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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 02:31 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Why tie yourself to one processor when you can...

Why tie yourself to one processor when you can have the 88A and use any AVR or processor you like?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 12:40 PM
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True. But on balance, the ledger is firmly in the...

True. But on balance, the ledger is firmly in the black IMO.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 12:06 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
;) And so say all of us! This...

;)



And so say all of us! This three-dimensionality thing is truly remarkable IMO. Speakers vanish, the room vanishes. Music replaces them. Incredible isn’t it? Even for those of us who have...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 11:44 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I know. I said before that our objectives are...

I know. I said before that our objectives are different. I don't see as a priority optimising the HT for 0.1% of my content.

And, of course, I refer back to Dolby's own guidelines which recommend...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 11:34 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
That would explain it...

That would explain it...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 11:32 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yes that may be so given that mixers have their...

Yes that may be so given that mixers have their surrounds mounted higher than I do. I am living with it for now and, TBH, it isn't spoiling my enjoyment any. Like I say, 99.9% of my library is legacy...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 11:27 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
It's not on Demoworld yet. I expect it will be...

It's not on Demoworld yet. I expect it will be eventually.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 11:26 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Thanks Doc. Audyssey XT32 has always worked well...

Thanks Doc. Audyssey XT32 has always worked well for me. But the definition of "well" has now been redefined :) And I haven't even begun to try any more sophisticated approaches with the 88A/Dirac...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 11:22 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Happy is a real understatement. :) Yes, I have...

Happy is a real understatement. :) Yes, I have been an Audyssey user for several years and have always thought that XT32 is very good, which it is. But Dirac is a cut above and I won't be going back...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 11:13 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Sorry - I meant that DSU is my default for...

Sorry - I meant that DSU is my default for everything other than my (7) Atmos discs. That is, my other 1,500 discs ;)

I haven’t been disappointed with the Atmos discs to date and I expect Atmos...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 11:10 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
WOW. I am getting sounds coming from over my...

WOW. I am getting sounds coming from over my shoulder and I am listening to it on my desktop stereo system. Can't wait to hear this one in the HT. Clever how they start with what seems to be good...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 10:54 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Just an update on my listening experience since...

Just an update on my listening experience since calibrating with Dirac Live.

I continue to be astonished. For the last several nights as I have watched movies I have been totally entranced by the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 10:33 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Like I said.... :)

Like I said.... :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 10:32 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
One or two of my Atmos blurays feature a Dolby...

One or two of my Atmos blurays feature a Dolby trailer before the movie starts. Pity they don't routinely do this as it gets you in the mood for all that overhead goodness and precision sound...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 10:30 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
LOL. Well if anyone is nuts enough to try it,...

LOL. Well if anyone is nuts enough to try it, Scott, my money would be on you :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 10:27 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Same here. Specially created for Dolby by twice...

Same here. Specially created for Dolby by twice Oscar nominated Erik Aadahl (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0007321/reference).

EDIT: Look at that list of his movies. It reads like a list of favorite...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 10:22 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
The difference between 120 and 140 is vast though...

The difference between 120 and 140 is vast though as I am sure you will agree and unattainable in home theaters.

What we believe approximates real life sounds and what those real life sounds...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 10:19 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I think NASCAR is the one with the most potential...

I think NASCAR is the one with the most potential these days to liquify your bowels.

F1 has been recently measured at 140dB from the grandstand. My point was that I doubt if anyone in this thread...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 10:07 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
You think? That would be 147dB, if the car was...

You think? That would be 147dB, if the car was driving by. ;)

http://www.decibelcar.com/menugeneric/87.html
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 09:50 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
These...

These (http://www.tannoypro.com/#!Page=Product&Id=47.186).
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 08:21 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yes, it does apply to your unit. And to every...

Yes, it does apply to your unit. And to every other unit that has Audyssey AFAIK. If it worries you, you have to decide which has the most impact on the sound you hear: the room, or the ultrasonic...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 08:16 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Do you have a link to where you bought that...

Do you have a link to where you bought that stand? I will add it to the FAQ answer if so. It looks like a good stand.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 06:51 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
It isn't guaranteed that they would sound bad if...

It isn't guaranteed that they would sound bad if used horizontally so I guess it depends on the design in the first place. But I'd be very wary of it and would want to listen to and measure the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 06:01 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I know. I try not to think about it ;) (I had...

I know. I try not to think about it ;) (I had the first X5200W in the UK I think and even with a discount from my dealer, it was waaaaaay more than that. When it comes to the time to change it, I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 05:07 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
It's not that I "simply refuse" to experience...

It's not that I "simply refuse" to experience Auro - it's more that I have no opportunity to do so. I don't have Auro, as you know, and I don't know anyone who does. I agree that I also have no...
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