1HD preamp, a champ sonically, but if I left the Ethernet connected, after a week,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-03-2015, 03:11 AM
Replies: 11,135
Views: 555,270
Posted By JonFo
Multiple subs are a great way to go, and...

Multiple subs are a great way to go, and mid-points are often better than corners as they do even out the in-room energy. According to the tests done at Harman, four at mid-points is best. Here is...
Forum: AVS Forum Articles   06-29-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,205
Posted By JonFo
And in an unfortunate coincidence, this picture...

And in an unfortunate coincidence, this picture gives us an example of what *not* to do during acoustic measurements. Note that one of the microphones (looks like the all-important one at the MLP) is...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-29-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 26,814
Views: 2,079,862
Posted By JonFo
Well dang, my turn for a problem with the AVP...

Well dang, my turn for a problem with the AVP just surfaced this weekend. And during a demo of the system no less (naturally, that's when stuff decides to fail, right? :) ).

My Digital Audio board...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-25-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 207
Posted By JonFo
Yes, but I do have suggestions, as you have four...

Yes, but I do have suggestions, as you have four separate boxes.

As you might have read, using multiple subs located strategically throughout the room will help deliver much smoother frequency...
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